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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Sometimes I'm so caught up in shopping for new things that I forget about some old things in my closet that are still pretty fabulous, like this satin brushstroke top. It's sleeveless, but with a few extra layers, perfectly wearable.

I know I really need to focus more on shopping my own closet, it is the trendy, budget conscientious thing to do after all. 

P.S. Time is running out to enter the Shabby Apple $50 gift card giveaway!

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The Rundown
Brushstroke Top Macy's similar
Green Button Down Old Navy similar
Velvet Leggings Thrifted and altered similar
 Quilted Leather Vest The Cedar Chest similar
Boots Madden Girl similar
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Bracelets Thrifted, Kohls
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Hammered Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Emma


  1. It can be hard to shop your own closet when there are so many cute things all the time. I should do the same as you, though. I haven't been shopping in a month and I'm kind of proud of myself! I guess that's a good and bad thing. :)

    But I love how you're wearing your quilted vest with all those colorful layers underneath. That vest was such a good piece to buy!

  2. Woohoo for awesome layering! I agree, I get caught up in new pieces a lot too and forget about my old stand bys, I really need to try and be good and not shop anymore :p

  3. I agree, I'm always so caught up with buying new things that I forget how much I love the things in my own closet!

    & i love your quilted vest!

    & Pretty Things

  4. There you go with those awesome velvet leggings again! I love them. Layering a sleaveless top under a vest and button down was a great idea.

  5. I know, it's so hard to shop in one's own closet sometimes when there's so many new things out in the stores that are just so fabulous and sometimes just too affordable not to get!! If you don't want to shop in your closet, can I shop in it?? Haha! I love love love this Lydia - that vest just tops it off!!

  6. I really like the layering and colors in this outfit.

    It's hard to shop your own closet sometimes, but once I cleaned and re-organized mine, I felt a renewed love of the clothes I already own. Pinterest helps too :) Heather

  7. I agree - I need to get better at doing that too!

  8. I know but why is it so difficult !?
    When I buy new things i put them in another closet so i remember they exist - which i think is the reason i sometimes forget to look in the other closet.

  9. Good for you to be shopping your own closet! That is the best way to be budget friendly. I love the layers and all of your arm candy=D


  10. I like it! I'm waiting for winter!!


  11. I love the color palette here and that vest is fantastic! I'm trying really hard to stick to a budget right now and do more shopping in my own closet.

  12. love all the layers! shopping in your closet, it's the best- especially if you have treasures like that vest!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  13. I'm in love with your layering here - so fabulous! And I really need to start shopping my closet more too :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  14. You always have such great accessories, I love the bracelets here.


  15. very cute look. put your animal print jacket back on!

  16. This is such a cute layered look! I love just the hint of print peeking out!

  17. Love the look you created here
    Just did the same with a sleeves top I had forgotten about myself

  18. Lyddie, you are getting a lot of mileage from that wonderful quilted vest. I love it so.

  19. I like that top, and your layers look nice and warm.

  20. i have that top! love it on you... Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  21. One of my favorite fashion trends...layering! Love it!

    Rachel Ashley

  22. I must do that more. I need a big sort out. I love your olive blouse.

  23. I love seeing how you're wearing this quilted leather vest, it looks so cool and earthy-edgey with the olive green top! It's always fun to find tops that you forget about at the back of the closet, I just found a few that I'd completely forgotten!

  24. Really like the layering with the printed top underneath peeking through :)


  25. Great layering, and I love that olive color! I so need to shop my own closet more too :)

    Pearls & Paws

  26. I like the colors in this look.

  27. I'm loving your quilted vest still. Cute look.

  28. I totally know what you mean about forgetting what you have. My husband pokes fun at me for that. I have to say that I agree with him and you on it! It makes me feel badly for forgetting that I should be wearing what I have!
    Cute look. Love the green!


  29. very cool layering! i love that quilted vest.

  30. I like that you just get a peek of the pattern so it doesn't distract from all the other cool stuff going on. The high neck of the brushstroke top looks so good.

    Please just go away with that dress.

    Also, I got an apartment. Moving in on Feb. 15th, thankfully it's after fashion week.

  31. I love the way you're working the layers here. Is there anything better on mild winter days than a quilted, sleeveless vest?

  32. Now this is how you do layers. So chic with texture, rich tones and printed detail. Suite!

  33. I'm starting to shop my own closet and have found that a lot of stuff doesn't fit. HA! So anyone know a good tailor around Sacramento?



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