Last Year's Look

In a time when I am faced with endless sources of inspiration, it's often my own camera roll that serves me best. The pieces are already in my closet, and I'm not so distracted convincing myself that I need to be adding faux leather pants to my cart that I never manage to get dressed.

Even if you aren't a blogger, chances are you've got a phone full of half a decades worth of selfies and snapshots, and it's easy to see what you had on a year ago today. As I scrolled through my archives I found some slightly blurry and underexposed shots of this outfit (or at least a close approximation) and realized I'd never shot it for the blog.  How lovely it was to rediscover these velvet pants and appreciate how much I adore this blush leather jacket, which I've barely worn since I was in California earlier this year. (Lucky Californians and their perfect leather jacket weather, here I'm limited to the beginning of fall and the end of spring.)

Sadly to say that one week into the new month my November budget post is already shaping up to be as extensive as October's, and this outfit serves as a good reminder to spend more time getting inspired by my own archives and shopping my closet instead of Banana Republic.

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The Rundown
Lace Camisole Coco's on the Green similar
Blush Leather Jacket Athleta similar
Velvet Pants Old Navy similar
Leopard Heels Sam Edelman similar
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Necklace "Scottie" LuxbyUK
Ruby Crystal Talisman Ring c/o Uncommon Goods
Cat Eye Sunglasses H&M similar


  1. Love the burgundy with blush! Such a good color combo!!!
    So far I've behaved this month but that's because I know I'll probably buy something in Net-a-Porter's sale this month (and I'll be spending $$$ at Disney next week - although that money is already saved in my vacation fund so ;) )

  2. Burgundy and pink is one of my favorite color combos! I've been bad with spending this month. There are way too many good stuff out there haha!

  3. I'm glad you reenacted that outfit for the blog as that jacket is such a wonderful piece that it's really nice to see it again, I love that blush pink shade. I am trying to make a concerted effort to cut down on my shopping until at least Christmas but its definitely hard when there just seems to be inspiration everywhere.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. What a cute outfit! You look so good! I'm obsessing over your coat and shoes.

  5. What a pretty outfit! I love this color combo and that amazing jacket!


  6. This color combo is great! I love that lace cami on you.

  7. The blush jacket is so cute on you and I really like it with the velvet pants! :) I find when I'm putting a post together I'll look up previous ways I've worn things and it will give me ideas for ways to rewear something - it's nice to be inspired by our past outfits - the no shop benefit is a good one!

    I made it through October and bought nothing for myself - I focused on Christmas gifts for everyone else instead. Immediately hit up a sale on the 1st November though and bought myself some goodies, ha! Hopefully I don't buy much more with Christmas so close!

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! We are taking our annual family Christmas pic with Santa today! :)

    Away From Blue

  8. Such a beautiful look! Love these colors on you and that jacket is too cute xoxo sarah

  9. I love this look! The color combo is so pretty and can we talk about that bag?!!! So gorgeous!

    Xo, Steph

  10. Love those colors and looks so perfect for fall! 💞

  11. I really love this color combo! Definitely worth rewearing and sharing properly!

    District of Chic

  12. Oh I'm so glad you found those photos and decided to share this outfit! I love it--the colors are gorgeous together, and I love the leopard shoes and lace cami. I'm just sad I don't have the pieces to recreate this look!

  13. Beautiful outfit!!! Those shoes are fab, I love how you styled all pieces together!!!


  14. This looks so good, very cool :) I try this look in the hotels in italy :)

  15. What a fabulous outfit! Love the colors.

  16. I love the blush leather jacket! Looks so good and is versatile! Love it!

  17. It's so fun to take a look back and get inspired by yourself! The burgundy and blush combo is a great one!

  18. The velvet pants and leopard heels are totally something I'd wear. Love!

  19. It's true that we all have closets full of options to "shop" if we are really feeling creative. I have been doing that this weekend as I pack for NYC and it really does remind me that I have so many options. That said, basically half my plan for NYC is to shop, so while I know, intellectually, that I have a closet full of outfits, somehow that doesn't stop me from wanting to acquire new pieces. Not even a little. (Nor does it stop me from envying California. I think I've worn my leather jacket three times in 2019. Sigh.)

  20. That's so chic and cute dear! Love the combo of the blazer and the white top.

    Jessica |

  21. I love the color combination and also the textures, beautifully played.
    As much as I can look back into my phone archives, happens that nothing fits :(