Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday Two Birds does a weekly Inspiration Monday post, giving bloggers the chance to be inspired by the outfit of a celebrity or some sort, and use items they have in their closet to put together a look inspired by the one the Bird sisters choose.  I haven’t done one of these in ages, mostly because I tend to forget to check out their site for the inspiration pic, but I’m going to try doing them each week from now on.  It’s just so fun!

This week’s inspiration is…

Inspiration Monday 3/11: Olivia Palermo

This week, the Two Birds sisters chose Olivia Palermo for inspiration.  She’s wearing a very springy outfit–white lace dress, orange cardigan, bare legs, strappy shoes–and she looks great.

And here’s my take on this look…

I actually almost didn’t do this week, because on the site, this was still listed as the inspiration look for March 4.  But when I checked the Two Birds main page this morning and saw today’s post up with Olivia Palermo’s photo, I realized they’d just forgotten to change the date.

I had originally planned a great outfit involving a cream lace skirt and tights, a comfy tee, and a great statement necklace… but this morning I just wasn’t feeling a skirt at all.  So I ammended my outfit and decided to go with jeans instead.  I decided I was going to wear a sheer beaded top over a plain tee, because I don’t have a lace top.  The beads still allowed for some texture and interest, like Olivia has in her skirt, and are a little springy, like the overall look.  On top of that, I added a red cardigan and my brand new pink bubble necklace, which was a gift from a friend.  On the bottom, I went with looser fit skinnies, which I cuffed over my peacock booties.  I only accessorized with my watch, because I felt like it would have been a little too much on top with the beaded top, the bubble necklace, and a few bracelets on my wrist.  I scrunched my hair (which proved virtually pointless as it went straight the second I stepped outside) and threw it in a pony.

Inspiration Monday 03112013 Sorry there’s no guy checking out my butt in my version of the shot.  Had I noticed it sooner I’d have made my husband do it.  For real.

I really liked my original plan for this look, and it’s something I’ll probably wear when spring actually gets here.  This look isn’t to bad though.  I like the beaded top (which is new) under the red cardigan with the pink necklace.  In fact, I really like the bubble necklace over the beaded top.  When I threw it on, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it.  Overall, I’m pretty comfortable in this outfit, though I don’t think it’s something I would have put together on my own.  I do sort of feel like I’m missing a scarf or something, but again, I think that might have been too much.  Maybe in the look I end up putting together that’s based on my original plan for today… who knows.

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11 comments for “Inspiration Monday

  1. March 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    All the different colors together work so well but aren’t anything I would ever think to pair. I would love to see your skirt outfit, too! Will we get to see that soon?

    • March 11, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Yea I probably wouldn’t have ever thought to put this cardigan over the beaded top, but it works really nice, actually. This red cardigan is becoming a regular piece for me, and it’s one of those things I’ve had forever and bought because it was on sale, but not because I needed or wanted it. It was just a good deal. Glad I’m getting my money’s worth!

      And yes, I have a feeling the other outfit will make an appearance at some point. Though prob not until the weather warms up just a tad.

  2. March 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    oh my gosh, i am in love with this top you have on
    so cute!
    i like your interpretation with the jeans, i might have to give it a try
    brett

  3. March 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    I like your dark green footwear! And I totally chuckled at your photo’s caption. 😉

    • March 12, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      LOL thanks. I only noticed it as I was writing my post, otherwise, I really would have forced my husband to be late to work!

  4. March 12, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    I had to come over here and tell you how hard I laughed at the “Guy checking out my butt comment”…just so you know I DO READ what you write!!

  5. Christin Connell
    March 12, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    LOVE this top and love how awesome that necklace is on you and very happy to see it’s debut on your blog! 😀

  6. March 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    You look darling! I love that pretty Spring-y top and cardigan together and the cuffed jeans. Love your more casual take on the inspiration 🙂
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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