2/20/10

Trying Something New!

Photos from Style.com

First of all, I am still feeling the effects of the blog love from being the Feature at SITS.com yesterday! I have already made new blogfriends! Believe it or not...but believe it...I really did read every one of your comments!
Back to business, I've noticed the new trend in some of the magazines that I check out from my school library (a girl knows when to save her money!) is mixing patterns. I was looking through some DKNY and Kate Spade ads and knew that I could easily pull off these looks for less. I love what I came up with!
This is sorta how that conversation went...
Self: You totally can rock this look with what you have in your closet already.
My other self: Yeah, I really can, can't I?!?
Self: Girl, yes. You don't have to spend $675 on a red trench coat from Kate Spade! You already have one hanging in your closet from 5 years ago.
My Other Self: I sure do!
Self: Yep, and you remember you just bought a polka dot dress from Goodwill a few months ago.
My Other Self: I love that dress.
Self: So why don't you go shop in your own closet and show those magazines models that real girls can rock the runway look too!
My Other Self: You are so Smart!
Self: I am, aren't I? I get that alot!
.......end scene........:)
P.S...Thank you to Cane Wife for my blog award!

Photo above from Kate Spade.com
I did a darn good job, didn't I!?!

39 comments:

Kimberly said...

Absolutely fantastic combos!! Way to shop that closet, girl!!

Eternal Lizdom said...

If you ever come to Indy, will you take me to Goodwill and dress me? I soooo lack fashion sense and you are absolutely adorable!

Rebecca Jo said...

what an adorable polka dot dress - from GOODWILL? Awesome!!! I love both of the looks with the different jackets along with it too... that pop of bright color is awesome!

Amanda said...

GORGEOUS looks. I love how you can get this style and not spend a ton...lovin' these tips. I have limited funds and love clothes. I'm going to look for a polkadot dress ASAP.

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I'm here to tell you Reiko,

I'm booking a flight. You're gonna take me to Goodwill.

Have an itinerary ready!

That is all!

Moni.

: )

LOL!

strokeofliving said...

Depending on the location Goodwill rocks. There is always some great little find. Good job! You look fabu.

CaneWife said...

I wish I had your skills.

Also, left you an award on my blog at www.canewife.blogspot.com. Please swing by to pick it up :)

Emily Kennedy said...

You ARE so smart, because this mix looks great on you! My favorite is with the blue jacket, but they are all very fabulous. Way to shop your closet!

Jan-nini said...

I love these looks. That polka dot dress is awesome. I'm kinda sad I don't have 1. :(

Jan-nini said...

I love these looks. That polka dot dress is awesome. I'm kinda sad I don't have 1. :(

Jayde said...

That's the way I have always felt myself. No need to spend outrageous amounts of money to look good. Of course, I wear a uniform to work now so not much opportunity for me to get dressed up.

kim said...

love the polka dot dress, it goes so well with your outerwear.


clothes are cute
clothes are cute

MochaTrina@Me So Hongry... said...

I like the red trench look. I need to hit up GW again. As always great looks.

Marla said...

You are so dang cute and stylish and FUNNY!! Did I mention stylish? I LOVE how you put it all together without breaking the bank.

OPRAH!!! CALL ALL READY!!!

Joanna B said...

Your blog is hilarious, and I love your style! Hope you had a good SITS day!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm lovin' the polka dot dress with the red trench!

Stacy said...

Um, you are awesome and SOOOOOOOO not "Thick". You can work that belt under your boobs like nobody's business!

New follower from SITS!

Christen said...

I really really love the black and white polka-dots with the red coat! Absolutely beautiful!

FashionAddict said...

That polka dot one with the turquise jacket is soooooo beautiful!!! Very Kate Spade :)

Kristin said...

LOVE all the bright pops of color paired with the black and white!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are brilliant because that looks AWESOME as can be. I heart it.

Kyla said...

You outfits are AMAZING! Great inspired combinations and they look fantastic on you. I'm waaay jealous of your polka dot dress!

Corie said...

I can never find anything in any of the thrift stores where I live...especially Goodwill...ugh...your outfits are very cute & I love how you switched up from the cardi to the coat.

holly in heels said...

You're adorable! Great outfit...def pulled it off ;)
xoxo, holly
www.hollyinheels.com

tattytiara said...

Yes and yes and yes! Love stripes and patterns, that fierce belt takes the second outfit to a whole new level, and then the trench takes the same so-cute dress in yet another completely different direction. Love your creative mind!

LisaDay said...

You look great.

You have an award waiting for you on my blog.

LisaDay

scrapwordsmom said...

Cute blog! Love your energy!!!

I'm a fellow SITS sister!!!

TraciLopez said...

I am a little late giving you blog love from SITS, but here I am. Great pictures, you are definitely a style inspiration.

Karla said...

This is one of my favorite G'sFS layouts yet!

I discovered two fantastic places on the way to Chinatown this weekend. I'm just going to keep a running list until you make it to NYC for a visit.

Elaine said...

These are awesome!! I love the dress with the turquoise jacket! It just POPS!

clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Collette said...

I just now stopped in from SITS! But I'm glad I did! I love the pics, your style & sense of humor. I also would rather shop at Goodwill & resale shops. You have found yourself a new reader & friend :) (((HUGS)))

Eva Gallant said...

You totally rock the look!

Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day. Come back soon, okay?

Double Wide Mom said...

Girl you ROCK!
Love the Look, Love the Blog, Love the ad from V! Love the Polka Dots and how can I not sign up to be one of GOD"S FAVORITE! Can we be best friends??

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just wanted to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving some blog love!

Blessings,
LMM

Linda said...

I need to have that conversation with my closet. But my closet is not as cute and smart as yours. I think our closets need some playdates! Love the pics.

Ro said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Latoya said...

I LOVE this outfit! The black and white with a pop of red/teal...it is so on point. I just love it. You make me want to run out and buy a polka dot top or dress. (Don't tempt me :-).

Thanks for stopping my blog! I really like your blog. New follower!

Expats Again said...

New to your blog, but loving it. I will be a regular from now on. You have "style" girl!

prashant said...

I soooo lack fashion sense and you are absolutely adorable!
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