Thursday, April 21, 2011

Red, White, and Elaine all Over

red, white, elaine

red, white, elaine

red, white, elaine
works cited: thrifted skirt, belt, and wedges; tee c/o five bamboo; macy's necklace

For me, Elaine from clothed much is the blogger who has inspired perhaps more outfit recreations than any other blogger. She is a maverick with clothing, working on an actual serious budget, and so she is endlessly inventive at recombining and remixing her limited closet. The other day, she posted this gem, which I immediately pinned to my pinterest thinking it would be perfect for spring. Turns out I (and Elaine, obviously) was right. Red, white, cream, and pink felt very springy and all the wool in this outfit kept me warm. Plus I thrifted most of this outfit...I feel like Elaine would be proud :)

43 comments:

Elle Enchanted said...

I LOVE elaine! she's great inspiration- love this outfit. & wow your necklaces look identical!

Sarah said...

This is such an Elaine outfit, but that ruffle cardi is totally you! Love the cross blogger inspiration :)

Lauren said...

This is such a great Elaine outfit! She is a style genius - I used her for inspiration this week myself :).

But like Sarah said, the ruffle cardi is your own spin - love it!!

small time style

Nicki said...

Cute =). Love the cardigan!

Savannah said...

This is perfect! Elaine is a maverick and she always looks so chic, you pulled this off perfectly!

Think Twice Style said...

I love how simple and elegant this is! Very Elaine, but still Tania too. That ruffled cardigan is to die for!

Justine said...

I love it. I need something this simple and springy too!

Just Better Together

Sidewalk Chic said...

I think you two are like style soulmates. Very nice version of her outfit! I love the sweater with the mix.

Eclectic Flair said...

Both you and Elaine look great in those outfits!!

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

Courtney said...

I pinned this outfit as well, and can't wait to recreate it. Your version looks very cute!

Joy said...

The red is so pretty and striking!

kileen said...

you did a great job recreating Elaine's outfit! and i love the necklace!

cute & little

ALWAYS CHASING said...

I love Elaine's blog & I loved when she posted the outfit you were inspired by, the necklaces are the best part!

brandilyn said...

great comfort/cute balance! you look fresh and put-together, as always :)

Midwest Mayhem said...

Love the red with the neutrals!

Amy Z. said...

You look GORGEOUS in this outfit! I love that red skirt. You've got some great thrifting luck!

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look great,love the red skirt
http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

fashion suicides said...

i love the skirt !
http://faschionsuicides.blogspot.com

Genny said...

LOVE the pink, cream and red combo!

Kellie said...

Love both your and Elaine's outfits, and even though they're similar I think the small details really individualize them. Very pretty!

QueenVII said...

OOOh! I LOVE how you styled this! I have a red skirt and love red and white but want to do something different than black accents... the cognac leather color is perfecto! thanks for the inspiration! i love reading your blog!

Christine said...

I love Elaine too! But you make this outfit look so perfectly effortless! <3
http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

I like Elaine as well... but you're totally the blogger I'm inspired by (read: I copy) the most. :) I like the red/pink combo... very spring-like!

Better Than a Milk Mustache

Lisa said...

I love how you styled this. While I can definitely see this as "Elaine" inspired, it's still very much you.

Renee said...

i love her site as well! this is such a "wow!" outfit on you.. pencil skirts are the best! it looks great!!

-renee
http://bettycrockettrocknroll.blogspot.com/

Raquelita said...

I love the slight twist on the classic red and white color palette.

Chelseabird said...

Love your thrifted skirt!

Blace said...

Love it!

Lin said...

Wow, that skirt and those wedges are quite the finds! I've been searching for wedges like that for a while but so far haven't come up with anything. I remember that outfit on Elaine's blog. I loved her white top, so feminine. But I think I actually like what you've done with the concept better...the simple tee and sticking with a neutral shoe, and I love the length of your skirt. Looks great!! Hooray for pinterest! That site is addicting!

Salazar said...

Love how the two outfits almost look identical and yet this is very still "you." So cute. (hey, that rhymes!)

14 Shades Of Grey

The Pretty Life Anonymous said...

Even if Elaine isnt, I sure am proud! I love!

Carole said...

I adore Elaine. Her's is one of a short list of blogs that I check every day. You look very cute in this outfit.

Anula said...

WOW!! Great outfit!!

GoodFrameofMind said...

Elaine does have such great style, and you recreated this outfit so well. Warmth is key this time of year :)

myedit said...

I can't speak on behalf on Elaine but I give this outfit a high five! Love it.... and I kinda wish I couls speak on behalf of Elaine. That would be trippy.

My Heart Blogged said...

I bet she will be. I love her style, and how effortless she is. I featured her on my blog a few weeks ago.
My Heart Blogged

Ridonkulus said...

i love red with pale pinks! i have a bike that's a similar shade of blue and i think that red really pops next to the blue. will have to wear red on my bike more often!

Pineapple said...

Gosh, this outfit is so great! The red and the camel, the sweet cardigan, and the blue bike is a fantastic accent for the pictures. Beautiful!

Jhan said...

I chuckled when i read the title of this post, b/c I completely got it. Love the outfit!

QueenVII said...

I copied your look kinda: http://lequeenvii.blogspot.com/2011/04/ostern-wochenende.html It's my new fave!!!

Healthy and Homemade said...

That's funny because I immediately though of Elaine when I saw this picture! You look fantastic! Her fashion is so inspiring.

Michelle at Chellbellz said...

You look so cute! I love it! I love the title too so clever! You look great!

Cel said...

I love Elaine, and I really liked this look on her, but it's great on you too! I wish I had a red skirt like that... Hm, maybe I need to hit the thrift stores this weekend!

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