Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Repetition Compulsion

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works cited: j. crew factory skirt; UO striped top; target flats; thrifted bag; lanyapi necklace; breda watch

One of my friends who is visiting this week, Caitlin, is super-stylish and has a funny habit when it comes to getting dressed. She goes through phases with her clothes where she'll love one piece and wear it--over and over again in a bunch of different ways--for several weeks, before moving on to the next item. Over the years, she's done this with her favorite embellished white tee, a printed skirt, high-heeled clogs, a black coat with an oversized collar, a vintage red silk dress, and once during sophomore year of college, I swear she wore a green and white tank printed tank top for three weeks straight. She always looks fabulous and if you're lucky enough to get in the way when she's cleaning out her closet, you'll come home with amazing stuff. Anyway, whenever I wear the same thing several days in the row, I think I'm picking up Caitlin's habit of repeating the same piece over and over--and if I'm lucky, I'll look half as good as she always does :)

20 comments:

Olga said...

Your friend must be very creative if she can style one item in so many different ways! I should try that!

Rebecca said...

Love it!

modern Suburbanites said...

i love this look!

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SIENA.STYLE said...

love your look
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have a beautiful day!
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mooseinchartreuse said...

Nothing wrong with sticking to a trusted item in your wardrobe! I know I rely way too much on three (or so) pieces.

Love the stripes! They look very classic on you.

Bog-Bog said...

The skirt is so cute!

Piper Alexander said...

I wanted to do this as a fashion challenge - wear the same dress/skirt/top/whatever styled differently for a week, but I'm afraid at day 3 I'll get some weird looks. Because I don't plan on washing said item every day. And even if I did, who would know?

Anyway, I love this skirt.

Mrs. Baker said...

love the top!

Megan said...

It's a cute outfit and you look put together.

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

Haha I feel like one of my friends does that also. She can just wear things over and over and always look amazing!!
Adorable outfit!!
You look ready for spring!
Your flats look very similar to some flats I saw people wearing around today but they were Steve Madden. Always great buys at targets!
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Sarah said...

I wish I was brave enough to wear the same thing over and over for at least a few days in a row. I'm always afraid someone would think I'm either completely lazy and/or need to do laundry. Your friend must be pretty fabulous if she can rock it!

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Anonymous said...

Hi you beautiful! I love your outfit, it just looks so fresh and cute...
Kisses from panama!

2ndhandknowledge said...

I love the simplicity of this outfit!

Anne said...

So cute! I'm a compulsive re-wearer in that same way - nice to know a real stylish person does it too... That makes it seem okay. Also, I hardly think it counts as re-wearing when it comes to skirts like this since they're such a great canvas to work with.

onawa said...

I'm sure you look just as fab :) This outfit is very cute... I LOVE the dress!!

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Ana Magdalena said...

love the nude flats and the skirt :)

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Sarah-Anne said...

loving the jean & striped look!

Shannon said...

Very cute look!

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Mica said...

I think that is a great way to work - that way you'll get maximum wear out of your fave pieces! :)


Really like the striped tee with the denim skirt :)

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Christina said...

I love that skirt. I have been eyeing those shoes at Target and think I may need to get them. Wearing a newly item over and over again is always what I really want to do but something my inner need to be different everyday fights against.

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