Blogging Besties :: Flashback Friday

imageThe Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015 the series expanded to include Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!

Last week, Maricel stole my heart with her white eyelet dress and B&W shelfie.

The prompts she gave me were “summer, sandals, or a throwback look”.

So, I give you a throwback look from last summer:

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While I still have all of these pieces and could’ve recreated the look in it’s entirety, that’s not much of a challenge, is it? So, I dressed it up with a skirt and kitten heels, and posed in front of my own bookshelves. I even tried copying the B&W shelves.

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Next week, I challenge Whitney to: show us her shelves, pair blue & green, dress up with kitten heels, or recreate a favorite look.

Top: Old Navy (SIMILAR)
Skirt: Old Navy (SIMILAR)
Necklace: Gingersnaps (EXACT PENDANT, EXACT SNAP)
Slingbacks: Land’s End (SIMILAR)
Previous Editions of Blogging Besties

Blogging Besties :: White

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Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catalogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!

Last week, Alex looked positively nautical in her jaunty ensemble:

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This week is brought to you by: “bright white, cardigan, pastel necklace”.

And for your viewing pleasure, I give you: bright white.

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If this pic looks vaguely familiar, it’s because I’m cheating and re-using photos from this blog post.

Now, I don’t normally condone cheating, but this time it was necessary. My son had lost my tripod extension a while back and I’d been borrowing my daughter’s selfie stick attachment for the tripod. Well, a couple days ago, she broke the attachment and now I have no way to do photo shoots until my replacement doo-dad arrives from Amazon.

I suppose I could take selfies with a mirror, but I just don’t have the selfie mirror mojo that Selah has – I can never pose just right to get the top half of my outfit in the shot. Not as good as this anyway:

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So, it’s  Throwback MCC with my all-white outfit. Enjoy! (And I promise a new look when my turn comes rolling around again next month!)

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For Selah’s turn next week, I challenge her to the following: summer, sandals, or a throwback look.

Vive le vendredi!

 

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Maggy London
Necklace – francesca’s
Wedges – eBay

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra and Count Basie

Blogging Besties :: Navy

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!
Last week, Whitney looked positively spectacular in navy and white! I just love the print and fun details of that top. I decided to take my own spin on navy (and white) when I styled this white dress with a navy cardigan. I finished off the look with canvas wedgenude flat

Dress: TJ Maxx (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (exactsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: thrifted via Plato’s Closet (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Next week, Maricel can choose from the following: bright white, cardigan, pastel necklace!

Blogging Besties :: Fun Detail

Blogging Besties is a weekly series featuring Whitney of Whitney à la mode, Alex of Undergraduate Style, Maricel of ::My Closet Catelogue:: and Selah of A Bibliophile’s Style.  Each week, one of the bloggers will choose one component from the previous week’s outfit to pass on in a brand new look.  This “take one, pass it on” challenge is an inspiration to stretch your closet and your imagination!


Last week Selah looked comfy and cool for a casual summer day.  Her top is my favorite kind of shirt for hot summer days, it has a fun little detail so you don’t need to worry about layering to add interest.  You can let the shirt do the talking!

So for this week, I decided to pass on Selah’s prompt of a fun detail, more specifically a shirt with some fun detail!

The swing style of the tank makes it so breezy and comfortable in the hot weather.  I love the fun print and the see-through crochet detail at the bottom.  So far I’ve only paired it with white shorts but I’m looking forward to wearing the top with jeans when the weather cools off a bit!

Alex, your prompts for next week are as follows: swing style, Converse, see-through or navy!

What I’m Wearing:
Top: Loft (exact)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Gift (similar)
Watch: JORD (exact)
Converse: DSW (exact)