What I Wore: Olive & Navy (Pinterest Challenge)March 13, 2013

Olive & Navy Copycat

That’s me being a copycat on the left, and my inspiration on the left (Anna from Mungolife). As part of the Pinterest Challenge, I picked two outfits that I wanted to try my hand at recreating, and this is the first one I tackled. You can see the original pin here. I substituted a big necklace instead of a big scarf, since I didn’t have a scarf that would fit this color scheme and would’ve sweltered in it anyway (it got up to 78 yesterday!). And obviously I had to put my own spin on it with specific item choices. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I think I stayed true to the color scheme and idea, but in my own style. I will say, I love how this necklace looks, but it’s kind of a pain to wear – super jingly and the leaves kept getting turned backwards.

Lifewise, this week I’m doing my normal design work, printing up some things for the shop, and experimenting with bleach pens. It’s also date night (which is every Wednesday, in case that wasn’t obvious by now, haha), but the boy’s turn to pick. Can’t wait to see what he decides on from the dining passport! I’m also excited about meeting this lady over the weekend while we’re in Houston for a wedding. !!! :-D

Do you do copycat outfits from Pinterest at all? Ever done a one-on-one meetup with a blogger you want to be besties with?

front view

back view

full view

2nd back view

detail shots

color scheme

Colors: Black, Light Olive, Navy, White

Cardigan: from Forever 21
T-shirt: from Target
Pants: by Biano, from ideeli
Boots: Alize boot by Report, from HauteLook
Necklace: from inPink
Bracelets: Oh Nostalgia, and Whispering Sweet Nothings
Rings: Little Black Bag, and a NYC street vendor.

Linking up with: The Pleated Poppy, Kiwi Womens Style, Transatlantic Blonde, Because Shanna Said So, Style Elixir, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.
 


33 Comments

  1. Paige @ Little Nostalgia

    That’s an adorable cardigan. I think I like it better than the one in the inspiration picture.

    1. Amanda

      Aw, thanks! I’m polka dot obsessed, so it was a no brainer for me. Also, I don’t have any other navy cardigans, so… haha.

  2. Aubrey

    This would be a great idea for me, mimicking another style. I have some outfits on my clothing inspiration Pinterest board that I could do. I just suck at picking out outfits so using them as a guide would be a great idea. I love what you did and I especially love those pants!

    1. Amanda

      Thanks!! That’s why I picked some outfits for my Pinterest challenge, because I have so many looks pinned and was like “I have the stuff to do these, why don’t I actually DO them?” It was a lot of fun, definitely makes me think about my clothes/accessories in new combinations. I’m going to be doing more of them. :-D

      1. Aubrey

        Haha, great point! Why not? I think if I can just do that and think of my clothes in different ways I be able to be a bit more “fashion forward.” Right now I stick to my favorite boat-neck sweatshirt and a pair of jeans. ;)

  3. Krysten

    I like yours better… probably because of the polka dots ;-)

    1. Amanda

      Thanks!! :-D

  4. Ayla

    Nice necklace! I like that more than the scarf. Also the sweater is really cute too!

    1. Amanda

      Yay, thanks! I liked the necklace more than the scarf, too. Or at least any of the scarves I had – just didn’t look right.

  5. Niki

    I love the olive/navy color combo – and the polka dots are so much fun!!

    1. Amanda

      Thank you!! :)

  6. Karen

    You did a great recreation. You were inspired and then made it your own. I have a board specifically for looks I want to recreate. I haven’t actually gotten around to doing it though, lol!

    -Karen

    1. Amanda

      Aw, thank you!! I appreciate that. :) I was in the same situation – this was my first time trying to recreate a look! It’s a lot of fun, you should give it a go.

  7. Katie Did What

    LOVE the olive pants with the navy polka dot sweater! Looking adorable!

    xo

    1. Amanda

      Aw, thanks, Katie! :)

    1. Amanda

      Thanks!! Me too. :-D

  8. Whitney

    I’m obviously in love with that cardigan, but I have a seriously unhealthy obsession with dots. I cannot WAIT to meet you on Sunday!!

    1. Amanda

      I can’t wait to meet you either!!!! And I’m obsessed too – odds are good of us both showing up in polka dots on Sunday, I think, haha. :-D

  9. julee

    I think you nailed it, even without the scarf. Looks super cute & I love your cardi!

    Hope it was a good date night. I’m super jealous of your weather. The high here was 34 today. Boo.

    1. Amanda

      Thank you very much!! :)

      Date night was fun, though I think if we had weather like yours it would be less so since we ate outside! Brrr.

  10. Jayda

    I love re-creating outfits from pinterest! It’s definitely something I do when I’m looking for new ideas. I really love that cardigan too. Polka dots are the best!

    1. Amanda

      This was my first time doing it, but I think I’m hooked now – it’s so fun! And yes, polka dots are the best. :-D

  11. kirsty

    olive and polka dot navy. love this combo!

    1. Amanda

      Thank you!!

  12. Ana

    So cute. Love that color combo. Thanks for the inspiration to try it :)

    1. Amanda

      Thanks! And let me know if you give it a whirl, too – I wanna see! :)

    1. Amanda

      Aw, thank you!! :-D

  13. Kalli - Life Exquisite

    Great replication! That’s what Pinterest is for to be pinspired!!!

    1. Amanda

      Thank you! And yes, it is, though I was tardy in making use of it. :) Definitely going to be doing more copycats, they’re fun!

  14. Amber Dominguez

    Ummmm cute! And hello you’re my blogger bestie and I’d totally do somersaults in your backyard. I would do a cartwheel, but i never learned how haha!

    1. Amanda

      Thanks!! And I’m laughing out loud, because honestly the first thing I thought was that somersaulting may end badly, as our backyard is Sienna’s bathroom area… yeah. Haha. But I know what you mean! I really hope you guys make it out to Austin this summer!

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