Debbie is a good friend of mine who asked me to remix her closet because she felt she was outdated and wanted some newer pieces to give her some variety in her style. She openly admitted how she doubted I would get 20+ outfits out of her closet and figured I would just be creating a shopping list for her. And I openly admitted I was nervous because I knew Debbie likes the more conservative/casual style. Probably the complete opposite of what I would choose even when doing a closet remix. But with her interests in mind, I accepted the challenge!
Debbie's everyday look is mainly shorts, tank top, and flip flops. When I walked into her closet, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of dresses and skirts she owned. By the end of the remix, she was pleasantly surprised that we came up with 30+ outfits and her shopping list was very short. My favorite part, we didn't even use her shorts (which I did create a shopping list and made sure to add them) but the fact that Debbie was more comfortable in dresses and skirts than wearing shorts! Just goes to show you can do anything in comfort and pull it all together in style.
This is a strapless maxi dress in which Debbie felt more comfortable with her shoulders being covered. We added a cardigan (she only wore with work slacks), a jacket from a two piece set, and a her favorite tank so she can wear it more often.
A dress Debbie thought was outdated and is actually very much in style. We added some tops over the dress and a belt to change it up.
Again, dresses Debbie hardly wears and just added cardigans or jackets for a more professional style or even to wear running errands.
The floral skirt is actually a borrowed dress from a friend in which we added tanks over it. Sorry Lin, if you're reading this, Debbie is keeping your dress!
Putting a suit jacket over a tank or a dress creates a professional look for any occasion.
Adding a lace tank top underneath a low cut dress helped Debbie feel more comfortable.
Playing with tops over dresses, underneath, tucking tops of dresses in to make it a skirt.
Very similar tops, but again it's adding a variety to your wardrobe and playing with outfits.
Thanks Debbie! I had a lot of fun and know you will be looking super cute next time I bump into you at the kadena food court ;)
It's been cold and rainy the past few days in okinawa, so I decided to switch up a puffy coat for a day, work, and night look.
The day look is probably the easiest because if you own a puffy coat and live somewhere cold than it's your go to coat. I put my own spin on it here by adding a flat billed hat.
For the office, I kept it simple with stripes and black jeans but added the heels to dress it up.
And for date night, even a work function adding a belt around any coat makes it fancier. So if you don't have a pea coat and need a more elegant look for an event, just put a belt around it!
This weeks post is all about the new fad with silk bombers. I have an obsession for coats and jackets more than I do for shoes, so you can imagine how much much I love a good bomber.
This outfit actually came together by accident. My husband and I had a day date then changed to workout. I had this jacket on for our date but when I worked out I just had a tank and it was pretty chilly, so I put on the bomber. I loved the way the blush pink went with the blush shoe laces on my sneaks.
Change it up to a dinner out and grab your favorite pair of jeans, and black v-neck tee, and ankle boots.
It's a perfect jacket for a work function. I'm not sure I would wear a dress this short or low cut to the office itself but a work function that's a different story. Either way I was visualizing a print pencil skirt, so if you wanted to wear to the office just add button down or high neck tee.
How many of us go shopping only to pass up an item we really want to buy because we think we'll never wear it? I used to do this until I started looking at my clothes differently and thinking outside of the box. You can wear a low cut body suit to work, during the day and of course the obvious place date night.
The only way I could get this picture to take was holding the phone in this position because of the lighting. But here I'm showing you how I wore the low cut body suit during the day with adding a tank top underneath and comfy joggers. Just running to the store? Why not?!
I originally meant to wear this as the day outfit but thought it was more appropriate for a night out. I would definitely wear heels thought, but with a high waisted pair of pants and a classic body suit it's perfect!
And then there's work. How often do we wear turtle necks under our sweater/tops. Same idea here. Just wear the body suit under a button down and the choker of the body suit adds detail to the whole look. I also rolled the sleeves of the button down for more dimension.
Its been awhile since I've done a remix, and I realized that as much as I love blogging it does take time. My solution, I decided to create what I call Switch up Sunday's! Every Sunday I will show 3 different ways, day, work, and a night outfit with same article of clothing.
Day- a simple t-shirt and camo flats complete the day look with a pleated skirt.
Work- turtleneck, my grandmas metal belt, and boots with a clear heel is conservative yet stylish enough for the office.
Night- a lace silky tank paired with a leather bomber jacket and killer heels make for a great night out!
Hi! Remember me?! I just wanted to let you all know I didn't forget about my remixing blog. I had a plan this week to remix a cold shoulder top. I went live, but only 3 min. of video saved and then I somehow bleached a little bit of the top, and well life just happened. So, if you follow me on insta and Pinterest I am still taking my daily outfit pics and will hopefully get a remixing post up soon. But for now I'm playing with my kiddos!
I have done a remix of leather leggings before but they're just so versatile that I had to do another day, work, night remix.
Day- A casual outfit for me consists of comfort and nothing else. This outfit from top of my head with a beanie to cover up straight out of shower hair, to sneaks screams comfy and cozy all in one. I'm wearing a graphic hoodie with a blazer so it doesn't look like I just rolled out of bed, or the shower.
Work- Why not wear the hot leather leggings to work? You never know you might be going to happy hour aftwards. Cool it down with a large turtle neck sweater dress and some cute booties. Perfect for casual Friday at the office.
Night- Of course the most obvious of all the places to wear leather leggings would be a night out on the town! I paired them with a silk and lace tank for extra dimension with the contrasting materials. I love a good heel and played off of the shoes with a pop of color in the teal blazer.
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This will not be my last remix post but I'm going to start taking less pictures and doing more live videoes of how I remix and then turn it into a vlog. I've found that a lot of my pictures are just that, pics. A lot of the times there's confusion of what I'm actually remixing and now with the technology of live stories i can really show what I do and love! I'm going back to one item of clothing 3 different ways, day, work, and night. Keep following the Vlogs will be posted every Sunday!
Here I'm wearing a simple gray maxi dress and because we were exploring I wanted to be comfortable walking, but look somewhat dressed up. I chose all white sneakers for comfort and the scarf to give this look a bit of dressy flare. The silk scarf was my grandmas and both the dress and sneaks are from Charlotte Russe.
Almost to the end of December and my holiday style challenge! I forgot about this dress and chambray top! Perfect for a low key New Years outfit! I have some stuff in store for 2017 that I'm really excited for! So stay tuned!