I'm back with a long overdue outfit re-creation! Today's look was inspired by Liz of Sequins & Stripes. Liz is based in Chicago, and her feminine, city chic style gives me almost constant inspiration. While I can't afford her favorite brands on my grad student salary, I love that she often wears classic pieces that you can find even if you're on a budget. I've had this particular outfit saved since she shared it in March! I generally won't do an outfit re-creation if I don't already have all of the pieces, but an exception is made if the pieces missing are things I'm planning on purchasing anyway. I didn't immediately have all of the pieces to complete the look, which is why it took me so long to recreate it. In fact, I still don't have a denim jacket. I've been searching for one for a few months now without any luck. Now that we're almost in the heat of summer, chambray is the next best option. And if you've been reading for a while, you'd know that I love my chambray!
(Click on the photo below to go directly to the post; while you're there, I hope you check out her other posts, too!)
What I love most about this outfit is the adorable striped dress. I can't get enough of stripes; my love for them runs deeper than my love for chambray. I saw Liz's dress and was immediately reminded of a dress I hadn't pulled out in quite some time but still adore (because it's striped, of course). I love being inspired to wear my older pieces. (I especially love it when my older pieces are still in style! Also, how many times can I say "love" in a single paragraph? Lol.)
My choice of shoes was another slight modification in my re-creation. Her pointy heels elongate her legs, and while I have heels that do the same, I decided to give my d'Orsay flats a spin instead because I liked the look of the pointed toe. Plus, I don't wear heels regularly in my everyday life, so these were a much more practical option!