Nothing New, Nothing Old

3.10.12



Jacket & Tights - F21
Dress - ModCloth
Belt - H&M
Boots - Ruche

Everything old is new again, or more specifically, nothing gets old in my closet. I've had all these items for years.  Except the tights.  They're about six months old and $5 at F21.  I love recombining older things in new ways.  Really I would say that's the secret behind real style: being able to constantly create unique looks with existing items.

Now yes, sometimes you'll hit on a combo you really like, and by all means repeat that.  And yes, there is a finite number of combinations that look good together, but then you work within that *rather large* finite number of combinations.    All I'm saying is that style comes from the ability to combine and create within the given set of materials.

Of course, that's not to say I have style.  I just have an idea of what style is.

True Story:
I come home.  
No welcome. 
I go into the kitchen and see two bums facing me.  
No welcome.
Both Andrew and Baby Girl are at the counter focused on cooking. 
I say, "Hi."  They both turn to briefly look at me and turn back. 
He's busy chopping.  She's busy peeling the shells off hard boiled eggs. 
Welcome home Mama... I guess. 

19 thoughts:

  1. LOVE that outfit! You pull it off so well. And that jacket, so cute!

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  2. i love love that dress! and you're right, its so fun to restyle items that you've forgotten about! i'm excited to pull out all my fall/winter clothes...

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  3. i love this outfit! it's so pretty! and those tights are just to die for..i might need a pair now. i just got several bags of hand-me-downs from my sister and got several "new" dresses that would look perfect with a pair of those cutie tights!

    happy hump day!

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  4. This is such a cute outfit, I love that dress! I'm excited to be a new follower!

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  5. Love your ability to create new looks with older articles of clothes. I tend to stay within my comfort of jeans and tanks. Lame, I know. With your blog here though I can grab inspiration and confidence to actually explore the realm of "style". Thanks! :)

    Cristina Marie
    C'est Une Belle Vie

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  6. You are super cute and your blog is super cute! PS - I love those tights.

    New follower from the blog hop.
    www.atravelingwife.blogspot.com

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  7. In love!! I've had a pair of tights like that for years but I've always been too scared to try them! Maybe I'll pull them out this fall. :)

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  8. Those nylons are awesome! Beautiful, cute, and classy all in one. Love it!

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot
    http://starthinker-silverbarter.blogspot.ca/

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  9. Stopping by as your fellow co-host for the blog hop. Love your blog and of course, I am new a follower.

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  10. Love the outfit!

    You're "true stories" are always so funny. That pretty much happens to me too.

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  11. Excited to be following your blog now! I'm an actress also (and drama teacher)! Have a great day!

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  12. This is a great combination! I tend to hold onto clothing a long time, so I'm almost always trying to think of ways to mix old items in with new pieces.

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  13. Your blog is adorable, and these pictures are lovely! I'm really excited to have found you through the blog hop! I'm a new follower, and I can't wait to read more from you. :)

    You can follow back at

    What's in a Name?

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  14. Those tights are amazing. I'll have to see if they have them in F21 in the UK.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  15. New follower from Return the favor Hop :)

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  16. Yes, I think that's a pretty good welcome home!

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  17. It is really good that you use what is in your closet on a regular basis and make the old new!!! Yey!!
    +Victoria+

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