Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Learning to Shop My Closet

Jacket: Boutique find, similar, similar
Dress: Forever 21, old, similar, similar
Purse: Old Navy (still in stores), similar, similar budget option
Tights: Spanx, similar
Shoes: Fendi, old
Necklace: Bauble Bar, sold out, love this one and this one
Earrings: Bauble Bar, sold out
Bracelets: Bauble Bar (here, here)

I hope your week is going well!  I'm slowly getting used to work hours again (with the help of a lot of caffeine!).

One of my style resolutions this year is to shop my closet more and remix the pieces I already own.  My closet is over-flowing and I don't deny that I've used this blog as an excuse on more than one occasion to pick up something new.  However, now my closet literally won't hold any more clothes.  Thankfully, my shoe closet still has a little bit of room...   

I last wore this dress here (you can tell I really like this necklace with this dress, lol) on the blog and have lots of cute summer dresses that I'm trying to get more wears out of.  I made this one winter appropriate by layering it over my favorite button down (seriously this BR one is the best!), and tights and adding a great blazer.  Not all of my summer dresses can transition like this, but I definitely plan to remix any dresses that aren't too summery in a similar fashion.

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  1. I am doing the same thing this month - shopping my closet and starting a budget. I have way too many things! I love cobalt and black together. You look lovely! Susan

  2. This is such a great resolution, and one I think we could all live by. Beautiful look Nicole!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. Love that dress, the color is fantastic and great layering.


  4. In love with that coat! You look so chic! Great outfit :)

  5. My closet is not full yet...can't wait when that happen lol. Looking forward to seeing your remix pieces because this outfit look really good. Love the colors, and the pump I still adore.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  6. I am in the same boat as you. My closet is stuffed and I need to start wearing everything. The blog has made me buy more pieces and now I need to use inspiration to style them all in different and new ways. I love your outfit! It looks brand new!

  7. Seriously, your outfits just get better and better each time I visit your blog. You have exquisite style!

  8. I'm trying to do the same...I typically have a one in one out rule and I also must have all matching hangers and typically will NOT buy additional hangers...well...I broke that rule this year so time to curb the additions and wear what I got! Your selection looks very nice!

  9. I'm all for shopping in my own closet! Recycling our clothes is fun and really tests our creativity. Love how you winterized this summery dress. The shoes are perfect with it!

  10. I absolutely love that blue dress - its so pretty! :) Fantastic outfit!


  11. The cobalt dress looks great on you! I am all about reworking looks from my closet right now! All of the details make this look fantastic! XO


  12. Remixing is how I save pennies! Have I told you how amazing your jewelry collection is?! Like, I want every piece.


  13. Happy 2015 Nicole, love the blue dress on you , a stunning color. The jacket and bag, all so pretty with it.
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    please stopby, jess xx

  14. I'm doing the same with shopping my closet this month too. It's a great look on you, the dress is so pretty!

  15. Gorgeous! I am in love with that bag! I have been trying to do the same thing! It's crazy some of the things you can find and make them new again!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  16. Cobalt and black together are so chic! I also love your tie in with the grey in the heels!!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  17. Oh girl, let me just say AMEN! I feel like I use my blog as an excuse to buy more too. I have been focusing on buying less and wearing what I have too. Cobalt looks so great on you!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  18. loving your accessories here! i think all of us should vow to shop our closets more. i know we have some treasures in there...after all, we bought them!!

  19. My goal for 2015 is to shop my closet too!!! Good luck to both of us. :) I love bright blue and black together (I have the same on my blog today). You look beautiful!

  20. I would love to see some posts on shopping your closet because you have such a great closet! I really love the shirt layered under the dress - that is a look I need to try more often. Happy new year, Nicole!

  21. I hear you on shopping the closet! I am the same way - I HAD to clean out my closet because it physically could not hold any more stuff! This dress is beautiful and I love it paired with the black moto jacket. Good luck to all of us trying to spend smarter this year!
    Gina -On the Daily Express

  22. I know I am buying too much stuff when I run out of hangers. It is time for a closer clean out again. I am also guilty of buying too much stuff. This blue is a really great color on you.

  23. Lovely dress and jacket, you look stunning Nicole!

  24. This cobalt dress is beautiful!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  25. Shopping one's closet seems to be a popular resolution, and for good reason! The beautiful cobalt dress really makes a statement :)


  26. phenomenal look from the dress, jacket, heels and accessories!!! :D

    Animated Confessions

  27. Love your accessories in this post! so beautiful and stunning! ps. you would love our winter white outfit look we shared on the blog today!
    xo, Jennifer
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  28. That dress is so adorable! This is my resolution for 2015 too! I need to look at my own closet instead of buying new items all the time :)

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  29. Great outfit!

  30. I love how you got creative with that dress and layered it up! Perfect winter look!
    Red Reticule

  31. I'm right there with you. My closet is overflowing yet I want more stuff haha. Its good to rediscover what we already have and style them in different ways. Love that dress! Its a great piece

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  32. Very wise resolution! You will come to realize how creative you can be and how perfectly some items go together that you probably wouldnt have thought of pairing before! Good luck ....even though based on this outfit I doubt you will need it!
    x Tanaka
    Swankxtar Style Blog