For all the outfits that you thought were cute, but never thought you could recreate!
My name is Jovi and I live in Charlotte, NC by way of Boston, MA. During the week, my life's work is dedicated to enriching the lives of todays youth and tomorrow' leaders. When I'm not in the classroom, you can find me with the people I hold dear to my heart.
Heeeeeey Yah (cues Andre 3000). Family! It’s been a few weeks…ok fine…a lot of weeks since my last post. What is going on?! I have to be honest, having a blog is hard work. One of the things other bloggers have taught me is the importance of consistency, but life has been kickin’ my behind lately.
Nevertheless, I am back for your viewing pleasure. And if you notice that I haven’t posted in a while, feel free to call me out. Your encouragement is definitely motivating!
My favorite accessory is a scarf. I mean the colors. Layering them. The warmth. Honestly it’s the best. So this week’s outfit features just that. She (the model above, whose head I did not cut off, Pinterest is playing, lol) is wearing a leather jacket, a patterned mini-skirt, black tights, and lace-up boots.
So here’s my rendition of the outfit. This black leather jacket is from one of my previous posts, from TopShop. This jacket runs big, so be sure to size down when purchasing. My scarf is from H&M. It is an infinity scarf, which I double looped. I can wear it long as well, but not for this ensemble.
My plaid mini-skirt is from TopShop as well. I’ll be honest, I can be a little apprehensive about showing my legs because I am usually self-conscience about it, but I felt really confident in this one. My black shirt is a mock turtleneck from H&M. And finally, my lace-up boots are from ALDO.
I showed this look with and without the leather jacket. The weather in Charlotte has been giving me springtime vibes so I was feeling myself and took off the jacket. peep that clear blue sky in the background.
Tried this outfit or something like it? Send me your look to be featured.
Hey Ya’ll. Holiday season is in full effect and with holiday parties come holiday outfits and I have got you covered. The next few posts will be focused on getting you ready for your next holiday soiree.
This week’s outfit is simple but eye catching. A brown vest, black leather pants, a black shirt and ankle booties. Featured accessories for this look include bangles and a simple necklace.
I recreated this look with pieces primarily from H&M however not acquired at the same time. The faux fur vest is both soft and very easy to layer. I actually went with a lightweight black turtleneck instead of just a shirt. My leather pants are actually leggings. I have to be honest with you guys, I did not like these leggings. They ran big, and I was constantly pulling them up throughout the night. Not to mention it was not the comfort I have come to expect from leggings.
My ankle boots are from Old Navy, which you may have remembered from my Thanksgiving post a few weeks ago.
Have you tried this outfit? Send me your rendition to be featured on the blog.
I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. “Do not wear white after Labor Day.”
But why? Am going to spill something on my clothes? Actually, I don’t need a specific day for that to take place. lol. Did the fashion directors of the world get together and impose another standard that we should just blindly adhere to? Either way I set out to not only wear white in the winter but to do it well. So check it out.
White is real clean, literally and figuratively. When I see a well put together white outfit, I know you took some time to think about how to lay this all out. So today’s look features white and neutrals.
SN: I did not cut off her face, the picture is online that way *shoulder shrug*
As we were. She has on white skinny jeans, a taupe embellished jacket and a grey shirt. Her shoes are somewhere in the grey family as well. So here’s my take on her look.
The white jeans are from, yes you’ve guessed it, Old Navy. I sweat them! They still need to get the fit together though because my waist is definitely not as wide as their jeans, le struggle. My blouse is from Forever 21. It’s more of a cream color, but it photographed closer to white. The leather jacket is from Wilson’s Leather and is a dark, heather grey.
The clutch is from ALDO and was gifted to me for my birthday almost five years ago and it is one of my favorites. The sandals are by Steve Madden. Another reason why I love living in the south, sandals in winter.
So ladies and gents, white after Labor Day is go! Actually, whenever you want it to be, its a go. So if you have a white outfit that you recreated send me your pic and the original and you can be featured.
Before I start this week’s post I want to take some time and give honor to the beautiful, stylish and amazing Kryzayda Rodriguez. Ms. Rodriguez died earlier this year due to cancer, but did not let her sickness stop her from being exquisitely and effortlessly styled.
I stumbled across some of her outfits on Pinterest and she actually really inspired me to try these outfits in real life. So I guess, in part, I owe this venture to her and hopefully this recreation makes her proud!
When I was younger I was never a fan of denim on denim. I didn’t like the way that it looked and honestly I thought it was boring. Fast forward to 2018 when all-denim outfits are a regular occurrence for me. HA! I will say that I can only do it with different ‘shades’ or ‘tones’ of denim. But that’s just me.
This weeks outfit is simple, but still striking. A chambray button-up shirt (Old Navy) and skinny jeans (GAP). The shoes are tan d’Orsay heels (Jessica Simpson). The hardest piece for this outfit I would say was the plaid scarf. First of all, blanket scarves are not easy to tie ok?! lol. Secondly, I was able to find them in a lot of colors, except for the red. But the contrast between the denim and the red is what I like the most.
And what is a photoshoot without my favorite Ray Ban sunnies!
Is denim + denim your thing? Send me a picture of your recreation and I will post it!
Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll. I know it was a few days ago but I hope it was spent with family, friends and of course lots of food.
It was also the perfect opportunity for me to recreate an outfit. Yes while I was yet enjoying dinner, I was thinking about you. So, here goes.
My favorite color is black and I have been known to wear all black a majority of the time, but with fall here I can’t help but to want to continue include all the beautiful hues of changing leaves, including the olive green from my previous post. This week’s look features an ivory turtleneck, corduroy mini skirt in green and brown ankle boots.
I chose to do a white long sleeve t-shirt (Old Navy) which broke up the colors in the outfit. My open front sweater (Old Navy) is a beige color which can easily turn from a day time look to an evening one. Plus, who doesn’t want to wear sweaters and scarves all fall long. The green mini skirt (Old Navy)…ok are you noticing a trend here?!.. is actually velvet and features two front pockets which you can not really tell from the picture.
Can we talk about these ankle boots (Old Navy) for a second! I LOVE rose gold as a metallic. The block heel is easy to walk in and super on trend. These particular boots run in whole sizes, so if you decide to get a pair keep that in mind. The blush color can also be used as a neutral for easy pairings in other outfits. And no fall outfit is complete without a pair of opaque tights. I will be honest with you, I do not remember where I got my black ones from, but I will say they are pretty easy to find.
Tried an outfit from Pinterest? Have a Thanksgiving outfit that you would like to share? Put your recreation and your original in the comment box.
It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope ‘fit to show you. (cues Aaliyah). Shout out to my girl Natasha (hey girl!!) who is a faithful reader and swiftly pointed out that I was slacking last week. Alas, here’s a post to give the people what they want.
This week’s post is a classic look for fall. Layering doesn’t feel intrusive, mixing colors and print allows you to explore combinations that you wouldn’t necesarrily try otherwise. All in all, fall is the best season for fashion!
So here’s my take on this super cute look!
Perhaps the best part of recreating a look is already having the pieces in my closet. My plaid shirt is from J.Crew. I originally bought it a few years ago for back to school professional wear, but here it goes making a nice comeback.
My olive green vest is from Target, the best place for all things. Olive green is slowly but surely becoming my ‘it’ color for fall. It has a way of making so many looks feel complete.
The outfit above is pictured with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, but I opted for lace-up block heel boots from ALDO. And a structured tote bag by Michael Kors which I gifted myself a few years ago for Christmas. Ideally I wouldn’t pair a green purse with a green vest, but the odds of having the exact same bag in my closet, I could not pass it up.
Have you tried this look? Take a picture and show me how it’s done.
This week’s post is a hard and soft look. An edgy leather jacket with a whimsical tulle pleated skirt. When I first saw this post on Pinterest my eyes were quickly drawn to it. Effortless fashion with very easy pieces to obtain.
Let’s talk pieces: My faux leather Jacket is by TopShop. The multiple zippers are giving me biker girl vibes. This particular jacket runs small, so be sure to size down if you go with this brand. I was going to go with a plain White T, but I was a greeter at church (shout out to Compassion Church) this week and what do you know, I kept it on as a graphic tee.
The pleated tulle skirt is from Target. I got it a few years back and didn’t use it as much as I thought I would. I’m glad that I didn’t get rid of it. While black is my favorite neutral and overall color, adding a touch of blush brings out my inner child. Finally my ankle boots are by Vince Camuto. I love the contrast of the black leather and brown heel/sole.
My sunnies are my tried and true Ray Ban Wayfarers. You know when you find something that you love and reuse all the time. That’s how I feel about those glasses. Keep scrolling and you’ll see my mini-tote by Michael Kors, which I may or may not have borrowed indefinitely from my mom.
Have you tried this outfit? Or something close to it? Post your rendition in the comment box below.
This week’s post features a sweatshirt combination that I am particularly fond of. As the weather is beginning to change, I’ve been layering pieces without allowing them to become too bulky.
I knew this would be my first recreation because it felt very feminine although sweatshirts are seen as casual wear. Adding the heels just ‘up the ante’. The original post features a sweatshirt with multiple prints, paired with a pencil skirt and black heels.
A black skirt happens to be a staple in my closet, so all I had to do was grab that one out of the closet. Now, the skirt pictured above is a basic cotton blend skirt. To give it a little more of my personality, I opted for a faux leather skirt (H&M) with a split detail in the front. Giving the people a little leg. Ha!
The sweatshirt (H&M) I chose to use was also gray, but the embellishment was on the shoulder which gave me some color to play with when it came to the heels I went with. Here comes these oldie but goodie heels purchased from Nordstrom a few years back. STEVEN by Steve Madden.
I’m not huge on accessories because I like to let the clothes do the talking for me. Future posts will focus more on the details that help pull the outfits together. The Pinterest post does feature the model with hoop earrings and some sunnies, which I pulled from Target and Ray Ban.
I hope you’re inspired to pull together some of your favorite outfits from Pinterest too. Put your renditions as well as your original in the comment box, and you could be featured on the blog too.
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I have started many blog projects, but have never been consistent with posts. Perhaps, I was blogging about things that didn’t captivate me. Or maybe all the papers I grade as first grade teacher. Either way, a few weeks ago while perusing through Pinterest I decided to recreate one of the outfits I saved to my board “clothing wishlist”
Now unless you are unfamiliar with the site, I’m sure you’ve gotten an idea or two from the site. As my wishlist continued to grow I realized I wasn’t actually doing anything with these ideas. They are floating in a virtual reality. And then Voila, a new blog was born.
So I have dedicated this blog to the outfits that I see that I actually recreated. Each post will include the original pin from the site as well as my take on it.
With that being said, let’s get this party started!
Clothing means nothing until someone lives in them. — Marc Jacobs
*Please note my blog has no direct affiliation with Pinterest. I do not own rights to the logo or the use of the name*