j.crew is one of my all-time favorite stores. not only do i love their individual pieces of clothing, but i absolutely LOVE how the mannequins are dressed in the stores and i love how the models are dressed in the catalogs. i might be weird, but this past year i have started saving every magazine that i have purchased. the reasoning behind this is because..
1. i know that when i'm older i'm going to want to look back on the old styles were popular, and what tips were being shared
2. i know i said before that i want to be a teacher, but i also really enjoy layout and design for magazines and advertisements. so saving these magazines will help me if i ever take a class/score a job at a magazine company!
3. i wish that my mom saved her magazines so i could look back and see what she was inspired by/read when she was my age, so i'm saving them for my future kids! even though there might be boxes and boxes full of magazines, i could care less.
yesterday i finished watching all my recorded tv shows from the night before, and was feeling very bored. since i was bored, i looked through all my j.crew magazines and decided to see how i could copy the catalog's looks with what i actually had in my closet. i actually got the idea to try this out, because i stumbled upon this blog, it's actually such a great blog you should check it out! . here are two looks i put together.
this look is taken from the crew cuts section of the catalog. usually, i'm scared of putting purple and green/turquoise together, because i'm scared of looking like barney. i think this look works out well, despite the use of purple and turquoise!
excuse the weird front tucking in of the shirt, it never seems to work out when i try to tuck in only part of my shirt!
aslo, excuse my bad posture. i know my mom won't be happy with this picture;)
wallet-very very old banana republic factory store
a huge trend in the j.crew catalog was pairing the same color top with the same color bottom. i would have never thought that it would look good to do this, and i'm still not 100% sold on how my outfit looks. i'm not going to lie, i feel like this outfit is something shelley (anna fairs) would wear on the house bunny. but hey, sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zones.
this post was very fun for me to do, because it allowed me to use my pieces of clothing in ways that i normally wouldn't do! i challenge y'all to do a post like this, and maybe you'll even find a new favorite outfit! if you do do a post, leave me the link in the comments because i'd LOVE to see what you can come up with!
thanks for reading!