Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Shop Your Closet For Valentine's Attire: Starting With Atypical


When I think of Valentine's attire I imagine vivid reds, soft pinks, and of course hearts - not so much blues and certainly not camoflouage. However, when your closet is your most shopped store, you go with what you have and get creative - even if it is blue! This is how the Blue heart sweater from the Limited becomes my inspiration for an atypical outfit to wear for the Valentine "season". How did I end up with camo and a hat? Come on, I'll tell you all about it. 


Adorned in my camo dress and leggings, I reach for my burgundy pants to pair with the sweater when another idea occurred to me.  Why not layer the sweater with the dress and leggings? Even better. I don't have to change. 

"Hmmm. I think I like this."

And that's how out of the ordinary is usually born for me. Once the basics are completed it's a matter of playing around in accessories. When I shop my closet more, I realize there's neglected, or even unworn, accessories waiting to shine! Such was the case with my fedora from the GAP. At a mere $6 I couldn't resist adding it to my growing hat collection. And can one wear a straw hat in the winter? Maybe not everywhere, but I'll certainly go for it here in Florida!  


Anyway, there's days when I'm over "shopping my closet", especially when I think about how much money I spend on groceries (Seriously boys!!), but the next big sale will be here before I know it, right? Until then, I'll be creative!

Ok, I'll add a few links for some camo dresses, etc at the end of the post, but before I close allow me to share why I went from "nah to yeah" for celebrating Valentine's Day.

In the past I haven't put much effort into celebrating Valentine's day with my hubby or my boys, but I'm currently looking for opportunities to celebrate life with them. Time is short. My oldest turned 17 this week for goodness sake! So this year I plan on wearing hearts, hanging hearts, getting extra candy, buying festive plates, posting notes etc to love on them. I can do this any day of the year, but my personality can use a prompt or a "deadline" to remind me to act on those feelings. If that means taking advantage of the commercialized "day of love" then so be it!




Well, my friend? What's it going to be this year? Typical or Atypical for Valentine's Day??

Thank you Blended Blog for the fun prompt!

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28 comments

  1. You are the camo queen and why not? It is a neutral! Last year I wore my Love sweater with my camo pants and loved the way it came together too. You rock a hat like nobody's business my friend and that fedora is cute on you - glad you pulled it out!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Glad you inspired me to go have fun for pictures that afternoon! And thank you for the encouraging words...even when you're not feeling "it", you still encourage others!

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  2. OMG, you are so adorable! I love these photos, I love the blue heart sweater over the camo dress, I love that you are embracing all moments to celebrate life! You are an inspiration in so many ways!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee! I appreciate you so much!

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  3. You are just so precious, I love your enthusiasm in these pictures! And that you’re having fun! The blue backdrop of that sweater is such a pretty shade and really great with the camo!

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    1. Right now my antics are amusing to my youngest so I'm taking advantage of being silly while I can. Thank you for the sweet compliments my friend!

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  4. So cute Grace! I really like this outfit. It's unique and beautiful in its own right. The blue is a stunning color and can really rival a red. I know that it can be hard to shop our closets as I seem to always feel like I am missing something. Funny how IG kind of does that huh? Until the next sale! Lol

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thank you Maureen. You are so sweet! And yes to that next sale!!

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  5. What a fun heart print top! :) I definitely need to shop my wardrobe more this year, I've set myself a goal of spending less this year than I did last year on fashion and I'm determined to achieve it! :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :) We have had a break with the heat and humidity and had some rain which has been a wonderful relief!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Can't wait to hear your "secrets" to saving, as I'm sure you'll post about it!! :) Love joining the link up. My boys went to the beach so I have to ask myself why i'm sitting in front of the computer!! lol. Just a few more reads and I'm out! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with no rain - yay!

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  6. I love this outfit! I've tried to do the turn a dress into a skirt thing, but it NEVER looks this good! Smashing it lady!

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    1. Thank you. Funny, but this is a first for me. I realized with this go round that all the stars have to align for it to work!!

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  7. These hearts are too cute! Shopping your own closets has been my go to lately!
    -Robin
    Runwayteacher.com

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    1. Thank you!!! :) And I'm so glad to have you by the blog!! :)

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  8. I'm all for the blue!!!! I think its adorable - & would never have thought to put it with camo.
    You just style things well my friend!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca Jo! :) Those are some kind words and I appreciate it much!! :)

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  9. This is so fun, Chrissy. I find a lot of fun combos when I shop my closet, too. And, yes, a straw hat in FL in Feb. is good!

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you. I hope you're having a great weekend and I can't wait to meet you in person at the end of the month!

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  10. That sweater's really cute. I actually really like Valentine's Day outfits that aren't all red and pink. It's a nice change.
    x, Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Thank you Julie. I hope you're having a great weekend and getting spoiled in some way or another!

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  11. That fedora is so cute and what a deal! I like to wear clothing items that aren't pink or red for valentines day too!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you Ruth. And that doesn't surprise me... you have a such unique, fun style. :)

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  12. I wish I could think outside the box and inside my closet!! What a darling outfit. You look so spunky and fun in it. I have a number of skirts, including a tulle skirt, that I may break out for Valentine's. Bought it last year for VD and then broke my foot and didn't feel like wearing it with a big ole UGLY boot on my foot!

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  13. Your heart sweater is darling and I love that you styled it with camo! Such a cute, unexpected look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  14. That's such a fun combination! The heart sweater is lovely!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  15. Such a cute ensemble dear! Loving the blue sweater and camo combination.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  16. An unusual colour for valentines, and I love it! Thanks for sharing on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  17. Love the mix of the blue and the camo, along with those sweet hearts for Vday! Love that attitude and fun poses :-)
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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