Use What You Got…Part 2

Happy Hump Day!!! Hope your week is going well so far. Mine has been okay. No complaints here though. I’m looking forward to the rest of my week being event free.

Since I vowed to “use what I got”, I’m determined to combine items from my wardrobe to create outfits. I challenged myself to put together an outfit without using black, grey or navy blue. That decision eliminated 90% of my wardrobe. Ack!!! I didn’t realize how many dark color pieces I had. Before, I would just throw on a dark pair of slacks with a turtle neck and black boots. I wore this “uniform” practically everyday during the Winter. I’m more conscious of this “uniform” now and I’m breaking myself out of the habit.

So I combed through my wardrobe to see what I could come up with. I combined my mustard yellow Old Navy cardigan with my brown Lee trousers and my red Ann Taylor Loft blouse. Since the cardigan has become big on me, I cinched the waist with a leopard print belt that was apart of a Julie Dillon dress (Nordstrom carries her plus size dresses). I topped the look off with my gold tear drop earrings, gold bracelet from Lord & Taylor and brown suede Enzo Angiolini wedges. No dark colors! Mission accomplished!

What items from your closet are you combining?







Cardigan: Old Navy
Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: Lee
Belt: Julie Dillion
Bracelet & Earrings: Lord & Taylor
Shoes: Enzo Angioloni wedges



  1. January 19, 2012 / 4:24 am

    Love the colors 🙂 I am definitely a dark clothing dresser in the winter time, although I do have moments of jewel tones or pastels thrown in for good measure 🙂 Love that next to last picture too. Thanks for inspiration!

  2. January 27, 2012 / 5:11 am

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