Thursday, December 13, 2012

French Girl Car Wreck

Forever 21 jacket (similar), LA Made top (c/o), Forever 21 leggings and necklace (super old), Steve Madden boots (old), H&M beanie (old, similar here)

Sometimes I love the act of putting together an outfit every morning, and other times I want nothing more than to have someone do it for me. My mind doesn't always know which direction to take and I have spent countless minutes just staring at my closet doing nothing productive. When I participated in different style collaborations in the past, I loved the challenge it presented me with to focus on a look or piece, and create a new outfit around it.

So recently, in an over-dramatic fit of despair, I vented to a (male) co-worker that I wish I had someone who would present me with a new theme every day in order to help choose an outfit. Surprisingly, he willingly offered to supply me with daily themes and this has turned into the most fun week of picking outfits ever! The best part is his creativity behind them. Instead of "mixed prints" or "chambray shirt," his mind turns out ideas like "librarian out on the town" or "croquet espionage." While these obviously allow some room for interpretation, they still point me in a direction and help me get totally creative with my closet. 

All that to say, the theme for this outfit post was "French Girl Car Wreck." Yup, those are the kind of things I'm dealing with. And as an added treat, he wrote up the 5 different looks I've done this past week (including a pic of each one) over at his blog in his always witty, and very well-written manner. So go check it out and say hello to the very non-fashion blogger Jake!






Photos by Miss Bettina

xoxo
Sara B

14 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I just hopped over to Jake's blog and saw the other outfits. Keep them coming!

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  2. Love this entire outfit!!!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  3. this idea is so fun, and i can't wait to see more of it. love your friend's blog, too! :-)

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  4. "Croquet espionage"..hahaha! I love this! I think this look is spot on..minus the car wreck part, cuz you look too pretty for that! :)

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  5. How funny! Love the French Girl Car Wreck... I may have to steal this idea for my blog! I just started it so feel free to give me any tips you think may be good for a newbie blogger :)

    If you're interested: tracifuller.blogspot.com

    Love your blog!

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  6. I love that he gave you creative themes. Great idea!

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  7. One of my favorite outfits! He really comes up with the best outfit ideas. He should start a twitter dedicated to daily outfit inspiration personas haha

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  8. What a fun idea! I love that hat it gives the outfit such personality!! :)

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  9. Okay this was CLASSIC! And that Jake, HILARIOUS writer. There must be more of this.

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  10. I went to his blog and I just love how the both of you put this together.
    I love it!

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  11. I love this! This is so funny because I have a male co-worker who names my outfits at work each day! Some favorites have been suburban biker, cowgirl ballerina, etc, always really conflicting extremes. I went to his blog and I love the collaboration :)

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  12. love this pretty and casual style.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  13. This is such a fun idea! I checked out all the looks and found it inspiring. thanks!

    Sarah
    cooperscloset11.blogspot.com

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