Thursday, April 3, 2008

Preconceived notions?

Everyone seems to plan out their outfits differently. I have never been the type to put together something at night and lay it out perfectly for morning. This probably saves a lot of time, it is just not something I have ever done. Usually, though, I have different combonations in my head. At the very least, I can usually look into my closet on a given morning and put together a mental ensemble piece by piece. If part of it doesn't look right, I swap it out.

Today, though, I just sort of randomly put on different clothes without knowing where my outfit was going. I felt like wearing my orange tights, and just added from there without many expectations or a finished look in my head. Here is how it turned out:

home stretch

Grey beret: flea market in Paris
Earrings: from my mom
Scarf, tied as a bow: from my grandma
Blue swing dress: H&M
Tweed vest: thrifted
Black cardigan: Old Navy
Orange tights: Target
Patent flats with gold bauble: Target

How do you plan your outfits? In advance or on the fly? Do you do it mentally, write it down, or take photos?

23 comments:

Curella said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Goodness, I love this outfit. Its so tidy and neat and its hard to look so polished with a layered look. You totally rock it. xoxo

1234 said...

i love your outfits! especially your berets. um sometimes if im feeling keen i'll plan something in advanced because my mornings are super rushed (i have a tendency to sleep in.. a lot). but if i have no time at all, i'll just put a crazy mix together.

Sally Jane said...

Cute outfit! I can never pick out my clothes the night before. If I do, I always change my mind when I wake up.

Leilani said...

In high school I used to actually lay out my clothes each night (yes I was one of THOSE people!) as it saved a ton of time in the morning. Now I try to check the weather before I go to bed and in the morning dress accordingly. :)

dh.366 said...

For me its impossible to wear the same clothes I chose the nigh before! I mean, I fall asleep and wake up in a different mood!

So, its very random... I wear whatever i like at the time :)

WendyB said...

Very cute! I agree with Curella, you always look so pulled-together and sleek even with lots of layering and colors.

The Clothes Horse said...

I put my outfits together the night before. If I don't then I usually take forever to get ready!

a side order of style said...

totally like sally jane says I pick out the outfit before hand and after wards make deviations the morning of.

Kim said...

I love that you wear berets. You inspire me!

Because I'm home a lot with my kids, I take advantage of any time I get to dress nice. I make it more of an event. I like to plan it; it's almost as if I enjoy planning to wear something as much as wearing it.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

This outfit is such a treat! I love blue with orange, they're complimentary colors I believe.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Oh I forgot to ask your question, I plan in the ams! :-)

Lady Language said...

This may be my favorite outfit yet! I love the blue dress with the orange tights. And thanks for adding me to your blogroll - you are on ours as well.

(R)evolver74 said...

I get inspiration while I'm asleep..rather, while trying to go to sleep... :P

Pretty Pirate said...

I am Loving your blog! I am new to blogging and have been enjoying finding others to keep me occupied and inspired! I agree with (r)evolver74 I brainstorm ideas when I'm trying to fall asleep. Sometimes in the morning i change it up when i see something in my closet. You always look so cute with what you put together, great creativity!

Nadine said...

I love your work with colors! Great combination - once again!

Isa said...

first: I love the outfit - it is quite daring with the colour combination but it works out so well and looks great!
and again one of those lovely berets. from paris! oui!

I actually sometimes do write down ideas for outfits I have, especially being inspired by somethng I have seen.
then of course I just try out what I feel like but I really don´t want to be stuck in some theme so writing down my inspiration is very useful.
xx

P.Y.T. said...

This is great! Sometimes I think my outfits suffer when I over plan them. Plus, if this comes from not planning then I am all for it. It kind of reminds me of the Marc Jacobs fall 07 line, no?

because im addicted said...

adorable! love all the colors!!

Hope said...

Love the outfit. Blue and orange look very nice together - I wouldn't think they would, but they do.

You're a history major? Let's be friends.

Isabel said...

I quite like the outfit, all except for the orange tights. It's not your fault, I just have an extreme distaste for the colour orange.

SOMETHING_PICASSO said...

Has anyone told you you remind them of Blaire Waldorf? Not the personality per se, but your features and your style do...

softspoken said...

i get dressed like you do most mornings - just look through the closet and start throwing on things i think might work together. sometimes, though, i'll sort of brainstorm an outfit around a certain dress, or shoes, or tights, or something.

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