Get Pin-Spired #1

So excited about our first Pin-Spired link up!
If you are new here, the idea of the link up is to use Pinterest to inspire your outfits.
(Hence the name Pin-Spired)
See if you can re-create them.
Take pics of your outfit.
Every 1st of the month, we will have a linky party for you to link up your outfits from the past month.

The 3 Hosts of the Linky Party are myself,  Sheaffer from Pinterest Told Me To and Shay from Mix & Match Family (and sister of the Bachelor!)
You can link up 1 outfit or 30 outfits, however many you want.....Totally up to you!!!
My goal, starting in January was to "shop" my closet and to try and not buy SO many clothes this year.
I am happy to say that each one of the outfits I have posted today are items that were already in my closet! It was fun to mix & match things that I wouldn't have put together if it weren't for Pinterest!
My goal is to do one Pin-Spired outfit a week as a way to stay out of my wardrobe rut that I sometimes get in!

First up, is polka dots....I got this sweater in December at Old Navy on clearance for under $10 & wasn't sure if I was going to keep it, but it was so cheap, I decided to. I looked around Pinterest & saw that polka dot sweaters were all over the place, so I paired it with a scarf, skinny jeans & some boots!
Polka Dot Sweater : Old Navy // Jeans & Boots: Target // Scarf : Macy's
Polka Dots are fun! I loved this outfit & all my students said my sweater was "fun"!

Next up, is the chambray shirt, scarf, black skinnies & brown boots. I swore I would never wear a "jean shirt". It reminds me of the mid 90's when I was in middle school & high school. But, jean shirts are back...they are called "chambray" shirts now. Same thing, different name. 
In high school, I wore my jean shirt with jeans & a braided leather belt..anyone else?!?!
Chambray Shirt : Old Navy // Black Skinnies: Target  // Scarf: Local Boutique // Boots: Cathy Jean
But, in 2013, jean shirts are awesome with black skinnies & tall boots. LOVED this outfit. Will be wearing this again & again.

My sister got me a "Burberry" scarf years ago when she was in Europe.
Of course it's not a real Burberry, its a knock off, a fake. 
I call it my "Furberry" (Fake Burberry)
I have always worn it with a black sweater, jeans & black boots....simple classic look.
But, all over Pinterest, Burberry scarves were being worn with black leggings and brown boots.
It was just a few months ago that I jumped on the black with brown bandwagon. 
Let me tell you, I am staying on that bandwagon. You have got to try it. LOVE. 
Creme Shirt : Gap // Black Skinnies & Boots: Target  // Scarf: Random Street Vendor in Europe
I loved this outfit & felt so sophisticated wearing my Furberry scarf.
This outfit has a funny story. The day I wore it, Luke and I went to the grocery store after work.
As I was checking out & putting my shopping cart back, this guy (in his late 40's) comes up to me and says, "You really pulled that outfit off". I didn't think I heard him right, so I said "What?" He said, "Your outift. I like it." I didn't even know what to say....so I mumbled "Thank You" and rushed back to my car carrying Luke. 
So, beware...if you wear a "Furberry" scarf you may get hit on by older men. Watch out. LOL.

Moving on to my final Pin-spired outfit....
I love mustard (the color and the condiment). I have SO many clothes that are the color mustard. I have been Pin-spired to pair mustard with gray, black & stripes.
Mustard Cardigan & Boots: Target // Striped Shirt & Cords : Old Navy // Necklace : Forever 21
(You can't tell, because my camera is covering my face, but I am TOTALLY making the same face as the model on the left......)
I switched this outfit up & didn't wear jeans with it, but instead paired it with my grey cords. I liked the way the gray looked with the mustard & black. I am a fan!!! You will be seeing a lot more mustard in my outfits!

There you have it, my 4 Pin-Spired outfits! 
This challenge was so fun. And, I loved that all of it came from my closet!

If you are new to my blog, thanks for stopping by! 
Feel free to follow along!
If you have outfits to link up, feel free to grab a button to add to your post.
Can't see what you link up!

The linky will be open until next Friday, February 8th.
Your link will show up on my blog, Sheaffer's blog & Shay's blog.
My favorite part about linky parties is checking out other people who have linked up! 
Go find some new blogs & leave them a comment letting them know you stopped by...and get Pin-Spired by the outfits other people linked up! 

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  1. Mel, you are so good at recreating the pinterest looks. You really inspired me to try it. I've already got ideas for outfits next month. This was a lot of fun and really helped me see I can shop my own closet.

  2. Thanks for the inspiration Mel! You have started something good!!!

  3. This is such a fun link up! I have the same polka dot sweater and did a pin-spired look last week. Have a great weekend. Heather

  4. I love all the looks! It's awesome that everything came from what you already had too. Great way to pull stuff out of your closet you forgot you had! I'm going to have to try this!

  5. I love all 4 looks but the fourth one is my favorite! You rocked it girl! I'm so glad we're teaming up together...I just love you to pieces!! XOXO

  6. So many cute looks, Mel! I want to pin them all. This is totally my style.

  7. I love love love me some polka dots! Your first captured my attention right away:)

  8. I totally rocked the jean shirt in the nineties--light wash jeans, white tee underneath, penny loafers and everything had to be tucked in. My stars, that was uncomfortable.

    This was so fun and it really pulled me out of my fashion rut. Thanks, Mel! XOXO

  9. Fun!! Your outfits are so super cute ~ you definitely rocked every one of them!! Totally cracking up about the old man hitting on you! Hilarious!! =)

  10. you are so good with this!! I should spend some time mixing up my stuff rather than buying new.

  11. Cute outfits! I've done my own version of your 2nd and 4th outfit too! Love this linky idea, so fun, thanks for hosting :)


  12. these are such great outfits! I love the polka dot sweater, and the red scarf with your chambray shirt! happy Friday :)

  13. Love all of your outfits! Love your polka dot sweater and your furbeddy scarf outfit!

  14. I LOVE every one of your outfits! I'd wear it all! Great job!! And I'm so glad you liked my outfit, too. I would love it if you decide to pin it for next month!!! I already have my outfit ready for next month, too! :) Thanks for hosting this fun linky party!

  15. I love your outfits!! I have a "furberry" scarf too...that has a place of honor in the back of my closet because I have a hard time wearing it. I will definitely be pulling it out and recreating your outfit with it!! I am new to the blogging world, and your blog has quickly become one of my favorites!!

  16. All of your outfits are just awesome! I can't pick a favorite I love them all! I have been loving the chambray look but can't seem to find the right fitting shirt. Was yours a recent buy? I cannot wait to see your next set of outfits!

  17. Love, love, love the polka dot sweater! It IS fun! :)

  18. These outfits are adorable! I'm going to have to start doing this! I'm also totally on the black and brown bandwagon! It works if it's done right! :-)

  19. Found you from Sheaffer (I'm a dedicated follower or her style and humor, and her friend who never gets to see her anymore, waaaah) and girl you rocked your inspirations! I am copying you this week with the chambray shirt black eans brown boots and hot pink scarf....so exactly tht I think I should send you a picture (I don't blog)! Thanks for reminding me of such a cute outfit for this week!
    Ps your kids are a-DOORABLE

  20. Your outfits are SO cute! I have several of the same pieces so this was super helpful to me - I will definitely try some of these looks. I finally joined in, but was too late to link up. Here's my feeble attempt - ha! ;) Next month I hope to have more actual outfits! http://www.lifesweetlifeblog.com/2013/02/the-proof-is-in-pin-volume-6.html



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