Sunday, 17 April 2011

Day 98: Sunday Inspiration

It is Inspiration Monday again where Megan and Nora over at Two Birds Boutique circulate an inspiring look for participants to recreate or take inspiration from. This week it is Gwen Stefani's look which is up for imitation. 

Again, I have to post a day early as I just cannot wear this outfit to work.  


Gwen


Lori




              • Plaid shirt: Marks and Spencer
              • Jeans: Matalan
              • White T-shirt: Topshop
              • Silver wedges: Dorothy Perkins
              • Sunnies: Primark

After last week's Diane Kruger look this felt far easier. At first glance I felt the look was very casual and even when I picked my items to create it I was convinced it would appear like a down day outfit. However, once it was put together it felt a lot more glam than I was expecting. I love surprises like that. Maybe I should have taken the challenge a step further and tried to incorporate this in to a work appropriate look.

I don't wear these shoes very often as they aren't particularly comfortable but I think they are definitely worth wearing in. These shoes are appropriate for an inspiration challenge as were purchased after I was inspired by another. Do you remember the Sex and the City episode, A Women's Right to Shoes when Carrie's Manolo Blahnik oval d’Orsay heels were stolen during a baby shower and the hostess refused to replace them arguing, outrageously, that they were “just” shoes. I had fantasies about those shoes... I still do. What I loved about those shoes, apart from their sheer fabulousness, was how Carrie styled them with a party outfit and then with a casual look of green khakis once they were replaced. I felt I was channeling a bit of Carrie Bradshaw today which always makes for a good day.

24 comments:

  1. Pretty much dead on--looks great! And I love your sunglasses!

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  2. i love a casual outfit with a fancy shoe! great job...you look super cute!

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  3. I think your version came out really cute. The cuffs on your shirt are especially fun. I think the different type of plaid really adds to the shirt's look. I agree with you that this inspiration brought out the Carrie Bradshaw in me too. I always want to wear fabulous shoes with denim, but I don't always do it. :)

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  4. I love that episode of SIC! I also love how you pulled together your look. I took a "tour" of the British Isle and had the distinct pleasure of staying in Edinburgh. It is, hands down, one of my favorite places ever and I dream of going back to visit one day.

    Sincerely,

    Julie

    oagj.blogspot.com

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  5. I love what you did! Great outfit! The glasses are super cute and I love that plaid shirt on you, i think it's the red color that suits you so well.

    I read about your 356 outfits and no shopping in one year!!! WOW! Keep it up, you're doing great. :)

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  6. Hi Rebekah
    Thanks for your comment. Love the hat you wore, it really does make the look your own.
    love
    Lori xo

    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hi you two birds
    Thanks for your comment. I really enjoyed this one - can't wait to see what's next.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hi
    Thanks for your comment. I too prefer not to tuck in my shirts but you have made me think I can do it ! Love the Gwen quiff too!
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi Julie
    Thanks for your comment. I am very impressed you got your entire outfit for such a bargain.
    How lovely that you love Edinburgh. I really need to start taking some outside pictures to show off this beautiful city.
    love
    Lori xo

    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi Kathrine
    Thanks for your lovely comments. I had to post a day early as could no way get away with that at work so I am impressed you decided to use it as inspiration to make it approproiate for your day.
    The shopping ban is tough but these types of challenges are keeping me going.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. You're right...this outfit does exude a glam vibe! Nice take on the inspiration.

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  12. Very glam indeed. The bracelets and the wedges help.

    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  13. Great blog post! Love the inspiration shots and then the photos of what you did - such a clever idea!!!

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  14. I like this outfit a lot better than the last one too :-) I'll have to do my recreation tomorrow, and I'm really looking forward to it!
    By the way, that's what I thought: It looks quite refined on you and not really all that much like a down day. Maybe it's the shoes, one does say that shoes can make or break an outfit. It's probably true :-D

    Relatable Style

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  15. That plaid shirt is divine! The cuffs are such an unexpected touch and just gives it that extra oomph. And the sunnies? Super cute as well.

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  16. Hi Lori, Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes here to say hello. I love those sunnies...and I want a pair. Your Gwen Stefani looks great especially with the red plaid shirt. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone from the challenge...drop in anytime to say hi...I am following all of the women who participated...have a great week. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  17. Hi Debbie
    Thanks for your comment. I like your take on the look and sunglasses are bang on.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  18. Hi Daphne
    Thanks for your comment. I love your tartan shirt. Bet you can't wait to get those Target shoes - looks like they'll go with everything.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. Hi Jackie
    Thanks the challenges are really keeping me going and my mind off not shopping.
    Have a safe trip.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi Lili
    Thanks for the comment. You shoes definitely glam up your look too.
    Am intrigued by your Kate Middleton project. I actually haven't joined in as she has yet to convince me she is a style icon as her style, until recently, has been very Sloane Ranger which I'm not a fan off, for various reasons. I am excited to see how her style develops, though as I have high hopes.
    I spent the day in St Andrews today and everyone there is really looking forward to the wedding and preparing lots of parties.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi Nicole
    Thanks for the lovely comment.
    I really enjoyed this challenge and loved the shoes you chose for your interpretation.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi Dawn
    Thanks for the lovely comments.
    I've checked out your blog and love your style and the lifestyle touches you also include. I am keen to try and do a bit more of that with my blog and hope the Spring/Summer weather will inspire me to do that.
    How sweet are those kitties.
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hi Chantele - yay you went for the sunnies too!
    love
    Lori xo
    http://loriswardrobeblog.blogspot.com/

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