Shop Your Closet

So…, what do you do when you can’t buy new clothes but you have a conference coming up? Shop your closet! My awesome blogging friend Megan from Brassy Apple, agreed to come over and help me discover all the awesome outfits I already had lurking in the corners of my closet.

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Okay, so they weren’t really lurking in the corners because my closet is extremely organized, but I wanted Megan to help me realize the full potential of the clothes in my closet. I showed her some of my favorite pieces and she started pulling things out and working her magic.

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I never would have thought of pairing some of the pieces together that she did, but once she put them together I loved them. One of my favorite pairings was the teal necklace with the brown polka dot shirt. I’m excited to wear them together!

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I feel I need to add a disclaimer here before we go any further. I am not taking 9 outfits to a 3 day conference. Since I will also be spending a few extra days with my family in Atlanta, we put together the extra outfits.

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Megan paired 2 tops with every pair of pants so I could double my wardrobe but save on space. I will be wearing each pair of pants only once during the conference but then also once on the rest of my vacation with a different top.

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The dress at the conference parties will range from fancy schmancy to jeans. I wanted to be somewhere in between so we went with white crop jeans, heels, a nice top, and sparkly jewelry. The point is to dress comfortably and be yourself.

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I had to bring a maxi skirt. Even if I don’t wear it at the conference I’ll find time to wear it on the rest of my vacation, maybe on a night when I’ve eaten too much or want to feel extra comfortable.

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I’m bringing 2 extra shirts, just in case I want something a little more dressy or something more casual one day (or in the event of spilling something on one of my other tops). You never know.

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I’m flying all night and wanted to be comfy while trying to sleep on the plane, so we came up with a cute but comfortable outfit. The skirt is actually a dress but I don’t feel comfortable wearing it that way because it’s a little tight. Megan suggested I wear a top over it and wear it as a skirt. I love it and feel more comfortable wearing it now.

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Look how happy I am with my new clothing options. Seriously, Megan helped me see other options in my clothing and helped me realize I didn’t have to go out and buy new things, just use what I already have in new ways. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have someone like Megan, invite a friend over and ask for opinions or different options on your wardrobe. It’s fun and who doesn’t like saving money?

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • terry July 31, 2013, 9:03 am

    you have such cute tops!! and love the jeans color. wear do you shop? i HATE shopping so have no idea where to get good stuff!

  • Ashlee July 31, 2013, 11:32 am

    GAH! I need Megan to come help me shop my closet! how totally fun! Wish I was going to Haven with you! Miss you sweet friend.

  • Nicole July 31, 2013, 1:21 pm

    Seriously need a Megan at my house too! I so wish I had the knack to put clothes together like that. Have fun at Haven!

  • Megan/BrassyApple July 31, 2013, 8:57 pm

    Ashlee and Nicole – I’d love to come!!! 🙂

  • Megan/BrassyApple July 31, 2013, 8:59 pm

    thanks Leanne for asking me to come over! it was SUPER fun for me and I’m glad I could help you remix your closet! you had great pieces already – you just need a new perspective to create new outfits! 🙂

  • Michelle August 1, 2013, 12:38 pm

    Can I jump in line too Megan? I would love a little refresh!

  • Becca August 1, 2013, 5:43 pm

    I have that same dress and felt like it was a little to clingy in the middle and about 2 inches too short. I cut the tank part off and now it’s a skirt and the perfect length. I wore it the other day with a plain white t, sandals and necklace. I loved it!

  • Elizabeth Wickland August 9, 2013, 8:34 pm

    I love going closet shopping, and even started a blog a couple years ago just for new outfits I find in my closet! How fun that you got to put some new favorites together! Enjoy the conference and the new found fashion freedom!!

  • Susan August 9, 2013, 8:35 pm

    I want to know where you got the shirts in your “extras” picture – the teal polka dot and the gray stripe! SO CUTE!!! And I love all the outfit and jewelry pairings. I have lots of clothes and lots of jewelry, but I’m so terrible at actually putting it together!

  • Lacey October 13, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Where do you buy your tops? I love the cuts of the ones in the pictures, but I can never seem to find anything like them in the stores!

  • leanneja December 6, 2013, 6:28 pm

    Thank you! I buy most of my tops at Ross, also Target and JC Penney.

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