Clothed with Grace: Pinspiration to Reality: Translating Couture

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pinspiration to Reality: Translating Couture

















Today I'm going to share with you my final tip for pinspiration success. It's all about translating couture into an everyday look.  I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to follow blogs or pin looks that seem so out of the realm of something I could ever wear; they don't seem to translate to my life style.  Take for example Blair.  The style.  Oh my, the style.  Before a trend has even make it on my radar Blair has been wearing it, and wearing it well for like a year.  As beautiful as every look is, it's hard for me to relate to her or her style.  Take my inspiration today, this one look of Blair's is pretty much the cost of my clothing budget for THE ENTIRE YEAR.

This is where my tip come in: look at the idea of the outfit, not the outfit as a whole.  Take away the Chanel Broach and trade in these $350 JCrew pants for a more affordable option, and you've got a a great professional look that easily works for every-day wear.









Blazer: Loft $30 c/o Chippmunk similar
Chambray: Kohl's $3 (thrifted) similar
Pants: The Limited $3.5 similar
Necklace: Stella and Dot Sutton
Bracelets: Stella and Dot Peacock
Belt: Kohl's $1.5 similar
Heels: Audrey Brooke $26 similar in silver

Also, check out the winner of the latest winners for the Chippmunk Expert Shopper Contest here.  Way to go ladies!  They just started another round, enter to win here.

23 comments:

  1. This is why I love your blog. You always look like a million bucks even though you didn't spend nearly that much. I can't really relate to blogs where they spend tons of money on stuff. This outfit is gorgeous!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  2. I totally agree. I too often find it hard to relate to the style of people who can spend WAY more than I can. But breaking it down and just taking note of the basic idea and pieces can help make it more manageable. Your printed pants here are really fun!

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  3. You've hit the nail on the head for me! I follow blogs with style I can see myself wearing in my everyday life. I like ones that push me a little out of my comfort zone, but not over my budget. I love this outfit with your printed pants and gold heels! You look great!

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  4. You look so, so cute! I love these pants on you!

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  5. Great translation! I feel the same way about coutoure and not being able to relate it or translate it into my real life. Blair has some fabulous style though. You did a wonderful job!

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  6. Wonderfully recreated! Blair is such an inspiration to me! She is one of the very first blogs that I ever frequented.. before I even knew how to follow!!

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  7. I agree that any outfit can be recreated with more affordable pieces! While I think Blair always looks gorgeous, I relate more to bloggers that aren't in head to toe designer pieces.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew Giveaway!

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  8. You did a great job recreating the look! I am loving that navy blazer, I would like to add one to my wardrobe this fall!

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  9. you look stunning !!
    would you like to follow each other ?
    http://inyasuniverse.blogspot.be/

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  10. I love this look! Thanks for showing us how to make things relatable!

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  11. Another fabulous interpretation, Ginny! I don't generally read the blogs that are so high fashion, but it's a good reminder that you can find inspiration from pretty things and make it your own!

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  12. That's so great! I'm a fan of recreating looks for less. :-)

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  13. I love what you have done. While I wish sometimes that I had the $ to buy head to toe designer outfits, I really cannot relate to this and love blogs like yours that are much more reality based.
    You look great in this outfit.

    Pia
    Pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  14. I love how you made this outfit with real affordable picks!

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  15. Just discovered your wonderful blog. I love your Pinspiration to Reality series! It would make a nice recurring topic.

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  16. those patterned pants are so fun! and you have the best blazers!

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  17. I agree with you - some of the bloggers who shop at really expensive places I just can't relate to...but if I look at each piece individually, I can often recreate a similar look with my Target/Old Navy clothes! :) Those pants are great, and I loooove your navy blazer, too!

    brynnash.blogspot.com

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  18. Gorgeous! That blue blazer and the pant are adorable! You look awesome in it. Well-done!

    <3 PinKixx

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  19. So classy! Love this look!! I love how you totally made it your own :) great look :)

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  20. Love this pinspiration to reality idea Ginny! So smart! I'm always taking inspiration from Blair, so I'm really happy to see you recreate this look! You did such a great job and made it your own:)!

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  21. Nailing her look there Ginny....and more!!! Love the prints, colors & patterns mix....and the smile of course!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  22. Love the chambray and printed pants!! Gorgeous :)

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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