Thursday, April 15, 2010

Guest Blogger: Heather

Do you read Heather's blog Goober? If not, you should. Every once in a while she does an Evolution of an Outfit where she shows all the steps she went through in order to select an outfit. I love it. So I asked her to do a guest post for me. Below is her detailed evolution.
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I'm so thrilled Tina asked me to guest post. She always has such great outfits, and witty posts, and I'm honored to get to be a part of her blog. I don't know about any of you - but my wardrobe and I don't always get along. Some days I'll have great outfits thought up in my head, but when I put them on - it's not a big N-O. Other days, I'll just be grabbing stuff and end up with something fabulous. Sometimes it's a process, little or big tweaks until you get it right (or it gets so late you just have to stop and go with what you're currently wearing).

I started this evolution with what has been a particularly tricky flowered cardigan.

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1 - I started with basic black pants and nude pumps. I then added one of my favorite combos - the skinny belt and flower pin - and found a bracelet with the same bright pink that's in the sweater. It was all just a bit too much, so...

2 - ...off with the bracelet. But that still wasn't right, so...

3 - ...bracelet on, and the flower wasn't the right color so off it went. Then I really started scaling back.

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4 - Goodbye bracelet.

5- Goodbye belt. Still just not right. Then the black pants seemed to be the culprit - just too dark with the more springy quality of the nude shoes and floral cardigan, so...

6 - ...off with the pants, on with a khaki skirt, bracelet and belt back on. I've seen cardigans layered with other cardigans and loved it, so I tried adding a pink cardigan - ick! - so...

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7 - ..maybe if I take the bracelet off? No. So...

8 - ...off withe the second cardigan. Now we're getting somewhere. But heck, maybe I can do better! So...

9 - ..still not sure about the bracelet, so off it went. Hmm...

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10 - ..thinking maybe it needed more color. How about a lace-trimmed turquoise shell? Yeah, that was just awful. Too bright.

11 - ..maybe if I button the cardigan up more. No, the tone of the shell was just off in comparison wit the tones in the cardigan.

12 - I got this lighter turquoise blouse a couple weeks ago. Better, but I decided to keep making tweaks.

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13 - unbuttoning the bottom buttons...

14 - then losing the belt and unbuttoning the entire cardigan. Just too much color I think. And sort of sloppy looking with the cardigan unbuttoned - okay for a weekend, not so much for work.

15 - i tried a white blouse, and still didn't like it.

So, after all that which did I choose? #8

Start to finish

Hope you all enjoyed the craziness that is sometimes the process of my picking out an outfit. I'm always amazed how little changes can make such a big different. And I think half the fun of fashion is experimenting. Thanks Tina!
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Thank you, Heather! I love seeing all the steps you took to make the outfit just right. My personal favorite was #13. Thanks for the inspiration.

10 comments:

Shelley said...

What an interesting post! Heather really makes me want to delve further into putting my outfits together - and now I want a skinny belt. Of course, I want her body to go with the belt, too!

Lesa said...

I really liked the first one.

Andie said...

this is funny to me, and only because I've gone through the same though process myself!

Great post! :) I'll have to check her blog out!

Kimberly said...

Goober, I am so happy to finally know your real name!! You are way to pretty of a lady to have to refer to as Goober!! :-)

I love seeing the evolution and this totally confirms why I have a pile of clothes in my dressing room. I go through mornings like this sometime and never have a chance to hang them all up! Great post!

Work With What You've Got said...

I love when Goober does these. It seems like such a time commitment but we all go through that ad it's so fun to watch it happen!~

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm not working hard enough in looking good - no wonder I'm a hot mess!

Sarah said...

I agree with Kim - I am so happy to know your real name Goober!!

She has such great style and I love seeing these evolutions!

Thanks Tina for the guest blogger!

misss_e said...

That was such a fun post! I liked 8 as well...

Kristen said...

Count me in for being glad to know your real name, Goober. :)

I adore these evolutions because I almost always go through the same thing. I might have to post one evolution just for you! :)

I love the final one you ended up with, but the bright turquoise was my favorite. :)

Brooke said...

Can I just say it is SUCH A RELIEF that I am not the only person who does this? Some days I literally have half my closet piled on the bed when I leave the house. Thanks Heather for doing this, and Tina for hosting!