Monday, January 7, 2013

Inspiration Monday - Sort of

Happy Monday!  First full week since before Christmas, this could be rough!  Oh well, normal is good too right?  So today's Inspiration Monday look is from Blake Lively here. 

I think my outfit from last Monday fits the bill better than what I came up with today, but so it goes!  Two of the items today are courtesy once again of my fabulous cousin.  I ran with my mom on Saturday to pick up the bags of clothes she left at my aunt's house - holy cow there was a ton of stuff!  There were FOUR full bags, of which I kept enough to fill one bag.  And believe me, that was still plenty!

So anyway, I guess this is one of those "I followed the inspiration if you squint" kind of outfits.  This sweater still had the tags on!  Man I love hand me downs!!

That was pretty much the most exciting part of my weekend.  I tried to kind of lay low and not do much so I could kick the cold to the curb and I was more or less successful.  I have lingering sniffles but nothing like it was.  I was bummed to not really go out with the Pants Monkey this weekend, but we got burgers from our favorite place and watched the second Harry Potter movie, so it wasn't a total wash of a weekend!

T-shirt - Ann Taylor (from cousin)
Sweater - Jones New York (from cousin)
Pants - Sonoma, thrifted
Bag - Nine West (gift from in-laws)
Necklace - S&D

I had wanted to start cleaning out my closet this weekend, but decided to wait until I had more energy.  I think that may be a project for next weekend now instead.  There is something about the New Year that makes me want to clean out everything and re-organize, not just my closet, but my entire house.  Fresh start!!

For more Inspiration Monday outfits that probably follow the inspiration a little better, head on over to two birds.


  1. I love hand me downs too. It's like shopping for free! Nice score on the sweater, brand new and really cute :) Heather

  2. don't you love hand-me-downs? i love this look on you...casual but work appropriate! i had a super lazy weekend, too...but i feel like i kind of got a lot done, so that's good!

  3. Wow, you got at least two great items! I love the cardigan - great basic piece.

  4. Oh so cute! I love it! Hand-me-downs are great! Even better when they fit and look good! Which yours do :)

  5. Ooh I love getting new or "new to me" clothes! That sweater is gorgeous!

  6. How exciting that you got new things to it! I love your new sweater and the way it flows. You look lovely. Thanks for your words of encouragement. I'm so grateful :)


  7. That's an awesome outfit! Hand me downs are great! I know what you mean about being in an organized mood! I want to clean, purge and reorganize our house too!

  8. Yay for hand me downs, especially ones that are brand new! I am vowing to clean out my closet soon too...the mess is starting to drive me nuts!

    The Tiny Heart

  9. Bethie! Score on the hand me downs, Man! I love your necklace, top(s), both as they go well together and the entire ootd is GREAT! What you chose is absolutely Great. I felt mine was way too much black. ah well!

  10. You do get the BEST hand me downs! :-)
    I also lurv the necklace and purse!

  11. Cute outfit! That sweater is a great hand me down!!

  12. LOVE! Amazing sweater and your necklace is so pretty :)

  13. Lucky lady! I like the top in particular. I also scored two nice things last week from a friend who is going overseas for a few years. Yay, free clothes! :-)

  14. (I think Blogger ate my comment)

    Just to say - free gifts are the best! I also was given two tops last week by a friend who is going overseas.

  15. I had a tenuous outfit planned too (Yours isn't as tenuous as mine was) but I've had such a headache all day that it was all I could do to get through the day, let alone put on outfit and photograph!
    I love hand-me-down bags- sadly I am the one that does all the hand-me-downing now, no-one does it to me!!!
    I had a great thrift this morning at the charity shop near my Doctor's surgery- I came back with a gorgeous black fur scarf, blue shorts and a gorgeous brand-new drum for school -£12 instead of £40!!!
    Anyway, I really like what you put together- love the palette of grey, white, black and the trousers are fab- totally my favourite kind of trouser shape!

  16. You look great and I love the cardi you've got on- it looks so fancy!

  17. Relaxing weekends are good, especially when they result in you feeling better! I feel the same way too about wanting to re-organize, but somehow the energy keeps escaping might need to in order to make room for all those clothes from your cousin though! :)

    Jess - J's Style

  18. Weee! How exciting. It's like the joy of thrifting without having to spend money. Discovery and digging to find goodies! Congrats on the hand-me-downs.

    I decided to make the drive to my brother's before the school doldrums set in - and wow I am bad at traveling. It's only about a 4 hour trip, but I'm already sleepy at 7!

  19. I need a cousin that hands me down great clothes like yours!

  20. Sorry to hear you still weren't 100% yourself over the weekend. But you're getting better! And that's good. Plus burgers and movie make a total awesome weekend nonetheless!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  21. It doesn't matter if you follow the inspiration to a T - we can call it loosely based on :) Either way I love the drapey layers... you look great in this outfit!

    Pearls & Paws


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