Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New with the Old

Hey!!  Glad to be back after some time off - we hope everyone had an enjoyable Holiday Season!!

Today I'm just going to keep it simple & to the point.  I've been enjoying mixing some of my new Christmas items with trusty old pieces lately.  It makes a perfect mix using a new piece to spice up an old one.

Apparently I'm really loving plaid scarves, simple easy dresses, & cognac boots...


Left: Dress - Old Navy (old) // Scarf - Purple Peridot // Boots - Vince Camuto via DSW (in-store) // Belt - JCPenney (old)

Right: Dress - Old Navy (old) // Scarf - Target // Boots - Vince Camuto via DSW (in-store) // Tights - Target // Cuff - Nickel & Suede // Necklace - Express // Bag - Charming Charlie (old)

Both of these dresses are Old Navy purchases from 2-4 years ago.  I've said it before, & I'll say it again - Old Navy has some of the best dresses that you can buy off the rack...simple, easy to wear, & can be a great staple for a few years.  I saw a couple of great dresses there the other day for just $20...can't beat that price.  This one is very similar to the striped one from above, & this one is similar to the cobalt blue dress above.  I've also listed a few others I'm swooning over in the Shop the Post section below -  some are as little as $12-$17!! Eek!





As you can see, it was a chilly day when I wore this outfit.  Choosing to belt the blanket scarf was an excellent way of adding warmth & coziness!  I'm also a huge fan of pattern mixing, so the stripes, plaid & leopard all make for an outfit full of interest.






No joke, I've had this cobalt dress for at least 4 years & I loved being able to wear it with the plaid scarf & 50 shades of Cognac (lol).  The bright cobalt brings some brightness to chilly winter days.  The jacket I wore with this is the (Minus The) Leather Quilted Sleeve Jacket from Express - a Christmas gift from my mom.  I'm excited to continue to pair this great jacket with many things in the future!

Again, don't forget to check out some of the great dresses you can get your hands on from Old Navy below.  I really can't justify adding any more to my collection at the moment, so I'll live vicariously through you guys! ;-)

Shop the Post:
Kellie


*linking up with:  The Pleated Poppy, Because Shanna Said So, Oh, Hey Girl, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Style Me Wednesday, I Feel Pretty, Spotlight of the Week, Thursday Favorites, Happiness at Mid-Life, Little Friday, A Labour of Fashion

16 comments:

  1. I love digging into my closet, too. It's exciting exploring new looks without having to buy all the time :)

    If you have a sec, I’d like you to check out the latest on my blog: http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  2. Great styling with that pretty scarf! I am also into closet shopping in my latest post - hope you could check it out & lemme know what you think!

    Much love!
    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  3. Yay!! So fun to see your new pieces put to work!! (And eek! All that snow there!!) I love that striped Old Navy dress, and that shade of blue is SO pretty! It looks great with your new jacket. What a nice mom. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  4. Love seeing how you restyled your scarf in two different ways. Although I have worn mine a ton, I haven't gotten very creative with how I wear it. You look great in a dress!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  5. I am sooo with you--love Old Navy's dresses so much :) Love how you styled these scarves too-- I am always boring and tie them the same old way--will def be keeping how you did it in mind to try for the future!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  6. Happy New Year and glad you are back! That's an amazing cobalt dress and you styled that look to perfection Kellie!! I love everything about it. Old Navy dresses do rock!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  7. I love my MTL jackes from Express. It is surprising warm too. I love the last picture with your pretty smile.

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  8. I am glad you took some time off from blogging to enjoy life. You came back rocking in style. I love both ways you styled your plaid scarves and pinned these outfits. I also liked Carylee's version of the striped dress look! Well done Kellie.

    Happy 2015 to you, pretty mamma!

    If you like, I am co-hosting a new link-up. Come link this beautiful outfit with us. Thanks, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2015/01/hunter-green-red-plaid-and-silver.html

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  9. some great looks, loving the plaid and the stripes and those boots..I have a fashion Link up I would love you to join
    http://www.alabouroflife.com/2015/01/a-labour-of-fashion.html

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  10. Oh my! So much goodness in this post! I am so glad you kept the boots! They definitely look perfect on you and with both outfits! And you and I got the same memo about the scarf and stripes! I need a thicker leopard belt to finish the look!! <3
    Carylee | more pieces of me
    Enter the $225 Nordstrom Giveaway HERE!

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  11. I love how you styled your plaid scarves so differently! So cute! I have one and tried wearing it belted like you have in these photos. Did you find it constricting at all? I felt like I could not really use my arms...

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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    1. It's certainly seems awkward at first, but as you might be able to see from the photo where I'm facing away, I chose not to include the back of the scarf in the belt, so I think that helped. Also, I found that if I gathered ithe scarf a little more on top of my shoulders (kind of pulling it up higher on my arms, if that makes sense), that my movement wasn't restricted as much. I will say, that even with those tricks, it is still more maintenance than wearing a scarf around the neck, but I feel it's worth it every now and then :-). Hope that helps :-)

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  12. Old Navy has been killing it lately with their offerings. I love the 2nd outfit and may be partial since I have a similar scarf and will need to pair it with cobalt blue - it looks great!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Yay, I'm glad you found some potential inspiration here! Thank *you* for the link up opportunity! :-)

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  13. Thanks for linking up with me and please come back on Thursday. I love how Old Navy and Target mix so well together

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  14. You look great in boots...sexy and stylish :-)

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