Remember how I said I would try to buy less and buy smarter for the summer? It seems that my crop-topping, monochrome-whispering muse is up to no good. It started with this grayscale ensemble Stephanie put together that my subconscious chewed on for a few weeks, and then a serendipitous Zara sale that brought the black version of that cropped sweater down to $9.99. Then Uniqlo’s popup opened at South Coast Plaza over Fourth of July weekend, and I found myself mentally arguing the purchase of an AIRism tank top. Ach. I did not win. Last weekend I was running around downtown Long Beach dressed thusly:
I’m enjoying interpreting the looks I see online (*cough*Tumblr*cough*) into real life wear. I think at the core of all this blogging and ruminations, I just really want to play and share what I’m doing. Putting myself together used to be a chore, and I’m not quite good at the entire process yet, but it’s coming along nicely. I especially like this ensemble because in my opinion it’s a very quiet sort of blend-in ninja, make-no-waves look that suits my general resting mood.
I know quite a few of us turn to sources online and in print for inspiration. What are your favorite sources? Have you ever tried to copy a look off a picture or a magazine, and how was your experience?