Closet Raid: Mom's Closet

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

             Fashion inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere, including other people's closets.  Looking through other people's closets (with their permission, of course) is a great way to experiment with different styles without costing you a penny.  For my first closet raid, I challenged myself to find at least three pieces in my mom's closet and style them.

         The first piece I chose is by far my favorite piece in her closet- this Free People over-sized blouse.  If I were to describe my mother's style it would be "boho-chic" because she loves loose, "flowy" silhouettes, embroidery, and floral prints.  Since it's a free-flowing piece, I decided to pair it with a tight, high-waisted jean short on the bottom. 

Closet Raid: Mom's Closet at Elizabeth, Marie, & Me
         This next piece is a sheer cobalt blue blouse by Vince Camuto.  I absolutely adore the color and the cut.  Since my mom and I are not the same size, it was a bit big for me.  In order to make it wearable, I gathered the extra fabric on the bottom and tucked it in the back of my white jeans and threw on a blazer to give me a more sleek silhouette.  

Closet Raid: Mom's Closet at Elizabeth, Marie, & Me
               This is my second favorite piece in my mom's closet.  This casual Rachel by Rachel Roy top is sheer with holes all over it.  Since I am short, it's very long on me.  Therefore, I decided to slip on a burgundy velvet skater skirt over the top to add color and help define my waist. 

          Lastly, I chose a beige cargo jacket, which was shoved in the back of her closet.  My mom never wears this jacket, but I thought it would be such a shame not to feature it on my blog.  In order to make it fit me, I threw it over an off white slip dress, rolled up the sleeves and added a belt.  *(Fashion Tip:  Layering a belt over any over-sized clothing helps to define your waist and helps to pull the outfit together.) 
          Hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for my next closet raid!  As always, sending you lots of love from my heart to yours.  

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