WIW as I Transition

So I am learning how to take inspiration and make an outfit. This is the pin that inspired today's outfit. I don't have a cheetah print skirt (yet) so I had to use what I had to evoke the feeling of this outfit.

I am learning to let my pins inspire my outfits rather than trying copy them. At this stage even if I have all the pieces to copy I still may not be able to wear the outfit as pinned. (No sense in inviting disappointment) I am very happy with this interpretation. My hair is freshly washed so it essentially sent me the "resistance is futile" memo - I had to do what it wanted to do. I thought  my hair today was an artsy addition to the outfit.

I am wearing:

  • Navy Apt. 9 knit jersey waterfall cardi tied as a wrap top
  • Apt 9 cheetah print scarf
  • Be band in white
  • ON basic white tank
  • ON cords in deep teal
  • Land's End suede boots in toffee
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  • Helena replied 9 years ago

    Day Vies, I am really loving your style and all your outfits. I am finding it hard to believe that these are your transitional outfits as they are so nice and well-fitting!

    I am noticing somewhat of a uniform (although your outfits don't look repetitive at all) of tailored v-neck (color) layered over white, with a tailored bottom, with some pretty jewelry and perhaps a statement piece (e.g. the scarf in this case). Am I correct, or am I generalizing too much based on a few? Just trying to learn ... as you dress kinda how I want to dress, in many ways.

    Love your point about capturing the feeling of a pin rather than copying piece for piece.

    Great WIW!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Torontogirl - I think you've got me pegged. I like tailored polished pieces and I generally don't feel my outfit is completely unless there's some article of clothing providing structure somewhere. I love a statement somewhere too, whether it's color or print. I think it's a matter of knowing what I like and what works for me. I like crisp, vibrant color combinations so white is usually my go-to but if it's not available I go for very high contrast.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Wow, you look super today, DV!

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    This is a great outfit!! How is the new job going?

  • Kristin SF replied 9 years ago

    Sleek, modern, and chic. Love the addition of the scarf, it really pulls the whole outfit together. And really love your hair today!

  • carter replied 9 years ago

    Love this one! I want that scarf.

  • JAileen replied 9 years ago

    You look fab!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Deb - I have temp assignments for now. Not a new job. I've suspended my search for now -- to preserve my sanity. It really doesn't make sense to me try to take on new job and a newborn in the same year.

  • Liz A. replied 9 years ago

    great look!

  • Joyce B replied 9 years ago

    I love your outfit!

  • LoriFLA replied 9 years ago

    I love your style Day Vies.  That scarf is fab.  I have a similar body shape -- curvy -- and love your v-necks, your choice of colors,  and the way you put stuff together.  An inspiration for sure. :-) Congrats on your new baby.  Enjoy. :-)

  • replied 9 years ago

    Day Vies, this is beautiful! You look very sleek and streamlined and that scarf is making me go ga-ga. I love the brown and caramel tones in it. Your rebellious hair is the perfect touch. YLF! 

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    This is awesomely fab!  I would totally wear it (and I think I probably have worn something super similar)!  Good plan re: the job!

  • El Cee replied 9 years ago

    You look beautiful DV! And your hair is totally fab… so no sense in fighting it.

  • K. Period. replied 9 years ago

    You look lovely! And oooh, I'm all about that scarf.  I've been trying to find a good cheetah one for a while now.  No luck.  I think yours would be a little dark for me--I'm looking for more of a honey tone one. But that doesn't stop me from ogling and appreciating.  

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Totally understand about the job. Sometimes temp jobs turn into permanent jobs.

  • rachylou replied 9 years ago

    Great great mix of colour, pattern, texture and style. You've renewed my faith in the knee boot & skinnies look.

  • columbine(erin) replied 9 years ago

    You look lovely!

  • Angie replied 9 years ago


    Super fresh and fab. xo

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    This is just fantastic. I absolutely love how you've taken the inspiration and made it entirely your own -- suited to your climate today, your situation (beautifully expecting and freshly washed hair in uncertain humidity and temperatures), and your body type. You look sleek, fresh, polished, and fun. And what's more, you  look ORIGINAL, even though the outfit started as a copy. Now that is true style. 

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Amazing including your hair!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Thank you for a lesson in how to use Pinterest as inspiration. I'm too much the copier. I like the navy/ teal and cheetah together and would not have thought of doing that. You look wonderful!

  • Scarlet replied 9 years ago

    You look amazing. No surprise there.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Angie - It's always motivational getting a killer stamp of approval. (Weee!)
    - I could live for years off that complement. Thank you!
    Joy - I am still very much a student of Pinterest inspirations. I'm not ready to guarantee good results most of the time

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    I'm laughing at your hair comment! You look great in this outfit! I love the blues on you and how the scarf magically transforms the outfit. And your willful hair knew just how to complement the look perfectly.

    p.s. I'm inspired by your Pinterest interpretation, too--so creative!

  • Jeanie replied 9 years ago

    I love your idea of using the Pins to inspire looks as I rarely have the pieces to copy Pins.  That scarf really makes the outfit pop and your hair is the best accessory (sorry if it's not your friend today, I just love it!) Is that cardi meant to tie or is this a secret DV trick?

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Jeanie - nope this cardi was meant to hang straight down. I think the tips come down to about mid thigh.  It was always a little big on me (now not so much ;-)) but I got the idea to make it into a wrap top when I saw another woman I knew casually do the same with a similar top.

  • Neel replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!! I love everything about this outfit. From the lovely curls to the boots :). That *wrap* top is genius and very flattering on you.

  • Lantana replied 9 years ago

    This has loads of appeal DayVies.
    You are looking wonderfully well too.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    Girlfriend, you look fantabulous! And that's exactly the way I've been trying to use Pinterest - to get inspiration for an outfit (that was also Angie's advice a while back on the forum).  Sometimes all the pieces fall into place and I am able to copy an outfit exactly, but more often than not, I use it to get inspiration to mix items that I would not normally think to put together. It really helps me expand my wardrobe options.

    I love your hair in these photos, too!

  • Mo replied 9 years ago

    This looks great, head to toe!  More casual than I'm used to seeing on you, but you look perfectly at home and happy in your skin.  

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  • replied 9 years ago

    What a fab outfit! I love the leopard scarf and your hair is gorgeous.

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    What a nice interpretation, you look great!

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