OOTD: Inspired by Polyvore

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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If you've ever read Slastena's blog All About All And Nothing At All, you know that she includes helpful Polyvore sets with her OOTDs. About two years ago I loaded most of the items I owned into Polyvore and used it to create my own looks. I found it so helpful to see how many different outfit options I really owned. When I was deciding how to round out my closet Polyvore was a key tool for me.



Since then I've gotten lazy about loading my closet items into Polyvore, but every once in awhile a set some has created will help me plan an outfit. I made this set several months ago before I owned any of these items. Lo and behold in late January it helped inspire today's look.

I had to make a couple of switcheroos -- I don't own the necklace from the set or the shoes. I used my Joie Veronicas instead to help continue my leg line and swapped in a set of pearls I'd gotten in Hawaii on a trip to the Big Island in 2007. I was so happy with this outfit that my mind saw fit to create on Polyvore...I'm not sure I would have pieced these all together in real life otherwise. Even if you don't make sets on Polyvore, you'd still find the site helpful. There are many days when I just cruise around my groups looking for pretty outfits other people have put together and creating a collection of those. It helps me rediscover items in my closet and think about new ways to use items. We have some very talented stylists in the community. I owe it all to Fabulous Florida Mommy, who introduced me to Polyvore a few years ago.

If you need some help getting started, check out the Anthropologie group and the Elegant & Chic Group. A couple of my other favorite groups are the J.Crew Aficionada Group and the Simply Prep Group. Feel free to add me as a contact -- I'm roxyturtle over there and there's a badge in EA's sidebar. Are you on Polyvore? What groups have you joined?


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In this outfit:
Sweater: Breezy Ride/Polka Cardi (other polka dot options here, here and here)
Top: Lustrous Lavaliere Top (more embellished necklines here, here and here)
Skirt: Finishing School Skirt (similar color here, similar style here and here)
Tights: Hue sweater tights (similar here, here and here)
Shoes: Joie Veronica Mary-Janes (similar here, here and here)
Jewelry: From Hawaii