OOTD: Inspired by Polyvore

Thursday, February 24, 2011


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?





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