Shopping My Closet: Outfit 1

As promised in my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post (found here), I’m starting a series this month where I shop my closet to create a full look every week in August. Here is the first of those posts. I had so much fun putting it together!

I wanted to do this for two reasons:

1. As a blogger I sometimes feel icky pushing so much product on you guys. Part of me loves sharing the fun things I discover, but part of me wants to scream, “But you don’t have to buy it just because I like it!”

2. It’s both fun and environmentally friendly to shop what’s already in your closet. Instead of relying on that new dress or top, it forces you to get creative with your looks and cuts down on both packing material and the gas that is used to get products from a retailer to your door. Plus it’s good for your wallet, obviously.

So let’s break down my first look, shall we?

Sweater Blazer: This (very affordable) sweater blazer from J.Crew Factory has been a favorite of mine since last year. I wore it a lot in the fall and winter and with September on the horizon, I pulled it out yet again. I love how it’s more structured than a sweater, but that it’s more comfortable and less boxy than a blazer.

J.Crew also has a version of it that’s currently 30% off. It  has 3/4 sleeves, no buttons, and is a little more fitted so either version is great depending on what you’re looking for. I personally like being able to roll the sleeves and I don’t think the quality is any different. I’ve tried on both!

I wore it last in this post.

Chambray Shorts: These high-waisted bow-tied shorts are both flattering and just fun to wear. They look great dressed up with pumps or more casual with sandals or flats.

I wore them last in this post.

Theory Tank Top: I got this tank top three years ago and it’s easily my favorite tank top. I wear it with high waisted pants, skirts, and shorts and it hugs my body perfectly. It’s definitely not cheap, but has been one of those pieces where the investment is definitely worth it.

I wore it last in this post.

Madewell Bandana Scarf: I’ve had this scarf for a long time and I often forget about it and then bring and out and use it for a few weeks at a time. While the neck scarf thing might not be as cool anymore, it also looks cute tied to a bag or around your head. For $12, it’s a fun and majorly affordable accessory that can really change your whole look!

I wore it last also in this post.

Sparkle Slip Ons: Sadly these Jack Rogers shoes are sold out but I found a similar pair on sale for $54 and a silver version here. I love slip ons for daycare drop offs so I can easily slide them on with Amalia in my arms. These just make me smile. I mean, how can they not?

I wore them last in this post.

Karen Walker Sunnies: I mean I wear these everyday so I feel like they don’t need any explanation. I love how heavy and big they are.

I wear them in literally every post so it’s hard to narrow it down haha.

Let me know if there are any other items from my closet that you want me to remix for next week!

J.Crew Factory Blazer (J.Crew Version on Sale) / J.Crew Shorts c/o / Theory Tank Top / Similar Glitter Slides / Madewell Bandana / Karen Walker Sunnies

J.Crew Factory Blazer (J.Crew Version on Sale) / J.Crew Shorts c/o / Theory Tank Top / Similar Glitter Slides / Madewell Bandana / Karen Walker Sunnies

Photos by Julia Dags.

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