Repeat Offender

A few weeks ago I wore the following outfit to my cousin’s bridal shower and I wasn’t quite set up in blogland yet so I took some photos for Instagram that for some reason I never posted. Fast forward to last night and I was sitting in my closet last night trying to figure out what to wear and lamenting that all of my summer skirts are at the tailor being lengthened. I decided to take the easy way out and wear the outfit I’d worn to the shower a few weekends ago. I tend to repeat outfits the most when I know I’m going to be around people that haven’t seen the outfit. Like in this case, I was with family when I had the outfit on, and I’d be wearing it to work. So, even though I’m repeating myself, I’m showcasing to an entirely new audience.  This is usually what convinces me that it’s ok to wear a dress to an event more than once, as long as the guests won’t be the same. Yeah, I know. Nobody remembers. But I do.  As usual, I’m off on a tangent. Anyway…

Here’s the original shower outfit:


Blouse | J.Crew Tilda Rhinestone Blouse, Sweater| J.Crew Merino Tippi, Pants | J.Crew Pinwheel Eyelet Cafe Capri(tall), Shoes | J.Crew Mona Patent Leather Mary-Jane
Watch | Michael Kors, Bracelets | Style.Love.Living, Purse | Banana Republic Patent Clutch

Perhaps it was because it was the same sort of rainy day as the day of the shower that I decided to go with the same outfit. But there’s something comfortable about going back to an outfit that works. I definitely need to work on styling these pants in different ways.  When getting dressed this morning though, I thought that I could mix it up a little bit and switch it in for my new J.Crew Contessa snakeskin bow pumps (yay!) and a featherweight cashmere cardigan instead of the J.Crew Tippi shown above. So, it’s not exactly the same as a few weeks before. And seriously, these shoes alone make this outfit fabulous. I might admit to strutting around the office today (well, not blatantly, but maybe a little in my head. Or maybe because the shoes are just that tall I don’t have a choice.) Since I couldn’t chance the suede pumps in the wet weather outside, I opted for some Banana Republic Ashley flats for my morning coffee run and walk from the parking ramp to work as well as a robin-egg blue Burberry coat that I scored at an outlet clearance years ago but still love. Two fab outfits in one day!

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So, how about you – do you have outfits you find yourself going back to repeatedly? And are you more likely to wear the same outfit in close succession as long as it’s for a different “audience?”  Or is that just weird? Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!


2 thoughts on “Repeat Offender

  1. Not weird at all. I do it all the time, saves me from having to come up with another and there’s nothing wrong with the tried and true. Both of your outfits look great.

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