Monday, January 29, 2018

How I Used An Advertisement For Fashion Inspiration

Back in November I did a post "How I Styled The Same Grey Corduroy Jacket For A Casual and Dressy Occasion".  Today I'm back showing another way to wear this jacket with a new top from CJBanks.


I saw a model on the CJBanks website wearing this same tank with this corduroy jacket and I thought "That looks good together" so I pinned it.  I didn't buy it right away, because I thought it was too expensive.  Then months later it went on clearance for around $13.00 and I scooped it up!


Here is the picture I found on CJBanks that inspired me.


I copied the inspiration almost identically choosing dark denim jeans as well.  Only, I wore a longer length pendant necklace because I didn't think the necklace the model had on was long enough.  Her necklace length looked awkward to me.



I couldn't see the models feet, so I was on my own for footwear.  I chose my grey booties because  I think they go great with the grey jacket.


The top is sleeveless which is so nice for fitting under jackets and cardigans.  But I can also see wearing it alone during the warmer months.


The top has a pretty pleated/ruffled neckline.


I chose this green stone necklace to coordinate with all the greens in the top.


Here is the top without the jacket.  I love the modern design and the pretty colors.


Because I bought the top on clearance and the jacket last fall, neither is no longer available.  :(


I wore this outfit to church in the morning, then lunch and shopping, and back to church again later that afternoon for a special event.  It was perfect, because it was dressy, yet comfortable for a long day of activity.

Here are two other ways I've styled this jacket in the past:

With black pants and a black/white sweater.


With a short skirt, turtleneck, and black OTK boots.


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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46 comments:

  1. I love everything about this, darling Amy. The top is so fresh and you've styled it beautifully in this outfit. I love your new layout. And I'm still in LOVE with your home-hotel bedroom! Hugs, x.

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    1. Thank you! Scroll down a couple comments to view my response. LOL! Changing a blog format is so much work!

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  2. Cute outfit! I too look to magazines for inspiration sometimes!

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    1. Thanks! Good to know I'm not the only one!

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  3. I love your outfit. It's even better than your inspiration photo!

    By Lauren M

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  4. Thank you! I got a couple of complaints about my blog taking too long to download or not having "Pin" buttons, so I had to change the format. Now my complaint is, there are no "Reply" buttons in this format to comment. UGH! There's always something. We are still loving our bedroom too..one year later! It's the only spot in the house that I can photograph in. The colors and light are perfect!

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    1. Good news! Thanks to help of a fellow blogger, I am able to reply to comments again! What would I do without you guys?

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  5. I so love this outfit! The shirt looks amazing, all of my favorite colors! And it looks great worn with the jacket! The pendant finishes off the looks so beautifully!

    Your blog loaded super fast this morning! There's been some blogger issues recently, maybe they will get around to fixing their issues and you can go back to the other format.

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    1. Thanks Elli! I'm glad you like the outfit so much. It is such a pretty top. I can't wait to wear it without the jacket when the weather warms up. As for the blog, I actually think the blog issue was due to the template. Even though I like the old design better, I was limited with what I could do with it. This template gives me a lot more options.

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  6. Your outfit looks great. I love the pleated neckline of the blouse and that grey jacket is great, it looks like suede in the photos.













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    1. Thanks Julie! I love the extra detail of the pleated neckline too. Yes, I agree the jacket looks like suede too. I think it's because it has a little sheen to it and the corduroy lines are very thin.

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  7. Cute look! I love the boots!!
    Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  8. Love this look, Amy, esp the top with the pleated neckline, and that fab jacket! Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks you! Isn't that neckline such a nice extra little detail?

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  9. Great look! And I love the fact that you got it for a bargain price even better.
    :) gwingal

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  10. Super cute! And the baby is adorable!

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  11. I always wait for to buy something more expensive that I really want to go into the sales. This all looks fabulous on you Amy. Great colours on you.
    Laurie xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!

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  12. What a deal on your tank! It looks great with the jacket! I take inspiration wherever I find it!

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  13. i love this look on you with all the colors!!

    kileen
    cute & little

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    1. Thank you! A lot of people are saying these are my colors, I never would have guessed!

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  14. Great job! What a deal and beautiful look! I often wait as long as the next season to pick up something I adore for a reasonable price! This will be on repeat for a long time, it's classic!
    Cheryl
    https://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  15. How fabulous that you were even able to get the same coat for such a great price!! You really get some of the best deals!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I'm patient and wait for a deal!

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  16. Those colors are so pretty on you! Right up my alley too! Love the blue and green with the grey jacket and your booties are so cute.. grey is on my list...
    thanks for linking1
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I keep hearing that! Maybe I need to look for more of these colors to add to my closet!

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  17. Love the jacket and top! The jacket looks great in every combination you modeled. I have a tan corduroy jacket from CJBanks that I reach for over and over again. Shared on social media!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of this jacket as you do yours!

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  18. I so agree the models necklace was too short. Love all of your looks it is so great to find a bargain.

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    1. Thanks so much Victoria! I love a great bargain!

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  19. Amy, I'm super impressed with your looks here. I love how you styled your look like the ad and then took it even further. Looking fabulous lady!

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  20. Looks great, Amy! And I so agree with you about the length of the necklaces.

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  21. What a smart way to shop and get a new 'look'! I also think the boots match perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and have a great week.

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  22. Such a great jacket, and an absolute bargain for $13! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thanks Emma. The jacket I paid around $24, the top I got for $13.

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  23. Wow!! Score!! Don't you love it when sales work out that way. I always worry when I find something I love its not going to be there. Such a great look on you!! Perfection. Hope you have a great weekend!! xo~Sherry
    http://www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com/2018/02/fashion-informant-week-4.html

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I do too. I don't always for something to go on sale. If it's something I really, really, love and I have a feeling it won't be there later, I buy it!

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