Blogger Copycat Day 4: Think Pink

I missed posting my outfit yesterday because my photographer was out of commission. I will try to get a shot on the weekend to make up for it.

Meanwhile, here is today's effort.

What I liked in this particular A-P outfit was the juxtaposition of the slouch, distressed, boyish jeans with the pink top.

But this is a spring look, and today was chilly.

So my interpretation is a fall version. I traded out the sheer top for a knit top that includes a very faint silver thread. It doesn't show up in the photo but it does give the top a very subtle shine when it is in the light or the sun. For the "gauzy" effect of her top, I substituted my BR scarf (waving to scarf twin, Ariadne). I wore my slouchy distressed skinnies and I did not roll them up because it is too cold to run around in rolled up jeans. I added my fuchsia knit jacket; the overall palette is thus deeper and richer, as befits the autumn. Of course i don't have fuchsia sandals and could not have worn them today even if I did. So I threw on my fave DV booties, figuring what the heck. And I completely forgot about her arm candy, because, well....I don't really *do* arm candy as a rule. So, FWIW.

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  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Brilliant fall interpretation Suz! That pink knit jacket is just perfect on you and I adore those jeans. May I ask what make the jeans are?

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Shannon, I wish I could clone these jeans. They are so fab.

    I bought them in 2010. They are Banana Republic "Heritage" skinnies. As far as I can tell they have NO spandex in them whatsoever. They are old fashioned jeans that have definite slouch up top, but narrow quite radically.

    For about a year I hesitated to wear them because I thought the distressing was not age-appropriate. But Denise's example has allowed me to throw caution to the winds. After all, it's not as if I am working in an office. Obviously I wouldn't wear them to a funeral, but they work for my casual days.

    Looking at this outfit I am wishing I tried my longer silk fuchsia jacket instead. Maybe I'll snap a pic of it that way as well for comparison.

  • Lisa replied 8 years ago

    These colors are gorgeous together. And so unexpected and fun, I really like this look!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Thanks for the info on the jeans Suz - they really look fantastic on you. And you are ROCKIN' that distressing!

  • biscuitsmom replied 8 years ago

    Love this look!

  • merwoman replied 8 years ago

    Look at the workhorse jacket! Really love the short length of this jacket Suz - not sure the longer length would improve the look - but hey - always worth a try.

    Re your jeans - don't you love it when something is in your closet, nicely aging, then all of a sudden, you re-discover it , and wonder why you haven't been wearing it all along! I've got a few things (like your jeans) where that has happened. I find since joining YLF I am more creative with my existing wardrobe.

  • Raisin replied 8 years ago

    I really like the different berry shades on top. They give it such a nice dimension. And the boots are cute and tie into the belt well. Another great outfit!

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Super fab! Not many people can out-fab A-P, but you are one of the select few! I love your version!!

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    I love it! I also have stayed away from distressed jeans because of the "age thing" but now I am inspired to give it a try!

  • Astrid replied 8 years ago

    Great interpretation, Suz! You really look awesome in these colors and I love the distressed jeans on you - wear them all you like! :)

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 8 years ago

    i love your interpretation and especially like the length of your jacket much more than the inspiration...

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Interesting. Well, you know, I tried the longer jacket and I did not love it! (Partly because the fit of the jacket is off in general.)

    I would like to have a bag like hers. I realized that the sort of elephant like texture works really well with the jeans and the contrast of the silver. Ah well.

  • Sveta replied 8 years ago

    I like you fall version, Suz. Like Shannon I also dig you skinnies - and I like booties much better than high heeled sandals for everyday wear!
    I hear you on the longer jacket - this is a huge hole in my closet which I failed to fill so far.

  • krishnidoux replied 8 years ago

    Yes, I like this! You chose a more vibrant colour for the cardi instead of a pastel, and the scarf near your face illuminates it. Very good!

  • Kiwichik replied 8 years ago

    Love your autumn version of this look.

  • Atlantia replied 8 years ago

    I like how your belt and booties go together. It makes it very Fall. That jacket it so great.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Elephant! Yes that's the kind of bag you need, lol! Love your brighter, deeper version of this. Those jeans are epic on you.

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    I haven't been following the copycat challenge this week, but the thumbnail caught my eye. I love this color on you. Have you considered mixing these pinks with your taupe?

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    Wow - those jeans and boots look perfect to together and the pinks look beautiful on you. Another brilliant lesson is using inspiration photos - thanks!

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Lovely, Suz! Fuschia and taupe are both such incredible colors for you, and I can't tell you how much I love those distressed jeans on you.

  • Freckles replied 8 years ago

    Your inspiration pic is interesting but I really love how you've interpreted it for fall and your lifestyle. Very flattering.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Oooh, I like your version so much more than the inspiration! I'm humming Prince in my head and saying "Rasberry sorbet..." You look radiant in those berry shades!

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    It is soooo sooo nice to see another member of YLF wearing distressed denim (even subtly distressed like these). I was starting to feel decidedly alone in my love of holes, rips, tears, patches and heavy fading.

    This is the shade of red/pink (whatever) that looks OK on me but not as good as the coral tones. But the shade is FAN-tastic on you. I like the way you have made this look your own with the neat tucking and passing on the scrunch sleeve and stacks of arm candy.

  • Asingh replied 8 years ago

    Suz, what a great outfit. I love how you've taken inspiration from a spring outfit and transformed it to fall with the addition of a scarf and booties. And might I add that pink really suits you!

  • Kirti replied 8 years ago

    I like your version better too!

  • Ingunn replied 8 years ago

    Oh my, Suz! I think you have outfab-ed A-P, actually benched her, just as MaryK pointed out. I really LOVE this on you. Very modern, relaxed and put together, and the colors are truly yours. I also love to see distressed denim on a grown up woman, albeit a very young looking one, because I've had this stupid feeling I'm too old for that now. You proved me so wrong. Well done!

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    I love the addition of the scarf and your pink looks more grown up --even with the distressed jeans. I like your look better because it really suits you. Great job!

  • JR replied 8 years ago

    Finding hard to add anything to what's been said. But wow.

  • Ariadne replied 8 years ago

    Wow, I love this! I didn't know you got the BR scarf (been mostly off the forum since we met up due to homework, ugh). Isn't it great? I love the pink-on-pink effect and those jeans are truly perfect on you. I take it they aren't made anymore?

    Did you decide about the fuschia schoolboy blazer? It's on sale on the JCrew site, plus the 30% off coupon code...

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