Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How I Shop: Wish List and Closet Shopping

I woke up this morning and it felt nothing of August. The wind is blowing the, the sun isn't out and it's just down right gloomy. I have been trying hard to fend off the fall fashion rush but the weather today is just making it hard.
Instead of running out to buy a bunch of impulse items, I decided to use my Free People August Moroccan inspired Look Book to help me figure what I already had in my closet. And also to help me narrow down what I could put on my wish list.
I flipped through the look book to determine what looks I could create with what I already have in my closet. I find that it's a great method to help you shop your own closet, and use pieces in ways you wouldn't have thought about before. And it kind of reminds me of playing with my Barbies, only she had way more pink stilettos and ball gowns.
I knew I would love everything when I saw this cover.
And my version, minus the camel. Accessories would make this look pop.
One thing I love about Fall fashion is layers. Chances are there are plenty of items in your closet ready to be reworked just by layering them differently.
I also loved the sock and wedges aspect of this look.
When I saw this look I was immediately reminded of an old yellow scarf I had. I would have never thought to style it like this.

And some other looks and shots I loved.
I am loving maxi skirts right now. And a plaid one just seems so perfect for fall.
I am putting this on my let's make a steal DIY list!
I just loved this vest, so awesome. A vintage version would be killer.
I loved the softness of this look, so romantic.
I absolutely love this biker jacket and skirt. But at $856 and $198 I'm pretty sure they won't be added to my closet. I wonder if the skirt could be DIYed I just don't know if I could pull off the same awesome ruffles.
Great layering in this styling.
Again I love the plaid.
Cargo leggings are definitely on my Fall wish list. And I'm a sucker for jackets like this one.
I have been wearing turban headband often as well, I just wish I had unruly hair like her.
And I absolutely need this jacket in my life. And the Skinny cords, LOVE!
What are you loving for fall this season?


  1. I love your recreation, Amber! Can't wait to see you rock the looks.

  2. Great idea, i need to lay them out more!!!

  3. Great ideas! You could totally make that skirt yourself- there are a million denim skirts in thrift stores and to make it easier, you could just sew a ruffle skirt (or ruffle something) to the bottom instead of making the ruffles yourself.

  4. I am absolutely obsessed with the freepeople lookbook! I love how you did this :)

    xo Lynzy
    Enter to win an OufiLondon handbag!

  5. It's crazy to see how much of this really can be created just by stuff you already own. This fall, I'm really loving lace up boots. I desperately want a black, military-inspired pair.

  6. Thanks Tien! I love that having a blog allows me to do things like stage a styling session lol! I miss my days of playing with Barbies way too much.

    Taylor- you should it was fun lol!

    R-that is kinda what I was thinking using an old dress. Maybe I will hit the thrift stores tomorrow and see what I can find, I know I'll be able to find some levi's for sure!!

    Thanks Lynzy!!

    LG-Umm I want want lace up boots too! I freaking left the ones I had in Europe! UGGHHH!

  7. free people has always had my favorite clothes - since i was a teenager!

  8. Amber!!! This is simply brilliant!
    So impressive, would love to see your photo shoots with these outfits :)