I was planning to participate in MaryK's Blogger Copycat challenge this week but circumstances prevented me from doing all 5 outfits: I was sick at home on Tuesday, have a day off tomorrow and leaving for a business trip on Friday morning. Actually maybe I will still do it for the next couple of days select different outfits matching my conditions...
Anyway here are the two outfits I managed so far. Both of them were inspired by Jessica Quirk from http://whatiwore.tumblr.com/page/6
1-2 Polka dot and burgundy
I like the simplicity of this outfit and unexpectedness of burgundy tights with black. I don't have a moto jacket yet so I settled for my brown leather blazer. Also I tried this outfit with black shooties like Jessica did but in the end decided that Iike burgundy booties better here.
3-4 Sparks and denim
I have seen several versions of this outfit on different blogs but I picked up Jessica's again. Although I have worn a version of this outfit in the spring but it was with a dress shirt so denim felt like a change. I had hard time deciding between python and putty booties but python won in the end. My vest is not as sparkly because it is a lurex, not sequins but I think the general idea is here. (waving to Janet who did a very similar look today)
It was really interesting to play along. I picked up images which resonated with my style and elements for which I had in my closet. However reading Suz's post yesterday I suddenly realized that literal outfit copying is not the only way. I am going to do it again with a 'new' approach and see if it can get my creative juices flowing. Thanks for the inspiration, Suz!