Monday, August 13, 2012

Copy Cat Files - Inspired by Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles conclut sa tenue à l'aide d'une pochette fuchsia furieusement mode.

After an impromptu before-school cleaning of my son's closet I ended up with about 10 bags of clothing to donate to the local thrift shop.  After unloading all the bags from the car and taking them inside I decided to browse the racks for a few minutes.  Here I must interject and disclose that thrift shopping and I have a sordid past: I still remember my Mother boiling the clothing we got from the Salvation Army when I was a kid.  Newly arrived to this country we had big dreams and small pockets so money was tight.  I swore that once I was an adult and had my own money I would never shop at thrift stores.  I kept to my promise but have donated on a regular basis.  Not until recently when my son's school suggested a thrift store for putting together a Colonial Day outfit did I step inside a thrift store.
This particular visit I left with a few items including this awesome blazer.  It is beautifully lined and made of gorgeous material.  Alas, there is no tag, no attached care tag, no nothing.  The blazer is in pristine condition, looks absolutely new and seems to have never been worn.  If anyone ever sees a blazer like this somewhere else please let me know.  I would love to know the story of this great piece.  Do you love fashion mysteries or do they just drive you bonkers?
But I digress... The second day after I got this blazer, while perusing a magazine I had just gotten in the mail, I saw the outfit Solange Knowles was wearing with her Robert Cavalli jacket and the rest is blogger history.  I love Solange's style.  She is so daring and exudes a fashion and style maturity that is way beyond her 25 years..  She is also the new face of Madewell.
Because it is 100 degrees I really didn't feel like messing with my hair.  I just washed it, didn't put any product in it to weigh it down, and just let its normal, messy, frizzy-self shine!

Blazer:  Thrifted
Blouse:  F21
Shorts:  H&M
Pumps:  Kelsi Dagger
Handbag:  F21
Necklace:  House of Harlow
Earrings:  Swarovski
Rings:  H&M
Bracelet: (left) H&M necklace worn as bracelet
Bracelet: (right) Fendi bag strap worn as bracelet
Watch:  ToyWatch
Sunglasses:  Fendi
Lipstick:  YSL #49

  If only flowers could grow jewelry....I would be a gardener full time!


  1. You did a fantastic job, I love your blazer, it's so pretty :)) xx

  2. what a fun blazer! I love that you kept everything else black... and those hot pink lips are HOT! :)


  3. The neon clutch is just amazing! And you really know how to choose colors, this looks great on you! *.*

  4. That blazer was such a great thrift store find! It is so similar to Solange's! I love how you styled it with the hot pink heels and clutch. I frequently shop at Goodwill, but still nothing beats the mall IMO :)

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  5. I loooove Solange's style! That is a great blazer! I donated some clothes to a thrift store this weekend too, but I didn't find anything like THAT! :)

    Amberly D'Anna

  6. you copy perfectly de style! you look awesome!!

  7. I love the look you put together using your thrifted blazer! The blazer is so beautiful and it looks amazing with those hot pink pumps! You look nice and cool, given then hot temps!

  8. Great find and floral is big right now
    I just have the worst luck at thrift stores and don't really go into them any longer
    PS...those shoes are awesome

  9. Hi Dana! great look!! I like very much that colors and print!!!

  10. i love all the pinks with these great shorts! those shoes are so cute and your hair looks so cute au natural!

  11. You look fabulous! I love the colorful blazer and the pink shoes and clutch. So pretty!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. You totally rock this look Dana, love the bold print & bright colours & loved your little story about thrift shopping!!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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  13. You look awesome with this look!! Better than the original ^_^
    Now I follow your blog with GFC and Bloglovin'!
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  14. Ah, I love the backstory for how this outfit came together! Your copy cat look is muy perfecto! *two thumbs way up*
    When I was a kid we didn't have very much money either, so most of my clothes were from thrift stores. I too swore I'd never shop there when I grew up and had a job and money. But, as it turned out, I loved going in for old t shirts that had a story or scoring some damn near perfect vintage! As an adult, I go into thrifts every now and again to see if I can get lucky finding one-of-a-kind pieces with a story to tell...there is nothing wrong with thrifting! So many treasures waiting to be uncovered :) And vintage boutiques..ah, they're just heaven. But I too digress, hahaha, I love everything about this outfit and your wild, carefree hair. I've actually been wearing my hair all sorts of curly and fro-y this week and I've gotten a ton of compliments and "why don't you wear it like this more often" comments. Maybe I will! :)
    Have a great week, Dana!

  15. omg I absolutely love you blog especially this post and the shoes in it :))
    would you like to follow each other maybe?

    xx BBella

  16. Nice way to express your concepts.

  17. what a fun blazer, you did a great job at recreating her outfit!


  18. Dana I love this look! That blazer is absolutely fierce and I couldn't help but crack up at your sentence of "sordid past." WOW that is such gorgeous literary... you are an excellent writer! I can't wait to see how else you'll style this jacket, it is still going to be hot for fall. Solange has amazing style, and sadly we don't have a Madewell shop nearby in Downtown Chicago!

    I will be paying tribute to you in my post tmrw ;)

  19. good interpretation! don't you just love solanage and her style? can't wait for my madewell catalog!

  20. Thank you so much to all pretty ladies who stop by and comment here! I appreciate all your time and input so much.


  21. Arati minunat, Dana! Explozia de roz te transforma intr-o bombonica!!!


  22. Wow, This is one of my fav outfits Dana, love every item in there pics and you look stunning!

  23. Fab look! Solange is one of my fav fashionistas. Your blazer is so cute and the heels.....swoon!

  24. love ur bags! nice outfit!
    come by and lets fllw each other if you love to do:)

  25. That's so amazing and you look so hot! Love the heels!

    1. Thanks Astrid for stopping by. I appreciate your comment. Hope you come back!

  26. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I also like your.
    And now I'm following you, follow me?

    Kiss from Manual Fashion :]

  27. I love your look!

  28. lovely rendition of Solange's look :) thanks for visiting my blog!

    C’s Evolution of Style

  29. This is amazing. I'm in love with your heels! :)

    - Victoria

  30. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

  31. Fashionable bracelets! Love them!

  32. Thank you so much fro your lovely comment!



  33. Wow great ! I love it looks so great

    Love Storm

  34. Great new look my dear Dana, blazer and shoes are gorgeous!!
    Happy Wednesday! xoxo

  35. Nice blog!!! ...I follow ... follow me? =)

  36. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

  37. wow this is sooo perfect you did amazing I love the hint of fuschia and the colorful blazer is amazing!

  38. Love it !



  39. Thanks again to everyone that stops by and visits me and takes the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every word and enjoy reading your comments so much!


  40. Nice photos!

  41. You have a very nice blog. Let's follow each other in Bloglovin'?

    xx Olivia

  42. I really like your clutch ¡
    Now I am following you

  43. this is incred, love the photos
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!

  44. What an awesome copycat look! The pink bag is so much fun!! And I will email you soon re: Chanel bags!!! :)
    A's Fashion Files

  45. Hi sweety, how are you doing? I've been so busy lately, haven't had time to catch up. I am glad that I didn't miss this sensational outfit, I prefer it to Solanges, that printed blazer is fabulous! Love the pink accessories.

  46. Lovely look!

  47. love that hot pink color.
    i already follow u. mind to follow each other?

  48. Great blazer!!!

    Newest follower! Hope you can check out my blog and follow back if you like it :)

  49. I love that bag! I thought for sure it was designer! Awesome find!

  50. OMG I really love your bag, is so amazing :) I'm following you right now. Can you follow me back?