Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Copy Cat Files - Rachel Bilson

In the words of George Hamilton playing Zorro:  "Here I Jam"!  Huge Thank You's to all my blogger-friends that sent me such wonderful words of strength and encouragement!  When I started this blog part of me wished to develop the kind of relationships I have developed and I am so happy.  Again THANK YOU.  
Starting a blog (interject BIG sigh here) and maintaining it was more work than I imagined.  This was party because I love to make people happy and try to please everybody (visiting blogs and commenting on all) but I just crashed and burned trying to stretch myself thin in achieving this.  So I am taking it slow from now on... to save my sanity...and get some sleep.

So on to the good stuff....

Lately I've been getting quite good (lucky maybe?) at finding some amazing items at the Thrift Store (like this great blazer).  When I happened upon this particular blazer in today's post I loved the paisley gold embroidery on it and was thinking of going "baroque" with styling it but then at home I saw this picture of Rachel Bilson in a magazine and knew that's the direction its going to go.  I love the simple and basic look of a jeans+tee outfit.  Adding this awesome jacket, clutch and pointy pumps makes it dressy for dinner and some late evening shopping.  And while we're on the subject, I've had these pumps for ages and have been looking for some new "pointy" (but not so much) black pumps.  Do you have any you love and would recommend?

Blazer:  KASPER - Thrifted
Tee:  H&M
Jeans:  DVF
Clutch:  ALDO
Pumps:  BCBG
Watch:  ToyWatch
Bracelet:  Ralph Lauren
Necklace:  Cara from Nordstrom Rack
Goddess Ring:  BCBG (old)
Earrings:  Swarovsky
Bracelet:  H&M  (necklace worn as bracelet)
Sunglasses:  Chanel
Nail Polish:  Nars (I absolutely love this; get yours here)

  My son getting into the act!

 LOVE the embroidery on this blazer!

There I go again thinking I'm Cindy Crawford...


  1. Great look, so classy! you look amazing :)

  2. Cute clutch and love this sexy casual look on you!

    Are we following each other??? If not, lets do it!!!


  3. I love the blazer and it's a great find! I wish I could wear pointed toe shoes like that but my feet are too wide! They look great and so chic with this outfit!

  4. Beautiful blazer! It's so amazing for the fall. Love your hair up....looks great!

  5. I like this look on you, you're totally channeling Rachel!


  6. Thanks, sweets, I am following right back :)

    xoxo, Press

  7. Dana I know what you mean, I am trying to do my best to catch up with everyone and I am now crashing down as well!
    Anyway I am glad that you are back and you look so fabulous and chic in this outfit!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  8. So pleased you're back Dana & you look AMAZING! Such a gorgeous jacket.
    I went through this phase too trying to visit every single blog, but the more your blog grows, the more that's impossible to do. You will soon find out who are your true loyal followers.
    Hope this advice helps :)
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

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  10. You look lovely! Your jacket and accessories are gorgeous! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back <3


    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"

  11. Just love your blazer, that is so pretty :) You look marvellous doll x

  12. I love this look you copied, the jacket is amazing, it has a beautiful pattern.

  13. You look amazing,honey!;)

  14. Love this look! Glad you're back Dana!


  15. you look beautiful, love how u wrapped your pants and the golden chain as a bracelet!! soOO bossy XD

  16. I think this outfit is AMAZING! wanna follow each other?

  17. I adore the whole look! You're beautiful.

  18. i adore rachel! great look
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    visit <3
    have a good weekend!

  19. cute thrifted jacket, it's beautiful. your sons fashion shoe too lol. <3 from las vegas!!!
    -Jasmine O.

  20. I know exactly what you mean. I've seen my number of commenters decrease over the past few months and I am not concerned because I know folks are getting overwhelmed. Take it easy and keep rocking fabulous looks!

  21. Passei, vi, li e gostei muitooooooooooooooo! Parabéns pelo blog lindo. Se me add no facebook;

    Aguar sua visita em meu blog;

  22. Oh my goodness, love the outfit Dana! I think you really rocked this look tremendously. And don't even get me started on that blazer, soooo cute!

    Loving your blog. I just followed you on GFC :) Hope you can visit mine and follow back. I have a new post on my favorite lipstick shade!

  23. Wee! You have no idea how much I've missed your Copy Cat Files posts! About as much as I've missed you ;)
    You executed Miss Bilson's look perfectly - right down to the hand in the pocket! hehe I love it. I have been meaning to try one of these type posts but wanted to make sure it'd be okay with stealing your feature title first. I'd of course credit the idea back to you, for inspiring me! :)
    And I seriously just realized that I thrifted a similar paisley blazer about a year ago and didn't ever wear it so I gave it away to a fellow blog buddy a couple months ago. I wish now that I'd seen you style the blazer this way because I would have tried the same outfit. My paisley blazer was blue, but everything else was exactly the same. Boo hoo.
    P.s. Love the nail color. I noticed that right away. I've got a similar OPI one that I wear often in the fall. :)

    1. P.s. I know exactly what you're talking about in trying to maintain all the work that goes along with blogging. It's hard enough to keep up with your own regular posts but it's even harder making time every single day to read all your favorite blogs. I get way too committed that it does keep me awake wayyy late at night as well. Where's the balance?! Please let me know if you find it. These days, when I have time I go straight to my best blog buddies (youre in that list!) and see if they've posted and when I have real time to get lost in blogs, I go back and see what all my other friends have been up to. It works but I wish I had more hours in a day to do it all! Sheesh.

  24. cute outfit and great post

  25. HAHAHAH, I love the last sentence of the post! You are awesome!