Wear Again Wednesday #2

On Wednesdays we wear an outfit again… (I really hope you understood that reference) 

Anyways… It’s Wear Again Wednesday where I take a previously worn outfit and change it up a bit. For those of you who know me I rarely wear the exact same outfit more than once unless it’s one I REALLY love. But I’ve been trying to recycle my outfits instead of shopping and it’s working however, it does take some work. It can be so hard to just stare at your closet and see all the same clothes all the time. Imagination is needed to create new outfits! I saw the sleeve of one of my chambray tops sticking out of my overstuffed closet and saw the bottom of my red striped t-shirt dress and this outfit instantly came to me. I bought this dress and necklace last year for the Fourth of July. It’s a combination that is pretty noticeable when worn again so I changed the shoes and added the chambray top and left it open like a cardigan. Although very similar to the original version, I liked it better today! 

Original-

  
Today’s version-

  
If any of you share my feelings about repeating outfits try this out! It is almost like a challenge to myself to reinvent something I have already worn!

As for shopping this look I can tell you where everything is from, but it is all older so I can’t link the exact items: dress- Target / chambray top- Forever 21 / statement necklace- Charming Charlie / sandal wedges- Madden Girl by Steve Madden 

Happy Wednesday!

Tragic Confession #3 – Potter Enthusiast 

In the spirit of Halloween, I suppose it’s a good time to confess that I am a total Harry Potter nerd, like completely. I’ve read all the books, a few of them twice, and seen all of the movies countless times. I know almost all the lines, all of the characters, and everything. I told you, I am a nerd. I have reasons though. Obviously the entire series has an awesome storyline, but it is just the whole series as an art form that amazes me. J.K. Rowling is an artist and what she created truly is a masterpiece. She created an entire new world. Yes many authors do this with their stories, they draw you in and for a little time period you leave your troubles behind and fall into the words, but Rowling did this and kept it up for the entire seven book series, each book growing larger than the previous until the last few. I remember reading them when I was younger and feeling so proud of myself for finishing these large books, but in reality it was more like watching a movie in your head, that is how vivid Rowling wrote this story. This world she created had its own language, locations, its own schooling system, laws, law enforcement, everything. She stayed so consistent that after reading the books and the entire series you were pretty much fluent in this world as if it could be a real place. I admire her imagination and wish that I could think of something this detailed and to keep it going for so long. I would love to sit and pick Rowling’s brain to see how she wrote, did she plan, brainstorm, or just sit and write? Did she know how the story would end in the beginning or did she make it and change it as she went along? Again it just amazes me.

So yes, I am a serious Harry Potter nerd, a Potter Enthusiast if I had to label myself, and that’s okay with me!