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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Finding a Remixable Top

Top: Buffalo Exchange  |  Jeans: Gap  |  Wedges: Target

I originally had a post up about makeup organization, but at the last minute I decided I wanted to participate in Kayla's 21 Day Challenge!  The makeup post can wait a little longer.

The first day of the challenge was Monday, and the challenge was to choose an item to remix 3 times during the course of 21 days.  Having just finished the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge, you'd think I wouldn't want to remix anymore.  Nope!  I actually want to build my whole closet to be highly remixable.

I bought this top at Buffalo Exchange on Friday.  When deciding whether or not to buy a top, I now run through a quick, basic checklist for whether the top will be easy to remix.  It's usually:

  1. Does it look good belted?
  2. Can it be tucked into a skirt?
  3. Can I wear it by itself (or maybe with a necklace)?
Of course, there are other ways to remix tops, like with layering, but these are the very basic criteria for whether I will buy the shirt.  How do you decide whether to buy a top?

Participate in Kayla's 21 Day Challenge here!

13 comments:

  1. Whitney WorcesterTuesday, August 16, 2011

    I found this blog via FrecklesinApril and have to say that I love your style!  Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for the rest of the challenge! (I used to never thrift and now that's all I want to do! It's seriously addictive! Just warning you ;0)

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  2. I'm very excited to see what you come up with over the next few weeks. Your style is one I love!

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  3. I'm a huge fan of that shirt! so cute! I need to write down that check list and take it with me while shopping. :)

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  4. I make it a note in my phone so that I'm never without it.  Otherwise, I'm lost and buy things that aren't useful.

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  5. That's so kind of you.  Thank you so much!  :)

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  6. Thank you, Whitney.  I'm glad you stopped by!  I AM starting to get a little thrifting itch that could turn into an addiction fast. 

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  7. Love the top with the turquoise necklace! And the half tuck into the jeans is super cute. :)

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  8. Oh I totally have a criteria... it is, would I want to meet someone for this first time wearing this shirt?  Kind of like "would I wear this on the first day of school or on a date". I love your criteria and Im totally going to start incorporating those.

    asktheduplex

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  9. Great criteria! And great shirt :) It seems so hard to find shirts that aren't tees and aren't button downs. I'm sure you'll find more than 3 ways to wear this one in the next 21 days. I think it would look great with army green, tomato red or even yellow. 

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  10. I buy for the exact same reasons!  But a good print will always distract me from logic.  I love this shirt and am looking forward to the next outfits.

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  11. I adore the shape of that shirt! I've been looking for more shirts like that. EVEN BETTER that you got it at BE. 

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  12. LOVE the top! 
    The outfit is great...simple yet chic and stylish. 

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  13. I'm totally gonna ask myself those kinds of questions now too--"Would I want to meet someone for the first time wearing this?"  Very helpful!

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