Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Something Old/New (See Jane Wear)

J Crew coat, F21 sweater, Club Monaco blouse (old but similar), Theory pants, Gap boots, Gucci scarf, Mulberry bag (color sold out but similar)
I made an investment in these pants and I'm determined to get the most possible wear out of them.  Seeing that I love these pants so much that I'd wear them with my robe, I doubt it'll be much of a challenge.  Rather than looking for new and shiny pieces to pair them with (which is fun but unrealistic for me), I've been digging through the depths of my closet for old staples.  My polka dot blouse from several seasons back is a an easy choice when paired with an extremely old scarf (I'm talking college) and the perfect lightweight wool-blend sweater that I picked up on a whim from Forever 21 about five years ago (hey, some of their clothes have lasting power).  No matter what your budget, you can't go wrong with classic pieces in tones that flatter you; it doesn't matter if they're pricey or practically free--try to envision yourself re-wearing it five years down the road without thinking, "wow, that was so October 2012."


  1. i love mixing old with the new... that blouse looks really pretty from what is shown!

  2. great finds! as much as it's fun to go out and buy all of the trendy stuff...there's nothing like having a few great well made staple pieces. you look adorable!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  3. so cute! those pants look pretty amazing so i guess that validates the price tag ;)


  4. I just love this outfit. Classic!
    And I love that advice! Lately I have been trying to get classic staples rather than trendy or crazy pieces!


  5. love this look. great pants!

  6. You always know hot to perfectly math everything. This outfit looks great !

    Love your blog !

  7. Love them! Just got an idea what to add to my wardrobe this weekend!


  8. Nice combo! Great coat and bag!

  9. thanks for sharing..

  10. Amazing pants and I love your coat. Such a classic. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  11. Love your blog & style!

    x's & o's

  12. great outfit! so envious you can wear a coat already! xo, Alma

  13. loving this combo! you look so chic :)x

  14. I love all those pieces!! Way to rewear old stuffs! :D Still obsessed with those pants..

  15. Great layering here - and I love the lighter color scarf which plays so nicely with your heather gray coat...gorgeous!

  16. I might have to get myself some leather pants! After all, you convinced me last year to get those Gap boots that you're wearing...and I love them!

  17. I love those pants! I've been on the fence about getting a pair of my own, they look great on you.

  18. Love those leggings! Such a great look!!

    xo, Christina

  19. Love these pants!!! Great outfit!!!

  20. Love combining the old with the new in my closet – it requires a lot more actual style and creativity (not to mention it's just much more realistic). Great look here – love the polka dots with the leather.

    Sea and Swank

  21. I'm all about mixing older and newer pieces -- it's the only way to get the most wear out of everything. Love that pretty blouse with the edgy leather pants!
    xo Josie

  22. That wool coat looks so warm! Great cut and length!

  23. perfect leather pants!

    xoxo Shauna

  24. i remember you from the refinery29 contest a couple years ago! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    i love the pop of color from your scarf! i too keep things for yearsssssss, i really need to clean out my closet soon though :/

  25. Love the remix and your gray coat is so perfect:)

  26. You look fabulous! Love your pants!

  27. What a coincidence ... I just got that same coat! Love it!

  28. Those pants are to die for. They are perfect on you.

  29. The coat looks great with those pants! I love the pretty pink scarf peeking out!


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  32. Those pants were a great investment for sure! You are looking fantastic in them!
    Love from India

  33. I love this outfit! That scarf is such a great color and the pants look amazing on you. Lovin' your blog.
    XO, Gina

  34. I love this coat!
    I also love to mix old with new. Pieces with a history are the best ones!

    ♡, Nina

  35. I love the idea of mixing new styles with old ones. I love your leather pants, I spot it a similar one at

  36. We love this! The leather pants with this is perfect<3

    ox from NYC


  37. Love this look! Pink + grey are one of my favorite color combinations :)

  38. Love this outfit for fall! The perfect classic pieces.

  39. Love the leather pants with the jacket perfect mix of fabrics.

    love the passport to style team

  40. Love the pants!!
    I have the same Club Monaco blouse and I love it too! Perfect for the office and happy hour drinks.

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