Outfit Post: Pinned It, Spinned It

Monday, March 7, 2016

Yeah, that’s right, I’m down with the kids.

I learnt a new hashtag on Instagram the other day #pinneditspinnedit though I think its been around for about 3 years, so as ever I am way behind the times. It looks like originally it was an outfit challenge group, but people seem to use it for their own interpretations of inspiration outfits they found on Pinterest.

I pin a lot of outfit ideas that never make it to reality, but this week it occurred to me that this outfit actually looked a lot like one I’d pinned as inspiration.

Pencil Skirt and T-Shirt

And the original pin…..

To be fair it wasn’t much of a stretch as this Collectif pencil skirt, teamed with a variety of printed t-shirts (normally Roller Derby ones) is pretty much a wardrobe staple for me. So much so that the skirt is starting to come apart at the back seam and I might have to *gasp* do some sewing!

This particular printed t-shirt is one I bought when we went to see the Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical a few weeks back. The front print, which you can’t really see is slightly sparkly, says “Life is an Adventure. Dress accordingly” which whilst acknowledging it’s kinda twee, I still really liked.

Lifes an Adventure

Priscilla Queen of the Desert T Shirt and leather jacket

I also did 2 other different things in this outfit (I told you I was having a wardrobe crisis!) Firstly, instead of wearing red lipstick I went for darker eye make up and nude lips, it was a bit of a 60s inspired look, but it doesn’t really come across very well in the photos. I think maybe at 36 my eyes are too crinkly to really pull off that wide eyed 60s ingenue look.  I thought it looked good in the mirror, but we’ll chalk that up to experience shall we?

Secondly, and maybe more successfully, I did a bit of clashing patterns by teaming animal print shoes with a checked skirt. I’ve always liked the clashing prints look on other people, but have been a bit reticent about trying it out. Printed shoes might be the wusses way to start, it’s hardly a spotted top and a striped skirt with a check jacket, but hey, small steps.*

*Note, it is very unlikely you will see me in spots and checks and stripes, I already know I will look like a bag lady, lets stick with the shoes.

leopard print stillettos

Check Pencil Skirt

ANIMAL PRINT SHOES

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8 Responses
  • Suzanne
    March 7, 2016

    I love the whole look and the tee.

    I wore almost the same thing last week with a vintage skirt very similar to this one, a leopard scarf and a black tee.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  • Ev
    March 7, 2016

    Love the skirt!

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  • districtofchic
    March 8, 2016

    Love the mix of plaid and leopard print!

    District of Chic

  • Sarah Wetherald-Cross
    March 8, 2016

    Love the clashing prints of the skirt and the shoes – you really pulled it off! Actually, the whole outfit is great 🙂

  • Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)
    March 8, 2016

    I would say ‘Life is an adventure; dress accordingly’ is a bit ironic on a T-shirt, but with your leopard shoes and tartan skirt it does look adventurous.

  • Josefin M
    March 8, 2016

    I love the mix of patterns! Amazing!
    x

    http://josefinmolanders.blogspot.co.uk

  • Liz
    March 9, 2016

    Such a hip, funky look! I didn’t realize what “spin the pin” was until one of my blogger girlfriends recently started using it. I think it’s a great idea to take an inspiration outfit and make it your own. You’ve done a great job of replicating this look but infusing it with your own personal touches. And I adore those leopard pumps!

    <3 Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

  • Sheela Goh
    March 10, 2016

    I love that outfit!!! It contains loads of elements I adore – plaid, graphic tee, witty phrase, animal print.

    p/s if it makes you feel any better, I’d never seen that hashtag until I read your post GRIN