Blazer: Gap via ebay (similar)
Tee: H&M (similar)
Sash: Refashioned by me using two thrifted men's neckties (one sash option - there isn't anything similar unless you refashion your own...)
Skirt: Merona, thrifted (similar)
Bag: thrifted (similar)
Shoes: Franco Sarto via DSW (similar)
Watch: MVMT (exact in current band color)
Earrings: craft fair in Chicago (similar)
This is a good example of one of my favorite types of outfits - it's not really on trend, but since every component is pretty much a classic item, it can't really ever be called out-of-date either. So many of my outfits recently have involved a recently purchased thrifted item, and it can be fun having that "new item feeling", it's obviously not sustainable, nor would I want it to be. This was an example of shopping my own closet, remembering this sash I made several years ago, and figuring out which proportions worked well with it. If I remember right (I created this outfit several weeks ago, but wasn't able to photograph it, so I took a photo when I happily rewore the outfit last week), it took a couple of blazers to get the look right, and I think I had a belt with this skirt before I remembered the sash. It's an outfit I would have never gotten to without the last-minute inspiration and substitutions, which is another of my favorite kinds of outfits! I really admire those individuals who can plan out every detail of their outfit ahead of time, but I tend to be one who finds my most original outfit ideas with an under-the-wire brain fashion flash.
What's your fashion modus operandi? Preplanned greatness or last minute inspiration?