Monday, November 12, 2012

Pink+Leopard = Sassafrass

So, I saw this pink and leopard combo on Pinterest, and I think my exact thought was, 
skinny jeans+tall boots+hot pink+leopard = SASSY

I immediately started trying to think if I had a hot pink sweater in my closet, and I couldn't think of one.  Oh no!
And then I thought to myself, 
"WAIT, self!  What about the pink sweater set you had in college?"
College was a long time ago friends. 
But I was right!  I found the sweater set!

I know, I know.
1997 called, and it wants its sweater set back.
And in the spirit of full disclosure, 
I also have this exact set in cream and lavendar.
Shut it. ;) 
I'm so happy I didn't get rid of this one 2 years ago when I did a massive closet clean out.  
I actually got rid of 10 sweater sets that weekend!  
You are probably worried that I didn't have enough sweater sets/cardigans left after the purging.
Well, you'd be wrong.
I would tell you how many I still had, but I'm afraid you might not want to be my friend anymore... or that you might tell my hubby...or that you might have me committed to some sort of weird cardigan-obsessed mental hospital. 
The number is something that only a few close friends know.
And I have "dirt" on them too, 
so they know better than to share my number. ;)
Sure, this particular pink cardigan was a couple of inches shorter than I would have liked it to be, but  in the words of Tim Gunn, this was a "make it work" moment.
So I did.
I paired a longer tank under the cardigan and copied the outfit without having to buy a thing.
Pink Sweater:  LOFT (circa 1882)
Tank: LOFT
Skinny Jeans:  Swanky Boutique
Brown Boots:  Ross
Leopard Scarf:  Francesca's 
(I wear this baby ALL the time, and you can buy it here.) 
Pink Statement Ring:  GAP outlet (it was under $6)
Rose Drop Earrings:  LOFT (similar ones here)
Animal Print Bracelet:  Ann Taylor 

So, there you have it.
This is a perfect example of taking an outfit inspiration from Pinterest, and making it work with things out of your own closet.
It's SO fun
you cannot even imagine how you will start wearing things that you haven't worn in YEARS,
and you won't believe how your wardrobe gets stretched! 

p.s. This is a BIG week over here at Pinterest Told Me To with two AMAZING guest posts from some big bloggers!
Cassie from Hi Sugarplum is hanging with us onTuesday!
Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy is coming on Thursday!  
I can't wait for you to get to know these girls.  
But be prepared, you will be jealous.
Very, very jealous.  ;)

And there is a Pleated Poppy gift card giveaway here,
not to mention some AMAZING boots that I'm featuring! 

Linking up today with:
Modern Modest Beauty
Watch What I'm Wearing
Casual Friday
Pinspired Style 
Monday Meet-Up at Covered in Grace and YOLO Mondays. 


  1. Ilove this look! it always poops up on pinterest for me maybe its a sign that i need to finally put the look together! You totally rocked that pink sweater!

  2. Way to shop your closet! Hot pink and leopard is fierce. And thanks for the public service announcement about holding onto sweater sets. I can think of some great ones that went by the way of a garage sale. :(

  3. OK so I seriously want to raid your closet. I think you have everything imaginable in there! LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments on my Christmas List post today:)

  4. I just laughed out loud at the sweater set comment. You definitely did make it work given the length - I absolutely love this outfit!!!

  5. I think we might be long lost friends?? I wore almost this same exact outfit Saturday!! was almost all from Loft! I couldn't let you down girlie! You look great of course!

  6. I am in love with that scarf. Getting one.

  7. That color looks so great on you! I've been hunting for a leopard scarf....I need to get to Francesscas stat!

  8. You sassy little thang! Love me some leopard!! I might have worn leopard 3 days last week...don't judge!

  9. Too cute :) Wearing my Hue denim leggings today (for the first time now that its finally chilly!!) - paired them with a black & white graphic long cardigan (per C. Style's blog) and brown boots (thanks to you and Carly!) :) Feeling pretty sassafrass myself!

  10. how fun! and your really do look great!! I have a fun, busy week with celebrations...and am looking forward to dressing up...gotta raid my closet before the stores....
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  11. ok, i simply have to comment.... I am addicted to cardigans!! Hey, you never know when you need a good cardi! But seriously, I'm very cold natured, so cardigans work perfectly for me! :) Adorable outfit! LOVE the blog!

  12. This seriously made me laugh....the sweater sets!! Oh, I had several of them. Too funny! BUT look at you, remixing and restyling it. Absolutely love it.

  13. I'm loving today's look and the savvy-ness of your back-of-the-closet hunting. Well done...again!

  14. Looks awesome!!! I need to seriously build my wardrobe before I can't start copying from Pinterest. Yea, it's lacking by THAT much. Confession? I don't even own tall boots. It's sad, I know.

  15. Who can still fit in clothes they wore in college? Am I alone here?

  16. hahahaha you are hilarious! And you look darling! Who cares that you wore it in college! You look awesome!

  17. Im one of your newest followers through YOLO MONDAYS. Im also a PINTEREST lover! lol. I look forward to reading more of your blog. I would love for you to follow me back at

  18. Love the hot pink and leopard together. I am not surprised that you found the pink sweater in your closet. I will never share the number of sweaters you have since I am worried about what scoop you would share on me, but friends it's ALOT!!!

  19. You totally pulled off the outfit! And, Cardigan Hoarders UNITE!!!! :)

  20. I just found your blog through Hi Sugarplum (one of my favorites!) I love this look and wish I could find that scarf. The color you are wearing is sold out. Maybe Target?
    What a fun blog...thanks!

  21. Love this. I wore something really similar earlier this week, except I wore a statement necklace rather than a scarf! ;) I love putting together outfits using pinspiration from my own closet. (And I still have a sweater set or two of my own from the late nineties.)

  22. I love this look! The red and leopard print=awesome! I love the concept of your blog, it's great!

    Come visit Lily Among Thorns and link-up! I'm hosting a sunday style link-up fiesta!


  23. I love, LOVE this look!! So cute! I think I might be able to do my own version. I am mentally scanning my closet right now. :)


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