Recycling Favorite Pieces

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I posted about this outfit last week (you’ll also know that I’ve been battling a serious virus which evolved into bronchitis, hence the lack of posts last week – sorry!). It’s been one of my favorite looks so far this season, as it features new pieces as well as recycled pieces from my closet. I love recycling favorite pieces each season as it makes each piece feel new and exciting.

Something I truly consider whenever buying a new dress or top or even a new pair of shoes is how often will I get to wear that item? If I can only picture myself finding it useful for one look, especially just one or two looks for the blog, I pass on it. Versatility is always a key factor whenever I decide to make a new addition to my closet.

With this look, I knew this top could be a piece I could wear over and over. I last wore it here back in the fall with a white pencil skirt and heels. This time, I paired it with a pink skirt and white espadrille sneakers. It could also be worn with jeans or with overalls. I don’t own shorts, but if I did, I would probably pair it with them, too!

I’m not against wearing the same pieces twice (or three or eight times!). For those who don’t already know, I look up to the Duchess of Cambridge a lot when it comes to modest yet feminine style. While her style itself as well as her choice of designers are also reasons for me to love her, I also admire that she’s someone who is very much into recycling favorite pieces. Even this past weekend, she hosted a party for children and wore a dress she wore previously to another children’s party back on her tour of Canada in September. As I said, versatility is key.

What is your favorite piece to recycle?


Photos by Felicia Lasala.


Style Mafia top (last seen here) // Rebecca Taylor skirt (also available here, also love this one) // Loeffler Randall shoes (less expensive version here) // Kayu bag (pre-order here, similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses

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  1. Obsessed with this outfit! I’m totally into re-wearing pieces, too! Everything in my closet has to be super versatile! xo Devon Seventeen Dresses

    Posted 5.16.17 Reply
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      Thanks, Devon!!! And yes I agree! No shame is wearing something again and again… it’s fun to re-style older pieces!

      Posted 5.16.17 Reply