Thursday, 9 August 2012

Mommy Slump - Closet Copy Cat

Most days I am fortunate if I can wake up before the kids to shower and throw on the nearest jeans/sweats/t-shirt/sweater. I don't usually have the luxury of standing in a towel leisurely perusing my open closet (the towel would get pulled off in a minute by a little munchkin for sure), so most days there is not really a lot of thought put into my outfits. Hair gets pulled up into a quick, messy ponytail, usually wet, and more often than not, hardly combed. Occasionally the next day when I get to my shower, my hair is still damp from the day before. Yeah, gotta do something about the hair situation...

So, when I stumbled across a blog "challenge" called Closet Copy Cat I decided to give it a go. It's all about taking some inspiration photos and seeing what you can pull together from your closet to imitate the look. Since my kids are in pre-school every morning, I figured I would give it a go!

Here was the inspiration for this week - Button Up in Summer

Of course, being in the Southern Hemisphere it is technically winter, so I gave it a whirl and also came up with a "winterized" version. Some days it feels like summer, and others more like fall.

(aside - I'm a little surprised at how nervous/anxious I am about posting photos of myself on my blog)

But on to the challenge - a loose button up shirt, paired with shorts, cute sandals, an up-do, natural makeup and big earrings.
I picked out my blue Old Navy top (not really a full-on button down, but hey, it has buttons) and paired it with my brown bermuda shorts. Were it actually summer it could go with shorter shorts but it was a cold, grey, rainy sort of day so I really created a spring version and a fall version of this outfit. Warmer outside? Wear brown wedge sandals. Colder outside? Put on your boots and a vest/sweater. Kind of felt a horse rider kind of vibe from the boots and shorts. :)

I tried one of Natalia's up-do's: a three bun knot, but no matter how much I tried, I could only make two buns. Ok, so I didn't really try that much, but I only have so much time! :)

(aside: sorry for the horrible photos - I tried to take them myself with my phone and a mirror.....)

Looking forward to next week's inspiration - goodness knows I have way too many clothes in my closet, and too few ideas of how to put them together!

the Grant life


  1. Super cute!! I love the two different versions of your outfit! Very fun!

  2. SO cute girl!!!!!! Love your hair!!!

    1. Thanks! It's fun to get some ideas of how to deal with long hair. Although I'm thinking of chopping it all off.....

  3. Love how you came up with a Spring and Fall version. I had to laugh because as I was taking my pics it was 108 degrees!! Great job!!

    I'd love for you to stop by and see my post (I hate posting pictures of myself too!!)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yeah, the weather here is all over the place so sometimes within one day you need a cool and a warm outfit. :)

  4. Oh wow, I wear the same thing most days and I don't even have the excuse of being a mum! You have inspired me to get creative in my cupboard.


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