Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Don't buy it, recreate it: Anthropologie

I received my Anthropologie Fall Catalog yesterday and almost lost my breath when I came across the picture of this jacket!  I would so love to purchase such a lovely piece but my closet is already stretched to it's limits, not to mention my wallet.  (The fact that it's already sold out online didn't help either) Lol

All of these obstacles gave me the idea to do a post about recreating outfits that I can't just buy for some reason or another.  This is just an experiment, if you guys like it "Don't buy it, recreat it" will be regular feature for this blog in future.

So using the pieces I had available in my closet, here is my rendition of the amazing look above.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't buy the Anthropologie Tartan Boucle jacket given half the chance (because I so would).....

What do you guys think?  ........Yes, no, maybe so?!

29 comments:

  1. That's pretty good! I admit, that photo caught my eye as well and I was trying to find something in my closet that I could use to recreate the look, but alas, nothing. :(

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  2. I love it!! Where did you get the jacket? I can't wait to see more recreation! Maybe you can do celebrities styles too.



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  3. Thank you Cher ;) That Anthropologie jacket is totally gorgeous right?!!

    Hi CBC ;) My jacket is from the Loft....I want to say 2008....2009? I would love to do more looks in the future, thank you so much for the feedback!

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  4. I love the look and I love the idea! Anthropologie has such beautiful pieces but they are so expensive :( I can't wait to see more of your recreations :)

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  5. callandra- that is a beautiful jacket! i love your recreations. i like the don't buy & recreate it idea! hmmm i need price point on the coat to decide. lol! it is quite lovely so if the price is right, i'd definitely go for it.

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  6. Lol! I was just looking through the new catalog while waiting for my pasta sauce to boil down!

    Your look is way cuter because you have a cat in the picture! :)

    I think this would be a cute feature to add to your site!

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  7. Recreating outfits is a really good idea... especially for people who need to stop shopping so much, like me! :)

    I think you recreated it perfectly! I'd definitely love to see this as a regular feature.

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  8. Oh, great recreation! I like this feature...yes!

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  9. Love Anthropologie, but the store can break a girl! I am for and LOVE the idea of recreating outfits! I do it a lot myself!

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  10. Great job with the recreation! I love Anthro, but its so expensive!

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  11. But Callandra, you just got a new closet, I mean room! ;)

    YES to this feature and outfit. I love seeing outfits inspired by random ads -- definitely more challenging than it looks to recreate an outfit from your closet!

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  12. great outfit! how about a lace top underneath?

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  13. that anthro jacket is to die for! so glad it caught your eye too!

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  14. Your new post idea is great, I would like to see some more great ideas ! Your outfits are always so nice and put together.

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  15. Oh, absolutely YES! I love the idea of recreating the look with things we already own. It's fun to seek inspiration, but much more creative to add our own twist --- I think it is more self-expressive than doing a total copy. Love it!

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  16. I agree with you that the Anthro jacket is fabulous, but I think you did a great job making the style your own!!!!

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  17. It's a definite YES! I'm so excited because I have the exact same Loft jacket that you have. Can you please do more of this "Don't buy it, re-create it"? I really like it. Pretty please? With cherry on top? :-)

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  18. Love this!! Inspiring! The anthro jacket is lovely (those colors would look great on you) and I love the re-created look. Please do more - so fun to see the creativity - it helps me be more creative in my closet.

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  19. I like the idea of the recreate it post as well! Your outfit is great but your make up is beautiful!! So soft - you look airbrushed

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  20. Great idea! I cut out outfit ideas from magazines & put them on a bulletin board I have in my closet for that very purpose! That way, when I'm feeling uninspired in the morning, I just try to recreate something from an ad. And your blog is always a HUGE inspiration as well!

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  21. Um.....LOVE!!! LOL Gorgeous outfit Callandra- just freaking gorgeous. : )

    P.S. Thanks so much for that comment and your support. You really made my day!

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  22. Yes -- love it! What a great idea to try to re-create it! I love, love Anthropologie -- but usually have to wait until they hit sale.
    I need a jacket like that :)

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  23. Great idea! I´m from Brazil and I love your blog. You have been a good inspiration for my closet...Thanks!

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  24. I love your look even more than the lookbook! I love how the buttons on your jacket match your shoes :D

    xoxo champagne

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  25. I love it! Great concept! I do it all the time! I also love the mantra, "Don't buy it retail, thrift it" But....that doesn't have quite the same ring, does it? :)

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  26. Love this feature, hoping to learn more from you!

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  27. I hope you feature more create it don't buy it posts. I was inspired to shop my closet to recreate this season's looks. Love your blog!

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  28. Great idea - love it!

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