Dressed for: Thievery

Already Pretty outfit featuring argyle sweater, gingham shirt, cobalt skinny jeans, black ankle booties, Rebecca Minkoff Logan crossbody, pearl bracelets

Argyle sweater – thrifted – similar
Gingham shirt – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Lucky Brand via eBaysimilar
Necklaces – thrifted and courtesy SBG Designs
Bracelets – clothing swap – similar
Earrings – Realia by Jen
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody via eBay

I’ll admit it: I stole this outfit directly from a Land’s End catalog page. Although they showed a red argyle cardigan instead of a pullover and black mocs instead of booties, the rest is verbatim. I’d be ashamed for my blatant outfit plagiarism except that I was so dumbfounded to find that I had the exact pieces already in my wardrobe, two of them thrifted. I mean really, what are the chances?

Have you ever been able to recreate an inspiring outfit down to the last detail?


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13 Responses to “Dressed for: Thievery”

  1. Andrea

    Cute outfit! Can you tell me, Sally, how you get the ankles of the pants to look so neat inside the booties? Is there a special ‘trick’ you employ, or is it just the skinny cut of the pant that conforms to the leg all the way down? My slimmer cut pants still pouf out more than I’d like above my ankle boots. Thanks!

  2. Shawna

    Your outfit looks great! I have actually never tried to do that. I am sure I am inspired in a general sense by things I see and it all gets filed away in my brain somewhere, but I seem to get most of my inspiration from just looking at my clothes and and playing around with combinations. I have always been a mix and match dresser and am fortunate to be good with colour combinations. I don’t wear a lot of prints so I have more experience with print mixing in home decor than I do in my own clothes. I love the combination of the small check in your blouse with the large argyle pattern.

  3. Amanda

    Hi Sally! I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now, and I find your posts very helpful and inspirational! I felt compelled to comment on this particular post because I enjoy being inspired by others looks, recreating them and making my own. I have many examples of this on my personal blog. I’d even recreated one of your outfits that I found on Pinterest before I knew of your blog. It isn’t an exact duplicate of course, but I was really drawn to your use of color. Thanks for all that you do to inspire others!

  4. Chris


    I like your version better than the catalog version. Maybe you didn’t come up with the idea originally, but you are the one who really carries if off.

  5. Nebraskim

    I love how Lands’ End is showing ways to put outfits together. Almost like a lookbook. A great way to move merchandise…

  6. A.B.

    I love the plus size version of that outfit too. Serious kudos to Lands End for actually showing plus size women in their plus size clothes and not mannequins (I’m looking at you, Old Navy).

    Off to peruse the website as a look book.

    Your version of their outfit looks great!

  7. Anamarierk

    I like this outfit!

    My outfit today is actually inspired by one of yours – black and white striped fit and flare type dress with a desigual scarf. I changed it by adding a purple cardigan and pumps with tights instead of boots. I haven’t tried it yet, but I thing it will work!

  8. Kelly

    I’ve also copied one of your looks, Sal! It also includes the black and white fit and flare dress and a red/black/white/ yellow print cropped cardigan (thrifted). I had the cardi for a long time and wondered why I didn’t wear it much. When I saw your combo with the dress, I realized it was too long. I ran it through the sewing machine and copied your combo perfectly. I really love how the bold stripes and the bold print balance each other so well. Tons of compliments on the outfit. Thanks!

  9. Anne

    I never say steal, I say, “Inspired by” sounds much nicer. A couple of years back I thrifted the turquoise twin of your sweater. I passed it on to a consignment store last fall and now I am missing it.