Inspired Style :: The Serena

Every now and then, I'm inspired so much by an outfit I see somewhere, I decide to recreate it using what I have in my closet. Usually the idea comes to me because I remember similar items from my closet. I even keep a notebook of outfits I've cut out of magazines for inspiration when I can't figure out what to wear (highly recommend you guys do that!) I've always been a HUGE fan of the fashion on Gossip Girl, and while I'd consider myself more of a Blair than a Serena, I loved this look and realized I had all of the pieces to make the puzzle. The inspiration:

Blue pants? Dazzling jacket? I'm on it! I picked up this jacket recently from Forever 21, from the Love 21 line and it's all kinds of awesome. I randomly saw this photo while I was contemplating how to style it, and thought it was perfect. Here's how I wore it.

Not too shabby, right? Believe me, blue pants are not the easiest thing to style, so I always welcome inspiration.

I love these earrings! I picked them up from Ember last summer and they're so fun and shiny. I worried the gold on gold might be overload, but whatever. I do what I want, Maury.

These shoes have just a hint of leopard print, so they feel more special and sassy than just a pair of black pumps, but they can go with pretty much anything. I think they're kind of unique.

The best picture my camera has ever taken. I have no idea why it came out like this, but I love it, and I want every picture I take to look like this. Props to Sandra for being my photog for the night! Anyway, have you ever tried to recreate an outfit you saw on TV, in a magazine, or on a blog?

Jacket, Pants, Forever 21. Cami, The Limited. Shoes, ShoeDazzle. Earrings, Ember.

PS - I finally set up a Facebook account for AJ Wears Clothes! LIKE IT! If you want. (pretty please?)