Pinterest Picture Perfect Challenge: Dresses + Layers #FashionFriday | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

October 18, 2013

Pinterest Picture Perfect Challenge: Dresses + Layers #FashionFriday

Today I'm linking up with Fashion Friday. Check out all the posts for more Fall Fashion inspiration!

In my Fashion Friday post from last week, I shared my new challenge to take pictures of outfits I find on Pinterest and recreating them in my own closet. I am affectionately dubbing this the "Picture Perfect Challenge." Last week I recreated a denim and leggings pin.  

This week, I found my inspiration in this fun layered look:

I love that it's a way of taking a dress and making it not only casual and laid back, but a great transitional outfit for Autumn. The layered look is actually quite resourceful. If it's too hot, ditch the cardigan, or switch out the boots for flats. If it's too cold, add a funky scarf or cute boot socks to the look.

This week I challenged myself to shop my closet for this look. And thanks to my sister, Jess, who handed off the dress to me last year, I was able to pull the outfit off without buying one new thing!  

Here's the recreation:

How'd I do?

I ended up wearing this outfit to a fun blogger event at QVC, where I got to be apart of a taping of In the Kitchen With David. IT WAS SO FUN.  I grew up literally a mile away from the QVC studios, and both my dad and my mother-in-law worked there at various times.  Yet, I'd never actually visited!  We were taken on a studio tour, and it was awesomesauce!   On our tour, we were able to see Emeril taping a show with David Venable as well as Sunny Anderson, Star Jones and Jill Martin.  It was so neat seeing all that happens behind-the-scenes of the network.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Arriving at the QVC Studios

We went home with David Venable's newest cookbook.
It's all comfort foods. Color me HUNGRY.

We sampled Bacon Jam Bruschetta and Bacon Mac N Cheese.
I'm not even kidding.

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes and Banana's Foster Bread Pudding.
Hold me.

I tried without success to grab a legit picture with Star.
My creeper pic has to suffice.

In case you can't tell, that's the top of Emeril Lagasse's head
while he tapes a show with David.

I was not successful getting my picture with any of the Big Stars.
So this pic with David's life-size cutout was the next best thing.
He's literally that tall.

I'm a model, you know what I mean,
when I do my little turn on the catwalk...

The frenzy prior to taping David's Food Court

Mid-taping. Here is the map of the stars.

We ended with a quick visit with David and Mary from QVC.
Mary is my new BFF, she just doesn't know it yet.

If you visit the area, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the studio tour - you never know who you'll see!

Now it's your turn:

How are you making fashion INSPIRATIONS into REALITIES?

Do you have a Picture Perfect Challenge that you've completed? Send it to me, so I can showcase it!

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