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Monday, 31 March 2014

Pinterest Fun




I was going through some looks on Pinterest and came across this one. I pinned it a little while back. Not the most inspired - a stripey top and a pair of jeans but this one is quite interesting to me because I actually have all the components to put this together.



  • Breton with mid blue stripes. Yup.
  • Black belt. Yup.
  • Boyfriend jeans. Yup.
  • Red pointy shoes. Yup.
  • Blonde hair. Err no.
  • Long legs. Err no.

Never mind the last two, let's plough on.

  • Tripod. Yup.
  • Camera. Yup.
  • Timer set. Yikes. 
  • Sprint, pose and dodgy fake smile. Phew!

Johnnie B top, Zara jeans, M&S belt, Jigsaw shoes, Own Garden Fence


Well that killed 20 mins this afternoon :o)


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Last Note :

  • The stripey top is my old Johnnie B Breton dress which I had chopped down in to a top because I couldn't leave well alone. Last seen here in it's full length glory!













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  1. Like the stripes with the red shoes Sue - and the dodgy fake smile! :)

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    1. The dodgy fake smile really makes it doesn't it? :o)

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  2. You look great as usual - but you crack me up - Garden Fence own, love your humour! Xx

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    1. What's wrong with the fence? It's a major player here - got to give it it's dues!

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  3. Hilarious post. You look better than the pinterest model. Hx

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    1. Thank you! I think she looks pretty good though still :o)

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  4. Fence (1 point) Outfit (10 out of 10 points)!! xx

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    1. Only 1 point for the fence? Needs a coat of Ronseal doesn't it? Might have garnered 2 points then.

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  5. I love it. Now you've inspired me. Plus you are so funny!

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    1. Plus I agree that you look better then the model.

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    2. Too kind Iva. Have you got some red shoes? It's the red shoes which make it!

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    1. Thank you. It was just fun to do as I had the clothes in my wardrobe and I really needed to use that tripod I bought sooo long ago.

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  7. MORE OF THESE PLEASE AND YOU ARE SO CUTE
    I just got a hand-me-down pair of boyfriend jeans so I need to start cataloguing looks. More of these types of posts please!

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    1. Kristina, I'm old enough to be your mother and you're calling me cute!

      And my going rate for these posts is once a year - don't hold your breath will you?

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  8. What a fab idea, recreating a look you love. You look brilliant xxx love Liz xxx

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    1. Thanks Liz - it's a look I can see you pulling off perfectly!

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  9. So fun...and yes, I like yours better. Always nicer on a "real" person.

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    1. Always fun to see what something looks like on a regular Joe isn't it? I have to say the blonde lady does carry it off very well though.

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  10. Wow! I expected to see some vaguely similar outfit ... I didn't expect to see exactly the same. (Don't know why really, given that it's you!) The girls above are right you know - you do look better. Go you!

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    1. Helen - if you're going to do something like this - you have to do it properly. No just joking - I just happened to have the top and when I saw the pic, I had a lightbulb moment. And the shoes too! The shoes! I love those red shoes!

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  11. Excellent styling, really love this look on you! I tried wearing heels with my bf jeans but felt a bit contrived so sticking to the lower heels/slippers/brogues.

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    1. I'd love to take the credit for the styling but I think that belongs to the lovely blonde. I'd love to wear the red shoes on the school run but I know for a fact they would be trashed - my feet get stamped on every day by small people! I'll probably change the red shoes for some red Swedish Hasbeens to keep the injection of colour going. I kind of like it.

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  12. Love how you've re-created this Sue....funnily enough I'm wearing a slightly different take on this today too! Great minds & al that.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Going to pop over to see your take on this. It's such a classic formula isn't it?

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  13. Hi Susie, looks amazing! I have developed a bit of an obsession with your Zara boyfriend jeans - unfortunately the link you provided a while back to the same pair no longer works, do you know what their current closest equivalent are? I particularly love the colour of yours, nothing looks close online. :/

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    1. Hi! I'm on a mission to find another pair like this so I will try to keep you posted. I really should have bought a backup pair as they are so easy to put on that I would probably wear them all the time if I could except I have to vary it a bit to eek out their life span. I've seen a few pairs in Zara which have a similar finish but the cut and the fit isn't quite there but if and when I find an alternative - I will do a post on them.

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    2. Hi! - thanks so much - will await your findings! I've seen a cropped pair on Zara website which look fairly similar.:http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/jeans/boyfriend/ripped-jeans-c401002p1772542.html ....but I don't want the cropped version. (what do they say about beggars not being choosers?!)

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    3. How tall are you by the way, if you don't mind me asking? I think it's just useful to know.

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    4. 5' 10" - which adds an extra dimension when looking for jeans 'full length' but with a turn up. :)

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  14. This is my new favourite game - what can I find on Pinterest that I can recreate! Currently working on a white jeans one (was planned for today but there is no sun out!)

    LOVE the simplicity of this - going to copy you!

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    1. You can copy all you like Fiona. I love Pinterest but I rarely try to replicate an outfit - I just take the odd thing from it where I can. Like wanting dratted pink shoes!

      And white jeans - they're a toughie for me. I don't get on with them and yet I really like them but not on me.

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  15. Oh Sue you pull it off so well too - sometimes the most simple looks are the most striking; the red heels really nail it for me. LOVE this so much. You should keep playing this game ;)

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    1. It's definitely in the red shoes and you know how I love shoes (your shoes in particular).

      And I don't know how you manage to make it look so good when you take your own pics with the remote and everything. I know practice makes perfect but you're seriously good at it.

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  16. You look far better than your' blonde inspiration. I love it and I could do a version but with my little red boots. H xx

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    1. I hope you do do a version of it Helen. With your little red boots!

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  17. My guilty pleasure is to spend an hour of an evening (a few sneaky peeks in the daytime too) perusing Pinterest trying to think of items that I have to re-create different looks! Your ensemble is so perfect Sue! I love the red shoes! You've inspired me! xx

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    1. I do that as well ... instead of blogging, I go and have a play and perusal on Pinterest instead. You're a bit of a dab hand at replicating looks - I need to take some more cues from you.

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  18. Oooohhh, much prefer yours, Sue! I love a bit of Pinterest for inspiration. A bit too addictive though! Great post. Lynne x

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    1. Thank you Lynne. When I first got on Pinterest, I didn't get it at all. Then something must have twigged and I went a bit mad on it but just recently, I've laid off it again. Probably because I don't know what I want to be inspired by - I'm a bit uninspired at the moment. Ho hum.

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  19. I like yours best too! I also like your humour ; ) been meaning to say I love my bracelets, thanks x

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    1. Oh glad you like the bracelets! Glad they got to you safely. Hope your ankle is much better - you can get the heels out again soon and feel like yourself!

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  20. I like yours better too! The pinterest lady either needs to put some weight on or buy smaller jeans! I know they're meant to have a relaxed fit but they're massive. The fit of your jeans is much better!

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    1. Niamh - I'm just a lardy puff - it's why my jeans fit me so well :o)

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  21. I love the simplicity of this look Sue....I am trying to find a relaxed style of jean that suit me.Great idea making a top out of a dress.....must do a bit of rooting!!
    ~Anne

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    1. You need to get on the Next website Anne. Donna from Iwontwearsludgebrown has been extolling the virtues of hers - you should take a look at her post - they seem to have every kind of finish and fit for everyone on there. You'll find something and make it look chic like you always do.

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  22. Love the dress now a top...I want one like it and some red shoes! Fab outfit ....love it

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    1. I think I've seen some almost identical tops in Zara http://www.zara.com/uk/en/woman/t-shirts/striped-t-shirt-c358008p1772536.html

      Get yourself down there Claire!

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  23. weird thing is, her legs look really short in those proportions and yours look very even or long.
    you wear it better, i guess!

    do i already follow you at P?
    if not tell me your name!!!

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    1. I think she's actually slim and well proportioned but the jeans are worn for an extra slouchy look.I can't do as much fabric as I look lost in them plus I have a few more curves.

      And pinterest is http://www.pinterest.com/susiesoso/ really obvious no? I'm already following you.

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    2. thank you! i am following now. x

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  24. I love Pinterest & could easily lose hours on there (if the kid's allowed!!). You just can't go wrong with a striped top & the jeans & red heels bring it right up to date....really love this look on you! x

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    1. The red heels really set it off but not hugely practical on the school run. I have other red shoes I can substitute so no problem though. And I found Pinterest hugely addictive at one point and then I went off the boil a bit and not found my way back yet. Fact is, you can spend a lot of time on social media - it's scary!

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  25. Love this look you have recreated to perfection! I have just bought some pointed red heels and feel inspired by you to wear this combo. Xx

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    1. Ooh - where are your red heels from? Looking forward to seeing you modelling them soon!

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    2. M&S I am so impressed by their shoes at the mo x

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  26. Lol Sue, dead ringer! Love the top (dress) - colour is really nice on you. Xx

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    1. It is a bit isn't it? They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery don't they :o)

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  27. Much prefer the dress as a top, well done you! x

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  28. yeah i prefer this dress as a top too ;) so very french sue!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  29. I wish I could sew! You look great Sue & I love how your giving the tripod another go....minus the wind of course! xx

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