2/28/13

A Bachelorette and a Pirate

A couple of weeks ago I had an idea that I thought was monumental.

I decided I wanted to start a blog strictly for "fashion" and replicate outfits I see on pinterest using only items I found in my closet.

It made sense to me.....I am not a fashionable person so I like to look at magazines and now pinterest for outfit ideas and I get inspired seeing what other people wear so I thought I would start a blog to show this.

I shared my idea with Sarah thinking she would marvel at my creativeness and ask to be apart of this grand venture, but instead I was met with the exact opposite.

When I told her my plans she said "Ha, thats already been done, sorry".

And just like that my dreams were crushed.

Except it was never really a dream as much as it was just a spontaneous idea, but for blog purposes: DREAMS CRUSHED.

That was when she introduced me to the blog "Pinterest told me to". Which is adorable and WAY more creative and funnier than I ever could have been, so it's a good thing that got taken off my plate.

If you have not checked out this blog click over there right now, it is just so fun! And rather brilliant if I do say so myself.

So anyways, where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, I love to use Pinterest for outfit ideas. (I think I've said that like 5 times now), but it wasn't until recently that I've given my outfits more thought.

Sure in the past I liked to get dressed, and I wanted to look cute, but when I was getting dressed everyday it was just like blah blah.

But now that I put on something other than yoga pants just one or two times a week it has become fun to come up with an outfit. And sometimes I get carried away.

If we are getting out of the house even to the most mundane places like lets say... McDonald's I get dressed like I'm some celebrity who needs to look their best because the photogs might get a picture of me while sipping my McCafe Latte.

I have a problem of finding a happy median. I'm a go big or go home kinda girl. I'm either in sweat pants and a hat or a prom dress at Target.

After I was introduced to the Pinterest told me to blog I saw a picture on there from The Bachelor that I knew I wanted to recreate, something about it just appealed to me:


I'm not a big Bachelor fan....for several reasons.

1. WHY do the girls act like this guy is buying them all this stuff WHEN WE ALL KNOW it's really ABC
2. WHY is every rose ceremony THE MOST DRAMATIC ROSE CEREMONY EVER
3. HOW long does every girl spend working out just for those pivotal hot tub scenes? Please go eat a donut and stop crying already.

BUT I do watch occasionally because the girls at my bible study like to talk about it (in between deep and moving conversations about the Lord of course) and I'm NEVER one to be left out so I tune in on Monday nights to watch The Bachelor so I can say

"I KNOW I totally thought they were truly, madly deeply in love also"

Even though it is a bold lie. Yeah I lie at bible study, so what? It's about The Bachelor, it doesn't count.

This has become the longest post ever to simply say I recreated the outfit above using only items found in my closet and this is how it turned out:


I love my short boots but I don't wear them a whole lot because I feel like Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates when I wear them.


Clearly the resemblance is uncanny.

Do you ever recreate outfits you've seen on Pinterest? You should it's fun!

As long as you don't end up looking like a cartoon pirate.

11 comments:

Annie said...

Megan, you crack me up! I love your outfit! I love the necklace; it goes so well!

Shannon said...

I do all the time! I LOVE it! There is a mirror at the bottom of our stairs. I will take my own photo so I can use it when going on trips!

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh. I just laughed so hard at the Jake thing. So funny! Your outfit looks cute! :)

Amy said...

hilarious! you make me laugh. and that sarah...such a buzz-kill ;)

Carrie Davies said...

For the record, you rock those boots WAY better than Jake or Any of His Neverland Pirates.

Your post cracked me up. :) I love the sidebar about The Bachelorette/Bible Study.

I feel as though I should also be inspired by your fashion post, as a fashionista I am not. My best friend told me not too long ago, "You always look so...comfotable!" Not exactly the adjective I was going for. :)

Maybe I could add some posts to my own blog...Pinterest Tried To Tell Me To Do It, but I Just Look Comfortable Instead? I think your friend (and the rest of the world...)would say no to that one, too...

Have a great weekend! Thanks for sharing your great posts!!



Paige said...

Haha, this post cracked me up! You are so Funny!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Megan! Thank you so much for the sweet words about my blog, they are very much appreciated! Now, Im laughing SOOO hard! First of all, you are darling and I love your outfit! Second of all, the picture of Jake is hilarious. I cannot see the picture without singing the theme song. Happy to be twitter friends, and thrilled that you linked up today! (As soon as I get to a computer I will be your newest follower.) :)
xoxo,
Sheaffer

Mix and Match Mama said...

Megan! You look fabulous! I love how you were inspired by the Bachelor too. Great job! Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

Megan, you nailed that outfit--it looks great on you! I love your hair as well! Have a wonderful weekend!
floral&fudge

mel @ the larson lingo said...

You rocked the outfit!!! You didn't look like a pirate, promise. One of my outfits made me feel like a bee. Ha! Thanks for linking up with us, now following :)

Jenna {Real Simple Girl} said...

I love how you used a Bachelorette's outfit for your inspiration! I do have to say that you gave Lindsey a run for her money!! I like your look better. The necklace really adds some flair!