Fashion Raiding My Sister's Closet

Raiding My Sister’s Closet: Pinterest Inspiration

November 5, 2013

A quick question – do you call it “Pin-Ter-Est” or “Pin-Trist”? Merrick pronounces it the first way, I pronounce it the other way. 
Anyway, that is not important. (Unless you’re saying it the wrong way). 
This week, we each chose a photo from our Pinterest style/fashion boards and did our own take on the outfit.
This was the one I picked, from See Jane

via See Jane (used with permission)
I love basically everything about this outfit, but I REALLY love the lining on her coat that you can see at the cuffs. Gotta get myself a brown leather jacket. 
And here is my take on it. I was really thrilled with how it all came together (also, when did it get so cooooold outside?):
Shirt: c/o Choies // Vest: Gift from my mom // Jeans: Gap
Boots: Chinese Laundry via Ross // Pearl Bracelet: gift from Landen
Pave Link Bracelet: c/o Jane


See what Merrick and Landen picked as their Pinterest outfits and their takes on it:

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  • Reply Teresa November 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Cute….I think I like your version even more!

  • Reply Kendra November 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Its pronounced pin-trist!

    Cute outfit! Love the plaid shirt!

  • Reply april November 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Pin-trist. I would assume it depends on if you say in-trist or in-ter-est, yes?

  • Reply Natalie November 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    CUTE outfit! It's definitely "pin-trist." And … cold? Really? 🙂

  • Reply Erica November 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I say Pin-trist except for when I have to spell it, and then I mentally say "pin-ter-est," haha. digging the burberry-esque shirt.

  • Reply Allie @ Everyday Adventures November 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Pin-Trist! And I love your vest! I have a super super old one that I still love that's more of a canvas-y materials, and if it would only get cool in Texas I'd be all over it!

  • Reply sarahsreallife November 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I say it the right way 🙂 And I'm a big fan of taking outfit inspo from Pinterest. I even did a whole week-long challenge over the summer. I am a big fan of challenges in general (ahem…see below!)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life (Join the Take One, Pass it On challenge linkup!)

  • Reply Renee November 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Pin-trist for sure!

  • Reply sturdydesign November 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I say Pin-trist too. I've actually heard a few people call it Pin Interest like it's two separate words. Very interesting! Ha ha! I love your outfit. My only suggestion would be to roll the hem of the pants if they are long enough, like in the inspiration picture.

  • Reply Jenn November 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Pin-trist for me. I once heard an older lady say pin-interest and had a "bless her heart" moment.

  • Reply Andrea Cardenas November 6, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I say pin-trest, you are both wrong!

  • Reply Andrea Cardenas November 6, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I just read Edenbrooke, love it thanks for the recommendation!

  • Reply Landen November 6, 2013 at 3:08 am

    Super super cute! Love the whole thing! Loving the photos too! Well done!

  • Reply Little Gray Pixel November 6, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I love that your look is similar to but not a clone of the inspiration pic. I actually prefer your vest and dark-wash jeans. You look so edgy and fun.

    Pin-trest like Andrea said ^^

  • Reply Ashley November 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Oooh yes! Love! I need a good vest for the fall and winter. (and I also need to go through and copy some of my pins!)

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  • Reply Brynn November 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love this look, Janssen! I just got some booties like yours and have so far only worn them a few ways. I never thought to wear them with a button-up and vest like you did here. I love it! Also, I say "Pinterest" the same way you do – "pin-trist!"

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