This outfit is all about drawing inspiration from other bloggers.  I kept the base of the outfit simple, going for a neutral base (which is a bit darker than I usually like, but that’s okay).  The black sweater and black dress made a good blank canvas for my fun accessories to shine.

My necklace is inspired by E. of Academichic.  She has a lovely orange necklace that is similar to my turquoise one, and in several outfits, she adds an extra chain to the necklace to make it longer and give it a completely new look.  I’ve been wanting to try that with this necklace for awhile, but today is the first time I actually went for it, and I love it!

Because the necklace looked so gorgeous, I didn’t want to do anything to obscure it.  However, it was a bit chilly, and my neck needed to stay warm.  So I decided to take a cue from Orchid Grey and tie my scarf up in a sort of cowl, like she explains in this post.  It worked perfectly, and allowed both the scarf and necklace to shine.  Maybe it’s about time for me to revisit and revise my Layering Scarves and Necklaces tutorials.

Have you been inspired by other in the style blogosphere?  What elements have you incorporated into your own style?

Dress (as skirt): Express
Sweater: J Crew (via Ebay)
Tights: Hue
Boots: Dansko Risa (via Ebay)
Scarf: Bought in Chinatown, NYC
Necklace: Express

Quote: Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen, by Lisa Campbell Ernst

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