Closet Shopping Surprises

Even if youve got your wardrobe inventory mentally cataloged, a good session of shopping in your closet can bring about some very pleasant surprises. This Gwyneth and I know, because its been a while since pairing hot pink and purple was this exciting. To be specific, it was approximately 25 years ago, while I was decorating my Barbie Dream House.

So this weekend, while on a shopping trip in my closet (searching for new ways to wear my purple Alice + Olivia High Waisted Pants) we were surprised when my Joie Pink Silk Racerback Tank started talking to us. Gwyneth was closely monitoring my shopping from her post on the end-of-bed-bench, and the look passed the one bark if you like it, two if you dont test. While this test isnt 100% reliable I cant wait to wear this outfit come Spring / Summer anyway. The color combination inspired some additional closet shopping (and a little supplementation with items we found online).

Below are two casual looks that we love. We cant believe this maxi skirt is only $25!! And the Kenneth Jay Lane earrings now occupy the #1 spot on our wishlist.

Shopping Guide:
Silver Chuck Taylors from Barneys (out of stock, but options at ShopStyle)
And now two dressier options were drooling over:

Shopping Guide:
Gold Heart Locket (a gift, but many alternatives at ShopStyle)
Marc Jacobs Hobo (an oldie but goodie worth an Ebay search)
This closet shopping adventure was such a great reminder that even memorable pieces can versatile, and we cant wait to see what surprises next weekends session brings!

mk & Gwynnie


  1. What is too funny about this post is Im doing the tone on tone look today with purple and a deep burgandy with pink undertones.

  2. Um, can you please shop my closet? I feel like Id have new outfits for months and months!

  3. We would never take that joy away from you!! Were writing a How to closet shopping post next week get ready to make your old pieces way more exciting!!

    mk G

  4. All the dresses are good. But you forget to add some simple jewellery with all of them. It will give much better look.

    • Hi there! We just love the look with the statement jewelry we selected for the outfits! Just read a few posts, and youll see were not minimalists and love to go big! But if adding simple pieces gives our looks a much better look for YOU, then we certainly encourage you to add away!

      mk Gwyneth

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