Friday, March 30, 2012

Friend Friday: Remixing

October 2010 - Present
Katy came up with these questions.
The one-time use phenomenon. I've been reading a number of posts lately about only wearing something once and how many bloggers are accused of this. Seems a good topic for us. 
October 2011, February 2012
1. Are you a one-time wearer? 
Not even close. I even post in the exact same outfit more than once.

2. Do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event?
No. I hate to do that. Sometimes I feel guilty about not doing it because it was the same dress before but it still all works out. I will buy new dresses because I feel like it and I don't do it when there is a special event coming up.

3. Re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish - are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? Why?
Sometimes I might post items from one outfit the very next day. I don't tend to wear things so close so the posts aren't so close but it's not like I'm holding back.  But I don't think I'm a pro. I still tend to catch myself wearing the same shirt with the same skirt even though clearly both would go with other things. If I have worn the same jeans and a tee shirt multiple times I don't take the time to make my pretty arrows with with I got things anymore though. I have previously posted about why I remix. I try not to wear the same thing within a few weeks if it is more obscure like a pink skirt or a plaid skirt. If it is black pants or a black skirt on the other hand, I'll wear those whenever.  I have a large closet and hate focusing on one thing so each day I try to branch out more. I even leave my clean clothes in the laundry room longer just to go a bit longer without seeing them and thus wearing them. I went through some old pictures with this post as motivation and you can see how I remixed a few things. The pictures are scattered through this post.  You will notice that even some identical outfits repeat.
March 2010 - Present
4. Do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer?
I do not have a clothing budget and I am not an impulse buyer.  I need an option about being encouraged by my husband to buy new clothes. I analyze in the store. I won't buy anything unless I love it. Some days I go to the mall with the intent to buy some new things and I'm not even specific in what I'm looking for and I leave empty handed.
February 2007 - Present (not all photos)
5. Do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently?
I wish everyone would show how they remix the same article of clothing close together so I wouldn't be bored with it.  Before buying a new trendy item, I'd like to see how versatile it'll be.  The more a blogger repeats, the more I appreciate them. I keep wanting to do posts on how I remixed a certain outfit, but that keeps staying on my to-do list and I never seem to get to it. I have done it a few times though.


  1. I absolutely love how you're remixed that red skirt in the first row of pictures! Excellent colour combinations! I've also had the experience of going shopping and coming home empty handed, but I don't mind. What's a bit strange though is that I seem to find a lot of nice things when I've decided I won't do any shopping, and then when I plan to do a little shopping, I can't find anything I love.

    1. The skirt in the top row is hot pink. Sometimes the colors don't appear right in photos. Thanks though! It is a little wild for work so I can't wear it that often.

      I find the same thing. I go and try to shop and find nothing. I go just to keep someone company and I find a million things.

  2. Love this post! It is always my favorite thing to see outfits get remixed. Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Thanks. I love to see how they get remixed on others. I really want people to do posts of all the different ways they wore colored tights but now that it is Spring, I suppose I should wait until fall before I start wishing again.

  3. It's fun to see all the pictures of one item together! I especially love those pink shoes!

  4. Thanks
    I was going to do a collage next of the pink shoes but ran out of time so I figured I'd do that in another post. I think I only wore them 5 times. (2x in October, 2 in Feb, 1 in March) but I would enjoy seeing it all together.

  5. Loved seeing all your remixing!

    1. Thanks Kimberlee.

      I wore the green sweater yesterday... in a new way. The collage helped me branch out.

  6. love all the remixing! especially love the red pants!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife