Guest Post: Merrick's Art

I'm currently on vacation in Australia and New Zealand, and while I can only attempt to smuggle back so many koalas, I'm at least leaving you with some fabulous guests posts.  Today, we have Merrick from Merrick's Art.  Merrick is a pro at simple, adorable style, and she manages with aplomb all the tricky sewing projects that exist only on my Pinterest board.  Welcome, Merrick!

Hi, I'm Merrick from Merrick's Art, where I blog about sewing, refashioning, personal style, and everyday life. I'm thrilled to be over here on Preethi's blog today (although I would definitely rather be in Australia and New Zealand like her...but guest posting on this blog is a close second).

One of my favorite things to do on my blog is remix clothes. You don't need a huge closet full of clothes have a make a lot of great outfits, you just need to have a closet with a few great pieces that are very remixable. Then the outfit possibilities are endless.

Today I want to show you the most remixable items in my closet, and all the different ways to wear them:

#1. Chambray Button Up

I got this shirt from Target (the boys section), and altered it in the sleeves and sides to fit. It's now one of my favorite items in my closet, because it goes with everything. I can, and have, worn it under and over dresses, under sweaters, under cardigans, tied in front, fully tucked, half tucked, and belted. The possibilities are nearly endless.

Here are a few examples:

#2. Gold glitter flats

These were a Christmas gift from my mom (from Payless), and since I got them I have worn them at least twice a week. I'm not a big jewelry wearer (mostly cause I forget to put it on), so these are the perfect way to give some sparkle to an otherwise simple outfit. They look great with jeans, colored pants, skirts, dresses, rolled trousers, cuffed jeans, and even maxi skirts.

#3. Mustard Cardigan

I couldn't mention my five favorite items without mentioning the mustard cardi. It has almost become a neutral in my closet because I wear it with pretty much everything -- solids, patterns, monochromatic tops, belted, over and under dresses, buttoned up, unbuttoned, and even with other bright colors.

#4. Tie Front Blouse

I bought this top on a birthday shopping trip a few years ago when I was forcing myself to buy more patterned tops. I had no idea that it would become so versatile. It can be very dressy, or very casual, worn under sweaters, belted, tucked, half-tucked, or untucked, bow tied, or bow untied, under sweaters, over t-shirts, or even under dresses with just the bow hanging out. Go get yourself a tie front blouse right now.

#5. Black Blazer

And finally, the black blazer. I only have one example of me wearing it, but that's because I only bought it two weeks ago. But I have tons of ideas churning of different ways to wear it -- buttoned up, unbuttoned, belted, over a maxi dress, over a sundress, rolled up sleeves, unrolled sleeves, with jeans, with skirts, with colored pants, and a million more ideas. Just check out my Pinterest "Dressing Myself" board to see a few of my ideas.

Do you have a favorite (or several) remixable item(s) in your closet?


  1. Great outfits! I love my mustard cardigan too!

  2. aw, what a great guest post! she's got some serious style! i'm in love with all the stripes and button up tops :)
    xo TJ

  3. I need to get me a mustard cardigan! Love that!

  4. I think the mustard cardi is my fave.. great color!

  5. Amazed by how many ways you wore your chambray! Love seeing it in different styles...such a versatile piece. I know my chambray is one of my most-used pieces are my striped tees, long brown cardigan, and my red midi skirt.

    <3 Cambria

  6. I honestly love every outfit here!



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