Guess who dressed me today #PaperDollProject

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The Paper Doll Project is a neat monthly event that happens with a bunch of different fashion bloggers. Each blogger chooses an item in their closet that they want an outfit styled around. It could be a pair of shoes, a shirt, a piece of jewelry, or whatever. They are paired with another blogger who uses their own unique sense of style to create an outfit for that person.

Then the fun begins when the blogger tries to put together an outfit that is as close to that one as possible. You can use what you already own, what you find at thrift stores or purchase the items yourself if you find something.

The item I started with was this pair of black The Limited capris. I wanted something fun but professional for a business trip I’m taking in August. I was paired with Sarah from Shades of Sarah for my project. Using my pants as the base, she designed this outfit for me.

Using what I had and what I could find locally, I ended up with this:

I decided to change the coral for purple.  I have rosacea which makes my skin reddish so I avoid anything red/orange near my face. Other than that, I tried to find things as close to her recommendations as I could but I’m rather limited in rural Vermont.  Had no luck at all finding a neutral colored purse.   These are the items I ended up finding to work with:

Capris – The Limited
Handbag – Nine West
Shoes – Anne Klein
Scarf – Cejan
Bracelet – Claire’s
Shirt – Thrifted

This is the final result.

What do you think?

Check out the other bloggers that are part of the Paper Doll Project and don’t forget to join us next month!

Divergent Musings and Maybe Someday We’ll Be Smarter
Unusual Form and Miss Vinyl Ahoy
In doctorly fashion and The Daily Dani
Matters of Merrymaking and Be Your Own Adventure
Better With Tights and I Have A Degree In This!
The Cardigan Queen and Acute Designs
Ruby Bastille and A Heart and Soul Story
From the Mixed-up Files and Stylish Year
Animated Cardigan and Snappy Casual
Miss Lulu Blogs and Elle Enchanted
The Socialite’s Closet and Shades of Sarah
My Orange Stilettos and Pull Your Socks Up!
Oranges and Apples and Not Just Mom
Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication and Pieces of {My} Earth
Toujours C’est La Vie and Never Dreamed about This

This post is also part of the Every Body Every Wear Thrifted hop. I’m linking up with Spunky Chateau for Thrifty Thursday.


  1. Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie says

    How fun is this! It’s such a cool idea to get a new perspective on your wardrobe!

  2. I love it, Ellen! You look great. Have fun on your cruise 🙂

  3. Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva says

    great ideas Ellen!!! so cool!!!

  4. I love the purple shirt! Great outfit!

  5. Wow! You look great Ellen!! I LOVE the bracelet too!!! So cute. 🙂

  6. Kimberly Gauthier says

    Hi there! I’m stopping by from Social Fabric.

    What a fantastic project. Thank you so much for sharing it with. The outfit you put together is adorable. I love it; very stylish.

    I also live in a rural area and it doesn’t make sense for me to get all dressy so it’s fun to see ideas that look good, are affordable, and still have a casual feel.

  7. That shade of purple is my absolute favorite. I host a photo thrifting link up on my blog each Thursday and I’d love for you to submit this look!

  8. Ellen, I love it!

  9. Christy Lee says

    My favorite is the thrifted shirt and the sparkly fingernails! Great job!

  10. I love the purple shirt! What a neat project exchange idea.

  11. Jules from A Little Bite of Life says

    I love the whole combination together, and am especially in love with that bracelet-great job Ellen!

  12. The Jacobsen Family! says

    CUTE!! Love those capris!

  13. Courtney Velasquez says

    Love your new outfit! Are you wearing it to the Cheap Sally Dance Party;)

  14. I wish I was going to Blogher for the Cheap Sally Dance Party! Maybe next year I can go 🙂

  15. Love You Always & Forever says

    Did that shirt come from Kohls?! I have that exact same shirt! I love it!
    Super cute outfit!!

  16. Love You Always & Forever says

    Did that shirt come from Kohls?! I have that exact same shirt! I love it!
    Super cute outfit!!

  17. Love You Always & Forever says

    Did that shirt come from Kohls?! I have that exact same shirt! I love it!
    Super cute outfit!!

  18. Love You Always & Forever says

    Did that shirt come from Kohls?! I have that exact same shirt! I love it!
    Super cute outfit!!

  19. Momma Teri says

    This is an amazing look for you. I so want those pants and bracelet!

  20. Thanks everyone! The shirt actually came from a thrift store so I’m not sure where it’s from originally. I just fell in love with the detailing on the front!

  21. Cuzinlogic says

    Great outfit! I absolutely love the shirt, but the entire outfit looks good.

  22. cute…love the purse!

  23. I love their clothes! You look great!

    -Jennifer’s Deals

  24. Debbie Baker Burns says

    Love those shoes! I’ve never been a part of the paperdoll project, but it looks like fun. Debbie

  25. Our Village is a Little Different says

    Oh, how fun! I’ve always loved paper dolls! I like them even better this way.

    That’s a great outfit, and I love your accessories, too.

  26. Snob on a Budget says

    I love the shirt! Great color and shape!

  27. What a cool idea to swap styles! Is this group open to new members!?
    I especially LOVE the bracelet!!! 🙂

  28. It’s definitely accepting new members. Just click on Paper Doll Project and sign up!

  29. Oh this project is cool! Your outfit is really nice, loved your bag!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries