Copy Cat

I pinned this image from Madewell the other day as some style inspiration. Any outfit that helps me wear my orange cords is a great one in my book.


Then when I decided to go to the Utah blogger meet and greet on Wednesday night, and was searching through my closet for something to wear, I remembered this outfit. Perfect. A fun, but simple outfit. I wanted to be comfortable at this event, and not stand out too much, but look like I had made an effort, but not over-do it with an over-the-top outfit. Yes, I over-think everything.

button up: target (altered), orange cords: anthropologie, white skinny belt: cozy, boots: target, bracelets: gift from Philip
 I added boots, a skinny belt, and some gold bangles, and loved how the outfit turned out. The event was so much fun too. I went with Leanne and Kayla, and met several other bloggers whose blogs I’d been reading for a while. Meeting the delightful Amy of Amy Day To Day was definitely my favorite part of the meet and greet. Afterward, Leanne, and Kayla and I sat and talked in the car for a while (while they fed their babies) and then hit up Arby’s for a late dinner. It felt like high school and college days with girlfriends again. So fun. 
The place was about 3 times more packed than this at the beginning — this was right as the event was ending
Amy and me
Me, Kayla, Leanne, and baby Cash
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I’m linking up with Sarah of Frills for Thrills today for Copycat Friday!



  1. aah, how I wish we had these kind of friendly meet-ups here! You look super lovely Merrick and I LOVE those orange skinnies! The Madewell lookbooks are always a good source of inspo for me too πŸ™‚ xo Nikki

  2. Katie says:

    i love this outfit! you copied it so well. : ) that pants are wonderful. have a good weekend!

  3. TheTinyHeart says:

    Your recreation of the outfit is spot on! Bloggers meet ups look SO fun, I hope to participate in one. Have a wonderful weekend!

    The Tiny Heart

  4. I love love love madewell. Just found your blog the other day via pinterest and I am loving it!

  5. Erica says:

    I wish I could have gone to that meet-up! Most of my favorite bloggers, you included, are in Utah! Oh well, I'll just have to live vicariously through your post. And your outfit is fantastic – so chic and simple.

  6. Lindzie says:

    I used to live by Amy before we moved from Utah. I had no idea she had her own fashion blog. What a cool event. Wishing I didn't live so far away πŸ™

  7. I love how this outfit came out too! You look great! I love those cords!

  8. Christi Lynn says:

    that outfit is to die for!! i seriously love it.

  9. Kayla says:

    Such a good night. And as usual, you looked adorable. Thanks for sharing the pics!

  10. Oh my gosh, you are just so cute! I love that you wore the boots with the outfit. And the meet up looks like so much fun! I agree with a previous commenter, that a lot of my fave blogs are in Utah. Bummer for me!

  11. preethi says:

    Agreed with the above – so many of my faves are in Utah. The meet-up looks so fun!

    lace, etc.

  12. Olivia says:

    oh my gosh you look so frickin cute. I love it!!

  13. Oh my gosh, you are so nice! Chatting with you the whole time was definitely the highlight for me too! You ROCKED that outfit. I love how easy and classy it is!!

  14. Mel says:

    Orange cords = love! Great copy this week!

  15. Elisabeth says:

    Adorable outfit, Merrick!! Love your orange skinnies. Audrey over at Putting Me Together had a guest blogger (enjoyed your guest blog there yesterday, too) that remixed pink skinny jeans. I'm inspired by you lovely ladies to go get me some colored jeggings! πŸ™‚

  16. Looks fun! I love those orange pants on you, and YES with the blue button up!

  17. woww..u chose such a nice and simple look to copy.. it turned out so well.. I love ur orange jeans! πŸ™‚

    Head on to my page to see how I copied a look πŸ˜€


  18. I love the way its really simple with the plain shirt and trousers but yet looks so different and awesome πŸ™‚ Looks like such a fun meet up- why do I live in England?! No one has meet ups here πŸ™

  19. Made by Niki says:

    I think you look great! The boots look really cute with the orange. I over think my outfits all the time. Glad you had fun!

  20. elvi says:

    You wore it way better!!! Love the accessory add-ons!

  21. Sarah says:

    ummmm…everyone needs some orange cords. I love mine. Lets ditch our families for one Saturday morning and hit NPS.

  22. Leanne says:

    So much fun going with you two! Your pants are adorable and I'm slightly envious at how well you rock them.

  23. Annie says:

    Aw this looks like so much fun! And you looked adorable – I would have totally over thought my outfit as well πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  24. Aubrey says:

    You're super cute! I've only started to really care about fashion- I think because I'm just sick of the blah stage after having a baby- Anyways, I love your style! This outfit is awesome! πŸ™‚

  25. azandersens says:

    Where did you get the watch??

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