Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Browns and Brights

Top - Attention, thrifted
Skirt - DIY project
Wood Bangle - thrifted
Bag, moccasins (Minnetonka) - gifted and thrifted via Mom

I could hardly wait to wear this skirt. Hubs was nice enough to go ahead and do laundry so I could wear it thrifting today. I had no clue what to pair with it for 100+ degree day, but this thin cotton top was laying at the bottom of my drawer. I paired it with my moccasins, my newly thrifted wooden bangle and this adorable purse my mom bought me.

My inlaws are 'babysitting' my nephew's Basset Hound. She's a sweetheart, but she's still very young and hyper-active. She rushed to greet me when I got back from Goodwill and now my leg is scratched. I hope it goes down by tomorrow otherwise I'll be in pants.

I absolutely need to link you to two blogs today. Go check out Heather at Style Journey in a super chic outfit with an adorable cherry pin. While you're at it, check out Ee's new hair over at Eek!, so freaking cute.


  1. I hadn't noticed in the tutorial that you'd left the scalloped/shaped/whatever you call it hemline on the shirt! It just add more interest, and even though you can't tell it's a man's shirt (at least from pictures), there's something uncanny about how it seems so familiar!

  2. @ Cara - There's a very small detail at the sides with the "Born" brand symbol in it that I couldn't bear to hem off, plus in motion it gives the skirt a nice A-line shape that I was pretty happy with. And I totally know what you mean. I think the shirt was meant to be a skirt.

  3. So impressed that skirt resulted from a DIY project. How creative! Looks like a great piece for the summer and I bet you can easily turn it into something useable for fall as well. And the colors of that top go wonderfully with it. Adorable!

  4. Thanks for the shout out Megan! That has been one of my favorite outfits in a long time.

    I am so impressed that you made this skirt from a shirt! It is great and I can see you remixing this a lot. The moccasins are super cute too. I really need to get a pair!

  5. Aww, thanks for the lurve!

    Your skirt looks amazing. I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again - you have got some mad skills!

    P.S. Bassett hound puppies are so cute, even if they are too hyper, no?

  6. @ Ee - Crazy adorable. She may get returned without her ears because I might just keep them for myself. ;D

  7. I really, really love the skirt! You did an awesome job with it! The top looks perfect with it.. and it all looks extremely comfy as well, especially in this heat. :)
    Basset Hounds are adorable!! I love all puppies.. :)

  8. i love those minnetokas. they're so cool. i've been wanting to buy a pair for a while. and that top is so great! i love the colors in it!

  9. Oooh, I want to see the hound!

  10. @ Wendy - I'll try to get pics if he hasn't picked her up too early. I didn't even think about it today. I was too busy playing with her.

  11. Loving this look and I love how your hair blends with the color of the shoes haha.. Ouch on the scratch!


  12. The skirt turned out great, and looks cute with at top. You might want to pin or add an invisible snap between the two top buttons of the skirt though, to helpwith the slight gaping


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