Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall Forward

Top - Vera for Kohls, swap
Belt - thrifted
Paris Pumps - John Fluevog

I tried planning ahead for my week of clothes. I felt a bit in a rut. This outfit has by far been my favorite. I adored the autumnal colors. I still can't believe this skirt used to be a men's shirt. If Hubs doesn't watch out, his closet may become prey to my sewing machine.

Also thanks to my best friend, M, I'm planning to hit Super Saturday for two ties and I plan on making belts! Belts! I always find gorgeous silk ties and while I know many people can carry off a tie, I don't feel I'm one of them. So keep an eye out because I'm hoping to make a tutorial for tie transformations.

11 comments:

  1. I knew this shirt would do you more justice than me. Love it tucked in with this shirt/skirt!

    Can't wait to see how you do the ties as belts. My most creative way so far was just to tie the tie around my waist and cover it up with a blazer.

    Heather

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  2. oh wow! I love what you did with that shirt! I may have to copy you!

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  3. This cute skirt used to be a men's shirt??? Get outta town! Looks great! I wish you could teach me how to use my sewing machine.

    Anyhow, I love the autumn colors. Can't wait until it also feels like autumn!

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  4. Fabulous colors! That skirt youade is so cool! I've had a couple ties in storage waiting for inspiration so I'm looking forward to your ideas and tutorials.

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  5. See, and I thought of all the people I "know", you'd be the most likely to be able to pull off a tie! You should try it some time!

    And I can't believe I already forgot about men's shirt as skirts! My attention span is about 2 seconds long! I'll have to make a note in my phone for the next time I'm thrifting! I love how I have to scroll back up everytime that I read it's your man's shirt skirt to see it again!

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  6. I really admire re-purposed clothes. The ingenuity, the positive environmental effect.

    Turning ties into belts is a natural. I have over 200 ties and usually retire a few dozen at a time. I can't find any use for them. If you or anyone else wants them to make belts or anything else, I'd be thrilled to mail them to you instead of discarding them.

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  7. That is a really cute skirt. I would not have guessed it was made from a man's shirt! I can hardly wait to see your tie project!

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  8. You are one talented chick :) I love the eyeliner today!

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  9. Oh my goodness, you are GORGEOUS! I too love the autumnal colors and just the entire silhouette is fantastic on you. I love the draping in the top, too.

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  10. I love the draped top with the stiff skirt... and I really love the contrast of classical draping with your men's workshirt-turned-skirt! A lovely contrast between ethereal and practical....

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