Thursday, September 8, 2011

Remix Week: New!

 Top - DIY'd thrifted, GAP
Skirt - All Saints
Belt, shoes - thrifted
Bag - Ecko red, thrifted

Alternative titles for today: "Gothic Lolita ain't got nothin' on this skirt" and "Irritation Nation"

First the skirt! That's my new for the day. A to-die-for floofy All Saints skirt. The first of many (too many) fall/winter All Saints goodies I snagged while on sale. This particular skirt is from this past summer, but it's actually quite heavy, though cotton. So it'll probably be Fall through Spring. The underskirt is insanely amazing. I adore it. I knew that I would stalk this thing and grab it on sale. I had to get it a size too big since all the smaller ones were sold out, but I easily added a seam to the waistband - so it can be let out if it ever gets too small! I used to love lurking in the EGL communities on livejournal in my teens but never had the guts to throw down with the brand name stuff. So this is my "grown up" throwback to that.

The top is actually a modified thrifted cardigan. I bought it even though it was weirdly wide. It was like there were two extra unnecessary panels. So I moved the buttons over to the next seam creating a sort of wrap-style shirt. Tacking everything loose down. I know oatmeal/tan isn't my best color so I slipped on some dark lippie to add some color to my face.

Now for the irritation - Hubs has lost his keys! Bizarre. We had them when we came home yesterday, he has a tray for his man-essentials but they're nowhere to be found. We luckily have back up keys for everything, but it's still insanely weird that they haven't turned out.

Edit: He found them in his jacket pocket. D;

Today's challenge was an opportunity to start pulling out those new things. Are you a person who lets the new stuff sit so you "don't mess it up"? Don't want to wear it out? Do you "save" clothing? I'm terrible (like really bad, just wait til the shopping ban starts, and we'll see how long before I run out of new stuff) about it so that's why I included this in remix week. Give those items you already have a good run. I mean, hey you bought 'em already.



 Spin, spin sugar ......................................... Cancan, I can!


18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am trying not to laugh at work right now. Your twirly can can pictures are GREAT! Spin spin sugar AHH I am dying!

    With that being said, you were right, this is a full skirt! But I absolutely adore it! Just love everything about this whole outfit! My favorite of yours so far this week!

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  2. This skirt rocks my world! I love love LOVE it on you! How crazy about your hubby's keys! I hope you find them soon. And LOL about his "man essentials". What you have done with this top is crazy cool. (Like TLC style)

    Have I mentioned I love your skirt? Have I mentioned that it is perfect for you? Have I mentioned that you look terrific? Because you do!

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  3. That is a fantastic skirt. I need to check out the All Saints site.

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  4. Fabulous skirt - and the last two pics are adorable!

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  5. Sigh...this is probably one of my favorite outfits of yours. That skirt is just perfection on you!

    LOL - about the keys! I once thought I lost my wallet...turns out I was holding it in my hand the whole time!

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  6. Love that last picture. You look so cute! That is a fun skirt and I like what you did with the sweater.
    If I get something new, I want to wear it as quickly as possible! That is hard when it is still warm and the item is for cooler weather.

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  7. Love, Love, Love your outfit....Especially the Skirt~~

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  8. I love love love this skirt! It's exactly what I'd wear in my dream-life. (They may be fantasies, but they're detailed dreams!)

    I'd offer to buy this skirt from you but I hear you're only three feet tall and weight 55 lbs., whereas I'm seven feet tall and weigh 280 lbs., so it probably wouldn't fit... :)

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  9. My man has a tray for his man essentials too and still manages to lose everything in sight! Adorable skirt- I love the volume of it- you looks great!

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  10. Your pictures are adorable--twirl, baby, twirl!

    So you altered your cardigan and skirt by yourself? I'm impressed. The most sewing I do is sewing on new buttons. Maybe you can post some tutorials?

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  11. Such adorable photos! And an adorable skirt! I love the volume and shape - it will have a perfect place through the next few seasons! I have always loved full skirts. I wished I owned more. Great thing you got this on sale too. Pairing it with the white top and darker belt really add some great contrast to the outfit. Thanks for sharing, Megan. I loved see this!

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  12. love that skirt. All Saints has some pretty amazing stuff. and love how you worked that cardigan into a top!!! glad your hub found his keys :)

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  13. Oh! I am in love! Amazing skirt! I love their stuff and on you it's so fabulous. I have a tough time imagining it mixing into my closet. (I'm trying to figure out how to wear the striped dress I bought from you to work.) Anyway, you look absolutely lovely today!

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  14. I've missed another Megan-Keely challenge! Love this skirt! The whole outfit really! I still haven't gone into the downtown Seattle All Saints which opened last year, I believe. Someday!

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  15. That skirt is positively glorious, Megan! So glad you nabbed it.

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  16. love, love, love that skirt!!! looks great!

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  17. Oh, I adore this skirt - it needs to go with the Audra Jean harness and the new Farylrobin booties! Eeek! INSANE. Why didn't I find cool All Saints stuff like this when I was in their Camden Market store??

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  18. Wow, that skirt! I guessed right away that it was All Saints. It looks amazing on you, and I love the twirly shots. :-) Also, happy belated blogiversary -- just getting caught up on my reading today!

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