Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fashion Challenge: Pop of Color

Cardigan - Christian Dior, thrifted, altered
Tee - GAP, thrifted
Jeans - Mossimo, thrifted newstock
Boots - Fluevog, ebay

Finally! Color! I am so happy to be able to finally share this score. This lovely sweater is my second thrifted Christian Dior item ($5!). I found it while scanning the men's department for teh hubs, but I knew he wouldn't wear this. But I couldn't leave it! So I logically brought it home and waited until I had enough projects built up to pull out my machine and take it up. It's a thinner knit acrylic so I figured it couldn't hurt to take it in. I cut off a bunch from the bottom, the sides and the cuffs of the arms. It still has the slouchy grandpa cardigan look, but in a much more flattering shape.

Cardigan "Before"
I paired it with two of my favorite neutral items: Dark wash skinny jeans and this gradient grey tee. I wore my Vogs to combat the preppy feeling of the cardigan.

Thanks everyone for a wonderful week. Don't forget to visit everyone and see their neutral outfits for all week. Participants please remember to send Keely [kkmkreations[at]live[dot]com] your favorite outfit from your week to be included in the round up. Thanks!

19 comments:

  1. I am so jealous of your thrifting skills! Love the colour and shape of this cardigan! :-)

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  2. Thrifting is just the best thing ever. I'm always pretty leery of altering knits, so I'm totally impressed by your courage, as well as your sewing skills. :)

    That's a great pop of colour, and a great, casual outfit. I do love that shade of blue quite a lot.

    Thanks so much for co-sponsoring this challenge with Keely. I've enjoyed it very much!

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  3. Beautiful color and your tailoring makes it perfect. Shortening it, etc., was smart. I admire your talent with a needle!

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  4. @ everyone - serging is a wonderful thing!

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  5. I love how you refashioned this! It looks awesome and it's such a pretty color!

    Thanks again for hosting the challenge week, I'm excited for what you come up with next time!

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  6. You did a great job re-creating this sweater - and the color is perfect on you. Great boots too!

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  7. What a perfect shade of turquoise - you are such the master seamstress!

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  8. Beautiful color on you. I especially like the shoes with the outfit. Makes it really, really cool. The jeans look amazing on you.

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  9. What a great color on this cardigan and a steal at $5! (especially for Dior!) I had fun with the challenge (though I was too swamped this weekend to snap photos). I wish I could mend like you can. This cardi is great on you!

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  10. oh man, thrifting GOLD! or rather, BLUE! what a great find!

    dash dot dotty

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  11. I like the color combination.

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi! found you via Pam, i like your blog and love your creativity - you have a new follower -

    Isn't fun to find such things as a Christion Dior cardi in a thrift shop? I do find great items all the time

    Ariane

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  13. oh! i tried kkmkreations@live.com but does not work -

    Ariane

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  14. That blue is the perfect pop of color!! I love it! And Christian Dior for 5 bucks??? What a deal!

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  15. Nicely done.... I wish I had a sewing fairy.

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  16. how cool that you got a christian dior cardi! it's such a beautiful color on you. this was a fun challenge with the neutrals. i'm sorry i missed most of the days but will definitely pay attention better next time!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  17. That cardigan is such a gorgeous color! Good find :)

    I skipped the pop of color day, because I think that's my general fall-back style, anyway. And also, my pop of color on Saturday would have been my red sweatpants or something...

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  18. Love the cardigan, what a bargain 5 bucks for Dior! wow, thrifting is the best :D

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  19. Skimming through your blog (which I love!) and I came across this post. I love that you altered a sweater. I never would have thought of that, but it opens up a ton of options when you are thriftin g. Thanks for the inspiration!

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