Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Holiday

Shirt - Cato, thrifted
Skirt - Jcrew, thrifted
Tights - Anna Sui
Army flats - Trippen


Ah, the return to classes, and the Monday Off at the beginning of the semester. We all fight the shock to our systems. My resulting panic at the looming year ahead, the mind boggling at how a semester's worth of  work will be done and learned. I will admit it will be quite a busy one, and apologize for any future lack of posting, commenting or communication lapse. I do hope to be able to handle my current commitments.

I did take advantage of my long weekend to make this mini-skirt not so mini. I thrifted it on Friday, loving the print. Once I got it home, I realized there was no way I'd be comfortable with the length. I have alright legs, I'm young.. I just don't feel comfortable with short skirts on my body. Something about the air exposure feeling, blech. Comfort always comes first for me.

So I decided to cannibalize my mori girl skirt to make up the length. The mori girl skirt was gorgeous, but for a style not quite mine. The colors also matched well with the mini skirt while not fighting the already bold print.

25 comments:

  1. The skirt looks great, and I like the print. I am jealous of everyone who gets today off, since I am working!

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    1. Small benefits of still being in school!

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  2. Great job lengthening the mini skirt Megan! I'm glad you salvaged it. The print is spectacular.

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  3. Love it! That was a great idea taking two skirts and putting them together like that, especially with the print being so awesome on the one you thrifted!

    I hope your upcoming semester isn't too hard on you! I remember that feeling of seeing all that loomed ahead and going "wow, how am I going to get all of this done?" But I came through the other side, and so will you!

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  4. Gorgeous! Love this color.
    Do you also say bordeau red?
    Cute skirt.

    XO Arezu

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  5. This looks great! The silhouette is beautiful. I cannot get enough of your crafting.

    Hope the new semester goes well and you are foriven in advance for directing your attention towards that, when needs be xx

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  6. Holy cow, you modified that yourself? I immediately thought it was such a cool skirt, and now I'm doubly impressed.

    Have a great semester!

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  7. Count me in with Ana, so impressed at your creativity! xoxoxo

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  8. Really cool! I love the resulting proportions, awesome colour / pattern combos.
    Re: workload - the best any of us can do is assess and adjust as we go, staying as responsive and kind to ourselves as we can manage. Which you are awesome at, yay! Happy new semester!

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  9. I adore your outfit. I've always thought that skirt shape is flattering and I love the color combo too.

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  10. Doesn't that feel great to find a way to make it work! The ruffle really gives the skirt a cute style. I could see it with a short jacket, too. So may possibilities!

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  11. You definitely don't strike me as a typical J.Crew girl but the way you re-worked the skirt makes it totally you!

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  12. I had a question about your henna process when you dye your hair. I've been using Lush's Caca rouge and it's getting pretty expensive. Do you have any pointers?

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    1. Absolutely - I'd try ordering in bulk from mehandi.com (hennaforhair.com). It's pure henna powder. If you're a consistent henna user, and go for the red-red, ordering plain henna in even the mid range lawsone count will keep you happy.

      I think you'll be much happier with the cost. I usually order about 500 grams at a time for around $40 shipping included. That makes 5 applications for me for about $8 a head. I don't know the length of your hair, but 100g usually does well for me.

      I usually opt for one of the cheapest henna crops and mix with either lemon or orange juice. I mix it in a ziplock bag that I waterbath in very hot (not boiling) water for around an hour. Then leave on my head for as long as I can stand with plastic wrap.

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    2. Also using an acid method works a lot better than hot-water. Hot water will 'cook' then henna making for a weaker dye in my opinion. I use the water bath to quicken the dye release but you have to be careful not to cook out the dye!

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    3. Thank you! I'll give it a try.

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  13. Totally love what you did with the skirt! I thought it was supposed to look like that - you're so clever! Love this outfit - you must be the best-dressed gal on campus!

    No worries about being incommunicado, hon - take it a day at a time and you'll make it through. We all believe in you!

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  14. It's an evolved mini...a mini of greater potential? It's lovely, and I'm right there with you about too-short skirts. Not my thing.

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  15. That oxblood shade of your shirt is so pretty with your hair color. Love that wonderful skirt.

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  16. LOVE this--I would've never known the skirt didn't come like that!! Awesome job!!

    You'll do great in school--we are all here rooting for you!!

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  17. Awesome look, Megan. Very creative thinking. Which is what will get you through school too. Just being cool as you are.

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  18. I love love your DIY skirt!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  19. I love what you did with the skirt! The print is beautiful. :) I can't believe how many awesome outfits you come up with in a given month. I post like 2 or 3, haha.

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  20. I love this skirt! It looks awesome!!

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  21. Mixin' up the J. Crew koolaid :) Love it!

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