Posts Tagged ‘brown’

Style: Indecision


I don’t know if the weather is similar in your neck of the woods, but around here no one knows if it’s spring or fall. I dressed for both. Bright summery colors paired with subdued fall tones is really fun. And different. I like different.

  • scarf: Soel Boutique
  • top: Apricot Lane, c/o Apricot Lane
  • sweater: Mode Boutique
  • belt: thrifted
  • bracelets: gifts from Chris
  • watch: Soft Watch, c/o Soft Watch
  • pants: thrifted + refashioned
  • shoes: TJ Maxx

These photos are so grainy, and the white balance is completely off. I took these photos at 7:30 at 4000ISO. But still, my old camera would never get pictures this nice at such a poor time of day.

Refashioned: High-Low Floral Skirt


Last Thursday, it was high-time I head over to the thrift store to see if there was anything inspiring there. I didn’t find what I was looking for (naturally), but I came across this lovely floral skirt.

The floral pattern and the fabric are fantastic. The length, however, is a bit on the matronly side. That or I wasn’t styling it well enough when I brought it home with me.

I’ve been thinking of trying a high-low hemline for a skirt for some time, and thought this would fit the bill for a refashion. I pulled out my rolled hem foot, some starch and made quick work of the whole thing.

In all the refashion took about an hour. I was sure to go slowly as I rolled the hem. The hem is a 2mm rolled hem, so I had to be extra careful that it wouldn’t go nuts on me. I’m getting pretty good at it, too. Since this was a curved hem, I sprayed and ironed the skirt with heavy starch before hemming. I found this video to be most helpful. I was hoping that I would find a larger rolled hem foot for my sewing machine, but alas, the 5 stores I went to didn’t have anything bigger.

I would be thrilled if any of you had suggestions for where I could find a larger rolled hem foot (5mm or 10mm) for a Babylock.

I don’t own any skirts that have a high-low hemline, but now I’m convinced I need more. I love the extra coverage in the back. I don’t have to worry about baring it all if I’m bending over to pick up Felix. The rolled hem (shoulda posted a detail shot) makes the skirt look like it was bought this way. It looks so professional, in my opinion. I love it!

Outfit Details:

  • top: Ruche
  • belt: thrifted
  • pink bracelet: H&M
  • brown bracelet: handmade
  • skirt: thrifted + refashioned
  • shoes: Payless

Cool Kid


I feel like such a cool kid with my stack of bracelets.

  • scarf: H&M
  • sweater: Shade
  • top: Shade
  • bracelet: handmade
  • denim: H&M
  • boots: thrifted

My Favorite Blazer

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I’ve worn this blazer (and the top) twice this week. Can’t get enough!

  • blazer: thrifted
  • top: ModBod, c/o ModBod
  • denim: PacSun, refashioned
  • booties: thrifted

My Love Affair with Boots

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Firstly, it’s amazing what a $5 white curtain can do for evening out lighting. Secondly, I love my glamping boots. I’ve worn them countless times this winter.

sweater: Wet Seal (nearly 10 years ago)

red jeans: H&M

boots: thrifted

NO makeup.

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