Posts Tagged ‘green’

Style: Indecision

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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.

TUTORIAL: Flat Gathered Elastic Skirt

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I’ve been meaning to post this tutorial for some time, I figure late is better than never. Nearly 3 years ago, I refashioned a muu muu into an elastic waist skirt. I liked it just fine, but I felt like it poufed out at the waist a little too much for me. I never wore it and eventually donated it to DI; from whence it came. I figure I’m not the only one who’s picky about the volume in clothing around my midsection. I don’t like feeling 3 times larger than I am. Do you?

Since that refashion failure, I’ve figured out my own little method that I have yet to share with you. I used it with my 2-second ruffle skirt, my housedress refashion and the skirt I made for Alt (which I still need to share) with great success. A few people have asked what my technique is, so I’m here to share it with you.

Again, I’m tooting a tutorial horn that’s been tooted MANY, MANY times before in many different ways. Check out the end of the tutorial for a list of my favorites. The reason why I’m posting my own version is to share my techniques for sewing the skirt and attaching the waistband. The way I attach my skirt reduces a lot of the mid-section bulk that you get with a typical handmade gathered skirt. I do hope you enjoy. Check out the tutorial after the jump.

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Finally I Can Breathe

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Ahhhh. . . Much better. I don’t feel like a stuffed sausage anymore.

  • cardi: random boutique ages ago
  • top: Ruche
  • necklace: H&M
  • jeans: PacSun, refashioned
  • booties: Seychelles, Amazon


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.

Hip Winter Glamping Boots

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Talk about high & low. You never thought Anthro could be in the same outfit as Walmart, but think again.

  • sweater: thrifted
  • shirt: Anthropologie
  • belt: thrifted
  • necklace: Vintage Oddity
  • pants: Walmart
  • boots: thrifted

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