Monday, July 6, 2009

BURIED TREASURES

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After months and months, I FINALLY got my sewing machine out this weekend and dove into the pile of unfinished projects. I altered a shirt, finished a previous sewing project and hemmed this lovely little skirt. I bought this waaaaay back in February for $13 off a clearance rack at Sears. It fits like a glove with its high waist and pockets :) - and I completely forgot that I had it. I couldn't possibly wear it until it was hemmed, so I took all of 5 months and 15 minutes to make it a great skirt for the rest of the summer.

This outfit was the last in a looong string of options. I really wanted to wear a really bright tank (specifically tomato red) with this, but don't have one. Then, I was going to wear my teal racer back tank, but decided that I need a new racer back bra. Then, since my Monday meeting is in a rather chilly room, I decided I needed sleeves. And since I don't have any cropped cardigans at the moment, had to fall back on the trusty tied oxford, but gray this time (SJP, $10)
Paired it with a big patent belt (Ross, $7.50) and snakeskin sandals (Ross, $9). Pretty happy with the results, but looking forward to the possibilities.

And now for my fiercest catwalk strut:

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Sad, I know.

14 comments:

  1. LOVE the skirt!! Good work on the hemming - the length is perfect!

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  2. I love the print and fit of the skirt & the way you've tied the denim shirt.

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  3. What an amazing skirt!! The pattern is just too cool. And your oxford-tying makes me want to play too

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  4. work it work it and....Zoolander pose!

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  5. Awesome skirt and catwalk pose:)

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  6. I love that skirt. Such a cute pattern!

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  7. That skirt is REALLY sharp. And your bangs look awesome today.

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  8. Adorable! You've got serious skills. :D

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  9. Love the outfit and the strut is quite good. I'll practice mine and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. God Made Me fuNkyJuly 21, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    love the outfit, I am always apprehensive about tying my shirt like that, but you make it look so good, I think I am gonna give it a shot too.

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