Tuesday, August 18, 2009

READER SUGGESTION

See? I really do pay attention.

As you may or may not remember, I debuted this kick-butt DIY skirt last week. Well, one lovely reader made the suggestion of wearing it as a dress. So, now it is the dress, DIYed into a skirt, worn as a dress. Counter-productive much?

Anyway, thanks a bunch for the suggestion, Kelly (of blackdog finds - her new blog - check it out!), because it was perfect for the heat today!

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Since the plaid can be a bit much, accessories almost need to work against it in order to hit the right note all around. With that in mind, I cinched it with my black obi belt, added my black wedges with a hint of metal detailing, and then finished it with wooden earrings and bracelets.

It was far too warm today to get anywhere near a hair dryer, let alone straightening iron, so it's slicked back and up. This is probably the next best thing to a buzz cut in the summer months.

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On another note, it has officially been one month and one day since a quit my job. And I'm happy to report that all of the bills are paid and we haven't had to crack the ole' nest egg. AND I managed to pick up three more jobs today! Turns out I'm a big deal around here. (haha - I can barely write that without laughing!) Either way, that's something to happy-dance about...

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P.S. Did you notice my new toe polish? Gross, I know, but I swear it's really cool! I was inspired by the one and only Glamourai.

26 comments:

  1. the color on your toenails is ADORABLE! I really need to start painting my nails again. I have a feeling it'd give me the extra boost my look has been needing. That and some new necklaces... my current choices are getting tired.

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  2. Yeah, that post by the Glamourai totally inspired me too. I need to invest in some green!! I love how you used the accessories to tone down the plaid, and you look TOTALLY adorable. Love it.

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  3. Love the look - especially the contrast between the belt and the dress. Fabulous!

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  4. It has such a great proportion this way, a standout!

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  5. Okay super cute as a dress, and those shoes are to die for! Loving it. Yes I agree, top knots rock!

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  6. That belt makes it a fab dress too- perfect and flattering. Still not brave enough for the toenails, but I think they're cute.

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  7. I think I like it better as a dress!!! Oh to have the hourglass thing like you...Adorable!!!

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  8. I love it as a dress! the colors are so great for you. I really like the belt choice you made!

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  9. i love how that worked out! the shape, the colors, everything. it´s divine. (my toenails are dior pink right now, i´m loving it)

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  10. Love it as a dress....so much potential for a plaid that at first glance wouldn't catch my eye! Love it. The toenail polish does the trick with this look. I tried it with a dress that I thought looked just right. The next day I had to dress down and removed it. However, I missed it and wish I had it on again today. Wear it and love it!!!!!!!!!! No matter what it is worth it if you can look at your toes and it makes you smile. :)

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  11. Hey, Iggy. We see the leash. Where are you, sweetie?

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  12. The skirt looks so good as a dress! It's great to have versatility in your garments...and thanks for writing such an inspiring blog, I've been reading it for a while but have only just got up the nerve to say hi!

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  13. love the belt and it totally breaks the plaid pattern and gives it a tough look. Honestly never thought that the skirt would look this good as a dress, but guess what you know how to work it gal!!!
    and congrats on the new jobs!!
    keep rocking

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  14. This is probably one of your best outfits! And the blue toe nail polish is cute, not gross.

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  15. It looks FABULOUS!! I love it as a dress! =)

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  16. looks great! love the dog leash as accessory. and congrats on the jobs :)

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  17. Congrats on being in such high demand!

    Love it back as a dress- the belt really seals the deal with this for me though. Really great combination.

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  18. YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!
    Like a fashion cowboy! haha


    LOVE THE PLAID PRINT! and your nails!











    lainarollercoaster.blogspot.com

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  19. Looks great, Kyla! (Thanks for the mention)!

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  20. Very cute. I think this is my favorite of the two.

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  21. BTW...HOLY SHIT!
    You are going to NY! woot woot (raising roof). That is soo cool!
    I am jelous, bring me back something nice. LOL

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  22. Looking lovely as usual! I'm so glad the career change is working out for you...sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith :)

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  23. I love the belt with the plaid! Looks awesome :)

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  24. How funny, I got a similiar color on my toenails, and guess what?
    I was inspired by the Glamourai as well.
    I love the color!!!
    You can see it here :-)


    http://throughtheyears1.blogspot.com/

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