Thursday, August 6, 2009

SWINGER

I'm kind of in love with my outfit today. It came to be last night when I got lost in the black hole that is my closet for about an hour or so before bed. I wanted to be in bed by 11, so I could get my day started early. Yeah ... that didn't happen. Do you ever get caught in the closet vortex?

Anyway, it was totally worth it.

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I knew when I saw this belt ($1) at Goodwill last week that it was a major score. This is the second time I've worn it in a week. It's not constricting in the least and adds the perfect amount of interest to an outfit. Seriously, it makes my heart flutter a little.

There was just one small problem...

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...it was a little big.

Luckily, I inherited about a million snaps from my grandmother (she was a fellow fashionista and seamstress extraordinaire), so I just added a snap to tighten it up a bit. Today I decided that it wasn't quite small enough, so I added another snap. Now, it's adjustable.

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This is also the third time (?) I think that I've worn these pants in the last 2 weeks. I. Love. Them. They are the ugly ducklings of mom pants. Picked them up for $7 at TJMaxx, then shortened the legs and added elastic. I would have paid actual money for them in a store. With the volume of the pants and the waist cinching awesomeness of the belt, I rounded out the look with a simple gray tank (Target, $6). Oh, but the accessories made it magical - Charlotte Russe elephant trinket necklace ($8) with an added multi-strand gold chain ($4), wooden cuffs (craft store, $1 each) and gold t-straps (Kenneth Cole Reaction, $40ish?, 6pm.com).

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There's some really cool stuff in store for the coming weeks, so stay tuned. And tomorrow I'll be sure to deliver the maxi dress round up I promised earlier.

11 comments:

  1. I do love that belt- it's cool because it not leather, making it super casual, and not sticky on hot days.

    Very cool!

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  2. You look phenomenal. I think I love those pants as much as you do!! :)

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  3. awesome DIY. i just bought my first statement belt ever and it's elastic with a non-adjustable corset front, and it does.not.fit.
    should i cut it and add snaps in the back??\and yes, i totally get caught in the garment rack (old house= no real closets) vortex upon occasion.

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  4. What a find! That belt is amazingly awesome. The whole outfit is very fashion forward :)

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  5. I LOVE your blog, very inspiring! I just wanted to say:
    A.) You nailed the proportions in this outfit! Awesome!
    B.) Your idea to add snaps to the belt has just saved a few belts in my closet, thanks.

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  6. LOL the dark abyss of you closet LOL! Amazing what we can find, it's like Christmas all over again.

    I like your idea on the belt adjustment! I'm going to have to keep that in mind.

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  7. Looove what you've done with those mom pants! Kinda makes me want to raid my mom's closet to score myself a pair...

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  8. God Made Me fuNkyAugust 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    You are the only person I know, who can carry off pants like these and look awesome in them. And belt was one great find. I like the idea of how you adjusted them. I have seen you talk a lot about your grand mom and how you gotten stuff from her, i love the scarf that she gave you. You should post few of her pics on ths blog.

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  9. So your a swinger eh?
    jk. I love the belt and necklaces

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  10. Oh Girl. I really have to get my husband to make me a pair of those pants. (He sews, I do NOT) They are tres cool.

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