Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Remix-y

Remix-y

Works Cited
chambray skirt: DIY
white tank: old navy
belt: mommed
sandals: old navy
bag: vintage dooney & burke, thrifted

Inspired by all your suggestions for what to wear with this skirt, I decided to break it out again today. One of you asked last time if I made the skirt. I did! And it was easy--I'm not very good at sewing. I used this extremely wonderful, simple pattern and it only took me a few hours. The chambray was on sale for under $3 a yard, so it was an inexpensive way to try on this denim trend, and I think this skirt is going to be a summer work horse.

Remix-y

Today is going to be extra toasty (in the 80's hallelujah!), so I'm wearing my first tank top of the season. I got this on sale four years ago for about $7--I love the beading at the neckline because it makes me feel fancy. And these sandals are some of my favorites (also on sale for about $12, purchased a few years back).

Remix-y

I'm pretty pleased that this whole outfit (okay, minus the bag) only cost about $20!

P.S. I love this skirt so much and it was so easy to make, I'm thinking of sewing another (or two). Is that crazy?

40 comments:

Emily Kennedy said...

When you find a skirt shape that really works for your body type, it makes perfect sense to have several versions of the same item. Also, I definitely did not even notice that this is the same skirt pattern as the one you posted awhile back. I would totally make a 3rd, or fourth. Maybe with jersey? Could be cute!

KP said...

You should start selling because I love that skirt too! HAHA Can I see what the bag looks like next time? I love D&B!

Sal said...

Such a marvelously springy ensemble!

Emily Kennedy said...

OK, wait, I just clicked back through and you only have two of this skirt! And the chambray is totally different from the green. So heck yeah with a 3rd!

lumikha said...

that skirt is my favorite. your shirt is so darling. those earrings are so adorable, and lastly, i love how you are wearing your purse, it's my preferred way of wearing purses because i like having two free hands. :)

Elaine said...

After seeing this masterful creation a few times, I'm about ready to make a few more too!!! Especially because my first one was made poorly. Let's hve a virtual sewing party.

P.S. Love this on you!! I'm jealous of your weather :(

Chelsea said...

um, this skirt is amazing. i luuuuurve it with that fantastic belt and sandals! and of course that embellished tank is fantastic - makes the classic white more fancy shmancy for sure :)

if I were you I'd make a million of these puppies! how about one in a print?!

i'm guessing you use a sewing machine, right? i'm so intimidated by sewing, but your claim that this was easy is starting to break that down...

princesspolitico said...

heck no it's not crazy! crazy would be digging through your hamper for the skirt you've already worn 10 times... if you make two more, you'll be golden. perhaps a gray one?

xo.
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Chelsea said...

P to the S - Next time you're visiting your peeps in Berkeley we should plan a MEETUP! Yeah?

Clare said...

Oh Tania, I love that skirt. And I love this simple, summery hot-weather outfit. Delightful!

Moni said...

I love this outfit! It's simple yet pulled together. I have that exact same tank from old navy, so I'm going to attempt to copy this look as soon as it warms up here!

Kathryn said...

This is a great simple summer outfit. Thanks for the link to the skirt. I will have to try this with some cute green polka dotted material I already have. I need to find some cute sandals before it gets steamy here!

KT said...

This is SO cute and makes me jealous that we are still having the rainy part of Spring in the NW! I haven't done much sewing in several years, but I'm thinking I'll definitely be breaking out my machine to crank one of these out. Thanks!

Melanie said...

The white tank is A-mazing, just like I thought it would be! I love your belt, too!

Confession: I've made FOUR of those skirts. And I have material for two more. I have a serious problem.

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janet. said...

This outfil is perfect for 80's weather!.. I love the top! You look great!

Law Girl said...

I love this outfit. Its perfect! And I am totally going to copy it ;)

Fell 4 Fashion said...

LOVE IT! So simple yet so fabulous!

Julie said...

What a pretty backdrop! And you look great.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love the detailing on your top and that skirt! You did a great job making it. I'm not much of a sewer but I might have to try that pattern for a summer project...

What About Lunch said...

Not crazy, I always buy things I like in multiples.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Yeay for springy weather and looking awesome in your DIY skirt. I look forward to seeing more. Very inspiring.

eek said...

I love your spring look! You are cool and collected, something I am still trying to achieve with my casual looks.

I love your skirt, esp since it has pockets! You are def not crazy for wanting to make more - the possibilities for colors and patterns are endless! Wish I had your sewing skills!

caffeinerd said...

I LOVE this! Definitely make more :)

Lisa said...

What a great skirt! If you find something that works for you (and what is better than a skirt that can be casual and dressy), then the more the merrier!

Destined For Now said...

I love those sandals! It's so good to see summer outfits out and about now.

spoozyliciouzz said...

Yap! Well done, Tania.

Anna said...

i am so in love with that skirt and want to make one right now! did you use a sewing machine or do it by hand? because i am sewing machine-less, but still tempted.

lovely all around.

Fashion Therapist said...

I love the simplicity of this outfit and your skirt turned out perfect. I wish I had those sewing skills....and patience, but sadly I don't.

A-C said...

mommed! That's a great term.

This is a great way to wear this skirt, I'm a fan of the ruffle trim on the top.

e. said...

You should definitely make more of these skirts! I like the "fancy" ruffle trim on the top too – I'm always looking for work-friendly tops (I work in a pretty casual place so this would be great!) for the summer. I love the belt too – great acquisition from you mom!

E said...

That skirt looks lovely with the cinched in waist and I love your flats!

!Tb0n3! said...

I love your belt! You definitely should make some more skirts =)

hannah said...

adorable skirt, you did such a good job ! and i just love that belt you paired it with. totally cute!

piglet said...

Sew heaps of them! You can never have too many skirts like that!
White, denim and leather are the perfect carefree summer combination.

eunice said...

i love this outfit! I can imagine wearing this almost everyday in the summer, haha.

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Larysse Tavares said...

You should really go for it! I loved your skirt and I'm thinking about asking you to make and sell me one, as I don't know how to sew :P

You look great in this tank and I'm loving the places you're choosing to take your pictures. It is really spring time there :)

Take care, :)

alice_eve said...

DEFINITELY make more!!! I love love love that outfit! xoxo

futurelint said...

What a great look for a hot day! I love the beading on the tank and all the brown leathers! Go for it on the skirts, for $5 and a few hours, you can't go wrong!

bonjouritsjinah said...

The embellished tank looks perfect with the skirt! I'm glad you're getting more wear out of your skirt.

Lauren said...

I love this & am definitely DIY'ing this skirt as well!

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