Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fourteen

Fourteen

Works Cited
skirt: old navy (plus altered by me)
tee: j crew
belt: j crew
wedges: clarks

Fourteen

I've had this skirt since my sophomore year of college and recently I took it in about six inches at the side to make it high-waisted and slimmer. I love the result--$15 and about 15 minutes of sewing and it feels like it came from anthropologie except without the resulting pain to my credit card.

Fourteen
(I look awkwardly overjoyed in this photo, but the only funny thing happening is middle-aged women walking by with their dogs and looking on curiously).

I'm excited to be almost halfway done with the 30 outfits, though I'm starting to wonder why I included so many black pieces when it's broiling hot and summer. Now I'm avoiding half of the 30, which means I feel more like I'm doing 30 for 20. Hopefully my creative juices can keep up!

P.S. My toe is definitely feeling better enough for these shoes, thank goodness (but don't worry, birkenstock lovers, my gizehs are not going anywhere). I feel powerful enough to grade about 100 papers in these shoes (and good thing, because I have about 120 to grade!).
P. P.S. Win a pretty bracelet!

34 comments:

the style crusader said...

well done on the alteration. it looks great. i love being able to take something old and make it fresh again with just a small change! xx

406 Olivia said...

This skirt is darling. Great work on modernizing it! And I like your shoes. Could it be? A cute AND comfy pair of shoes?

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

This does look like an anthro piece! Way to revive an old garment! I just love how the shoe color matches/complements the colors of the skirt.

Miki's scrapbook said...

I love your skirt! The belt goes great with it.

Ooh, I wish it were hot here in Buenos Aires :(. We're freezing cold!

Hope you're having fun!

Miki.

Chaucee said...

Awesome, awesome wedges.

Rebecca said...

That skirt looks great. You did a good job of altering it.

Larysse Tavares said...

You are really a sew clever, this skirt is perfect! This outfit looks splendid! I'm glad to hear that your toe is better :)

Keep up with the good work Tania! You're almost there, ahaha and I am cheering for you!

Liz said...

That's a very sweet, innocent look. I like it. I wish I had sewing skills.

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The Daily Fashionista said...

Keep up the good work! I'm trying to stay creative. So far so good. But the heat is making it difficult to do layering to change up an outfit.

RoseAG said...

I thought it might be from Anthro when I first saw it. Good move on your part with the alterations!

Jen said...

what a great idea to make old skirts high-waisted! it's gorgeous and good thing you never let it go! :)

good luck grading those papers!

aj said...

I love what you've done with this skirt. It's adorable and looks fabulous on you!

I chose some black stuff too and I'm wearing it anyway. Haha.

A-Dubs said...

Gah! 120 papers in this heat? Much, much sympathy to you for that gruelling task!

Also, I love this skirt. A Lot. And I covet those exact shoes as the colour is perfect. (But they look great on you, and I'm glad your toe is healing.)

Melanie said...

Gorgeous. You did a fantastic job on that skirt! It looks amazing. And you're really inspiring me to do a 30-for-30 challenge...

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Bad Taste Toast said...

I absolutely love your cute skirt!!

Clare said...

Ooh, I need to do that with some of my old skirts, too! The print on this one is so lovely!

Healthy and Homemade said...

In love with this outfit! Your skirt is totally Anthro inspired, you did a great job taking it in. I love how the wedges match perfectly, truly an effortless, breezy, gorgeous summer look.

gee said...

you def made that skirt 5,000 times better..i remmeber seeing it at old navy. now i am jealous i never got it!!! you look beauitful!!! xoxo

Emily Kennedy said...

I LOVE this on you. You should totally wear that skirt more often. It's super pretty on.

Melissa said...

I really like this outfit. I love the detailing on the shirt and the addition of the skinny belt on the skirt. The higher waist really looks lovely on you. Love the shoes too!

isabeltheconquistador said...

The pattern of that skirt is really gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it and I like the subtle pleating. And I know what you mean about taking pictures and having people stare... I wish they understood, lol.

Eunice said...

so pretty! love everything about this outfit :)


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Malicious Mallory said...

Great job on the skirt! It's really cute.

Frances Joy said...

Great job on the skirt. Also, those shoes are so great!

Jasmine said...

you look so sophisticated with your new/old skirt and with your hair up like that :)

Justine said...

Cute outfit! Throw in some black. You can do it.

Destined For Now said...

I love that last photo! You look so cute and smiley...I would too if I had on such an adorable skirt.

Midwest Mayhem said...

I love the print on your skirt!

Stephanie said...

Love the skirt! Very cute.

TigerLily said...

i like the skirt :)
And i really like the whole look of your outfit here, it's simple but very chic :)


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Elinor Jane said...

i love what you did to the skirt! It's lovely. And I covet your shoes.

Good Morning Idea said...

Oh, what a neat coincidence! I found that skirt at a thrift shop for $3 and took it in to fit me, too!!

See: http://goodmorningidea.blogspot.com/2010/07/easy-skirt-alteration.html

What Ner is saying said...

Great diy! I love when you can tweak something and give it new life!

Lauren said...

Love it Tania - Your sewing skills are awe-inspiring!

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