Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hemming and Hawing

Hemming and Hawing

Hemming and Hawing

Hemming and Hawing

Works Cited
shirt: c/o little ocean annie vintage
skirt, belt: thrifted
tights, sweater: j crew
boots: indigo (clarks)

I found this belt and skirt on my prodigal visit to the Goodwill yesterday. I love the look of wool pencil skirts, but they are pretty expensive if you buy them new at retail stores. Luckily, I've had incredible luck finding vintage wool pencil skirts in great condition for about $3 apiece at the thrift store. This skirt was half off ($1.50) and I spent about 20 minutes last night hemming it from dowdy-below-the-knee-length to a more flattering length. In short: it was another pretty awesome find.
P.S. If you like vintage and you're looking for something sparkly for New Year's Eve, Annie has a few covetable sequined pieces in her shop right now (Annie, you're the best!). xo

30 comments:

Elisabeth said...

those sparkly tops are fabulous! great tip.

megannielsen said...

That skirt is sooo cute!! Actually, that whole outfit is so cute! You're totally right, hemming is the most amazing thing ever. You can find the best deals if you hem stuff! Bravo my friend!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

You're a thrift maven! If I found such marvelous things, I'd keep going back to Good Will. Great catch--and I'm impressed at how quickly you got it hemmed and ready to wear.

And thanks to the link. I love discovering places other than the mall to shop at.

Lauren said...

Kudos to your hemming skills! Love the length and overall outfit all together!! Can you come and hem some skirts for me? :)

dotty said...

I've found the same thing with thrifting wool pencil skirts! I also agree that they tend to be of a dowdy length, but it's totally worth the hemming time. Anyway, your outfit is so perfectly winter layered!

BiblioMOMia said...

I LOVE you in pink and light blue! And what a steal for the skirt...

Ms_SyllyBee said...

OOH another set of great finds! i love the pink and blue plaid button down too. Very preppy fresh. haha :)

i wander, i wonder

Enchanted Elle said...

Love the skirt and I must say that you have a gorgeous smile.

Courtney Erin said...

Nice find - definitely worth the time it took to alter it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

P.S. I'm having a Festivus giveaway - visit my blog to enter

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Good find! You have impressive luck at the ol' GW!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love that thrifted skirt on you! You did an excellent job with the alteration!

MONKEYFACE said...

I've been pretty thrilled to find a few wool skirts from thrift stores too, and it is EXCITING. Need your hemming skillz, though.

I really love this very prepster look you've got today!

Sydney said...

Well don't YOU just have the best goodwill around. LU-CKY!!! I swear you pull of the JCrew look like no other

misss_e said...

I like these. I wanted a riding boot but they are all out. I think Im going to go with a brown boot like this one.

ClosetConfections said...

i love that shirt. the color almost seems to jump off the screen. very cute!

Kendra
kendra
http://closetconfections.com

Bad Taste Toast said...

Wow, I looove your skirt! It has the perfect colour and shape! What a great find! I wish we had Goodwill here so I could find such pretty things too...

No Guilt Fashion said...

I love me some wool pencil skirts. That one is such a pretty color too. You really do have some great luck thrifting.
No Guilt Fashion

eek said...

You have definitely got some mad thrifting skills! I love this outfit!

Shallow Mallow said...

Great find! :)

briannelee said...

Thrift stores are the best!!!

Enter my Monet necklace giveaway :)
http://brileeo.blogspot.com/2010/12/monet-jewelry-giveaway.html

spoozyliciouzz said...

Great one. A mixture of blue shades and grey is always a good idea. When paired with a cute smile - you´re rockin!

Elaine said...

SUCH a great find!!! I love it :)

www.clothedmuch.com

Linda said...

I need to learn to hem better. How about I send stuff to you? You are a pro at it!
That is certainly an amazing find.

The Auspicious Life

Miss Jessie Girl said...

Look at that snow! It's so hot a muggy here in NZ right now!

Loving the shirt! The colours look great on you!

Calista said...

Great inspiration for a winter outfit. I must copy you :-P

Mrs. Marcus said...

I really like the skirt. I need to work on my thrifting skills or maybe I just need better luck....

meowandmwah.blogspot.com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The skirt and belt combo is awesome! I love your blog, i'm a new follower :)

Carrie
http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Gabi said...

you are adorable! i just discovered your blog through ClothedMuch. ah, my heavens, these outfits are darling!

brittney said...

sa-weet look! love a belted skirt. for realsies. this is a great blog; love your style. i started my own fashion blog, if you could call it that, and would love to see you over there if you're so inclined. and, c'mon, you know you are. :)
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

♔Reyna♔ said...

Wow- $1.50! that is a bargain! Great outfit... btw: I just posted my fashion closet tour--my most requested blog post. You should check it out if you get the chance.

-Reyna

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