Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Boston and blue suede

All remixed
Tank: Target
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Jeans: Banana Republic
Scarf: J Crew
Bracelet: gift from my uncle
Earrings: Target
Flip flops: Rainbow
Bag: gift from my mom
Umbrella: Target

Monday was our last day in Boston and it rained all day. I was really glad I'd worn these jeans on the trip down because dresses weren't going to cut it on such a rainy day. I'll be honest, though: I felt sooo uncomfortable in this outfit because A) I don't usually wear jeans and B) when I do, I don't usually wear them with such fitted tops.

I still don't really know how I feel about the whole look, but I do know how I feel about Mike's Pastry: Yum! (BTW, I just found out you can order their cannoli ONLINE?!)

All remixed except skirt
Tee: Banana Republic
Skirt: I made it
Belt: Target
Shoes: Nine West
Earrings: Target

Today I decided it was time for me to wear the skirt I made (using this tutorial) out in public. I was a little nervous to do this because I'm basically prancing around in a curtain in this. Also, the hem is uneven and the pockets are poorly made. But why am I going to make myself a little skirt and then never wear it? Yeah, that's what I thought.

I embraced all the color in the skirt by wearing it with an orange top, green earrings, and blue suede shoes. Yeah, it's a whole lot of color, but I think it turned out pretty well. This from a girl whose love of neutrals is deep....
Anyway, I'm keeping this short for now, since I didn't sleep so well last night and it's been a long, busy day.
Our vacation to Turkey is coming up in mere DAYS, y'all! I'm so excited!


  1. Cute skirt! And I have never eaten a cannoli?!?! I actually dont think I know what one is? Thanks for the comments, glad everyone seemed to like the layering! Daisy Dayz Home
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  2. Love, love, love the yellow and green combo in the first outfit! You look great in it!

  3. well, I understand your feelings about outfit #1 because when you don't feel like yourself in a certain outfit, it doesn't matter how many people tell you you look pretty in it. HOWEVER, you look so pretty in it! I guess this is one of my favorites so far :D


  4. I think you look fantastic in the jeans outfit. I understand completely how you can feel uncomfortable in it because I'm the same way - but you do look great! The scarf is a great touch.

    Your skirt came out really well, in my opinion! I can't see the pockets or the uneven hem so from here, it's awesome. It's a great print and I love how you pulled out all the colors with the shoes and accessories.

    You look gorgeous!

  5. You faked looking comfy in outfit 1 really well and completely fooled me. I would have gone the same route and I love the color combo...

    As for outfit 2 I love love love your skirt and the outfit is fabulous. I can't see the flaws, all I see is a great look :)

  6. I love the umbrella! You look so amazing in both outfits. Where do you your style?

  7. @ Chantele: Cannoli are Italian pastries of deliciousness: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannoli. Basically it's a tube of flaky dough filled with cream.

    I'm pretty satisfied with the way the skirt turned out, uneven hem or not, simply because it was my first real sewing project. I was just afraid to wear it for the same reason. Hahaha

    And thanks for the love on the jeans outfit. I'm still not totally comfortable with it, but it's good to know I can still fake my comfort with a smile. ;)

  8. I think your skirt came out cute! DOn't be so hard on yourself! =)
    I feel the same about pants, I used to wear them before, of course now I don't wear them also as part of my beliefs but I don't like the way they fit on me, I like my legs and jeans are not flattering on my squared shape.


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