Friday, May 21, 2010

Me-Made May 19 and 20


For Day 19, I went pretty simple. This was another day when I had to get by with just me-made jewelry, mostly because it was cold and raining and I really wanted to wear some warm clothing. This implies that I need to do some more sewing this weekend!


Details:
Jeans: Seven, thrifted.
Jewelry: me-made
Top: Banana Republic, thrifted.
Shoes: thrifted.


I've been finding it interesting to see how thrifting has allowed me to have some more "grown-up" brands in my closet... For example, I tend to really like things now from stores like Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. Back when I was doing my clothing shopping at the malls, I would only buy clothing from those stores on rare super-sale occasions, generally turning to Forever21 and Wet Seal instead (sometimes Express as well). At the dollar-a-pound I shop at now, I run into a fair amount of Banana Republic/Ann Taylor/various other more tailored/polished/adult-seeming brands...so my closet has gradually shifted. Anybody else experience this with thrift-store shopping?

Day 20: polka dots!


So there's a bit of a reason for this outfit... one of my favorite style bloggers, The Glamourai, (actually, she was one of the first style blogs I started following...) had a week of wearing multiple polka-dotted items, and encouraged others to try it as well and send her pictures. Thus, the dotted skirt paired with the tiny dots on the blouse collar and cuffs. (and I wore my trench coat with the pink/brown polka dot trim, but that was completely unintentional, I swear!)


Details:
Dotted skirt: Liz Claiborne, thrifted and refashioned.
White skirt: Forever21.
Black top with built in collar: Voice, thrifted.
Shoes: Steve Madden, thrifted.
Belt and bag: thrifted.

Anybody else glad it's almost the weekend?

10 comments:

alya said...

I love the polka dot outfit! So classy but also fun.

I find I can buy a lot more "grown up" clothes thrifting, too. They're not really my style right now, but within a few years I'll be applying for teaching positions so it's nice to know I won't have to overhaul my entire wardrobe for full price when the time comes!

Jodi said...

I love polka dots!

CC said...

That skirt is lovely!:)
Xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Can I just say that Day 20's ensemble is AMAZING? Polka dots equal love!! :)

Kristin said...

That polka dot skirt is precious!

t said...

Cute polka dot skirt!

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Callipygian said...

I really like the May 20 outfit!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Uh I love the polka dots look, so so cute!!

Oh, and about the collar, I'm not sure really! This jacket allowed the collar to stand nicely because the collar was pretty thick and could sustain itself when put up... I think it would work on most jackets though, we should definitely give it a try! Thanks for all the sweet comments!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fash said...

Uh I love the polka dots look, so so cute!!

Oh, and about the collar, I'm not sure really! This jacket allowed the collar to stand nicely because the collar was pretty thick and could sustain itself when put up... I think it would work on most jackets though, we should definitely give it a try! Thanks for all the sweet comments!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Can I just say that Day 20's ensemble is AMAZING? Polka dots equal love!! :)

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