13 October 2011

it's a shirt, it's a skirt

Yesterday I worked a new look, and damn, can I just say that occasionally stepping out of your comfort zone is totally worth it!! For starters, let me inform you that the skirt I am wearing in my photograph is actually just an extra large men's shirt. It is not sewn. It is simply buttoned and tied, and voila! A completely new and adorable staple in my ever expanding closet. I saw this and this over at one of my current favorite fashion blogs, PANGCAKES, and after she posted a video tutorial, I knew I had to try it for myself.



After visiting "the apartment" this weekend, Kathy and I hopped over to a neighborhood thrift store where I picked up three very different and very large men's shirts.After watching the tutorial video several times, I nailed down a voluminousness bow and cascade that I fell in love with. Making this skirt is super easy and fun! There is no right or wrong way to wear it. And above all, play with it and work it.

shirtskirt
top: loehmann's / shirt/skirt: village thrift / let's make out necklace: need supply co / 
bracelets: tiffany and co, john hardy, gift

I received a handful of compliments throughout the day. People could not believe that I "made it myself". Ladies, if you want to try something new, try this! The shirt was less than a dollar which in retrospect is a small price to pay to feel like a million bucks :)

3 comments :

  1. Very clever! And it looks chic.

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  2. NEW BOYFRIEND IS AN XL. GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TOMORROW MORNING?

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  3. CAROLYN,

    I was JUST THINKING that my new boyfriend is also GIANT. I like the idea of us geeking out over how to make our boyfriend's clothing more fashionable then just rocking the big t-shirt look.

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