Thursday, February 11, 2010

Delightful Dozen: 1st round!

Top: Courtesy of Shop Ruche
Skirt: Vintage via Goodwill in South Portland, ME (2.00)
Belt: Vintage via Salvation Army in Saugus, MA (3.00)
Crochet Tights: so old, probably from TjMaxx
Black Tights: TjMaxx (4.99)
Shoes: Target (6.99)
So I am the second of the Delightful Dozen to style and post this top, generously supplied by the online store Ruche. When I received it in the mail this past weekend, I was at a bit of a loss as far as how I was going to style it, but that's one of the things that got me so psyched about the Delightful Dozen: the challenge! I was talking to my mom last night about it when she and my brother were over, and showed her the piece, she said: why not wear it backwards? Genius! I love how turning the shirt around adds simplicity in the front and interest in the back. Kind of like a shirt-mullet, I guess! ha! Jen was the first to style this top, and I think it's funny how we both inadvertently ended up with leopard print in our outfits!
I am so happy that tomorrow is Friday! I'm stopping by work for about an hour and then getting ready to go with Jen to NYC! A couple of people have asked, I won't be at the Chictopia conference, we've got plans to check out some stuff in the city and meet up with some friends. For those of you who are going, have fun (maybe we'll even run into each other!)!
The Ruche top will make it's way to Mel from Idee Geniale next so stay tuned for her interpretation! and don't forget that you can follow the Delightful Dozen on Facebook!

47 comments:

Carla said...

I just found your blog through the Delightful Dozen project, and I just had to post that I love, love, love this outfit! Also, that skirt is a fantastic thrift-store find!

Carla
www.defactoredhead.com

Little Ocean Annie said...

ooh, I much prefer the top worn backwards! What a clever mom you have. It adds a little mystery and sexiness to the outfit to have the interest on your back.

M. said...

love that top, ruche is a great store!

lovelove, M.
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Tiny Quirks said...

loveeee the back of the top!

princesspolitico said...

what a great project- adorable 'delightful dozen' post... in these photos it looks like you're channeling your inner 'sandra dee' from grease - a bit tough with the leather but sweet! :)

xo.
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A Stylized Hysteria said...

Wolf Whistle! You look so sexy, me likey :)

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

So I loved this top when I saw how Jen styled it... and now, I totally love it even more with your sweet idea of spinning that suckah around! I love it!

Gizelle said...

whoa!!!
wearing a top to give it a new look is genius! you're a genius!

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Purple Deer said...

Great idea with the top, but what steals the spot light is how great you look in that leather skirt!

If I had your butt I would feel unstoppable.

♥Lola said...

I love how you've styled the top, it's gorgeous :)

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eunice said...

what a genius idea to wear the top backwards, definitely very creative! love it! :)

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Sally Jane Vintage said...

I LOVE that you wore it backwards. Genius. I can't wait for my turn!

Clare said...

I LOVE that you wore it backwards! Such a fun way to wear it. And this is such an awesome project that you all are doing!

Hannah said...

That is an awesome idea! I like the way it turned out, and it was so simple, just wear it backwards.
Cute belt :)

Sabrina said...

Love Love Love what you did. Very creative! Go Mom!

♥Lola said...

Thanks lovely! The pink looks gorgeous :)

Rosie said...

Genius idea with the shirt! And everybody can use a little leopard print in their outfit everyday!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i love this outfit. you made everything pull together so well. keep up the good work! :)

myedit said...

You just referred to your styling of the ruche shirt as a mullet. Nice...

Lexie said...

soooo cute! i love how you can see your tattoos peaking out of the back ala rebecca of clothes horse!

LovelyLeigh said...

These are so fantastic! I love the back fashion mullet thing, like rock it hard! Its so sunny down here in Florida Ive been having trouble finding spring-ish clothes, but for some reason this week its been super cold so Ive been going to you for weather fashion advice! lol. Oh and maybe think about an asymmetrical hair cut! I saw a picture of you with your hair long on one side and half on the other, looked banging awesome!!
xo stay warm!
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SaraJean said...

You look so cute in this outfit. It makes me jealous.

Sarah Rachel said...

Great outfit, love the skirt!

heart charlie said...

I just LOVE your outfit! The detail on the back of your shirt is incredible ;)

B i k e W o r k P l a y said...

You look great! I love the plain front, interesting back look- and the tattoo's peeking out are genius!

Have a great time in NYC. :)

d said...

Um I'm sorry, that second photo is the hottest thing ever! love it!

Anna said...

Love how you put the belt with the skirt!
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Kass said...

The color of your blouse looks great against your skin!

have a safe weekend =]

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Jennifer said...

yay! I love it backwards! I was reading this in school and I laughed out loud when I read the mullet comment. whoops. hehe
-jenloveskev

D. said...

I never think to turn things backwards. I'll have to try that sometime.

Wicked Thrifty- Formerly The Thrifty Stylist said...

AGH. just fabulous. love the leather/leopard mix and the softer, ladylike quality to the top with that toughness.
my goodwill charges $10 minimum for anything leather. wish i could find these kind of prices!!

futurelint said...

OMG! You win, no one else will be able to do the shirt any better than this! It's so cool backwards and I love your tights and belt and skirt and hair and and and... just pure fabulousness!

Linds said...

It would be great if you guys all included a picture of the other outfit because it's great to see how they change side by side.

Django et Coco said...

The top is simply amazing! Wow! so prettyyyyy! love how you style it too! Cannot wait to see it on they other blogger!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the way you styled it. The first thing I noticed was that you wore it with leopard print, too.

Have a great time in NY!

3tips said...

I also love how you styled it. I really like how you put it together with the black skirt. It looks REALLY nice!

=)

Jessica said...

Oh, it looks so pretty backwards. Love this look!

Sara Lynn said...

lol awesome! I love how creative all of the bloggers are with the items :)

I really like your blog!

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dandra said...

I like that you wore the blouse backwards. Loving the skirt.

piglet said...

That top looks so great backwards, your Mom is a genius!

notjustmedical said...

I think I like it better now it's backwards. And you've styled it really well with the leather skirt.

S
http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

Mystery Flight Vintage said...

Your top is fantastic!

Great blog!

Brittany said...

I love how you wore it backwards! The way Jen styled it was awesome too, I love both interpretations!

Have fun in NYC!

Malu said...

I really love your style! Very unique!
You have a great blog :D

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Emily D. said...

Backward=genius. Just a slight shift from the expected makes this entire outfit more intriguing than it might've otherwise been. I'm impressed, as always. Love the leopard w the colors of the top, too.

jukejka said...

great,great look!


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