Thursday, June 3, 2010

Preservation society

Chambray Shirt: J.Crew Outlet ($40)
Skirt: Thrifted and altered ($5)
Belt: Thrifted (gift from mom)
Wedges: Karen Milton via Buffalo Exc. ($40)
Necklace: c/o Noble Town Vintage
See? I told you I would be wearing this shirt a lot! I have actually had this skirt sitting in my closet for a long time, with not decent looking top to pair it with, well this chambray top is quickly finding its place among my clothes! When I first bought this skirt from Savers, it was about two feet longer and quite dowdy, but I loved the floral pattern and it was made of high quality material. When I brought it home I cut off the extra length and did a blind stitch hem, and now it's (nearly) perfect! I'll actually be doing some tutorials on hemming very soon, so let me know if you have any questions!
When I was out looking for locations the other day I noticed that roses had bloomed next to one of my favorite spots. I thought they were a perfect backdrop for my floral skirt! I love how tightly wound the petals are, and they really are that bright neon! Well, I'm keeping things short tonight, I'm off to pub trivia!

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48 comments:

Brianna said...

Good job on the skirt. I also love the shoes you are wearing. :)

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OooKellyNicky said...

Love everything. That floral skirt is to die for! You look great... as ussual.

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La Historiadora de Moda said...

That floral skirt is lovely! Have fun at trivia!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love that floral skirt, so pretty amongst all those other flowers.

LovelyLeigh said...

Omg I really hope you are going to do a tutorial on hemming!!!! That would be amazing and so helpful! You explain things very well! This is good news! The outfit, adorable! You rock a septum in a classy way! XO! Lovely!

dear kate said...

great look! love the necklace!

Kallie said...

good job on the hem! that rose is amazing.

Molly said...

adore those shoes!

Clare said...

Isn't that Noble Town Vintage necklace great? I wear mine constantly. And I love this ensemble; it all just screams spring!

Erin said...

love the necklace, and the colors in the skirt!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Oh that skirt is amazing! I need to start looking at more potential in old clothing, sometimes the length totally turns me off, I always forget you can make it shorter!

elnajay said...

Lovely outfit...the skirt is just great! And a tutorial on hemming would be much appreciated...I have a whole pile of thrifted dresses/skirts that I'm slowly working through and hemming, but my skills are not yet terrific. One potential question...do you have any good techniques for hemming a skirt so it hangs evenly all around without having to have another person to pin it? I generally try to cut an even amount off the entire bottom (measured at various intervals), but often this causes the hem to become too short in the back after it goes over my rear! If you have any advice for this, I'd be thrilled to hear it. Thanks!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

i can't believe that skirt is thrifted! i love everything about it --the pattern, length, etc. you did a wonderful job with the alterations.

xoxo
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Laura Gerencser said...

Awesome shoes!!

Chloe Trayner said...

Such a cute outfit! and great location scout.

Jennifer said...

So freakin' pretty!! Love it!
-jenloveskev

Trishna said...

The way you knot your belt is very lovely , wish I had belts malleable enough to be able to do that. :)

jukeboxsunshine said...

oh a hemming tutorial would be great! i have been putting off learning that! i love your skirt the print is gorgeous!!!

Angie D said...

Stunning, as usual!

I adore the combo of Chambray and Floral! It's so fresh!

Those roses are amazing...I'm going to have to look them up!

Lindsay said...

This skirt makes me want to smile! Simply lovely.

Diya said...

this look is so simple and gorgeous!! I need to go to savers more often... I used to go every monday and thursday but now with school/classes at inconvenient times it's harder and harder....

Becca Jane said...

That skirt is lovely and looks great with that top!

ShoesForDessert said...

I agree the pattern on that skirt is adorable, and I love the length you cut it into. Looks great with the top!

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tess said...

wow that skirt is awesome!

Mich said...

I have a question about hemming!

I hemmed a cotton dress once and it seemed to not make a difference! It just ended folding under and so you can still see the fray - so how do you reinforce your hemming?

Looking forward to the tutorial!

Shallow Mallow said...

Looking phantastic! Can't wait for your tut. I am always looking to improve my rudimentary sewing skills :-)

Camilla said...

your so pretty, great skirt! x

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revital said...

gorgeous photos! I love the location you chose!

kelly ann said...

i really, really dig this outfit because it totally looks like something out of my closet! ;) the skirt with the simple top is so perfect.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i love those shoes, and the location. those flowers are gorgeous.

megannielsen said...

I love that top with that skirt - but I'm especially in love with those shoes, they are to die for!

Future Lint said...

Great work on the skirt - I love blind hems! Vaguely time consuming but soooo much better looking than just a straight stitch!

Dip-tea said...

Gorgeous bella !

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

gorgeous stuff! and what a fantastic find that skirt is. hemming tutorials would be amazing by the way!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

those shoes are so nice!

Natalya's Closet said...

I adore your outfit here against the roses in the background! so pretty! xoxo, natalya

Kasmira said...

Is your necklace a bracelet + a chain? If so - nifty idea!

I'm a fan of triva too:

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Our place closed down and we are trying to find a new home that we like.

les métamorphoses d'Alice said...

je découvre ton blog et je dois dire que j'adore!

Fifth Sparrow said...

I think this just might be my favorite outfit of yours, it's all perfect! I'm also quite excited for the hemming tutorial (I'm a shorty and have to hem EVERYTHING!)

Mandy Paige said...

I WANT your shoes and luuurv the skirt.

Yes please! I'd love to see your hemming tutorial. I am short, so everything has to be hemmed...unfortunately I am balls with my sewing machine, so I actually never hem anything. I have clothes I'd love to wear if I could only learn how to properly alter them.

Healthy and Homemade said...

awesome outfit, those shoes are fabulous.

brightlightsbigcity said...

Cool skirt and very pretty flowers :D

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christina said...

Ooh! I would love to know how to hem things - i just cut them off at the bottom and let them fray :(

I would especially appreciate tips on hemming pleated skirts!

Danielle said...

Such a beautiful background, and I hem skirts alllll of the time, it's great that one can do that, because otherwise, there would be many skirts out there with great patterns that I wouldn't wear because of the length.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I absolutely couldn't love this outfit more! That skirt's floral print is so so perfect!

valeriew said...

Your skirt is fab, and I love your hair! :)

xoxo,
Beauty and the Budget

Rūta said...

Lovely. Nice colors, beautiful sandals.

Jessica said...

I REALLY reeeeeally love this look! The print on the skirt is just gorgeous and I love that you paired it with a chambray top. That necklace is great too!

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