26 March 2008

What I'm Wearing




shirt: American Apparel
skirt: thrifted and altered (see post below)
jacket: H&M
tights: H&M
shoes: UO
earrings: American Eagle

These earring were a shiny brass color when I bought them. I dipped them in rubbing alcohol to take off the shiny coating and colored them in with a black sharpie marker. Then I rubbed them with a cloth to take off most of the marker ink.

29 comments:

sleepyhead said...

those UO boots are so gorg! i work there and am trying to find a pair, but they only have 8.5s left, and i'm an 8. its pretty sweet what you did with those earrings and the skirt. i looks so cute short.

Sheryl Wong said...

Great job with the earrings.

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katarina said...

ooo i like "the hippie skirt" i have some of them in my closet too.
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Nadine said...

The skirt is so cute with that shirt!

jenna kate said...

i love the deep scoop of the back of your top. The skirt stands out and looks lovely against the black.

Fashion-DiscipleXXX said...

I love what you did here, you look the sizz, if i must say so myself...

suzy. said...

wow...those earrings turned out great. i really don't like that bright brass color...but you made it work for you. my head is reeling with projects that technique could work with. thanks for the tip!

Zoƫ said...

I love how you wore the skirt! Its great!

said...

this is my favorite skirt EVER! i cant believe you were able to alter it that much.. it looks triple your size! omg i really am obsessed with that skirt.. it looks so cute with the tights and the jacket!

Tali said...

Thanks for the compliments!!!
Awesome work on those skirts!!!! I love buying something so cheap and turning it into something completely different!!!
i can't tell but did u give it a bubble hem?

Annie said...

oh that skirt looks so cute now!

Annie said...

oh that skirt looks so cute now!

JuliAM said...

you know, i wasn't crazy about those boots when i saw them at urban, but now that i see them on...fantastic!! you did an amazing job w/ the skirt too...great look.

Reggie said...

very very cute!
im totally jealous of your sewing skills!
care to trade links?

xxoo,
reggie

The Clothes Horse said...

Great skirt, I like how you saw the potential in the maxi skirt. The look reminds me of Etro (if I am remembering correctly...).

Diva said...

love what you did with the skirt. Also the boots are greatly, lastly is that the bodysuit from AA it looks great on you. I love how the back looks. I might have to do an AA run since I do need a new white t also.

Key said...

Nice skirt, you did a great job!
I have a pile of "sewing projects", too!
Sadly, i don´t have many sew-skills!

www.stylesymmetry.com said...

you are so crafty, is fashion a full time job for you? just curious ;-)

Sally Jane said...

Thank you so much for all of the comments!

Tali: No, it doesn't actually have a bubble hem even though it kind of looks like it in the photo for some reason.

Reggie: Sure! I'll check out you blog.

StyleSymmetry: When I lived in LA (up until Jan.) I was working as an assitant in the fashion industry. Now that I live in PA, I am working full time from home on my EBay business.

Miss Woo said...

Not wanting to sound weird but you have such nice legs! And love the skirt contrasting with the leather jacket!

Alyssa said...

LOVE the prints!

geek-betty said...

that skirt is great. a sewing machine is on my list. I have so many things sitting in storage that I know, if altered, will be great.

ChiliLady said...

amazing job on the skirt, congrats!

Anonymous said...

I've been eyeing those boots for awhile! Unfortunately UO didn't have my size so I just bought them half a size down...haven't received them yet, hopefully they fit!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah and awesome job on the skirt! I'm trying to learn to sew as well so I can alter thrift finds myself instead of taking them to a tailor.

Sally Jane said...

Again, thanks everyone for all of your comments!

Anonymous: I usually wear a 6.5 and I got a 6 and they are perfect so it should work out for you. Hope so!

addicted said...

your skirt turned out so well! im inspired to sew now this weekend.

Anonymous said...

AHHHH so glad to hear that! (regarding the shoe fit)

I love how you always reply to our questions!