Sweater, Bloch (I cut the wrap ties off). Shirt, J Crew. Belt, thrifted. Skirt, gifted, shortened, and embellished. Tights, Hue. Flats, Joyce (thrifted). Bracelet, Pangaea.
Today I was inspired by a clipping from In Style. The inspiration outfit was designed to make a strapless sheath dress appropriate for work. I’m wearing a skirt, instead of a full dress, but I’ve got the other elements of the In Style ensemble: long-sleeved sweater, oxford shirt, double wrap belt, flats, and a charm-style bracelet. Of course, I had to add a Kasmira element with the studded owl. (By the way, I’m “hoo”ing at you, like an owl, in the lead photo, not blowing a kiss. I think most people write the owl sound as “hoot,” but I don’t hear a “t” in an owl’s call.)
These super flexible, and never worn, ballet flats are my fourth pair of thrifted shoes. I never would have considered thrifting shoes before the $20 outfit challenge. The second-hand pair I bought for the challenge were a disappointment (expensive to replace the heel tips and horribly uncomfortable) but the studded flats and Champion sneakers I found later are real winners!
Gorgeous, and I'm totally modeling tomorrow's outfit on this, but KASMIRA....no kitten pictures? Let me live vicariously through your kitteny happiness...
PS- You're a fellow theater person--are you a GLEE fan?
What gave you the idea to cut the wrap ties on the sweater? I am currently considering doing same but am too scared - what if I ruin it? Why can't they make them detachable? I know my sweater doesn't look good on me because I have no waist to speak of. So keeping it closed with a belt won't work for me. Oh, what to do?
Good heavens, you're well organized. No wonder you always look great.
I'm terribly flattered and grateful for the link, Kasmira, but I think you may have the wrong Sheila! I'm organized, but damn, not THAT organized!
I really like those dark reds on you.
What is up with that....large settee??
This looks even better than the source. Love the skinny belt and the flats - and the ruffles on the shirt! Very flattering look.
As always, you crack me up! Love the look, the owl skirt is too fun =)
Are you telling me you studded that owl YOURSELF?!?
I love your outfit so much more than the inspiration. The ruffles on the shirt are lovely, and I love the colours you chose. It's festive without being over the top.
I have a couple of clippings here and there... but, FILE !!! OMG !!!!
what a super cute look!
Ohhh, I love the belted cardigan!
Marley - humph. I have a suspicion that I'm being upstaged by kittens! I have to admit, though, they are cuter than I am! I'll post more pics soon.
~Tessa~Scoffs - the sweater just looked bad on me when tied, so I cut the ties off. I have worn it open (as you might) and liked it (http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2009/11/ima-starr.html) I haven't had any trouble with unraveling since I cut the ties.
Sheila - Wow. I have no idea who it was, then! I hope that person speaks up.
The large settee was in the lobby of a hotel in Disney World. I thought it was funny because it made me feel like shrunken Alice.
Sal - I did stud it meself. I wrote a little about the process here: http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2009/11/triple-threat.html
Oh oh, I modeled my outfit on this one today. Although I decided against my red tights in favor of black sweater leggings, being as it's like, 15 degrees out. And I have no owl. ALTHOUGH- At Michael's craft store, I found an iron-on rhinestone transfer in that pattern, and I put it on a long sleeve tee from Old Navy, as it was much too boring to wear as it was. Anyway, you continue to be my sartorial hero.
Marley - I wonder if we bought the same iron-on! I bought one at Michael's when I went to replace my lost knitting needle. I haven't decided which garment to adorn with it yet.
Love the color in this outfit! Great shoes!
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