February 13, 2013

Sewing and Savings

I had an hour to spare last night, and decided to go through my stash of leftover fabric and come up with something. I had a turquoise twill leftover that I used already on two other garments, and some lace from my Halloween dress. I hunted for the easiest skirt pattern I had, and in a hour, I had this skirt (sorry for the crappy cell phone photo, I'll make a decent post with this look when I get home).

Then I posted the picture on Instagram, and someone told me they saw a similar skirt on clearance on a high end site for $100. Then I went to search for it, and found another one, somewhat similar, for $278 on the outnet. I guess lace over mint colored skirts are in. But my way was cheaper!

UPDATE: I took some decent photos of the skirt and the outfit. Enjoy!

The "is this camera working" fake pose. 

Sweater: Loft (last seen here)
Necklaces: both were gifts from a long time ago
Skirt: Self Made
Shoes: Mel by Melissa (NEW! more Melissa shoes here)

I wore this: to work, February 13, 2013.

February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dress

Yes, you are looking at another one of my creations! This time I used a pattern from Colette Patterns, the Macaron dress. The pattern in those colors are just true perfection! I rushed to finish it before Valentine's Day, so I could wear it on this date! Last year I also DIY-ed something for Valentine's Day, not quite this complex, but I think I'll keep up this tradition now. 

If you want to see the making of this dress, head out to my personal blog and check out the post I did with the behind the scenes.

 Dress: Self Made (Colette Patterns Macaron dress)
Necklace: Forever 21 (last seen here)
Heels: Melissa (last seen here)

I wore this to: Dinner at Kyoto, (for an early)Valentine's Day 2013

What about you? Do you know what you'll  be wearing this year for Valentine's Day?

February 9, 2013

Revisiting: Polka Dots

Another one of my favorite themes last year was our Polka Dot week.The unfortunate thing last year, though, was that I only had one Polka Dot item in my wardrobe. But I've corrected this since. On a short trip to the mall, I stopped at Forever 21 and found this pants. It was the last one they had in stock, and it was my size. Meant to be? I think so.

Pants: Forever 21 (New! Buy a similar one here)
Peplum T-Shirt: Forever 21 (New! Buy same top here)
Necklace: A-Thread (Last seen here! Still available for purchase here)
Boots: Wanted (Last seen here! Still available here)

I wore this to: Work, sometime in February, 2013