Posts Tagged ‘ maxi skirts ’

Run it Back

August 23, 2012
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Run it Back

As a blogger who embraces thrifting and refashioning, while trying to reduce consumption and increase creativity, I have no qualms about wearing something a gazillion times if I like it.  As I got dressed this morning, this skirt was calling out to me.  Originally created for #3 of the Ode Series which was devoted to the...

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Black and Tan

August 15, 2012
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Black and Tan

Here’s a quick one, y’all.  As I ran out to the studio today, I grabbed my upcycled skirt and a top that I made over the weekend. I’m madly in love with my new bracelet made from a recycled sign (it says emergency).  When I went to the dentist last week, I stumbled on...

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The Holy Grail

August 13, 2012
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The Holy Grail

The other morning I had a gift dropped in my lap.  I was supposed to do a voiceover session but it was changed to another day.  Suddenly I had time.  I decided to search for an elusive product that’s been haunting me: an elixir that makes you look glowy, sunkissed, relaxed, and downright NATURALLY...

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The Ode Series, #3

May 16, 2012
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The Ode Series, #3

Her name is Vix.  The Vintage Vixen.  From the moment I set eyes on her, I was bedazzled by her creativity and bohemian style.  Talk about inspiration!  Let me count the ways: instead of two bracelets, try ten!  Vintage polyester?  Of course, especially when she calls it “crimplene”, a delicious sounding word I’d never...

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Color Story

May 6, 2012
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Color Story

I was playing around with some ideas recently and created this look out of a tie-dye shirt Joey no longer wears and a thrifted dress.  After adding a thrifted scarf and a beautiful strip of handwoven material that Lynx gave to me on my birthday, I think I’ve got something to keep in my...

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The Mitty Challenge

April 25, 2012
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The Mitty Challenge

For those of you who don’t know, the Mitty Challenge is a vintage/classic sports car event. (Don’t feel bad ’cause I just found out and I’m married to a car nut.)  The fun part about attending, as far as I’m concerned, is that I’m encouraged to dress up, channeling any era I please. There...

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The Week at a Glance

April 19, 2012
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The Week at a Glance

  You can tell I’ve been busy because I’m in my default maxis.  In addition to working on a few audio books, I’ve been cleaning out my closet, finally getting some clarity concerning what I should keep available and what needs to be packed away for now.  I’ve rearranged my bags and hats, put...

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Feeling Blue

April 5, 2012
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Feeling Blue

  Sometimes I’m attracted to a specific color for a period of time, and because I’m gravitating to it, everything ends up matching.  I really don’t do it on purpose; I’m not trying to look like a catalogue.  I don’t particularly like matchy-matchy, and I think it’s hilarious when the fashion police try to...

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A Cardinal Rule

March 18, 2012
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A Cardinal Rule

Okay, so I broke a cardinal rule.  Many of you know this rule: never get rid of your “fat” jeans.  As we head into Spring, and I’m packing for a trip, I’m reminded that a year ago I weighed about 15 lbs less.  This weight gain is not unexpected.  I like to eat; my...

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The Ode Series, #1

March 14, 2012
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The Ode Series, #1

Because I’ve been inspired over the last few years by some exceptional personal style bloggers, I’ve decided to create a series of posts, The Ode Series, with outfits directly inspired by some of my style icons.  On the surface, my icons provide me with fresh ideas on how to utilize my existing wardrobe; I...

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Red Carpet Ready

February 27, 2012
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Red Carpet Ready

Occasionally I have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with Joey.  It’s generally fun, assuming I have something to wear that I like.  Consequently, I try to have options available and I try to wear something I’ve made.  I recently wore this upcycled skirt for the first time when Joey performed at a...

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Playing Miss Lady

February 12, 2012
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Playing Miss Lady

I have the best in-laws in the world.  Not only do they love me (and I them), they are exemplars for all of us, practicing what they preach with so much love and integrity, it’s humbling.  In addition, they have a sense of humor! When Ma tells a story, you want to put everything...

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Three in One

February 7, 2012
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Three in One

Here’s a quick look at some of the outfits I threw together this past week. Picture 1: Thrifted cardigan, Missoni for Target tunic worn inside out (I like the pattern better that way), boots from outlet sale, thrifted bracelets, earrings by Lynx. Picture 2: Maxi dress $5 at outlet sale, Target cardigan, consignment store...

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A Method To My Madness

January 27, 2012
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A Method To My Madness

One of the reasons I started making my own clothes was that lots of ready-made things were too short, sleeves and pants especially.  I have collected bangle bracelets for almost 30 years, prompted I suspect, by the desire to fill in the gap where the sleeves ended and my hands began. I’ve recently fallen...

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Outfit Post Day 1

January 26, 2012
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Outfit Post Day 1

I managed to get a few shots this morning as I was heading out.  I’ve decided to make an effort to wear at least one thing I’ve made every day.  Today it’s two things.  The first is the long fishtail top.  It started out as a cardigan sweater with long panels in the front....

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