Showing posts with label The Spree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Spree. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 January 2012

DIY poncho with some orange, purple and grey

When infinity scarves were first in fashion, not only were they hard to find, they were expensive to boot!

I remember falling in love with a super soft and fabulous one from American Apparel. But at $51.00, which it still is today, I just could not justify the amount. Considering now I own several at a fraction of that price. I am glad I waited.

Days went by and on one grocery run to Superstore, I found a large knit blanket. It was soft and warm. I did not need another blanket, what I needed is an infinity scarf. So I decided to make my own with this blanket.

white knitted blanket, blanket, white blanket, knit blanket

After folding it once, whip-stitching down the seam and folding and stitching it again. I ended up with not a scarf. But a poncho. I guess the blanket was too large to be made into something that wraps necks. Slightly disappointed, I left it at the bottom of my closet for a long time. Until now that is.

The snow has come and gone, and what do you know, it's actually not that cold any more.

The perfect time to take my poncho and suede gloves out for a spin.

DIY bell poncho, purple velvet purse, orange dress, textured tights, grey star ling boots, Black suede gloves from Aldo, Black suede gloves, The spree vancouver, Thrift fashion, DIY craft, Street Style

See, it's pretty much a mobile blanket.

DIY bell poncho, purple velvet purse, orange dress, textured tights, grey star ling boots, Black suede gloves from Aldo, Black suede gloves, The spree vancouver, Thrift fashion, DIY craft, Street Style

DIY bell poncho, purple velvet purse, orange dress, textured tights, grey star ling boots, Black suede gloves from Aldo, Black suede gloves, The spree vancouver, Thrift fashion, DIY craft, Street Style

DIY bell poncho, purple velvet purse, orange dress, textured tights, grey star ling boots, Black suede gloves from Aldo, Black suede gloves, The spree vancouver, Thrift fashion, DIY craft, Street Style

DIY knit poncho from a blanket bought at Superstore.
Orange dress and purple velvet purse from The Spree.
Black suede gloves from Aldo accessories.
Textured tights from Urban Outfitters.
Grey StarLing boots from Nordstrom

DIY bell poncho, purple velvet purse, orange dress, textured tights, grey star ling boots, Black suede gloves from Aldo, Black suede gloves, The spree vancouver, Thrift fashion, DIY craft, Street Style

It's probably not going to snow anymore. But if it does, I think I should be ready for it in this.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Night, Concrete and Feathers

Sometimes, inspiration comes when you are rummaging through your accessory drawer. These are some old favourites and new additions. I think they went together beautifully.

Feather hair comb, dropping form design, Chanel inspired gold chain quilted cross body, hot topic tights, banana republic embroidered floral jacket, Street Style

Necklace, second hand from The Spree

Tights from Hot Topic in Bellis Fair Mall

Embroidered floral jacket from Banana Republic purchased from Talize

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine wearing, Chanel inspired golden quilted tassel purse gold chain, feather hair piece by dropping forms design, second hand wood and metal and plastic chunky statement necklace, Street StyleThe hair piece is absolutely stunning. The artist's attention to detail is amazing. Each element is expertly combined. This particular comb blends in well with my hair. Though I also want some with different colours that would stand out. It is a super fun piece that adds a touch of whimsical to any outfit. It can also be a great steam punk accessory.


The combination of woods, plastic and metal on the chunky necklace is amazing. The colour combination makes me feel like fall. But the gold flecks resonates with a clear fall day. I love clear sunny fall days.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine wearing, Gold embroidered floral Banana Republics Jacket, Chanel inspired golden quilted tassel purse, velvet skirt, hop topics tights, suede boots, second hand wood and metal and plastic chunky statement necklace, Street StyleThe top (purchased from the Spree) is really sheer. It is not something to be worn out without solid bottoms. But I did not want to replace those tights with solid leggings. Instead, I decided to layer the look with a black velvet tube top that I worn as a skirt. It adds more texture to the outfit as well.


These tights are super fun. I saw them at Hot Topic during a recent Seattle trip. The store was littered with Twilight posters and reminded me ever so of that South Park episode.


Talize rarely does me wrong. Every trip brings delightful finds. These boots are no different. I really like the suede and the wedge heel. Adding height and preserving comfort.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine wearing, Chanel inspired golden quilted tassel purse, velvet skirt, hop topics tights, suede boots, second hand wood and metal and plastic chunky statement necklace, Street StyleI was surprised when I saw the label of the jacket. I had no idea Banana Republic made such a colourful line. The three quarter sleeves makes it a good spring and fall transition jacket. The golden thread used to embroider the flowers is the cherry on top of this fun outfit finisher.

Vintage Fashion, Thrift Fashion, Street Style, Style, Jasmine wearing, Chanel inspired golden quilted tassel purse, velvet skirt, hop topics tights, suede boots, second hand wood and metal and plastic chunky statement necklace, Street Style

The concrete juxtaposes this whole outfit. The soft and feminine shape and texture of the top contrasts nicely to the texture of the concrete wall. This shoot was all about contrasts.

The night engulfs the light of day.

When the party has faded away.

In the jungle of concretes, all I have are my feathers.

The gold flecks clings to life.

Hoping for the sun to shine.


Where to buy:

Necklace and top the Spree
The Spree location

Feather hair piece The Fall Tattooing and Artist Gallery
The Fall Tattooing location

Boots and purse Talize
Talize thrift super store location

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