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Showing posts with label diy hemming. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

On a sunny day

Vancouver may not get very many of these, but when she does, she is the most beautiful city in the world.

This past weekend we were blessed with such amazing weather.

Mirror Aviators from Blue ruby, Mirror Aviators, retro denim crop jacket from guess, retro denim crop top, denim crop jacket, floral dress from value village, blue tights from urban outfitters, floral dress, blue tights, brown shoes, cambridge satchel company orange flouro purse, bright yellow belt, spring outfit, spring time, thrift finds, DIY hemming, Thrift dress

These sunglasses I bought came just in handy.

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It's finally warm enough to frolic around sans coat.

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Light blue tights layered over sheer black tights, both from Urban Outfitters

Shoes from Talize

Mirrored aviators from Blue Ruby

Bring yellow bow tie belt from Gentille Alouette

Cambridge Satchel Company bright orange Fluoro bag from Holt Renfrew

Faux fox tail from Front and Company

I hope this Spring is not so rainy. Even though I wear colours all year round, it feels great to know that soon the city will also be matching.

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I got this denim crop jacket a long time ago. I think it was from Guess.

At the time I was so excited to wear it, but it ended up being neglected in my closet. When I was looking for something to finish my outfit, this jacket did an amazing job.

Cropped jacket and high-waisted skirt help elongate the entire body.

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It was actually even warm enough for me to not wear a jacket for a bit.

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I really like this dress, especially after I hemmed it into a high low skirt by pinning the front portion. Very similar to how I hemmed this dress.

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I wish I could stay out longer to enjoy the sun that day.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Houndstooth and hippie saloon girl

As I mentioned in my Monday post that Talize my Holy Grail of thrift stores is having their 50% off sale again.

I almost didn't make it. But as timing would have it, a trip out their worked out just fine.

This haul is equally as impressive as my Boxing Day one.

So much so in fact we actually made a video is up (
which will be posted after editing, thank you for your patience) documenting my spoils. In this post, I actually will not go into detail on what I got, but instead will be focusing on one of my favourite outfits born from this trip.

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Fioni clogs and vintage leather brief are both from Talize a while back.
Stockings from Dynamite
Bow tie belt from Forever 21, old

The jacket and the skirt make a very excellent pairing. I love mixing patterns. Even though there is no method to my madness, somehow things always end up working out.

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The belted detail of the jacket gives the outfit the structure it needs by cinching me right at the waist.

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The skirt would look excellent as a maxi-skirt, since with the help of the structured jacket, it would already create the illusion of the mile-long-leg. However, I just couldn't help but do something different to it.

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I simply flipped inwards the front portion of the hem; thus magically creating a hi-low hem skirt. Something I have been coveting for many moons.

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The hi-low hem is fun and flirty, I guess that's why you often see them on Saloon girls.

Hundstooth and hippie saloon girl, yup, I can rock this to work today no problem.