Monday, November 15, 2010

Dress yourself up tonight







Outfit Details:
jacket - self made
dress - thrifted and altered sequin skirt
belt - from another dress
socks - Forever 21
tights - Walmart
Senso shoes - courtesy of Solestruck
Ginger Leather Satchel - courtesy of Coach
hat - thrifted years ago, or from my mom...I never remember


Want to know the level of my lameness? I recreated this outfit for the blog. I forgot to take pictures the day of the Coach party and only managed to get a couple of non-outfit photos from the party itself. When awesomeness happens and you forget to document, lameness follows. That means waking up Bobby and saying "Can you take a picture of my outfit from yesterday and then I'll get changed and we can go to the dog park?"

Normally, I wouldn't care about missing a day of outfit photos (I forget all the time) but I put a lot of work into this stupid outfit. I made the jacket and altered the skirt dress the day of the event. I was working on it until the last possible minute. The skirt was easy - I just replaced the elastic in the band and stitched up the slits, added a belt and it was a dress. The jacket, however...that took awhile. I made it from vintage peach crepe, gave it a couple of layered panels and trimmed it in black.

I hope I'll be able to borrow some photos from the event photographer and do a more in depth post but in the meantime, here is a sneak peek at my campaign photo:



Vanessa is unimpressed. Yeah right, she probably saved a space to hang it - right next to her cat calendar.




p.s. Consider these the after shots of my newly defined brows:)

56 comments:

  1. I adore this. Probably my favourite look of yours. You look stunning

    Melissa

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  2. I don't think it's lame to get re-dressed for a picture! I've done it before too. That's probably not very comforting though since I am the definition of lame. (; Love the outfit!

    http://itsdanik.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Dani K

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  3. I love it. I think your dress/skirt is so pretty. I wish I was as crafty as you are at the sewing machine...I only know how to hand stitch, and honestly, sewing machines scare me!

    I am excited to see you when you come down! :)

    xoxo
    ~Kirstin

    http://kirstin-marie.blogspot.com

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  4. I forgot to tell you, your eyes brows look great! :)

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  5. Aww I'm so glad you recreated this outfit for your blog! I'm absolutely in love with it! Us bloggers tend to do that, so no worries. Well, I do at least. I have a "school outfit" series on my blog and I have NO energy to take pics of my outfit at 6 in the morning so I'd wear the same outfit the next day and take the pics then. LOL

    The cardigan/jacket you're wearing is really pretty. And are those your newly defined brows? They look amazing, as usual!

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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  6. beautiful outfit and you are a sewing wizard! can't wait to see more pics from the campaign!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  7. such an interesting idea with the skirt - i was eyeing a similar dress that forever21 had for sale, but i think i'm going to try my hand at altering a long beaded skirt. great thinking!

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  8. haha vanessa is too funny! love your pic from the coach shoot - as well as the recreated outfit. you always look darling, girl!

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  9. I love the black details on the jacket! I also love that light peach color. I've been trying to find a blouse in that color forever.

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  10. I love the coat, and your dress is really nice.

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  11. I love your dress...

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  12. the re-made skirt-turned-dress is stunning...and i absolutely adore the self-made jacket...people can tell it took a lot of time to detail it, it's so pretty! glad you were able to recapture the outfit somehow!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  13. Wow wow wow woooowww. I love this. The jacket is gorgeous. I want one. These are my favorite outfits I've ever seen you in, I think. No lie. <3

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  14. absolutely love this outfit! have you thought of reproducing the jacket for your store?

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  15. So glad you recreated this look! Love the jacket!

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  16. One of my favorite looks so far! Fantastic job on the jacket.

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  17. you're looking so fancy in that jacket!!! amazing job, keiko! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  18. Adorable adorable jacket! I can't believe you made it!! :)

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  19. I can't resist anything remotely sparkley; I love that dress!

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  20. this outfit's really pretty perfect so it's a good thing you recreated it to get photos! :)


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  21. Love the new brows~ and I am certainly glad that you decided to go back and take pictures, I would have been sad to miss this!

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  22. GORGEOUS look from head to toe...i love your dress its quite amazing

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  23. Really cool outfit!! I love the jacket you made, and the shoes and socks really rock! And how cool that you recreated it for your blog!! I've totally done stuff like that for my blog! The campaign photo is really cool too! :)

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  24. I absolutely LOVE this entire outfit. Seriously. Would you be willing to make another one of those jackets?? If so please email me. I'm dead serious. nicolettemason at gmail dot com.

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  25. beautiful dress!

    http://whiskyourwardrobe.blogspot.com

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  26. stunning!great jacket!it spice up the entire outfit =)

    xoxo
    http://stylison.blogspot.com/

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  27. You look gorgeous in your pictures and the coach ad.

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  28. I was reading Cubicle Chic's coverage of the Coach party, and I thought I recognized the back of your head. Turns out I was right!!

    http://www.cubiclechicblog.com/2010/11/coach-holiday-blogger-party/

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  29. you coat is very nice and I see that you have nice clothes.

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  30. The photo turned out incredibly. I have thought about recreating looks for photographs when the original ones haven't turned out, but thus far I have always been too lazy and just made do with a blurry shot!

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  31. Haha you are too cute. I have done this too. Don't worry, you're not the only one! I love the jacket. The pink reminds me of Agent Provocateur. And the dress/skirt is beautiful xxx
    http://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/

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  32. stunning look, very pretty! love the campaign photo, too.

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

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  33. I. Love. This.

    Seriously, you look awesome. Nice work on the jacket, and I love black sequins. Fabulous!

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  34. That black and white shot is absolutely amazing.

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  35. LOVE your jacket...the dress is breathtaking:)

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  36. your look is perfect - love the overknees and your hat!!

    <3

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  37. This jacket was worth the effort, because it looks great! I love its peach colour and the way it contrasts with the black trim. In fact, the entire outfit is amazing, like always!

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  38. i'm craving for ur jacket, geez!!!
    =D

    xoxo

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  39. That jacket is lucious! You should make some for Postlapsaria ;)

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  40. You must have done an awesome job with the alterations... you look stunning as always. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

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  41. LOVE the dress... and you are so talented for making that jacket!!! it's amazing!

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  42. OMG you look so amazing! that jacket is so adoarble and I love that you made the dress, it's so fabulous.

    www.indcfashion.com

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  43. The outfit is stunning, I love the dress and your style :-)

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  44. WOW that photo of you is gorgeous :)

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  45. AH you look amazing. Perfectly perfect for the Coach fiesta :)

    So fun <3
    XOXO,
    style activist

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  46. There are so many things about this outfit I love that I can't pick one thing out. Peach and black! Sequins! Trilby!

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  47. Haha I read that you were wearing tights from WalMart but are you even wearing them? I love those socks, going to F21 now!

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  48. I adore this outfit and am always amazed by your talent.

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  49. soychild: they're super sheer black but I'm wearing them!

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  50. I've actually done something very similar before because I was too tired to take photos myself the day I wore the ensemble. :)

    You're like a sexy 20s vixen! I love, love it.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

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  51. as always, you look absolutely stunning! glad you took the morning after pics so we could see this. i often do the same thing...the event i get most dressed up for have the least pictures...i guess that means you are really enjoying yourself though, right?

    soooooo...when are you going to start making those jackets for sale? i would buy one in an instant

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