Friday, April 12, 2013

Delicate Meets Denim

Sale alert at Gap: Use code GAPSHOP for 30% off today 4/12 or 25% off tomorrow 4/13.

Two old, but much loved items from my closet are:
- Broken-in straight khakis (retail $54.95): I'm wearing size 00 - outfits: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight
- Pure longline tunic (retail $32.00): I'm wearing size XS - outfits: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight

I placed an order for a few items to try: printed crossover maxi dress in yellow print, luxlight crew cardigan in extremely green, and moss stitch striped cardigan in true indigo.

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Continuing my love affair with all things romantic, I wanted to add an eyelet/voile skirt to my wardrobe. I was looking for one that hits around the knees, with a handkerchief hem, and isn't too poofy. I came across many that were on the shorter side, too poofy, and/or had an even hem.

When I saw this Old Navy eyelet tube dress, my creative side went into overdrive, imagining all the potential it held. The strapless top worked in my favor because I figured I could tuck it down and inward. Converting the dress into a skirt meant the bottom portion of the bust area would sit at my waist, therefore giving me the longer length I desired. The skirt works for the time being, but I'm considering slimming the sides and/or shortening the length just a tad. For today's look, I balanced out the longer skirt with a cropped top and jacket.
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Every time the weather warms, I realize how complacent I've been throughout the colder days because I can randomly choose a public spot for photos and there would hardly be anyone milling about. I usually have to ease my way back into thick-skinned mode come spring, but this time around I dove in head first. Well, I had a little push. I figured I only had a few days' window before the rain washed all the pretty flowers away, so there I was, taking photos with my tripod next to an intersection with fairly heavy traffic. Well worth the few minutes of awkwardness, I'd say.

Have a good weekend, everyone!
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in peach fuzz 417 (sold here)
necklace: stone pendant via eBay (seller's shop for stone, chain)
jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar)
top: Victoria's Secret (similar)
ring: River Island (similar)
dress as skirt: Old Navy eyelet (sold here)
bag: H&M (similar)
nails: OPI South Beach Paint My Moji-toes Red
shoes: Old Navy faux-leather capri sandals (sold here)

4 comments:

  1. I love that skirt!great for summer also
    kisses from milano
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.it/

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  2. You look adorable!

    Carrie

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  3. Cee, you really rock the whites! A romantic white skirt should definitely be in your wardrobe :) I adore this look with the denim jacket!

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  4. love this look - whites with denim is always perfect.

    xox

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