Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Whole New World

Can't you just hear Jasmine and Aladdin? Can't you!?
No, I didn't find a magical flying carpet (though perhaps I didn't look hard enough!).
I went to the thrift store. I remember enjoying finding things at Goodwill when I was a young teenager. I had a chevron striped sweater that I loved (I don't know what ever happened to it, because i certainly didn't give it away!) that I freaked out when the ditzy sister on that 70's show wore it on one episode.
But I hadn't been in forever. And I kept seeing these wonderful thrifted finds on all kinds of style blogs. It couldn't hurt for me to check one out.
I scored. I got a coral skirt. And a navy silk blouse. For four dollars. That's correct. 1, 2, 3, 4 dollars.
The skirt was too big.
My first instict was to put darts on either side of the back elastic. But then the front pockets were pulled to an unflattering position on my hips. I decided that I liked the belt loops closer together than is typical, than I liked having pocket-wings on my hips. So I put a pleat in front.
Not only does it now fit, but I think bringing the belt loops closer actually has a waist cinching slimming effect.
I think my finds were more than enough to make up for my disappointment with the dress selection and children's clothing selection. I'll definitely be going back every few weeks!

>>>PS, I'm linking this up to link party Tuesdays @ A Bowl Full of Lemons. What what!!

DIY | Everybody, EverywearPPS, I'm also submitting making this thrift store find fit to the DIY EBEW of October! Recycle, Reuse, right? ;)


  1. omg. love love love this skirt combo. die. so happy i found your blog. i'm totally following. I'd love if you'd check out my celebrity fashion and style blog and see if your interested in following. Thanks love. xoxo


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  2. I really like pleats on skirts and this skirt is such a great colour! Perfect DIY- and maybe something I could do!

  3. So glad you found something great thrifting! I host a thrifting link up every Thursday and would love for you to stop by and join in sometime!

  4. Wow, who knew what a subtle difference would make such a huge effect! I absolutely LOVE these colors together and the style and fit they make together.

    Discovered you from EBEW!

  5. wow it's amazing how the added pleats created such a nice line and really gave the skirt shape! nice work


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