Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fashion Victim: from 80's paisley to anthropologie worthy


Ya'll remember this ugly get-up...right?? Well I did a bit of trimmin' and hemmin' to bring this skirt into the 21st century! I mean it wasn't all bad, I was initially drawn to the pattern because it reminded me of an anthroplogie skirt. All this skirt really needed was a few inches taken off, a little love, and wahlah!!  So much better right??
Shirt-NY&Co.~thrifted $2
Skirt-Norton Mcnaughton~thrifted $.99
Shoes-Bandolino~thrifted $.99
Belt-thrifted $1
Necklace-Target~gift
Clutch-Vintage(from hubby's grandma)


I had fun putting this outfit together. I think because this outfit cost me $5 total...yea that's right total= FIVE DOLLA....HOLLA! Also because I rarely wear red lipstick and it kinda made me feel like I was a kid again playing in my grandmother's lipstick drawer. This is my first time wearing the button up collar trend , and I must say I'm falling in love with it!

 I'm on spring break right now so I am loving that I can spend more time on my blog (which has been neglected due to a 15 unit school semester, I know I'm cray cray)  sharing my thrifted finds and re-fashions.  I wanted to start sharing more of my re-fashions on here because that's pretty much how I roll these days.  I'm super poor but I love clothes and fashion, so I get my fix through scouring goodwill outlet bins and using my sewing machine to stay on trend without breaking our piggy bank.  Plus it's funner that way, dontcha think?

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  1. Gorgeous skirt, and yes much better as a shorter length

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  2. You did an amazing update, and I like everything you paired with the skirt.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! It was a fun project ;)

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  3. I love the fact that the whole outfit is thrifted. It just gives it a super sweet meaning and unique look! You did amazing re-fashion this skirt, it look very trendy now! Ah, I just went thrifting yesterday too, and I saw a lot of florals... right on spot for spring!
    I'm now following your blog so we thrifty girls can stay in touch! It's nice to meet you :) and I hope you can join my blog as well!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you;) I love it when you can put an entire thrifted outfit together and not look like a bag lady..lol! Following you as well, I would love to keep in touch. Nice to meet you ;)

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  4. Oh I love this!! It came out gorgeous. The best part is that it only cost a total of $5-you can't beat that with a stick.

    PS: We're name twins!!! I'm a Kendra too!! YAY!

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    1. Thanks so much Kendra! Love your name and your style;) Bargains like that make me smile :)

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  5. I love what you did with this skirt. I always love seeing before and after pics. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love yours and am following now. I would love if you would like to do the same.

    Carrie

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    1. :) Thanks Carrie! I love before and after pics, I live for that kinda stuff! Love your blog too, def. want to keep in touch. I'm following you ;)

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  6. Super cute refashion! I love it when you get such a dramatic change from a relatively simple fix. Adorable!

    Love how you put it together, too--the shoes and clutch are gorgeous. I like the buttoned-up look, too, but get too fidgety with it on myself.

    Look forward to getting to know you--I'm following your blog on Bloglovin'!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Ginny! I love your re-do on that lovely floral blouse! I was getting a little fidgety, but i just never wear my collared shirts buttoned up that high so I think it just takes some getting used to;) Following you as well,and looking foward to getting to know you too!

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  7. Great job on the skirt! I'm forever re-working thrifted items (I have a whole 'to do' pile). This outfit is really cute, and thanks for stopping by my blog xox Nicole

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    1. :) thanks cutie! I'm addicted to blogs that re-work thrifted items...so addicted (hehe)!! Looking forward to seeing what you turn that whole pile into. You have amazing style and thrifting abilities;)

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    1. Thanks Savannah! Congrats on the upcoming baby boy!

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  9. You styled the skirt so nicely, I LOVE the shirt tucked into the skirt and the pattern is amazing :) Nice outfit, now following.

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    1. Thank you Joyce! The pattern is def. what drew me in, and the fact that it was only $.99, i couldn't pass up a sweet deal like that;) I am following you back, love your style!

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  10. First of all, that's CRAZY that this sweet outfit cost $5. Second, nice job on the hemming! I wish I could sew to make updates like that. Good job! And thanks for finding my blog. I'm so glad I found yours.

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    1. You are too kind :) I am a novice when it comes to sewing, if I can do it, so can you! So glad to have found your blog through CM!

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  11. Thanks so very much for the sweet comment and following my blog :)

    You are so adorable! I adore how you altered and styled that dress! Such a good look; you have great style lady!

    Following you now too....so glad I found your blog!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww...Thanks Lizzie;) Your style amazes me! I'm excited that we can keep in touch through blogland...take care:)

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  12. So glad you rescued that skirt - the print is pretty fabulous and after your alterations it looks amazing on you.

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    1. Thanks Rachel:) Me too!! I love rescuing cheap stuff that has potential for greatness ;)

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  13. You go girl. When are you going to model for me for the spring fashion photography contest. We have 6 weeks starting today.

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    1. Thanks H ;) As soon as this crazy rain goes away let's do it!! I'm excited to see you this weekend!! yay!!

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  14. I love it!! :)

    http://lifewidmorbid.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Great alteration and nice blog. I love altering things..its the best! Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

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  16. What a great transformation! That skirt is beautiful and you look lovely.

    See Me Rwar

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  17. I love this outfit and that skirt. Totally different look now that you cut it off a bit and gave it some love! :) Awesome!

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