28.12.09

Magic Tricks



Isn't it amazing that with the advent of one new element in your wardrobe, millions of new possibilities erupt! These over the knee socks from J. Crew, for instance, have suddenly made this skirt (Which I made last year from an 80's shirt) completely wearable.  I tried it with opaque leggings before, sheer and textured ones but for some reason, the little sliver of leg showing seems to lend it just the right feel.  I tried to keep the outfit a bit more casual by adding soft layers and a touch of color since I am also utilizing another magic trick, Makeup, to mask the fact that I am seriously sick.  Runny nose sneezing, watery eyes, blotchy skin- ALL of it gone to the naked eye with the sweep of my magic makeup.  And you know something, all the effort actually payed off because I feel a little better having taken the time to shower and pamper myself.  It feels like I am not giving up the fight for my health or something.  I don't know.

Anyway, what have you found as your magical outfit multiplier?  I so enjoy reading your comments and creepy peeping over at your blogs!  I have to admit I don't always comment because I am usually browsing via my iPhone but hope to change that once everyone goes back to school and work!  I am also planning a reconstruction of my blog roll since I have so many more I want to add.  In any case, thank you SO much for commenting here.  It really means a lot to me.

28 comments:

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I can't believe you that skirt used to be a shirt-- it's really pretty and I love that print! Also, you don't look sick at all. :) Whenever I'm sick and I put on makeup I feel a little better too.

My magic closet piece that helps make things wearable would probably be tights. Works with a long shirt or shorter dresses and boots.

Hope you feel better! - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

jayne said...

wow the skirt is amazing, great pattern!

hope you feel better!

Seval said...

Ok first, I loved your look, really clever! and second: I'm begging you to explain how you made this skirt from a shirt! I'm dying to make that! Help, please! :) You look great! You're not sick, no way! I think I'm gonna start pilates after my project, cause I guess I've started to ruin my body (no sleep, toooooooo much coffeeee and junk food, to much work, no move at all!)! Then I may turn to or add the yoga as well, what do you think?

grace said...

where did you get that sweater? it looks so warm and comfy and i like the slouchy fit.

Sonya said...

The skirt is absolutely beautiful! I love all of your outfits, they always look awesome.

www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

ru.kurarin said...

i would say my doc martens. it's so essentially me that it makes any outfit feel right.

once again, please take care!

Amanda said...

Oooh, I love that skirt I can't believe you made it? Wow.
I love adding new cardigans to my wardrobe...I feel it opens up so many possibilities for things that needed that extra boost.
But I recently bought some t-strap flats and they have made so many casual dresses instantly dressy! I love that one item multiplies my outfit choice! :]
-Amanda

charly said...

your elastic looks so much better than mine always do!! could you please explain to me how you were able to get it so even and non-bunchy?

i think that light grey tights are my favorite staple/outfit multiplier right now!

Eyeliah said...

yes, super cute with otks.

Meg said...

My black patent skinny belt has cinched me into quite a few "new" outfits.

Love your blog; admire your style!

Pray tell us, how did you make the skirt?

Best,
Meg at wearswithheels.tumblr.com

ShopKim said...

You look amazing for being sick! That skirts is fabulous too.

showgirl godzilla said...

i love how you repurposed the shirt! what a wonderful skirt and outfit- you don't look sick at all :)

Nadia Kamballa said...

Pretty skirt.. you made that yourself?? Wow, great job.. Love how the knee socks made up the whole look..

http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

You are so creative.. and you put together such amazing looks! I love the print of that skirt.. can't believe it used to be a shirt! I would have never guessed! Love your style.

piglet said...

Love all the soft layers.
Hope you are feeling better soon xx

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I hope you feel better! You look gorgeous anyhow. I adore that skirt; the print is amazing. You should post a tutorial on how to turn a men's shirt into a lady's skirt! A.

closet365 said...

Feel better!

Sadly, my magic wardrobe piece is leggings/boots. They're a dream for a short girl like myself because they make me look taller in the place of "real" pants.

closet365.wordpress.com

laura fay said...

I love this - my scarf collection is pretty much wardrobe glue to me! It's great having something to always pull an outfit together.

un bel oiseau said...

you MADE that skirt? i was gonna ask what designer! you look fabulous!!!!!

Diana said...

Love this whole outfit - and fantastic job on the skirt. I love how you wore the over the knee socks with it.

Hannah said...

You made that?! Oh goodness I want to learn how to sew... :)

chicfaced (Megan) said...

as many have said before me - you made that?! out of a shirt?! go ahead! I love the thigh high socks, too - this whole outfit is pretty rad - cozy but still chic.

San said...

Great, great, great outfit.

Outfit multiplier, mmh, let me see. My hats and ... my doc martens, I think gloves and my green jacket I bought in Edinburgh in 2008.

Hope you get well soon. Go on pamper yourself and enjoy the last days of 2009 you earned it.

xoxo

Rosemary said...

Outfit multiplier. . . hmmm. Definitely thick tights, and ankle socks that have somehow made a pair of ankle boots completely wearable, when they were otherwise insane. Great outfit.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

The pattern of that shirt-turned-skirt is just fantastic, and I'm totally coveting your black OTKs! I honestly think that the big black belt (that came with a dress I bought in August) had really become my most magical outfit multiplier.

I do so enjoy your blog and your creativity!

Elle's World said...

Such a cute outfit!

jenloveskev said...

wow that skirt is amazing!! Great job! I am totally loving everything about this outfit!

victoria.renee said...

definitely one of my favorite looks.

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