27.8.09

She's got an itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny, pink polka dotted..

Hello, my name is Lexy. Seriously. I was deeply pondering about my blog (not really) and I realized, "WOW. You guys don't even know my name." So, yeah. Now you do. It's Lexy. And -

We're sorry, but we interrupt this post for some breaking news. Lexy/ Girl With the Bow Tie now has Twitter.

WHAT? Oh yeah. I do! I just got twitter. I'm such a dork with 1 follower, so please follow me @ twitter.com/girlwithebowtie. - Yeah, the stupid URL only allows me to have a certain number of letters, so if you didn't realize, with + the = withe. Comment and leave links to your twitters and I'll be happy to follow you as well! :)

Yesterday's Outfit:
Pretty simply outfit for a day shopping in Toronto. Okay, let me give you guys a word of advice. If you ever go to Toronto to shop you must go to the Kensington market. A street full of vintage/ thrift/ indie designer stores must be amazing. And it is! Seriously.

(Denim Shirt - Dress-up box, Shorts - Value Village $3, Vest - Peru $17, Belt - Dad's, Jewelery - Assortment)


(Tights - DIY, Shoes - Value Village $7)

Today's Outfit:
As promised, I have a posting of the finished pink skirt. Ta-da!


(Blazer - Vintage/ Value Village $7, Skirt - Homemade, Tights - H&M $5, Shoes - Mum's, Tank top - Mum's)

I'm very happy to have finished this skirt and therefore, jumping shots were necessary. Plus, I just like jumping...


It's a polka-dotted explosion!


Also wearing the homemade hair clip, posted a few weeks back...

(hair clip - home made)

I had a lot of random scraps from the hem of the skirt, so I decided to make a t-shirt out of it...


(Jeans - UB, Shirt - homemade)

How to make it: 1. Cut out flower shapes from fabric/ scraps in various sizes. 2. Strategically place them on a plain white tee-shirt. 3. Once happy with the layout, pin the pieces down. 4. Try not to poke the needles through your eyes out of frusturation when hand-sewing the hundreds of flowers down for hours. 5. When you're finally done, you have permission to run around your house and shout, at full volume, "I DID IT." 6. Then, you can cut your t-shirt (collar, sleeves, hem) to a desirable cut.

At first, this was a fun project. However, after I started handsewing.. it all changed. Handsewing each individual flower. EACH FLOWER.


Anyways, I'm satisfied with the outcome. I'll be posting a legit DIY-instructions (with pictures and other fun things... well, just pictures. But those are fun!) for how to make those puffy skirts very soon. So keep an eye out for that!

So, don't forget to follow me on twitter. And don't forget to leave your twitter in the URL so I can follow you as well... Oh yeah, and what do you guys think of the new header? It turned out a bit bigger than I had wanted, but oh well... I feel like I should clarify some things about it. 1) I'm supposed to be pretending how to fly (it's what I do!), but I ran out of room. So I'm just holding a bird. 2) My heart-shaped glasses are broken. It's based on a true story. Where my heart-shaped glasses are broken. Anyone know where I can buy new ones?

Thanks for the last batch of comments! Visiting your blogs very soon! :)

EDIT: Big thanks to Little Clementine for this blogger award! Check out her awesome blog here. I'm not good at passing on awards. But I think that all you commenters deserve an award, so I award you all! Seriously. You guys are awesome. :)

65 comments:

clarewbrown said...

okay, may i just say you are the MOST talented DIY'er on the blogosphere. No one compares to your amazingly, detail oriented and professional looking creations!

Emily said...

very pretty!!!

u go girl, u r so talented

i love those outfits and leggings, the flower shirt is so pretty!!

have a great day! loving your blog

Louie in Wonderland said...

WOW! That skirt is awesome, I'm proud of you, I'm trying to learn how to sew lol. Oh and that first outfit rocks! I'll have to check that market whenever I go to Toronto. I'm crazy to go to Canada such a beautiful country! :)
Sincerely Louie, Ciao!

linaa, said...

omg go away you are too cute for your own good!
goddd piss off :( self eestem lowering drastically!
goddd, you are so pretty, your style is so amazing, i really like it how you make it so effortless, on me id look like a sorry case.
im so happy that you read my blog you have no idea how much it means to me.
i was just about to follow you but then i realised i already did
but if i could id follow you like 50 00000 times more
keep blogging
and ill do feauture
(:

UnoCosa said...

so adorable and wonderful post, xoxo

Anna said...
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Anna said...

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have a brain hemmorage sewing on all those little flowers, or whatever it is I do with the extra fabric I recently discovered in my basement, bahaha. The skirt looks great as does the shirt (;

By the way, you can get heart-shaped glasses online at Monikapolitan.com (: They have them in the sunglasses version and I think they have them without, so it's up to you... or you can pop the other lens out of your original pair and get sunglasses to match !

Suzanne said...

omg, i love that floral tee! it's so nice because it's 3D. and the pink outfit! gorgeous blazer, skirt and tights <3.
xx

linaa, said...

sorry for continuously posting comments.
your feature:
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Naka said...

hey I love your skirt!

your t shirt is the coolest :D
i like ur new banner aswel :)

Eva Internazionale said...

Love the tights, I never had the courage to wear mine like that!

♥ Indie Cindy ♥ said...

Love...... your quirky wee outfits! so suit you x

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

love this post so much !! you pull everything off perfectly :)

Malena said...

I love the first one! Yeah I know pretty much anything with ripped tights and denim makes me excited.

Fashionablegirl said...

WOW! Why you always look soo good??:O love love your outfits! And your header is so cool do you made it by your self??

xoxo (L)

Sophie said...

I love your pink skirt, it looks awesome! Very cute with the white blazer as well!! xo

Isabel said...

You honestly have THE cutest style ever. LOVE IT!

Lucie said...

what a fabulously wonderful blog you have! (not to mention that precious smile on your face, hehe)...I am so not suprised you have an award. CONGRATS!

I would love to swap blog links with you if your interested?

Much love
Lucie

Erika said...

I need that skirt - it's like a frothy cupcake. And that flower-adorned top? Give it to me! I so love your creations! :)

Miss Pico Union said...

digging all of your outfits, and totally going to follow you on twitter...

xx
-theyouthwillgrow.blogspot.com

Destiny Nicole said...

i absouluetly love all the outfits featured here, the red bow, and the pink tutu skirt. <3

www.lyingislovely.blogspot.com

Gabby said...

W O W! I totally love that skirt with the blazer. It's like a 80's prom dress with a modern twist. Awesome! And that homemade shirt is so cute.



Thanks for commenting!




-Gabby

Jess said...

you're adorable - seriously digging the pink skirt

Beki said...

LOVE the pink skirt!

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FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Oooh, you got lots of stuff, second outfit is pure eighties!
XOxOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Sophia said...

WOW! you're one of the most talented DIYers i've ever seen! i especially love the bow.

Ruta said...

wow. your DIY's are amazing. that shirt is so gorgeous. i thought it was store bought when i first saw it. you should start an Etsy shop :)

ps. i love the first outfit. i don't think many people can pull off the whole ripped tights look, but you do an amazing job.

Kensington Market is amazing. do you live in Toronto, if not next time check out Queen Street after you cross Spadina. there are some awesome thrift stores. :)

nicola ticola ponders said...

Haha the frustration was worth it! It looks amazing! And I love your tights!

How annoying is twitter having a limited number of characters, I got so frustrated that I couldn't have nicola ticola ponders so I quit haha

nicola xx

jessica wu said...

hey, i really love those shoes on the first outfit!
i really want a pair of nude/beige flats or sandals and yours are perfect!

love the tights too

xx

lisa + cathy said...

what an awesome name you have! my parents were not very original naming me cathy. its so boring. lexy sounds so much exciting and unique.
and your name does match your style!
the skirt is absolutely unique and the colour is indeed exciting and bold.

Penny said...

Love the finished result- the skirt & tights together look amazing. Thanks for all the comments- can't wait for the tutorial! :D

Andrea said...

WOW, i love the skirt and the blazer. They areamazing.

Andie

Diary of a Young Designer said...

You MUST post instructions for that skirt, it's adorable!! So cute! Love the clip. Congrats on the award!

Btw, the header is just perfect! Awesome job!

xo
Sophie

Amanda K said...

Love the DIY tights!

Sang said...

goodness, i saw your adorable comment, and i hust had to be here.
and i gotta say, i'm so glad i've found this blog, full of talents and the most lovely look of yours.
thanks for dropping by, and i'll be waiting for your new posts!

oh
to answer your question... i use marker:]

Little Clementine said...

YOU ARE SO CUTE. End of story.

Little Clementine said...

Oh and do you want to exchange links?

Laura @ effluvia said...

cute pictures!

effluviaart.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

amazing pink skirt! just wow.

mikaela said...

O M G!!!

that skirts is sooo nice!
very Molly Ringwald Pretty in Pink!

i love your blog :)

emily said...

great job on the skirt and top! both are fab. :)

kisses,
emily

Patty Ann said...

insanely gooooooood style!!!
and you have the best DIYs
they look so professionally made
i want to try making your designs
x
AlphaBetaChic.blogspot.com

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

:):) I've added you on Twitter - I am Carlito86.

xxx

The style strutter said...

absolutely love that oufit:)!!!
brilliant blog, think i have a new fav:)!!
xxx

Inside Mode said...

I love that top! It strangely reminds me of a Givenchy one that I saw somewhere. The flowers are a nice touch to add to the skinny jeans. I absolutely love your style.

Insidemode.com

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