FROM MYSELF THAT IS!
Oh snap snap snap. (Can I please get a bro-slap? Someone? PLEASE?! I'm da MAN. (Bro-slap? Man? Get it? Yeah...)) Anyways... HAH, fooled ya! You thought I REALLY plagiarized. Oh, you. So much to learn! Er. And again, anyways... Awhile back I received this email regarding an awesome Chictopia Contest and two things ran through my mind: 1) WOW THAT'S FREAKING AWESOME and 2) uh oh, my Chictopia is dead. Being proactive and all, I IMMEDIATELY got onto to both and I am now happy to announce that 1) I decided to enter the contest even though it's one of those oh-I'll-never-win things but whatevz cuz it's actually "freaking awesome" (ew, who says that? SO unintellectual, pffft) (i'm quoting myself. see the irony? Hah. I'm ironic and witty like that.) and 2) I semi-revised my chictopia. Holllaa!
Basically, you had to remix one item into three looks. Thought I'd share it on the blog because here's a fun fact: whenever I see those pages in magazines I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS style the item in my head in my own ways. (NYLON got this feature in their magazine a few issues ago and I literally whooped. (not literally) It's so much fun. I'm a complete dork. Yay!)
^ To break all the text, I decided to post some of my hottest piczzz. just for funz. cuz y'all should know, i'mma single and ready to mingle! any takers? ;) ;)
Warning: I decided it would be fun to write a, you know, novel in this spot… Pfft, yeah I’m cool.
REMIX. That is DEFINITELY one of the BEST WORDS EVER. Maybe it’s just me, but there’s so much about that word that makes me ecstatic! I mean, upon hearing the word, I have all of these fantastic visions: 1) an incredibly rad 90s mix tape (strictly tape, not CDs. And strictly 90s, not today.) 2) A day of mixing and matching wardrobe pieces to create fabulous looks. And, while both are pretty amazing visions to be associated with the word remix, today I’m going to share the latter – the amazing outfits that come about when “remixing” a wardrobe!
The item that I’ve chosen to remix is my fantastic long, vintage floral skirt that I got for the mere price of $5. With an elastic waistband, this is perhaps THE most versatile piece in my closet. (I actually completely dorked out and found a matching blue one. So I bought it. Come on, you’ll see why it’s cool!) This is as, with proper styling, accessories and creativity, it not only changes to fit a style, event, or mood, but it changes its SHAPE all together, allowing it to easily transcend throughout just one week!
I know that there’s some fashion rule or another about how YOU MUST NOT WEAR THE SAME THING IN A WEEK. But, hey, as I always say: these silly rules are MEANT to be broken (ready to be a rebel?). And, with the versatility of the skirt, it could easily be worn throughout the week without a hitch. Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through your schedule…
(Disclaimer: cheesy alliterations CAN be altered.)
(Skirt – Vintage, Vest – Peru, Tights – H&M, Shoes – John Fleuvog, Blouse – Winners, Accessories – Assorted)
Sure, you survived Monday and Tuesday. But those were LONG days and, somehow, you’re still only half way through the week! In the mood to mope around? NO. Induce some much-needed fun into the week by sprucing up that work wardrobe. Keep your work attire appropriate with black accessories and wearing your favourite long skirt as it is: a long skirt. But, inject that energy and excitement that you oh so long for with a fun vest, bright tights, layers of jewelry and belts, and a bright shirt. And, hey, since you look SO fantastic, maybe you’ll break out of your midweek moodiness and treat yourself for a dinner or a show. It may be the middle of the week and it may be a long skirt, but it’s anything but dowdy!
OUTFIT 2: FUN FRIDAY
(Skirt worn as a top – Vintage, Black Skirt – Homemade, Tights – H&M, Shoes – Nine West, Purse – Thrifted, Accessories – Assorted)
And it worked (ha-ha, pun? aw yeah.)! The week has passed by – hopefully in style – and it’s time to toast to the weekend. Whether you’re out partying with friends or hanging out at home (hey, either works!), it’s a guarantee that you’ll have lots of fun in this ensemble. (Maybe I’m a total dork, but putting it together is plenty of fun in itself! …Okay, yes, I’m a total dork. But still…) Roll the waistband of the skirt a few times and hoist it up – put one side over your shoulder and one under your armpit. You can safety pin it into place or, even better, secure it with a big, bold, and bright belt! Now, with this new, chic, one-shoulder dress, all you have to do is accessorize! Maybe bright tights, a full skirt, clonkin’ heels, and a hairpiece will do the trick. Whatever the case, remember: it’s fashion and it’s Friday – the two put together only means one thing… HAVE FUN.
OUTFIT 3: SIMPLE SUNDAYS
(Skirt worn as a dress – Vintage, Denim Jacket – Thrifted, Shoes – Thrifted Keds, Bag – Thrifted, Hat – F21, Accessories – Assorted)
Somehow this once so long and boring week has WHIZZED by! (Should we thank that long skirt?) While Sundays are reserved as the “lazy day” (amen!), you don’t need to spend the day in lazy sweats. Wear that long skirt as a simple strapless dress: hoist the waistline under your armpits and secure it in place with a belt under your bust. Throw on some of your favourite worn-in accessories (hello oversized denim jacket and old Keds!) to keep comfortable. And, while you’re throwing on accessories, you might as well rock some fun pieces to continue looking chic… perhaps a bright red sun hat and purple socks! Looking good can compensate for a lazy day of lounging in the house. :)
- Wear clothes how you WANT to wear them, not how you THINK you should wear them
- Channel your inner child and play dress up. The possibilities are ENDLESS when you keep an open mind and have fun!
- Accessories can make an outfit, so use them to your advantage! If you’re feeling for something fun, wear wedges. But if you’re in the mood for a relaxed look, break out those mom sneakers.
- Use your accessories to not only change the mood and style of the garment, but also the actual SHAPE of the garment. Manipulating the shape – maybe a skirt to a dress – is a guarantee that you won’t be looking like a fashion victim!
- Finally, like anything in fashion, make sure you have FUN! With confidence and energy, you can pull of any look.
I had so much fun (fo realzzz!) creating these looks and I hope you enjoyed viewing them! In the words of ART ATTACK, “Try it yourself!”
Phew! (Bravo if you read all/any of it!) Apparently I REALLY had nothing to do whilst writing all this! Which is surprising. I mean, how could I NOT have a ton of friends and be busy all the time? That's what I wanna know! For more info, search me up on match.com or lavalife. ;)
vertual frendz i luvz u so muchzz. xoxooxox.
P.S. By popular request (seriously makes me feel super cool to say that. regardless of whether or not it's true so DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE!) ROSETTE TUTORIAL is up!
P.P.S. I've gotten a few comments regarding starting up an etsy store/ selling the things I make and BE HONEST (but not TOO honest. I may be one of ur supa attractivz vertual frend but I HAVE FEELINGS TOO), WOULD YOU BUY SOMETHING?! And, if so, what would you want me to sell? Have a peruse here and here (not sure if there's any difference between my tags for "diy" and "sewing" but, um... it'll be a SURPRISE! Yay! Now you MUST peruse!). So LET ME KNOW. fo realz.