Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm Something of a Seamstress

I stumbled into a Target last year and found this great skirt with a stripe pattern in rich chocolaty hues for a very, very low price provided I was willing to fix a loose hem. And I was. And that is the extent of my sewing skills – hems and buttons. 




skirt: Target / top: Gap / cardigan: H&M / necklace: F21 / shoes: Aldo / tights: Calvin Klein via Marshall’s

28 comments:

Patricia Snook said...

Lovely post! Love the images!


Love Patricia
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xoxo

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Looks like a cozy sweater!
XOXO

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh loving the skirt!!
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JennaStevie said...

Ohh very pretty skirt, I do love te colours in it. And that cardigan is so fantastic and cozy looking. I always feel so proud when I hem/sew something myself :)
xJennaD

Tanja van S - PureGlam.tv said...

Wonderful skirt... looks great!

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Emma said...

This look is Fabulous! I am Loving that sweater. Hems and buttons...lol that is all I can do too. I have had a sewing machine for 4 years and never learned to use it. When I try I just get frustrated.

LyddieGal said...

I'm always bringing home fixer-upers, you usually can't beat the price!

and i always love a good pencil skirt!

Chic on the Cheap

Isabel said...

i wish i could wear camel!

Style Servings said...

You look lovely, I absolutely adore the skirt!

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Bonnie said...

This skirt really is a great find! I love the mild striping. It looks awesome with the black tights.

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Nnenna said...

I love this skirt on you- it sounds like it was an easy fix and totally worth it! =)

Also, are you in Utah now? Hope everything is going well with your interview- I'm sure you will kill it! :D

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

I love your little library. You look great!

NaNa said...

Great find with the skirt!

Love from the NaNa girls x

HailesHeartsFashion said...

Really cute outfit, the skirt was such a great find. I love Target! Wish we got it here in England!!

Hailes<3

Life's a shoe said...

cool details on your skirt!

MELISSA H said...

Lovely!
(:

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Honeysuckelle said...

I can't even sew hems and buttons so your skills are a lot more advanced than mine. Well, I don't really attempt to do either but I remember Home Etc in middle school, my sewing skills were atrocious.

I love the outfit, the skirt is very pretty and I like the aldo shoes as well. Lovely bookcase, is it a built in? I love built in bookcases, china cabinets, etc!

<3Honeysuckelle

Ashleigh said...

It's all good, you solved the problem & that's all that matters!

RB said...

SO cute, and as usual your shoes make me drool a little bit.

-RB

By Sara Romero said...

I am all about finding awesome pieces and if they need a little hand but you can get them at a really good price then I am willing to help them out lol. You did great because the skirt looks as good as new.

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Laura Go said...

Hey-- hems and buttons aren't so bad. That was the extent of mine for a very long time. That skirt is such a great find!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Marie a la Mode said...

Love the cardigan. And I cannot wait until we get a Target in Canada ; )

Lorena said...

We have the same abilities: can fix simple hem and can sew a button ! that's about it for me too.
That is a marvelous skirt -

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

what a great skirt! And I'm loving those shoes too! xo

Fashion Tales.... said...

Sometimes the good deal is worth fixing up, I'm guilty of doing that too. Love your skirt.

Annie L said...

That's about the extent of my skills too--well worth it in this case! Adorable skirt.
xo Annie
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StyleIDnet said...

Very cute outfit! adore your shoes. I was missing them haven't seen them in a while and they are sooo cute.
Hope your week is going well.
xx,
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Claire said...

loving this outfit! the camel sweater, the white shoes, that fabulous skirt you fixed!!! this looks really great! i'm terrible at sewing too, thank goodenss i have my mom!

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