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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

{outfit} Everything Must Go

A couple weeks ago I was getting rid of pieces in my closet and brought them over for my mom and sister to dig through.  My mom came up with the brilliant idea of turning this old Hollister dress into a skirt.  I love having a mother who sews (she used to make a good portion of my clothes when I was younger.)  I wore it REALLY high up here and threw the sweater my Grandmother made on top. But the skirt goes below my knees if I wear it on my actual hips. So now I have a myriad of ways to wear it.

It's always hard to get rid of pieces, even things you never wear anymore. I try to do it gradually but sometimes I do a big wardrobe cull. But sometimes all it takes is a little bit of re-imagining for a piece to find a spot in your wardrobe again. I have to do that with this leather skirt I bought for $10, it's just too long. I want to shorten it so it is more like this Burberry London skirt.  First I have to find a tailor and make myself go, ha ha...

Song of the Day: Everything Must Go by Steeley Dan

Skirt: old Hollister dress, Sweater: made by Grandma, Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Sandals: boc (Marhsalls), Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Ten Thousand Villages, Rings: vintage & mom's


  1. I like how you repurposed your dress! So smart. I need to be better about finding new ways to wear old items in my closet.

    Fizz and Frosting

  2. I try to do closet clean out every 6 months or so. Mostly I just takes things and put them in a box in my closet and then, 6 months, later I go through the box and make a final decision about whether to keep or donate something. I sort of like to ease my way into it I guess.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Good for you for going through your closet and being realistic about what you need to keep, what should go, and what can be re-inveted. Hope you are able to shorten the skirt so you can wear it this fall!

  4. Dude this totally reminds me that I need to go through my closet.

  5. Oh your mom got the best idea, that's one cute "new" skirt! I always clean my closet when a new season begins, I need to make space for new items in trend, right?

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  6. I definitely think a wardrobe cull is needed every now and then. When I got back from Uni this summer, I gave so much away to charity. It felt so great and actually allows me to see the clothes I want to wear :)

    Love your mum's idea. Up-cycling clothes is the way forward!


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  7. Oh, I love the dress as a skirt!! It's so great!

  8. That's awesome you have someone who is able to transform your clothing into different pieces. Hope you're able to make the skirt work out!

  9. Looks great as a skirt!!!!!!
    Fabulous photos!!!!!