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Showing posts with label Jones New York. Show all posts

I hope everyone had who celebrates enjoyed Easter/Passover/Ramadan this past weekend. We had part 1 of our Easter with Mom's side of the family. This Saturday we're doing part 2 with Dad's side. This skirt isn't the most Eastery thing in my closet but my Mom just finished making it a couple weeks before and I wanted to wear it ASAP!


Last year, or maybe even longer ago, I had seen someone in a skirt made out of old ties and it must have stuck in my brain. When my Grandpa was getting rid of a bunch of his old ties. I decided to rescue some and turn them into my own version of a tie skirt. My Mom & I googled a couple of guides but in the end we did it our (aka her) way. We cut the skirts to the length I wanted, Mom sewed them together and then used the thin part of one tie as the band. 

Grandpa got a real kick out of seeing the skirt, especially because I used his helicopter ties. He used to work for Sikorsky Aircraft before retiring. Grandma was shocked it came out so good - apparently she didn't have faith in our vision, ha ha!

Blazer: Jones New York

Tank: Old Navy

Grandpa Tie Skirt: Made by Mom

Sandals: Cole Haan 'Minetta' (Marshalls)

Sapphire Necklace: Grandma's

Sunglasses: Gucci Aviators

Since Christian and I didn't get out to take photos this weekend I thought I'd bring back my How I Wore It series. We're headed into Spring so I'm focusing on florals and bright colors.

Hopefully we'll go for a walk this weekend so I can take some outfit pictures for next week. I'm not a huge fan of taking pictures in front of our house (don't want the neighbors to think I'm a weirdo) so not sure I'll want to take them at home. But we'll see how desperate I become!

I hope everyone is staying as safe as possible during all this Coronavirus craziness. Christian has been on high alert since January so luckily we were stocked up on food before the national freakout the past couple weeks.  At this point all anyone can do is stay away from people as much as possible. Luckily I already work from home so I will be trying not to leave the house, except perhaps for walks, for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately Christian still has to go to the office, even though they have the ability to work from home. Hopefully his boss allows that soon.

I bought a super cute picnic basket at Good Will last month for $5 and Christian and I finally used it for a little picnic.  For this first one we did a super simple one, maybe next time we'll have fancier food. But you can't beat a $4 foot-long sandwich, right?

Dress: Jones New York 'Jasmine' giraffe print  (Lord & Taylor), Sandals: Malu c/o Marshalls, Picnic Basket: Good Will, Glasses: Kate Spade Saturday

How is it already almost the end of March?! The beginning of the year has flown by so quickly! For this week's throwback I tried to go for a liiiittle bit more of a Springy look even though it was still chilly out. This dress is from the height of my Marc Jacobs obsession. I scored it for $27 on eBay and wore it to DEATH. Now it mostly sits in my closet because it's loosened a bit with age, ha ha.

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (eBay), Blazer: Jones New York, Booties: No.704b. (DSW)

The Original:
Wow, it's been a little over SEVEN YEARS since I wore this outfit. I still have the top half but the bottom half has long since gone. And good riddance! It's so loose and baggy. This updated version is far superior. It's amazing what happens when you have pieces that fit properly. Although I suppose non-skin tight jeans and baggy boots were in style.

Blazer: Jones New York, Tee: Urban Outfitters, Jeans: Everlane "The High-Rise Skinny Jean" in Mid-Blue, Over the Knee Suede Boots: Audrey Brooke 'Mirie' (DSW),

The Original:
Here is another outfit where I only had 2 of the pieces left in my closet. I'm only wearing one in this recreation because I'm not a huge fan of the sandals, not sure why I'm holding on to them still...perhaps it's time to let them go.

Blazer: Jones New York (Burlington), Top: MICHAEL Michael Kors (Lord & Taylor), Jeans: FRAME 'Le Skinny de Jeanne' (Shopbop), Sandals: Mula c/o Marshalls

The original:
I wore this outfit almost exactly 7 years ago.  I still had 3 of the 4 original pieces, which is pretty darn good! This blazer is thick but surprisingly cool which made it perfect for when I was working in an office during the Summer. Obviously I don't go into an office anymore but it is still a wearable look for out of the office.

Jacket: Jones New York (Burlington), Tank Top: American Eagle, Jeans: FRAME 'Le Skinny de Jeanne' (Shopbop), Wedges: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (Kohl's)

The Original:
Guess I went with an animal theme in Rome. This giraffe print dress is great because it's cool enough to wear in hotter temperatures but still has sleeves so I was able to wear it when we went inside churches. These photos were taken when we took a bit of a rest in a local garden.

Dress: Jones New York (Lord & Taylor), Sandals: Sam Edelman c/o ThredUp, Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika'

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