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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

Worn for our daily walk in the park one day last week. It's been so hot lately that I've not wanted to wear anything. Unfortunately that's frowned upon in public so I chose an airy skirt and tank top combo. Sadly my phone has outgrown this purse so if I have no pockets in my outfit I'm stuck holding it the whole time. But it's so cute that it's worth it! It was also the first thing I ever bought at Net-a-Porter. I had won a gift card in 2010 through their old affiliate network and used that to buy it.

Top: Tinley Road (Piperlime), Skirt: made by mom, Sandals: Mula c/o Marshalls, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Perfect Purse ostrich-effect PVC' (Net-a-Porter), Necklace: BubuRuby (etsy), Sunglasses: Gucci

This outfit is one of my favorite combinations. It's perfect for Summer because of how airy the skirt is. The sweater is also surprisingly lightweight. And the best part? It's all made by loved ones. My late Grandmother made the top for my Mom YEARS ago and she passed it on to me. My Grandma made one for each of her daughter-in-laws and daughter. My mom actually asked for a second one, and this is that one.  Then my mom made me this skirt in 2012 with extra fabric from when we made a skirt inspired by Michael Kors. I don't even wear the other skirt anymore. Whoops.

Sweater: made by Grandma, Skirt: Made by Mom, Sandals: Seychelles (DSW), Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage & Mom's, Sunglasses: Gucci,

The Original:
Another Thursday, another throwback outfit. I do technically still have the original sandals from this look. But they currently have a different color fabric/tie and I was too lazy to switch back to brown, haha! So I switched it up with one of my favorite Ancient Greek Sandals.

P.S. Happy September!!

Tee: Everlane, Skirt: made by mom, Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Athanasia' (Moda Operandi), Necklace: giveaway win

Original: Sandals c/o Sseko Designs
Only the bottom half of this outfit is original. I had to improvise with the top and came up with a pretty similar alternative! I also added the necklace since it matched part of the print of my skirt.I think I prefer this new version more, a bit more polished.

Chambray Bomber: Cloth & Stone c/o Marshalls, Cashmere Sweater: Paolo Rodesco (Roundabout Resale), Skirt: made by mom, Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls), Wedges: Madden Girl (Marshalls), Necklace: House of Harlow 'Station' in stingray (won from South Moon Under)

The Original: Tank: Ellen Tracey, Sweater: Urban Outfitters

Revisiting what I wore on my birthday 4 years ago! I don't have the top anymore, but I do have the rest of the items. Even the bag, although I just us it to hold computer cords now. I decided to switch out the necklace to one I bought while in Boston last week (for only $8.50 at Geoclassics!) because it had some yellow in it and matched the skirt great!

Top: French Connection c/o Marshalls, Skirt: made by Mom, Booties: Alexander Wang 'Freja' (The Outnet), Necklace: Geoclassics $22, Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop)

The Original:
Another slightly weird outfit for this week's throwback, but one that I still like. I guess the only really out of place piece is the shoes, but what's life without some weird print mixing?  I can't believe this outfit is from 4 years ago. My how time flies!!

Sweater: French Connection, Skirt: made by mom, Scarf: made by me, Heels: Miu Miu (eBay)

The Original:

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