Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Nautical (DIY) + Gingham + Bright Accessories

Remember this Pinterest image I repinned from Aubrey?  I tried it with the dotted skirt but the proportions didn't look right on me so I decided to try it with a slimmer skirt.  I tied the ends of the shirt to make it look more feminine (and outright copied Cee).

J. Crew Crewcuts Boys' Gingham Shirt
DIY Nautical Kasia Skirt
Amrita Singh Water Mill Necklace, Coral (buy here)
Timex Watch + J. Crew Strap
Orange Horsebit Bracelet & H&M Enamel Bangle
Talbots Suede Chunky Heel City Sandals

This skirt is a previous DIY using Burdastyle's Kasia:

 
I love that this pattern incorporates buttons and hip ruching to set it apart from other pencil skirts.

I don't have any orange heels so threw in some yellow ones - should I have gone with neutral colored shoe instead?

38 comments:

  1. I like the yellow shoes with this outfit:) you did a great job on the skirt- love the buttons!

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    1. Thanks Annie! I was in a silver phase when I made this skirt but am now thinking maybe I should have gone with gold!

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  2. I love how this turned out! Very cute!

    www.leopardandlavender.com

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  3. WOW girl, this outfit is beautiful! My favorite yet of you. I love the military inspired skirt. This is perfect with the navy skirt.

    www.justpatience.com

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    1. Thanks Patience! That means a lot to me :)

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  4. I like the yellow shoes with the outfit. It add just the right pop of color to the outfit.

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    1. Thanks Ying! Glad the orange and yellow together looked ok :)

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  5. You look lovely and I actually like the yellow shoes!

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  6. This is a great look, the yellow shoes are perfect ! no neutrals with this neutral outfit!

    Evita

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  7. I love the yellow with the blue! Also complements the orange accessories. Nicely done!!!!!!!!

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  8. I vote yellow! I agree the ruching and especially the buttons add a bit of zing to the ol' pencil skirt. Love it!

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    1. Thank you! I'm a sucker for things like that :)

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  9. I love the skirt you made and the first pic was a great pinterest inspired look :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  10. Isn't yellow and blue such a great combo? I can't wait to wear it all summer :)

    The sailor-esque skirt with gold buttons - *GASP* I love, love it! I tried on a pair of navy wide-legged pants awhile back that had gold buttons positioned similarly. Unfortunately the fit wasn't ideal so it was a return. Otherwise we could've been twins, haha.

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    1. LOL about twins! I think you would look spectacular in navy sailor pants! I'll keep my eyes peeled :)

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  11. Gingham anything makes me an instant fan - and I love this outfit even more because you made that skirt!!!!! Oh ... jealous over your sewing prowess.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm so loving gingham right now!

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  12. I love nautical inspired looks & gingham. That is such a lovely skirt.

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    1. Thank you! Big nautical fan over here too :)

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  13. This is such a cute look! I think I repinned the same inspirational image on Pinterest--love the way you've interpreted it. That skirt is beautiful, and I love the yellow heels with it!

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    1. Thanks Tam! It's a great image - I heart Pinterest for all the inspirational ideas :)

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  14. Looking good. And yeah, the yellow shoes. Nice touch. Hope you saw my 2 replies. One was about sleep! Hope Miss E is changing it up on you...in a good way!

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    1. Thanks Gigi! I did read your replies and am so appreciative that you took the time to write out your experiences :)

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  15. First of, no, neutral shoes wouldn't have worked. You need a pop of color because (at least according to what not to wear) navy is a neutral already. Orange would have been nice but I haven't realized it until you mentioned it (as in, it doesn't actually matter then). I really love the details in this skirt; the pocket studs make it very unique. Are you on a nautical kick lately?

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    1. Thanks Anna! I am SO on a nautical kick. I've always been a fan, especially in the spring, but this year I'm full-tilt obsessed!

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  16. I like this look, the skirt is definitely something different from your regular pencil skirt!

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  17. perfectly paired w/your horsebit bracelet.

    I love the added touches of nautical in this outfit vs. the one i pinned, which was more stepford wives.

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    1. Thanks Aubrey! I love when something gets Aubrey-approved! :)

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  18. perfectly paired w/your horsebit bracelet.

    I love the added touches of nautical in this outfit vs. the one i pinned, which was more stepford wives.

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  19. I love that you provide so much details and helpful tips and all of your DIYs are amazing. Love seeing all the crafty work! xo

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  20. I am so jealous of you being able to sew this skirt. I got the Burdastyle pattern a long time ago and cut out all the pieces of the fabric, but then was stumped on the first step of sewing the pockets. Now I just have all this useless fabric that will never be a Kasia skirt. Oh well.

    Super cute on you though! maybe one day I will finish (or start) mine!

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  21. I cannot believe you made that skirt! It looks a-maz-ing!

    I love this ENTIRE outfit! The yellow shoes are perfection with it, definitely! :)

    Cheers!
    Maigen
    laconceptiondesfemmes.blogspot.com

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