Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nautical (DIY) in Fall?

I'm back and I found some DIYs in my closet that I hadn't posted yet - winning (geez, that was a long time ago)!  Today's featured DIY is another [[drumroll, please]] nautically inspired item in the same vein as my chevron skirt.  Did you know that Ralph Lauren makes outdoor fabric?  Even though it's not apparel-friendly (it's a bit stiff, the weave is pretty open, and it's not washable), I couldn't resist the sailboat print.  Though I typically associate nautical with spring / summer, I'm going to see if I can make it work for fall :)  Please excuse the iPhone pics, I haven't found / unpacked my camera remote yet.

L) Summer look (I wore this yesterday since we were in the mid-70s): 
LOFT Top, DIY'd Sailing Skirt, and my trusty decade-and-a-half old sandals
R) Fall look: 
Banana Republic Sweater, DIY'd Sailing Skirt, Tory Burch Reva Flats, and Banana Republic Statement Necklace

 Can nautical work in fall?  Any tips?

19 comments:

  1. Nautical can work in the fall just fine if you pair it with items like turtlenecks, leather/suede jackets, and scarves. That's why I like the look to the right - you're keeping the top simple and autumn-appropriate while the skirt speaks for itself.

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    1. Almost forgot to add that it's great to see you back here. I hope the move wasn't too stressful and that you've settled in your new home with ease!

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  2. Thats so pretty. I love how you styled both outfits

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  3. I actually like the fall look better - how do you clean the skirt, dry clean? The print is so Anthro and cute!

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  4. I love these looks! And that skirt is to die for. I definitely agree that nautical can be worn all year ;)

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  5. Great skirt; the print is so fun and whimsical!

    I love the fall look! That hunter green sweater is a perfect companion for that fall skirt! Love your statement necklace and your classic Revas!

    Welcome back to blogging! Hope the move went well!

    xoxo

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  6. I think you styled nautical perfectly for the fall on your outfit on the right. I love how ladylike it looks :D Welcome back to blogging but loved your profile posts. :D Hope you're settling in well :D xoxo, Phoebe

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  7. Great to see you back! Another cute & great DIY!

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  8. Cute looks! That skirt is really cool. I think nautical can definitely be worn all year when paired with the right pieces.

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  9. Amazing outfits, especially the second one!!! :)
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  10. thank you lovely~ Looooove that skirt! You made it yourself??

    -liv
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  11. The skirt is very versatile & looks good either way!

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  12. I can't believe that skirt is done in outdoor fabric. I love the print and shape on you. Flattering and fun for fall.

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  13. I am convinced that you can make almost anything work for what you want it to throughout the seasons. I love this look on you. xx

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  14. I just can't get over how talented you are! Love how the skirt came out and I agree you can totally wear it in every season!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. You definitely made nautical work in the fall. It looks good!

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  16. How will you wash it if it's not washable?? Of course it can work with fall! Pairing it with dark colors seems to do the trick

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    1. Haha, you don't! I think the care instructions said to wipe it down :S So, this is a temporary skirt at best.

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