It’s a twofer

Your grade two teacher wore something very similar to this, didn’t she?


Long skirt, exceptionally shoulder-padded shirt — it’s a foolproof combination, isn’t it? So classic. So vintage.


My favourite thing about a twofer is that you can treat the separates as separates and wear them, well, separately.


All I needed to do with the blouse was remove the shoulder pads and it was ready to rock.


Easy peasy.


And all I needed to do with the skirt was take it to the tailor’s (D.I.Y. is so easy when you have someone else D.I. it for you).


So how did the skirt turn out? Who knows! It’s still at the tailor’s. But I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

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  • Reply MizzJ May 17, 2010 at 1:09 am

    A tailor, not diamonds, really is a girl’s best friend eh? The blouse looks great!

  • Reply Nicole May 17, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I have to agree with Jordana up there, if I could have my own personal tailor/seamstress (ooh and maybe free dry cleaning), I’d be set for life lol. The floral print on that two-piece is stunning. I love the bright colours, very spring/summer. You’ll def get a lot of wear out of it too esp with the separates. It looks great with your cuffed jeans and rolled up sleeves. I can’t wait to see how the skirt looks!

  • Reply janettaylor May 17, 2010 at 4:32 am

    OMG! I adore that blouse!

  • Reply Kumiko May 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

    It’s true! I think the original outfit actually DID belong to my second grade teacher.

    As always, love your work. xo

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  • Reply slk May 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

    You look like a beautiful piece of walking art.

  • Reply lisa May 17, 2010 at 11:53 am

    You always have such a great eye for vintage pieces and their potential. The blouse looks terrific the way you’ve styled it.

  • Reply maximilian May 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    love the top!! its like paint splatters, but all pretty!! totally eye catching.

  • Reply erin May 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    love the print! it’s so summery!
    can’t wait to see what the skirt looks like.
    like lisa said, you have the best eye for vintage – you can really see what you want the DIY to look like.

  • Reply Couture Carrie May 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Gorgeous, darling!
    Especially loving that top paired with jeans!


  • Reply Melissa May 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Haha Amazing. I agree with Lisa, you are so good at seeing the potential in these pieces. I would have giggled at this outfit and walked away, yet you are able to turn it into such adorable outfits.

  • Reply Fee-AMore May 18, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Gosh, it look darn chic with jeans!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista May 18, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Ohmigosh I adore that blouse; and it looks PHENOMENAL tucked into those skinnies! you look amazing!! :)

  • Reply hauteworld May 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Love the colors of this combo! Granted, I think wearing both at once is a little overkill, but seperately they’re gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how the skirt turns out…

  • Reply Nubiasnonsense May 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    great colors, I love what you did with it!

  • Reply Teresa May 18, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    That’s an amazing top with amazing colours. It’s perfect for the summer and bringing much colour to this city!

  • Reply Saskia May 23, 2010 at 1:45 am

    You rock that shirt that I’m sure not many of us could get away with wearing!! It looks so cool on you.


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  • Reply rings December 7, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi, where do you get the tusk or horn pendants? I haven’t been able to find these.

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