It’s a twofer

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

blouse-skirt-before

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

blouse-detail

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

blouse-vintage-floral

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

flowers

Easy peasy.

blouse-vintage

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).

blouse-after

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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19 Comments

  • 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!

    xoxox,
    CC

  • 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.
    Melissa

  • 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.

    x

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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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