Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Tailored Skirt

This is attempt number 2 on the tailoring thing. Today, I went for a tailored skirt rather than a jacket.  This skirt, even though it was inexpensive, just fits PERFECTLY and because of this, becomes tailored.  It has a very well made yoke, that falls exactly where it should.  It has deep, low pockets.  The fabric, unfortunatly, is synthetic, yet falls well.  When I bought the skirt, it looked like the hem had never been pressed--maybe that's how Zara's could offer it so inexpensively!

skirt~Zara
sweater and vest~Marshall's
stockings~socksonline
shoes~Anthropologie

Styling first started with the sweater,  then I just started piling on the stuff--the vest, the scarf, dangly earrings.  

 
And how excited am I that I can still wear these shooties???  They give me my funk.  Won't be able to wear them too much longer tho...snow in the forecast...I have been saying that tho......

Fabrics: Sweater-cashmere, scarf-wool challis, skirt-some synthetic, stockings-merino wool.  I'm hoping that the better fabrics will outweigh the synthetic!

Do we have tailoring that dosen't look stodgy?

7 comments:

  1. No skirt can ever be wrong to me, I love them all, hehehehehe.
    Yours look so pretty on you. I adore, adore those shoes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. great! the skirt just grounds the outfit and gives it structure to balance the tee and floaty scarf. and that is a great cut - i forgot if you sew, but you could rip it up to make a pattern to sew one (or more!) up in swankier fabric very easily.

    and i second sacramento on the shooties!! have a great day, steph

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  3. I am glad to see these pleats! I have a pleated skirt and have been worrying that possibly I should have left it for a "school girl" to buy...

    the leopard vest is growing on me. Keep those toes warm when the snow begins to fall.

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  4. The shooties are so cute and, of course, cashmere can help any synthetic! The outfit is precious...but I really like your camel coat!

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  5. This furry vest! THis furry vest! I LOVE. Love!
    (Maybe put the overtheknee boots on a Christmas wish list???)

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  6. Yokes are good things. A pleat coming off a waist can make even a perfect tummy look poofy.

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  7. Sacramento~and we both loved Serene's skirt of today...
    Steph~I have been thinking about actually making a businees out of making patterns/duplicates of your favorite clothes...
    Terri~Pleats are tricky--either too school girl or school marm..got rid of both. I think the key is length!
    Vest--same for me--its just a fun thing for the season!
    Pam~the camel coat had been resting in my closet for a while and resurrected it this year with the camel craze.
    Vanessa~I always think of you with the fuzzy stuff-like shearling clogs...
    Rose~YOKES ARE GOOD THINGS FOR SURE! It would be a big pouf without it--you are so right!

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