Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shearling Details


Where do I begin?  I had been thinking about this outfit since I sketched it on Sunday.


I knew I wanted to wear my black, pleated full skirt, with my tweed, fitted jacket to give that real girly curve.  The question was what color stockings I would wear?  I could go for the purple--but I would have to go neutral on top--I thought grey or white but not matchy, matchy purple.  I could do what was expected, black or dark brown stockings, but before high school I have been trying to be different, so why stop now?


So when I decided to do the oatmeal colored stockings, it made it easier to go with the fuchsia colored tee on top.  The shearling tops on my boots?  They are a DIY, and a real work in progress.  At first, I was going to sew the shearling onto the tops of socks--and still may do so.  But as it was, I just cut them off my slippers and tucked them in my boots.




Stay tuned for more prototypes on the shearling tops~

9 comments:

  1. what a fun idea! And my old shearling slippers might be willing to give up their cuffs . . .

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  2. That's a really good and cute idea! I like them!

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  3. What a wonderful outfit! Feminine plus warm! The shearling idea is fantastic...I would suggest somehow attaching them to the boot, but if you left them as a sort of cuff they might be worn with lots of different boots.

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  4. XD I've never seen that before ANYWHERE. It made me laugh because it's so simple yet so clever. They look really warm. Better than paying tons of money for a fuzzy shoe. I like the idea. :]

    Yasmeen

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  5. Very inventive boot toppers!
    I love the way you sketch your pieces~they're full of energy, just like you. :)

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  6. Paula! BRILLIANT!!!! This is so fabulous and so do-able! Your sketches are artwork, I swear. I LOVE them! You should frame a series of them......so gorgeous! ~Serene

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  7. What an amazing idea for the boots - that's ingenious!! I agree, don't stop being yourself - I love your top with the jacket and skirt - you are absolutely not a woman who wears her outfits "as expected" - thank god!! xoxo

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  8. Mater~My slippers were on their way to the trash bin, so I was able to cut some more use out of them!
    Joy~I still need to adjust them a little...
    Terri~I wanted to be able to wear them with a few boots, so yes, that is why I didn't want to attach them. They are a little large, so I need to adjust that...
    Yasmen~this year it was touches of fuzzy; the fuzzy vest, the fuzzy clogs and I can make my boots fuzzy now!
    Lisa~the drawings give me a chance to think about the combos so I can fall out of bed in the morn and not think about my outfit...
    Thanks, Serene! I got these new magic markers and I just love to color...
    Desiree~I suspect you can relate to the not expected also gf!

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  9. What a great idea !!!
    After I gave my pink faux uggs away .........
    Pooh !
    Love this and I love your style as well.
    It's great to see other over 40's dressing the part of the youthful vixens we all are ;)
    xXx
    Reva

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