Tuesday, October 11, 2011

all diy long

I'm digging this outfit big time because it incorporates several of my current style fixations (leopard print, earth tones, deep cranberry reds, and homemade pieces) and it was a perfect fit for me in both literal and figurative terms.  There's a sense of pride that comes with wearing things I've made on my own and this outfit has  4 of them, so I'm feeling pretty fabulous right now.  Please excuse me while I pat myself on the back...

  • The necklace was inspired by this one from Anthropologie; it cost much less the original but it also took much more time than I expected it would.  It's fluid and chunky and shiny and I love it, but I wear it in constant fear that a string will break.
  • I made the blouse this summer when what was intended to be a dress ended up a bit too short (first seen here, then here).   
  • The skirt is a year old this month and it still fits!  That's a good sign, it means I haven't gained much weight in the last year. It does seem shorter than before but that's why we buy opaque tights, right?
  • I don't wear this ring very often but it's one of my favorites.  That tiny lighthouse portrait is so detailed and clear, and it's just the right amount of quaint without being too twee.  
I was especially excited for this month's EBEW because I love any chance to show off and say "I made this myself," but I'm also really looking forward to getting some awesome inspiration from my fellow bloggers.  Did you participate? What did you make? Leave a link, I want to see.

EBEW: DIY

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28 comments:

Natasha said...

That is awesome, great job, love the outfit!

Prissy said...

Very cool outfit. That cardigan is my FAV!!! You are so talented, girl!

Prissy

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great look. I absolutely love that ring! I think you should wear it more often.

JennaStevie said...

That necklace is so amazing!! And it's so amazing you made it yourself. I love the colour combination's here of the green, maroon tights and that awesome printed cardigan. Always nice to have clothes you made yourself :)
xJennaD

woreout said...

Your lighthouse ring is one of my favorite pieces that you've posted about! Coming from the coast of Maine it makes me nostalgic for all good things coastal! I love the fall color palate that you used in this outfit, all around beautiful!

Mommyblogger said...

Everything about that outfit is seriously cute :)

Frannie Pantz said...

I absolutely love this look! You are so inspirational and I love all your DIYs!

Kinsey said...

All the colors of this outfit are gorgeous! You're so ready for fall! What a great DIY outfit!

April said...

Dang, you're crafty! Nice work! And that cardi is super cute!

Jess said...

I am way jealous of your homemade clothing & accessory making abilities. Your necklace is super cute.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That ring turned out so wonderfully! Really great outfit!

Rebecca said...

I like the fall colors, and I'm impresed you had so many DIYs.

Natasha said...

I knew that you would have an abundance of DIYs for this EBEW...everything is fantastic!
I also love these colors for Fall..such a great combo!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Janine @ Alternative Housewife said...

This is one of my favorite looks! Love these colors on you. That ring is amazing and you're so right about it. It's JUST ENOUGH.

Stef / Diversions said...

Your DIYs are always awesome. Love the look and your ring is just gorgeous! :)

kimbercrafts said...

I just love all of the colors in this outfit - so perfect for fall. All of your DIYs are great! I am especially impressed with your necklace, it is so beautiful!

Meagan said...

This outfit is so pretty. I can't believe so much of it was handmade!
-Meagan
www.spunkychateau.com

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

This outfit is adorable, funky and creative all in one! And your ring is amazing -- great job!!!

SheDel said...

i SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO love this outfit!!!!!!!!you are soooo FIERCE

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'Tia said...

Loving the red of your hair in these photos!!!

www.fatandfierce.com

sartoriography said...

I beg you to please come and make me ALL THE THINGS! I'll trade you your DIY skills for my...ummm...something?

Kirstin Marie said...

This is amazing, you are so crazy creative!! You look gorgeous by the way. I'm totally digging that cardi

CherryJPriano said...

I love your style sweety!
Come to see me if you want :)

Unlucky said...

Wow very nice blog this is, in all posting you have wonderful picture's in all picture you look very beautiful. thanks for sharing this picture to all your visitor

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xStroutx said...

Man that ring is AMAZING

Cammila said...

Jeeze! I can't believe the things you make with your own two hands. I love that top. The color, the perfect little shape of the sleeve, all of it.

Iman Coco said...

i love this...your style is great and u have talent for making those pieces

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VanityofVanities said...

I totally love the outfit! The ring and the necklace are perfect. The blouse and the skirt are absolutely awesome too. Wow!

Cheers,
Cathy@Snow White Without The Huntsman