Saturday, 1 November 2008

Dress to skirt

I am yet to find a nice background for my outfit pictures. After the sun sets, the only place lit enough for pictures is the elevator. And I'd hate it for my neighbors to find out there is a self-obsessed mad woman taking pictures of herself in their elevator.The skirt I'm wearing used to be a dress, bought 18 months ago. Why I took the scissors on it? It was a turtleneck, and I find turtlenecks completely irritating. They make my neck itch, my head look fat, my chest look huge (not a good thing for me) and when I get indoors, I sweat. Not to mention, I have a nice collection of much more practical scarves. They do the exact same job of keeping my neck warm, but are fully removable when indoors. Down with turtlenecks!Why I bought a turtleneck dress then, you may ask? Well, it was last reduction down to 6 euros, nice wool blend fabric and bubble hemmed, so I bought it in all four colors available: black, charcoal, brown and dark green. They actually were worn as dresses a couple of times, but turning them into skirts always seemed like a better idea. I cut them just under the sleeves to leave enough fabric to make a tube where I inserted 1 inch wide elastic to create a waistband. I only managed to finish two before I run out of elastic and the stores are closed now. More DIY on Monday!

14 comments:

Daisy said...

i love the outfits !

I also love all those books !

The Stiletto Effect said...

very cool outfits! haha it's funny to imagine one of your neighbours entering the elevator and bump into you taking pictures lol

enc said...

I love the idea that you saw something "else" in those turtleneck dresses, then made that something "else" happen yourself. Well done.

Elena said...

Skirt+T-shirt+Scarf= Perfection! I really like the T-shirt and the skirt length! It is such a stylish combination!
(and of course I still cannot get over your shoes!)

DaisyChain said...

I love that you take pictures in the elevator! I wish wish wish I could do that. I might try it at college one day ;)

My Fashion Frenzy said...

love the scarf!

lucia said...

Μ αρέσει το t shirt σου. Σου είχα αφήσει ξανά ένα σχόλιο πριν 3-4 μέρες σχετικά με το ότι σκεφτόμουν να ξεκινήσω κι εγώ να γράφω.Λοιπόν, μόλις σήμερα το κατάφερα να ξεκινήσω το blog αλλά θέλει πολύ δουλειά ακόμη. Αν θέλεις ρίξε μια πρώτη ματιά.

http://lucia-blogtales.blogspot.com/

έχω να κάνω πολλά ακόμη αλλά είμαι πολύ κουρασμένη για να ασχοληθώ τώρα. και μέχρι εδώ ήταν μάλλον άθλος :))

Emily Rose~Loves Cheerios said...

Oh my gosh all I can say is that T-Shirt-AMAZING!
x

stellawantstodie said...

pictures at elevator! good idea...

i really love your loke in this outfit, tha skirt, the tee the pashmina...
great style!


xoxo

stella said...

I admire you for those diy projects. I am completely incapable when it come to scissors, needles and threads!

lopi said...

Girls, thanks so much for your wonderful comments!
As many of you commented on the t-shirt, I thought you'd like to know that it was actually bought from Zara two years ago and it is indeed one of my favorites.
xxx lopi

Mari said...

I want your shoes. Oh and the scarf it way pretty It makes me wish for colder weather

Sal said...

Crafteeeee.

Mode Junkie said...

lovely idea about the turtlenecks. you look fab dear. that scarf suits u well. :)