Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Killer Coral & DIY Necklace
Yes, this post is very picture heavy. Sam was taking shots of me in this outfit, and they just kept turning out better and better.
Can I just get something off my chest? I had the oddest morning. I decided to forego washing my hair this morning so I could sleep in a little bit, and I was going to use the new dry shampoo that I got. BIG MISTAKE. I understand that dry shampoo gives a certain amount of texture and "dirty" volume to the hair... giving a little fun bedhead-ish style. However, this stuff made my hair look so dirty, the last time it was that dirty looking, I was in Mexico on a mission trip and couldn't wash my hair for a week. DISGUSTING! So, I had to emergency shampoo my hair and spray on some leave in conditioner and get my bangs dry before running out the door. If anyone has any dry shampoo tips, let me know, I'd love to hear them.
Okay, I feel better. Onto the outfit!!! I was so excited at how GREAT this outfit turned out. Last Monday night I decided to work on a little DIY necklace project while I was watching Gossip Girl. There really was nothing to this... I just took a black t-shirt, cut it into strips and started playing around with knots and shapes. I wish I had some better shots of the blazer. It is a khaki and white striped blazer with 3/4 sleeves and lots of cute pockets. I was a youth leader for my church back in my hometown for an event one weekend 5 or 6 years ago, and I had completely forgot to bring something to wear to church that Sunday. I maniacally ran into Old Navy during an hour of free time we had, and pulled together this outfit of light blue chinos and this jacket. The chinos are long gone, but this little jacket has stayed with me. I just loved the shape and the stripes are adorable. Moving on, the skirt was a fabulous thrift store find at a hidden gem here in Nashville. I think I paid $4 for it. Its most likely vintage, and 100% silk with pockets and its in AMAZING condition.
Khaki and White striped jacket: Old Navy
White V-Neck T-shirt: Urban Outfitters
Dark Coral Silk Skirt: Vintage, My Sister's Closet (Consignment Store)
Black Pumps: Vintage, Clothing XChange
Black Jersey Necklace: DIY, made by me!