twistedchic

June 17, 2013

Beautiful Thing of the Week

Filed under: Accessories,Art,Fashion,Jewelry — by twistedchic @ 5:24 pm
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I am in love with this bracelet:

mimage_5So gorgeous!  And with a cool, unique sea-monster vibe~

(If you want to see some truly drool-inducing jewelry, check out the artist here)

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June 15, 2013

DIY Friday: Jacket to Vest

Filed under: Clothing,DIY,Fashion — by twistedchic @ 3:41 pm
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DIY Friday is now brought to you by Saturday.  And the letter G~

I’ve been wanting to try the cargo vest trend ever since I saw what Putting Me Together did with hers.  But I hadn’t really seen any I liked.  Until I found this Aeropostyle jacket at the local thrift store.  The fit was problematic; the sleeves made the jacket pull at the chest, but I thought it would be perfect with them removed.

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The jacket was lined (which usually makes alterations more difficult than they’re worth) but fortunately the lining stopped at the sleeves.  And I really loved the contrast of the feminine floral lining and the tough grey cargo vest~

Inside-out shoulder view

Inside-out shoulder view

All I had to do was (carefully) snip the sleeves off; no sewing required with this DIY!  The key to this alteration is using the right scissors, I use a pair of tiny, tiny folding scissors I inherited from my grandma.

These tiny sharp scissors give you the perfect amount of control for delicate cuts

These tiny sharp scissors give you the perfect amount of control for delicate cuts

I washed the newly snipped vest, and trimmed any ravelling edges.

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Super-easy cargo vest DIY!  And this alteration completely solved the fit at the chest problem, so double yay~

June 12, 2013

7 Pieces, 7 Outfits

I have too many clothes, yo.  It’s a problem.  Sadly, the real problem is I’m not smarter than my closet~

I’m tired of combing through my closet, pulling out tees and muttering “this shirt is problematic.”  So I’ve decided to try GCOGH’s 7×7 challenge.  Yes, I’m making seven different outfits with only 7 pieces, including shoes.  (These are obvs. casual outfits, as my work outfits are color-free, see previous posts for details~)  I got inspired by Putting Me Together, who is sweet and funny (and you should give her blog a read~)

The Lineup…

1. Anthropologie Cargo Vest (Originally a jacket) 2. Lululemon Embroidered Skirt 3. Green Loft Cardi 4. Target Marily Tee 5. Anthropologie Grey Skinny Jeans 6. Basic Black Ballet Flats 7. Old Navy White Button Up

1. Anthropologie Cargo Vest (Originally a jacket)
2. Lululemon Embroidered Skirt
3. Green Loft Cardi
4. Target Marily Tee
5. Anthropologie Grey Skinny Jeans
6. Basic Black Ballet Flats
7. Old Navy White Button Up

To keep things interesting, you can add the accessories of your choice.  So I threw on my scarves, made a bracelet, pulled out an old necklace, and my carved turquoise ring; generally mixed it up a bit…

1,2,4,6

1,2,4,6

I was surprised by how versatile the Lululemon skirt was; I’d really had trouble figuring out what to wear with it in the past.  I also had a lot of  fun with the cargo vest (which is my newest clothing purchase), this was really a great completer piece.  It’s also very practical because whenever I go hiking I’m always lamenting my lack of pockets.  Problem solved!

June 11, 2013

Textile Love: Embroidered Handkerchief

Look at this awesome thing I found!

What I love best about embroidery; it’s artwork you can touch~

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And this one is so fantastically detailed, with multiple techniques.  I just needed to take it home so I could love it~ (I bought it fyi, so that’s ok~)

Extreme embroidery close-up!

Extreme embroidery close-up!

Just looking at those tiny stitches makes me really admire the work and craftsmanship that went into making this.  You can really tell someone loved their work, and had an eye for detail.

 

June 8, 2013

Colorfree Friday

Filed under: Clothing,Fashion,Style — by twistedchic @ 1:55 am
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The color-free dress-code is still in full force at work (although we were all hoping it would go away, quietly. sigh)  I’ve gotten so bored with my work outfits, I never wear anything fun anymore.

But!

The season is changing, and it’s time to recommit to finding black, white and grey inspiration ( in a summer weight fabrics~)

Image courtesy of the Sartorialist

Image courtesy of the Sartorialist

Black and white, with checkerboard trousers. A nice mix of modern and classic.  I should buy some.  I’ve decided checkerboards are cool~

Image courtesy of Altamira

Image courtesy of Altamira

DRAMA! FRILLS!  EXCITEMENT! Of course I could never wear this to work.  But it’s just such fun~

And this next skirt is just batty…

ad58a1d4401d7e4368410b4734882b04But I kinda want it!

(Yeah, bad puns are kinda a thing now, right? Okay.)

June 6, 2013

Spring Cleaning for the Style Files

Filed under: Angst,Clothing,Fashion,Inspiration,Style — by twistedchic @ 3:38 am
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I, like every other style-type person, keep a file of inspirational images on my computer.  Thing is, it gets kinda big.  So every now and again I scroll through it and cull.  Some images are still inspirational gems, and some of them…why did I even save that?  Here’s a look at some of the ??? pics.

Courtesy of Models Off Duty?

Courtesy of Models Off Duty?

I…could never wear this.  Why??? Was I mesmerized by her gigantic bag?

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No idea, really…Etsy, maybe?

Was I going to make these earrings?  They look heavy…and… yeah.

Courtesy of Models Off Duty?

Courtesy of Models Off Duty?

Did I like the hairstyle?  There is literally no part of this outfit that I could ever make work for me~

Awesomesteampunkgirl?  Is that a thing?

Awesomesteampunkgirl? Is that a thing?

I think I saved this one purely because she looks like a real freakin’ badass.  Also, she kinda reminded me of Tilda Swinton, who I think is made of awesome~

June 3, 2013

June Inspiration

Holy crap, it’s June already!  When did that happen?!  (I think Mother Nature is confused, too, since the weather can’t decide if it’s summer, spring, or fall~)

I’ve been digging through my wardrobe, pulling out the summery and transition pieces that were packed away for the winter; trying to remember how I wore all of this stuff and get some new ideas for how to wear it now!~

So here’s what’s inspiring me this summer-spring-fall-ish season:

Images courtesy of Phobs, Sea of Shoes, Altamira, Met Museum, and Burberry

Images courtesy of Phobs, Sea of Shoes, Altamira, Met Museum, and Burberry

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