Fashion from a highschooler's perspective. That is all.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Men's Pants... Reconstructed

A couple of days ago, my dad was throwing away two of his office pants. As usual, being the non-wasteful person I am, I snatched them away from the trash can. But what to do with them?

The pants were far too big for me and they were a really, really ugly shade of gray. They sat in my (messy!) closet until I visited craftster.org. One smart person had taken her old 80s jeans and reconstructed them into a fabulous new handbag.
Check it out!

Another person cut hers so the legs reached down to about the knees, and then she sewed some fabric flower appliques on hers.. and added fabric patches on the knees. I'm not sure I can work it for the pants that I have, since I don't think whimsically patterned fabric goes with the gray too well...

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Style Questions

I just went to fashion.about.com and found this awesome style survey that I had to fill out here.

10 General Fashion Questions

Question 1
If you could only shop at one store, what would it be?

This is really hard. I love so many stores.. but I guess it would be Jacob Connexions in Canada and Target in US (yes I know, cheapskates)

Question 2
You wouldn't be caught dead wearing something from which store?

This is one question I can't answer.. I would wear something from any store.

Question3
You're given a ten thousand dollars and can only spend it on ONE thing. What would it be?

A Marc by Marc Jacobs wardrobe.. it IS only one thing, right?

Question 4
You're given the opportunity to have a famous designer revamp your entire wardrobe. Who would you choose?

Marc Jacobs! Or come to think of it, it'd rather have Karl Lagerfield.

Question 5
Do you have a friend you'd gladly switch wardrobes with? Who is it? Why? Why not?

My bestest friend on the West Coast has the most amazing wardrobe ever. I love every single items in there.

Question 6
Name one store you want to win a $5000 shopping spree at.

To tell the truth, I would pick Gap, not because I love it that much, but because of their amazing jeans...

Question 7
Is there an actress/singer/famous person whose wardrobe you admire immensely? Who is it?

Sienna Miller!!!! I know you probably all have heard enough of Sienna Miller and boho chic, but either way, I'm very into boho and I love her clothes.

Question 8
Name one article of clothing you'd do anything (or nearly anything) to own?

Manolo Blahtik slouchy leather stiletto boots. Not that I'll ever get to own it though.

Question 9
Ever saved up several months' worth of allowance (or paychecks) for one thing? What was it?

A Pucci scarf. I saved up 15 months of paychecks to buy it. Unfortunately, it got ripped after two years of almost consecutive wear.

Question 10
Ever had a friend comment on a fashion faux-pas of yours? What was it?

A denim mini skirt that was too mini. When my shoelaces came undone, I had to ask a friend to tie them up for me! Needless to say, I never did it again.
I just went to fashion.about.com and found this awesome style survey that I had to fill out here.

10 General Fashion Questions

Question 1
If you could only shop at one store, what would it be?

This is really hard. I love so many stores.. but I guess it would be Jacob Connexions in Canada and Target in US (yes I know, cheapskates)

Question 2
You wouldn't be caught dead wearing something from which store?

This is one question I can't answer.. I would wear something from any store.

Question3
You're given a ten thousand dollars and can only spend it on ONE thing. What would it be?

A Marc by Marc Jacobs wardrobe.. it IS only one thing, right?

Question 4
You're given the opportunity to have a famous designer revamp your entire wardrobe. Who would you choose?

Marc Jacobs! Or come to think of it, it'd rather have Karl Lagerfield.

Question 5
Do you have a friend you'd gladly switch wardrobes with? Who is it? Why? Why not?

My bestest friend on the West Coast has the most amazing wardrobe ever. I love every single items in there.

Question 6
Name one store you want to win a $5000 shopping spree at.

To tell the truth, I would pick Gap, not because I love it that much, but because of their amazing jeans...

Question 7
Is there an actress/singer/famous person whose wardrobe you admire immensely? Who is it?

Sienna Miller!!!! I know you probably all have heard enough of Sienna Miller and boho chic, but either way, I'm very into boho and I love her clothes.

Question 8
Name one article of clothing you'd do anything (or nearly anything) to own?

Manolo Blahtik slouchy leather stiletto boots. Not that I'll ever get to own it though.

Question 9
Ever saved up several months' worth of allowance (or paychecks) for one thing? What was it?

A Pucci scarf. I saved up 15 months of paychecks to buy it. Unfortunately, it got ripped after two years of almost consecutive wear.

Question 10
Ever had a friend comment on a fashion faux-pas of yours? What was it?

A denim mini skirt that was too mini. When my shoelaces came undone, I had to ask a friend to tie them up for me! Needless to say, I never did it again.

Summer Lovin'

As you all know, summer is well underway (it's already August!) and to chill in style, don't wear your old, worn tank top with your equally worn out shorts. Instead, try adding a couple of new, well-chosen items to your wardrobe. And, ta-da! beautiful new stylish outfits.

Here are a few suggestions...








gathered skirt, shopintuition.com

This skirt is cute enough to be worn even with a white tee. Plus, you can wear it as a tube top.




western belts, shopintuition.com

Try wearing a boho-inspired belt. It'll spice up most any outfit.

I fell in love with these green terry capris the moment I saw them. Wear a bright colored bottom with a plain color tank. For extra style points, wear a cow-girl inspired hat.

Heya!

As you can see, I've decided to join the blog craze that's been going on. So-oo.. click back soon to find more style posts!