Posts Tagged ‘Cocobelle’

Buttah Leathah

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It was my last sewing class Saturday and I’m going to miss it.  But at least I have some souvenirs.  This is project #3, a leather skirt.  It has ribbed knit side panels (an unworthy nod to Rick Owens), an exposed zipper, and (accidental) irregular hem, hence the slip showeth underneath.  There were definitely some frustrating and frantic moments with my seam ripper, but I am really excited with the result.  My zipper skills and darts (the obstinate puckering!) could use some work.  But now armed with a pattern and basic construction knowledge, I can try my hand at getting better.  Meanwhile, I have a new found love . . . leathah.  Remember Stella from Project Runway?

credits: diy leather skirt, Hugo Boss shirt, Rose Chase Me vest, Spanx tights, Cocobelle sandals

Checkmate

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The transition of seasons call for a transformation in habits, moods and of course wardrobe.  But when I stand in front of the styling precipice (my closet), I see no such disparity in my clothes.  For me, seasonal change is cause for using layers whether piling them on or peeling them off.  I think outfits should thrive on versatility.  It’s a shame to put away your favorite fall/winter piece when the sun comes out or vice versa.  Better to find a way to make it work.

credits: Opening Ceremony voluminous skirt/dress, VPL b-tank, Rick Owens motorcycle jacket, Rose Chase Me bolero, Cocobelle sock sandals, Spanx tights, Rachel Comey Penpal boots

Out of the Office

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I’ve been “out of the office” so to speak, distracted by various developments (including a new internship!), but it’s good to be back.  The kitchen cupboard is where I keep items I’ve lost interest in or don’t wear very often.  I found this Club Monaco skirt out of that pile and set up a challenge to create a business versus casual look. The skirt is a sleek, but overtly professional piece only needing a crisp white shirt and structured bag to give corporate appeal.  With the casual outfit, I perpetrated a realistic situation using the items actually worn to “the office”.  The result was a change of pumps to sandals and an unbuttoned shirt worn in cardigan fashion.  I see myself more in the laid back look.  What about you?

credits: Prada glasses, Express shirt, Club Monaco skirt, Cole Haan pumps, Furla bag/Express shirt, Club Monaco skirt, Cocobelle sandals