For the love of Fashion

Thursday, February 17, 2011

When I started this blog, I didn't have a specific intent in mind. I only began to write and post about things that inspired me and made me happy on a daily basis.
And fashion has always been such a big part of that. If you've been on this journey with me for a while, you know that nothing gets my creative juices flowing quite like the dig, hunt and score of amazing finds through thrift and vintage shopping.
And recently, this creative journey has taken a hard left into territory that may just end up being my calling.  I'm often inspired by a runway show, a gorgeous celebrity muse, or simply something I find in a magazine... 
Then I team up with my uber talented seamstress & styling partner, and we hack away... it's been really cool to see just how much we can do, while spending very little. 
Case in point: This little red number was a super boxy, unflattering suit (circa bad 90's), but the pants fit so well, I just couldn't pass up the $5 price tag. After some tailoring of the top, I have a daring ensemble that I'll wear in place of a cocktail dress when I'm feeling a bit bold and rebellious. 

The rest of the time, I'll pair the pants with my leopard flats and camel cashmere sweater, belted over a tee. 
Pantsuit - Thrift
Heels - Jessica Simpson Dany Platforms
Runway pic unknown (I grabbed it ages ago!)

20 comments:

  1. Super cute and sassy! :) Loving red on you...you look gorgeous, as always!

    Liesl :)

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  2. So beautiful.... ;))
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  3. This is amazing. Rock that red vintage redux heaven. It's gorgeous.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  4. LOVEEEEE this darling... ya'll did a great job reworking this pantsuit. I can think of so many fun ways to wear it! :)


    Now if only I had my OWN little sewing sidekick ;)

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  5. Beautiful outfit :D very lovely !!!!
    xxx

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  6. You have definitely found your calling. I'm completely in awe of your finds and your transitions into something so extraordinary.

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  7. Love the outfit, red looks awesome on you! And your seamstress friend is SO talented!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  8. You look gorgeous in red!


    xoxo,

    http://www.colormenana.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks, guys! Actually... my dream job would be mixing my love of vintage, styling and being in front of the camera. So fingers crossed for a couple of things I have up in the air! And yes, my friend is soooo talented! If only I could do what she does with a sewing machine! xx

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  10. way to rock this refashion! super chic!!!! i wish i had your friends skills holy moly!

    ~selina

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  11. this is too cute. and i love that you are cooking while being all dolled up. too cute.

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  12. Great purchase, only 5 bucks? duh looks amazing, love the shoes, they are awesome!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  13. Great remodel of the suit. Love the idea of an all red suit with that cropped jacket top. Very bold indeed.

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  14. SISTERRRRR! This is incredible...I would have love to have seen a "before".
    C

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  15. i love this creative outlet!! what a fantastic way to make something expensive and to most people, unattainable, and figure out ways to make it your own and rock it just as awesomely!! how fun will it be when you walk into a room with that outfit when the rest of the room is draped in lil black dresses. :)
    i love that you took the pics of you whilst cooking, fabulous domestic goddess, ha!
    and you're freakin' tiny...amazing!

    hillary-www.helpamutha.blogspot.com

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  16. oh yes, and i DID put my fledgling style blog back up. Thank you so much for all your wonderful words or encouragement and love! i sincerely appreciate it!!

    hillary-www.helpamutha.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing. As always. I think you should rock this look on the roof of the standard, with your black fedora!

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  18. oohlala LOVE! The jumpsuit is crazy good!

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  19. that pantsuit is so sexy, you totally rock it! the tailoring looks perfect.

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