Second Chance Skirt

Friday, January 14, 2011

 Dynamite blazer (last seen here), Smart Set top, H&M tank, Joe Fresh skirt, Aldo heels (last seen here), Suzy belt, Swatch watch, Michael Kors bracelet, Elizabeth Emily necklace & gifted BCBG beaded bracelet

While cleaning out my closet on the weekend, I came across this skirt, or should I say tank... yes ladies, that's right, tank top.  It was a long, stretch cotton tank that I purchased over a year ago and never wore.  I loved it, it just didn't love me.  It was semi-baggy, but in the wrong places, frankly, just unflattering.  I was about to chuck it when I decided to be experimental.  I chopped off the top part of the tank by cutting a line straight across the shirt, directly under the arm pits.  Voila!  Instant skirt!  It's actually pretty awesome and I rocked it immediately.

Secondly, do I look tanned?  That could be because when I took these photos I had just come from getting a spray tan.  So in reality, I shouldn't really look tanned because it takes 6-8 hours for the tan to show up... but I got a (spray) tan a few days earlier, so, I already had colour.  I was also wearing my (signature) beige (large) fishnets too but those are no good to put back on after getting a spray tan... unless you want diamond markings all over your legs in 6-8 hours.

Lastly, see the dust on my shoes?  No?  Well you will when you see the last picture.  That's from work.  The carpets, I swear, do they vacume those things?!  Whenever I wear any leather or shiny shoes they get covered in dust.  Not a huge deal... except for when you forget to wipe them off and go to take pictures for your blog and they look all dusty... right...


12 comments:

Katie said...

I would have never guessed that used to be a shirt! Very creative.

sharonlei said...

Work it A! I love that you like to experiment with clothing and do unconventional things. :) The tank looks amazing as a skirt.

And you do look like you've got a little color. Can you believe I used to spray tan! LOL. Crazy right. Ok ok, I did it once (okay, three times!)... my girlfriend convinced me to do it, but I got so many compliments and of course it looked "natural" on me. Too bad it's too pricy here, about $65 per session.

Spray tans def beat baking your skin in the sun for hours... :)

xx Love & Aloha

Isabel said...

i should really try spray tanning... love that u turned a shirt into a skirt :)

Miranda said...

I love that skirt, I want something like that for my wardrobe.
Great outfit, I love the nautical look forever and always. It's so classic.

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Jan said...

I love how you repurposed the top as a skirt. You'd never know unless you told someone. Genius!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The outfit is so cute. I love the bracelet!

Veronika said...

can i please have legs like yours!?

Schnelle Couture said...

You are so creative! I'm definately going to try that with a tank that has been sitting around. I LOVE this outtfit- a little nautical. I would've never thought to pair the brown belt and brown shoes but it looks FAB!!!

bee said...

You are so clever- what a fantastic way to re-wear a tank! I am also very jealous as you ARE looking tan...I am a ghost right now :)...
xo
BEE

Jenn | Chasing Louboutin said...

Nice job with the skirt! It looks great!

Kara said...

That's such a cute idea for reinventing the tank! What a lucky piece to be saved ;) hehe Perfect with tights for the winter and imagine the possibilities in the summer! :)

xo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

a shirt as a skirt... ooooooo, well played!! It looks great and I'm glad it coule come back around as a skirt for you! I love striped skirts. ps- you do look tan and I love that belt.

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