Saturday, June 20, 2009

Coming Up Roses


Another one of my stellar thrift finds from Wednesday's excursions. Flowered patterns never really interested me until this year, and the antique-couch-cover feeling of this print is absolutely perfect. To make it even better, it buttons all the way down the front and has pockets!

I made this tank out of a men's tee that was enormous on me, and am extremely satisfied with it.

"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
James Matthew Barrie

I was fiddling around with the skirt on Thursday night and I came up with this.

This clutch is my all time favorite bag. I have no idea where it came from, but it has the most gorgeous bright orange silk lining. Sadly, I rarely get to use it because it doesn't fit very much and I tend to carry a million things with me.

Vintage rose patterned skirt, black Target skirt, handmade grey tank, vintage shoes, random clutch, gifted earrings

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted."
Henri Matisse

On an unrelated note, I picked up my first ever copy of Nylon yesterday and it was spectacular. Must subscribe!

MY JEOPARDY AUDITION IS TODAY AT THREE P.M. AND I AM FREAKING OUT. WISH ME LUCK!

64 comments:

Sylvia said...

ahh i love what you did with the skirt!!!!! lovely lovely pictures girl. that clutch is amazing, btw!and i love the Henri Matisse quote. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR AUDITION!!!!!!! TAKE TONS OF PICTURES AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT :) :) :)

Ojos qe no ven , corazon qe no siente said...

cool(: i love you pictures

Eleonore said...

i love the first top+skirt!

Adela said...

love the skirt, and good luck with jeopardy!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

haha, it's great. i like the roses as top and as skirt both!
lovely!

n a t a l i e said...

Haha, that's an awesome idea! :D I love both outfits, especially the first one. Good luck with your Jeopardy audition, I can't wait to hear all about it!

Sammi said...

Are you taking the online audition or the actual interveiw? After I made it past the online test, I was freaking out about the meeting. Basically all they make you do is take a test, play a mock jeopardy! game, and answer questions about yourself (what will you do with the money, what do you do for fun, etc.) My advice: smile, be outgoing, be different, be lovable, and get the questions right.
Good Luck

jayne said...

good luck, that's crazy awesome

amazing skirt!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Love the 90's floral, good luck with jeoprady!!!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Danielle said...

That's definitely a stellar thrift find! I've seemed to taken a liking to antique-couch-cover florals too. Love how you made it into a shirt too, so creative! And I definitely want to make a shirt out of a men's tee now.

Miss Red said...

i love nylon. such a great magazine. and i think i like the skirt better as a skirt. it's still cool as a top though. and i really like the mens teen you cut. looks really good.

Shin said...

Adorable and pretty skirt! I love reading quotes and those are lovely! Best of luck on your audition!! I'm sure you'll rock it! xxoxoxoxoxo

The Clothes Horse said...

That skirt is so sweet.
Good luck with your Jeopardy audition.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

That is so cool! best wishes! your outfit is adorable, love it!

xo
Sophie

Emma said...

I love florals

xoxo

Megan said...

The florals look really good.
I can't live without my floral dress.
Your blog is really great (:

nora said...

i love your floral skirt and blouse!

Damsels said...

jeapordy!!!!!!
smart and stylish

:) melike


and ilove that flower skirt

Ania said...

I love this skirt with a tank, looks so cute and comfortable

update us on the audition, please :)

xxx

'Charlie' said...

my favourite bag has orange silk lining as well. =] i love that it's an average bag and then you open it and wow!
i love the skirt as a top! i never would have thought of that.

Georgia said...

Good luck for your audition! Also well played on finding out that your skirt can also be ... a top! I love finding random ways to change functions. Does that make weird?

It would be mine

Laura Gerencser said...

You look lovely!!
Good luck!!!

Alice. said...

Good luck, hope your audition went well! Great Idea with the mens top, love the skirts!

zoe. said...

your outfits are to die for! i especially love the second one :))

aubrey said...

soo cute!:D
and good luck mate!!:D

cma said...

great post, love the floral skirt

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

the cityhipster said...

this is great! i love the ways you used it!

cityhipster.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I would never have thought to wear a skirt in that ind of fashion, but it really works well! I like it alot. I find it hard finding florals I really like, so many high street ones just don't hit the spot... think its about time i went thrifting!

Vanessa said...

soooo great! love your ideas about wearing the skirt.
good luck on the jeapordy audition!

Krystal said...

so so pretty!

Raquel said...

I adore both skirts.
good luck for your audition!
x

•¦Amy¦• said...

L-O-V-E Nylon! <3
Great mag :D

Oh, what a wonderful floral skirt!

abster said...

i love the floral print

jess said...

The skirt looks cool as a top. Good luck on jeopardy.

Freddie said...

ah good luck good luck! I am a total jeopardy addict!

Jimena said...

lovely skirt!
great finds
xoxo

Charlotte. said...

What a beautiful fabric... pretty pretty florals. =]. I especially like how that grey shirt hangs, very nice.

- Charlotte. <3.

Eden said...

i love love love both outfits. i know, 90s florals are so back and i can't wait to jump on the bandwagon!

much love

eden

Oh So Hip It Hurts said...

adorable florals! they look great on you and seem to be coming back in a big way. great post :)

xx
http://ohsohipithurts.blogspot.com/

christelle said...

I love your skirt! so pretty!!!

Francie. said...

"Good luck"

how did it go?

ps. that creation you made with the skirt is insanely crazy. i like it, and youre right about it looking likea couch pattern, but that's not necessarily a bad thing!

Fashion Victim said...

you look lovely
thanks for your comment
x
s

Velo said...

lady vintage! perfect! =D

A.C. said...

lol, I guess some people wear roses and some make jam out of them :)

Isabel said...

I'm totally the same as you - never really liked flowers much until recently! Anyways, I love the skirt and think you look fabulous!

indianattire said...

The first one is better. :)

Manja said...

That skirt is so awesome! I love rose prints :)

dapper kid said...

That skirt is so beautiful, and I am definitely loving how you wore it as a top in the second outfit!! I hope you're Jeopardy audition went well :)

Marla Singer said...

i love that simple tank! effortlessly stunning! and the rose blouse is just too gorgeous <3

mi said...

hey, like your outfit, i love your orange sweater which is down the page as well! I see you love Paris as me. lol
xxxx
Oh, I need those oxfords, which are on your 5th post!

emma said...

i love how you wore it two different ways

Demi said...

thanks for your lovely comment, honey :) and yes the floral top is from topshop, i nicked it from my friend, muwahaha :)

I am absolutely in love with your first outfit, its absolutely gorgeous! <3 the second one is, also!

could we please trade links, honey?

ps. good luck with your audition!
xoxo

K@terina B. said...

OMG honey you rock... you turned a skirt into a shirt??? how effing awesome is THAT??? definitely coming back here, you should do something with fashion... such inventiveness!

Matias Bouhet said...

nice flowers!

Mars said...

wow, love both outfits! and how awesome to try out for Jeopardy! wishing you good luck from the suburbs, hope to see you in my living room some day, haha ;)

The Queen of Hearts said...

I need a floral skirt. Every time I see a post with a floral skirt, I know I need it *that* much more.

Juju said...

Love the Floral.
And I LOVE that vintage sweater from the post below.

Quixsa said...

So glad you like Nylon! I'm a big fan.
Such cute outfits:0)
Good luck on your audition. I'm sending you lots of mental power karma.

Gabby said...

LOVE how you styled the skirt into a shirt. So creative!

muchlove said...

cute florals!
hope the audition went well.

miky said...

love the floral skirt!!!!

annah-logue said...

gorgeous gorgeous skirt!!

Carolina Botelho said...

amazing!! love the skirt!!

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