09 November 2011

keep breathing and breathing and breathing


Another day of armor. It feels very fall, yes? I wanted to take this out before it got too cold to wear. 

Vintage Tulle Peplum Jacket @ Goodwill / Comme des Garcons FW2008 Dress / Thrifted Striped Shirt / DIY Halfassed Facial Expression



I like this jacket because it reminds me of that iconic Yohji jacket.


 I think I would wear my jacket much more / like it more if the shoulders weren't so weird -- they're kind of bulbous because of shoulder pads but even if I removed the shoulder pads, the actual sleeves are cut strangely and I'm not good enough at sewing to feel comfortable taking the jacket apart. I am no Luxirare. I DIY things like sweater skirt and whatever but I hardly ever sew things into being permanent, I tie up, I clip, I button in such a way that things can always be moved back to the way they were before, I like it better that way. I am terrified of DIY disasters!! Do you have any stories to validate my fear?



20 comments:

meg // morningmidnight said...

love your stripes and plaid, and i can hardly blame you for being nervous about the DIY too -- i've ruined more shirts than i can count trying to make them into something better.

Eline said...

You could take the sleeves in a little bit without cutting anything so you can redo it a dozen times till you're satisfied with the look! :D

Dayzee said...

wow i love this outfit! t=very colorful and lots going on with the different prints.

Lydia said...

Well I actually really like the weird cut of the shoulders and sleeves. I think they make the jacket more interesting. I'm a simple DIYer too, so if you're bent on altering it, maybe take it to a tailor and get the good shit?

Laura said...

There is nothing that is not perfect about this outfit! I wish I could borrow it! The skirt, the blouse! I think i am being inspired to try to make something! oh and the jacket with tulle! nearly in tears! I need that so much!

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Madeline said...

I have altered the sleeves/shoulders on things with mixed success. It can be a difficult alteration to make because the way the sleeves are cut out is kind of intrinsic to how they will set, if that makes sense, so the fabric might not do what you want it to. If you really want to change it but are not sure footed with a sewing machine, I would agree with what someone else said and take it to a tailor. I would love to get my hands on a jacket like that and play around with it, though... make the sleeves extra bulbous with insets or something...

that was a long/boring/technical comment.

Ariel said...

I love this outfit, it's colorful but still has a dark vibe.
DIY Disaster: One time I tried to put a print on a tee that was really pretty, so I used iron on print paper stuff. When I printed the image on the paper I didn't realize that you were supposed to cut as close as possible to the image. When I printed the paper on the tee, the space that didn't have the image on it was yellow, so the front of the tee when from white to an ugly pasty yellow. Shirt ruined but now I know how to use iron on transfer paper.
sorry my stories so long..... : D

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Kailey said...

Guh I love this! The socks are just brilliant ^^

Dee said...

When I first started altering my clothes, I was definitely more fearless and would just dive straight in, I guess mainly because they were clothes I wasn't to attached to to begin with. But now when I alter them I do it because I love the fabric/cut/etc. Maybe a quick fix would be to shorten the sleeve? But I don't know how thick the fabric is because it might bunch up. I still haven't gotten to the "sleeves" and "jackets" part of the learning process so I would be just as scared! Oh what you could do is look up Jacket tutorials on BurdaStyle, and see how you could reconstruct it.

Charlie said...

Oh my goodness!! You have no idea how badly I want to steal those clothes off of your body. But that might be a little weird. So I won't. But still.

lobsterleyla said...

This outfit is truly amazing. I love your approach to style, it's less fashion than it is Art.

diane said...

I can't decide if I like the iconic jacket or not, it looks like her fashion-insides are coming out.

Magnet said...

excuse my lack of eloquence but HOLY SHIT THIS OUTFIT IS FREAKING MAD!!!! I think out of all the bloggers that I follow you are one of the lovely ladies with the BEST style. As for the D.I.Ys, I've never really had a bad experience. All of mine have turned out alright so far but I don't attempt that many because I'm constantly being drowned in homework.

Phoebe said...

love love love the outfit

I was sewin on my bed and I sewed the skirt to my mattress -_-
I have since improved..sort of ;D

Ria said...

God that Comme dress is so perfect. T_T

truesjb said...

Love the Jacket but the inside outfit is too much for me.

mirrorandmoon said...

Love the outfit you put together! That skirt is badass, so is your hair colour : )

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Six Six Sick said...

I have that CDG jumper too! I'd be wanting it since 2008 and then it showed up at the sample sale! I actually find that it's really surprisingly warm, especially with that crazy turtleneck ruff collar. It was way too hot to wear this summer--I think it'll be good to go for winter with the right layering! Oh, and another problem I had with that dress is that the slit in the back goes up a lot higher than I realized, so beware of wardrobe malfunctions...
xx
Tiffany

胃莉 said...

i association that skirt with this mv.^_^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE3CcXqRPWU

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