2011-11-23

Making it Work

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Skirt? Winners Sweater? Thrifted Tights? Zara Boots? Ash, Winners Clutch? Thrifted


The idea of a chunky knit paired with a floaty chiffon is very interesting in theory. But it's a combination that is frustrating in practice. If I leave the sweater untucked I lose my waist completely (that sounds pretty dramatic, it's really not...) and if I tuck in the sweater... Well, that's impossible, I can't tuck a sweater into a chiffon skirt. Does not work. So I got smart and I safety pinned the waist band of the sweater to the waist band of the skirt and created a faux tuck. My hair is not naturally this blonde, my teeth are not really this white and my sweater is not actually tucked in. All my secrets are exposed...


To all my American friends... Happy Thanksgiving! To all my Canadian friends... have fun at work?

47 comments :

Ashley J said...

I love the contrast of a chunky sweater and flowy bottom, looks fabulous!

kendall said...

LOL I did this exact same thing yesterday in Aritzia,
heirloom pants and a baggy sweater, looked like a fool! so I tucked the middle of my sweater into the high waisted pants lol ... much better.

LOVE this look, every single thing about it.

and yes J, I'll enjoy work ...

briannelee said...

I love the color of the skirt with the sweater.

Did you finish organizing the jewels last night?

Natasha said...

It sounds like we had the same idea today...chiffon and chunky knits!
I keep having that same waist dilema with my knits as well, so I keep belting them...but I'd really like to lose the belt in some instances...maybe I'll have to try your trick!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

One Cute Mom said...

awesome outfit combination. Just my kind of style!

Elissa said...

So now we know all your tricks. But I still would not be able to execute the chunky sweater/floaty skirt combo as well as you can. Take refuge in that. I love the color combination with this outfit. Well played.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

Brilliant idea--the faux tuck! haha! I love the mix of a big chunky sweater and a chiffon skirt. Must. Recreate. I'm wearing an accordian skirt with a pajama sweatshirt that I've worn all weekend long (and to work at the Chicago office on Monday) and today again at my client's office in GR. Anyways, before I tell you even more how disgusting I am, I want to tell you, you look amazing! I like that you paired the black booties to such a feminine skirt and thanks for the happy thanksgiving!

Lisa Inglis said...

Now THAT is clever. Kudos to you..you've cracked the chiffon/chunky code.

- Lisa

jas said...

great skirt!

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Ginta said...

Chiffon & pleats - you just can't go wrong with that. You just can't!
And thank you for sharing your secrets! ;)

Flight Attendant Extraordinaire said...

I am super jealous of your pleated chiffon skirt! I take issue with chunky sweaters...every time I wear them, I feel like *I* am the one who is chunky, not the sweater. Even so, every Fall I get really excited thinking about them. And then I try them on. They are indeed better in theory.

ebbandflo said...

it works .... and makes me want to nip out to bag a pleated chiffon skirt (which would so not work in any way that i can see with my hips - hmmm, maybe i can make it work)

T & J said...

Love it all! The setting is gorgeous too.. :) Is that seriously what it looks like in Ontario right now? We have stinkin snow out west. Boo. I will live vicariously through your weather! :)

Trends by sevi said...

Skirt is beautiful. Lovely outfit.

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Greetings from Texas! said...

A "faux tuck" - it sounds kinda dirty, doesn't it? I like it!

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Tia said...

Oh wow. I love that you got around your chunky/flowy problem by pinning the sweater under. It looks really fabulous.

Jessica Gitler said...

such a beautiful and amazing look ... I wish I could pull this off as well as you have!love it!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

I love the contrast of the chunky, bright sweater with the nude, pleated skirt --you look great!

hannahstiff said...

That is a great accordion skirt! LOVE. And once again, I'm amazed by your thrifting finds. XO

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melody-mae said...

ADORABLE!

Jen said...

The contrast is so appealing. I have a similar skirt in black, and I'm definitely going to try a combo like this. It would be a perfect work outfit. Thanks for the inspiration!

<3 jen @ stuffjendid

minuteobsessions said...

Love this combo! I almost bought this skirt at Winners... but sadly, I'm 4'11" and where you are still all legs in the skirt, I was kind of all cankle. Very flattering. :)

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

That sweater and that field were meant to be! Gorgeous.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
I'm having a giveaway...

Leah said...

Love the chiffon skirt. If you didn't reveal your secrets we would have never known!

xo L.

Julia said...

You're beautiful. And funny! Charming.

Outside Looking In said...

Love! You're very funny too!

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

Devon said...

Holy crap that is brilliant! I would never have thought to do a "faux tuck" but I'm definitely going to try it next time I'm wearing a flimsy skirt like this :)

Beautiful!

GlamCake

Maria Trendy said...

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katie said...

well looks good to me! i think you succeeded at making it work! tom gunn would be proud!

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

I love the idea of the "faux tuck" - and the combination of patterns. Great post - and lovely scenery. :)

CessOviedo said...

Pleats and chunky knits are awesome, love the yellow color!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Katya said...

Big hi to one of my favorite Canadian bloggers! :)

Thanks for the tip - I'll definitely be trying out mixing these two textures together.

xx
thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

his_girl_friday said...

Excellent corn.

A.Co said...

LOLLLLLLLL: '...have fun at work?'

Styleclouds said...

Love the color and material mix! You look fabulous! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Kat said...

You're such a smart cookie! In this situation I've always worn a blazer to rediscover my shape, but pinning...even better. I'm willing to bet this idea will be popping up elsewhere in the blogosphere. Anyways, I love the contrasting textures and colours of your outfit, and you picked a great setting for photos.

Jody-Ann said...

Love the outfit, what is with all these gorgeous knits?

Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

Fashion Flirt said...

Once, I had a love affair with the colour of that sweater. We ended things, but I still remember it very fondly. I might even try to see if the spark is still there!

I love the combo between the chunky knit and the floaty floaty chiffon. Fab!

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These Picture are Truly Fascinating, Shot with imagination and creativity! The Outfit is truly awesome, Color Combo is perfect! You look awesome in this stunning outfit!!

Looks and Books said...

I love this outfit! It's a great combo, despite the troubles.

Sweet Laundry said...

Oohhh clever! Where are these earrings from? I've been admiring them for a while.

PepperToast said...

Ok, absolutely seriously, I had this sweater in high school in the early 90's. How did it make it's way from the Northwest Territories to Ontario? Oh and I actually wore it two ways.

One: the obvious way, over black leggings. But my legs were awesome as was my super tight gymnastics butt, and the sweater wasn't quite long enough to cover all my business so I was accused of being a slut.

I then resorted to tucking it in to the jeans that I had stolen from a guy who wanted to be my boyfriend. Levi's 501's button fly, which I then took and tapered the heck out of, until they hugged my legs also and I was still called a slut.

Ah well, you win some, you loose some and I still have fond memories of that sweater. You, my darling, bear no resemblance to a slut in this sweater and have redeemed it nicely.

Sara said...

awesome combination of colors/textures/ingenuity, ha. :)


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Tori said...

Great sweater! Love the corn field!!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

sorry i am so late to the game on this one, but this is definitely going on my pinterest board--it's a masterful combination of my favorite juxtapositions in color, texture, and seasons

Meg said...

LOVE that skirt! It goes so well with the chartreuse of your sweater.

So glad I married an American and get two Thanksgivings every year.

A Girl Named Leney said...

Oh I adore your skirt! So lovely:)

<3 Leney

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