2012-06-28

Vested Interest

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Vest? Gap, thrifted Skirt? Seven, Winners Purse? Tignanello, thrifted

I have a little board on my Go Chic or Go Home page where I collect images of items I want to thrift. To be honest, it is not a crazy or huge collection of pictures. I want to keep it pared down so that I can actually remember what I am specifically looking for in the thrift store. I also put items on the board that aren't too 'out there'... Crazy is already naturally attracted to me at the thrift store, I need to be reminded to look for some basics sometimes too... 
It's been handy to keep a small amount of images as inspiration for the thrift store... it keeps me focused. My ultimate goal would be to thrift a perfect fit white blazer... That goal seems to be eluding me right now. Blazers are usually an easy thrift but white ones seem to have a hard time making through the decades unscathed. Once people learn to stay away from chocolate and wine when they are wearing a white blazer, I may finally succeed in my mission. Question is; will they ever learn?
Happily for me, the denim vest I put on my GCOGH board was an easy find. I walked into a thrift store, went to the denim jackets, bought the cutest one and cut off the sleeves. Bam. And just like that I upgraded from a thrifty blog to a thrifty/D.I.Y. blog... 
Cutting sleeves off denim jackets to make a denim vest... I know. I'm so crafty. 

31 comments :

Estherina said...

Love the skirt!

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CC said...

Love the vest and maxi skirt. Somehow glamorous. How can a knit skirt and denim vest be glam? I dunno, but it works for you. :)

Aria said...

I've been wanting a denim vest but couldn't find one I liked for a good price. I think I'll go thrifting for one now! It looks great with your maxi skirt.

Aria
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Natasha Fatah said...

Love your vest and these pictures of you are exceptionally nice.

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~Natasha Fatah~
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Thrifted or Scripted? said...

Amazing look with the skirt. I did the same thing to my denim jacket.

http://thriftedorscripted.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-vested-diy.html

If you ever get a chance, I'd love for you to check out my blog.

Frannie Pantz said...

That's so funny because I went thrifting today looking for THE EXACT SAME THING. I was not successful. And all the denim jackets were clearly not vest material. Sigh. One day my vest will come.

Love this vest with the gray maxi Jen!

newpetite said...

I love it! Have been hunting for a vest and now will try and do what you did :-)

Miss Hannah said...

I love your hair here. The last photo is to die for, also. Gorgeous.

xo
Hannah

Bri said...

I always seem to come up short on the basics too, I just get too side tracked by all the lovely prints and shiny things!

Your outfit reminds me that it doesn't need to be a crazy print because I love this denim vest and maxi skirt combo!

Vang said...

Bravo on your craftiness! I didn't even think to just cut the sleeves off and make a denim vest. Duh.

freedomandfreethings said...

Hahaha!
Good post - I laughed and admired the jacket.
I fancy my blog as having an DIY edge also. One time I pegged cards to a string of lights to make a calendar.Quite the handy woman!

kendallerica said...

hottie.
xx

Destrehan's Daughter said...

That skirt puddles into the perfect mermaid look. It's so pretty.

Jessica Broyles said...

I love this skirt! Great look with the vest on top!

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Blush said...

Great Outfit! Love the vest and skirt, perfect pair!

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Paula
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Leah said...

ahha nice work! Love it with the maxi skirt.

Michaella said...

Lovely denim vest! :)

Quite A Looker

Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said...

Seriously dig this outfit. A light grey maxi needs to find its way into my closet.

Jennifer said...

I've always loved the maxi skirt and denim vest combo :)

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Tara said...

I did the same thing at University in 1994 when it was a big look on the TV show Friends! At the time however I wore my handmade vest with a short black skirt and black tights. LOVE it with the maxi.

compradora anonima said...

really love how you look

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Kat said...

This outfit is perfect for a day of running around doing errands. Your skirt looks supremely comfy. Nice job hacking off the sleeves. Nothing like a simple DIY!

lea said...

so pretty.

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Greetings from Texas! said...

obsessed with this look! You look hot!

Mihaela said...

...more like Denim Greek Goddess :)

Marie a la Mode said...

I luv, love, LURVE this outfit on you! Denim is your color! (Is denim a color?) But seriously, you look stunning in this skirt and vest.

SarahN said...

Chocolate and wine are two of humankind's greatest creations, and if one or both happen to cross my path while I am wearing my white blazer, so be it. Apologies to the would-be white blazer thrifters out there! A girl's gotta live her life, you know.

Jentine, I just adore your outfits. One of these days I will get off my duff and drive the 45 minutes over the border to go thrifting in your 'hood. You find the best stuff! Thank you for blogging.

Juanette said...

That skirt made me gasp! And since you are such a tall drink of water, I know that it is looooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggg, I heart it so! I too have had thoughts of creating my own denim vest from a jacket, adding it to my to-do list! Lol @ thrifty to thrifty/D.I.Y.blog!

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