November 10, 2009

Houdini was a famous magician

What's better than finding the ultimate thrift piece and altering it into something even more ultimate than what you began with... on top of that (already knowing you payed about $2 for the item) having people plead with you to reveal where it's from?

I'm not sure but if you have an answer, I'd love to know.

On yet another of my recent thrift store rampages I picked up this amazing, old, floor-length nylon skirt with a blue/black shine and narrow knifepleats right to the hem. I could not stop cooing over it in the middle of the store, like some nylon-obsessed freak. Never mind that I was paying more love and attention to my new skirt than the cute-as-a-button toddler running around with the little old ladies behind the counter. No. Not cuter. My skirt was definately cuter.

So anyway desperate for something new and exciting I decided to cut arm holes in it and wear it as an oversized cape. Running around on Saturday night I felt like a magician and if I swiftly pulled up my cloak to my face, I could whisk away under the cover of darkness into the warm summer night.




And a photo of my gorgeous boyfriend and I for good measure...


Wearing: vintage Country Road skirt (made into a cape); Wittner heels; vintage bag; jewelry from Diva, Italy, eBay and some trinkets I made myself.

17 comments:

JadeRose said...

That looks lovely. I would'v been cooing in the middle of the store too had I found that nylon number :)

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rebecca said...

what an amazing idea! i so wanna try it. now i just have to start thrift shopping! you look amazing in your cape. i have a top that has really drappy sleeves and i swear i feel like i could fly in it! x

Emma said...

girl i love this!! im getting addicted to swamping my frame in long skirts etc. Am definitely on the lookout for a cape and a poncho.

ps I found somewhere that has a boater! am going tomorrow! v excited

M I A N N said...

Ohh yay please comment me when you have photos! I'll have to show you all my different ones one day (that's if I ever give up buying them).

The Stylemaster said...

loveeee thisssss.

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haha! the last pic is so wacky! cute! great outfit!

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JULIA said...

I love large clothes like theeeeese

ELLE said...

What a good idea! It looks fab.

oriwa said...

wow, I could never have picked that was a skirt? talk about mad skills!

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Womens dresses said...

That dress is lovely!!!

angie Leopold said...

thats amazing i cant believe it was a skirt, best outfit!

angie Leopold said...

thats amazing i cant believe it was a skirt, best outfit!

Shirt designer said...

That dress is lovely and you pull it off so well. That dress is one of a kind.

Fashion Chalet said...

I love your hair & style. Great blog!!



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Luzhilda said...

I truly love your sense of humor, you're not the typical fashion blogger (and I like it a lot)

Kaila said...

awww adorable :) you have a great blog