Saturday, June 18, 2011

Two skirts make a dress

Taking some cues from Jessie's shirt-skirt post, I got the idea to do the opposite and use a skirt as a shirt. This particular skirt actually started out as a strapless dress, which I of course maimed, almost ruined, and then restyled. Jagged edges aside I like it much more like this. Isn't remixing awesome?! Whole new look, $0 spent.
Wet Seal skirt-shirt; H&M regular skirt; thrifted purse; Laila Rowe sandals; F21 earrings, belt and bracelet; bird necklace I literally found in a pile of trash
If you read my outfit details you'll notice I found this necklace in a pile of trash. A few weeks ago when everyone was moving out of my dorm, an area in the lobby was designated as a place to put all unwanted items students couldn't bring with them when they left. The items were gradually donated to the local Goodwill. The pile grew and grew until it took up an area of about 25x25 square feet, and since there was no way Goodwill could accommodate all the stuff, it was pretty much up for grabs. This was great for me, as I was allowed to live out my dream of being a freegan and wade through a waist-deep collection of crap, taking with me as much as I could carry back to my new apartment. I only ended up taking a few books, a poster, and this pretty bird necklace. I'm really happy that I found it, too, because now whenever I feel like an outfit is too plain I can just put a bird on it.
Monique actually made out pretty well, too. She managed to pick up a perfectly good coffee maker, which was responsible for making this delicious dumpster coffee I enjoyed while admiring her new apartment:

Photos (except the last one) by Monique


Jen said...

One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? Good thing you went digging because this necklace is gorgeous. Loving how you used remixing to your advantage here too! :)

Kellie W. said...

Why would someone throw away that necklace?! It's so pretty! But at least you've given it a new home now!

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a beautiful top and I love your necklace!

Sher said...

Oh, but that necklace is so adorable!! And i love the skirt as a top, you look absolutely pretty in that:)


Anonymous said...

I really love your pictures again.
and the necklace is so beautiful.
Xx Liefs

the girl never gets older said...

what a beautiful necklace! ♥_♥
and are these really two skirts?! great idea, it looks amazing! :)

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