17 November 2011

Leather and pencils

Here is the second item from the swap, a lovely black and white pencil skirt that I roughed up a bit. Back in high school this is exactly how I wanted to look. A little bit polished, a little bit grungy. All I could manage then was vintage tee shirts and a tweed blazer.
Pencil skirts are great thrift finds because there always seems to be an abundance of them. I would recommend buying one that is slightly large on you and then altering it because a fitted skirt should be just that. If I wasn't passing this skirt along in the swap, I would have just hemmed it a bit into a mini-skirt.
BB Dakota leather jacket, vintage tee, vintage skirt via swap, AA tights, Lucky boots, necklace from Thailand
Here is how Lily of Love Charles Vintage styled it. I love how it looks with jewel tones!
The swap includes these stylish blogs:
Love Charles Vintage
Flattery
District of Chic
Hummingbird Girls
Mousevox Vintage
Missing Lovebirds
Selective Potential


12 comments

  1. love the checkered skirt with the maroon tights!

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  2. YOU LOOK SUPER CUTE! and super edgy, i like it!  xx Elly  

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  3. I love thrifting pencil skirts. I have so many of them. I have a houndstooth one like that that I really need to wear sometime soon! I love how you wore the cool leather jacket with it. I'd definitely try that if I had a jacket like that!

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  4. love the pencil skirt, and it looks great with the red wine colored tights!















    <3 steffy

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  5. Oh, what a delightful mix of feminine and street-grunge.  You look like the kind of girl I'd have fallen for years ago.

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  6. I love it, I am a lover of grungy style as much as I am of girly romantic one. You look great!
    Oh and when I strated buying vintage and thrifting things a few years ago (thirfting is not common in Portugal) I bought two wool pencil skirts! ;)

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  7. I love the skirt so much. I really wish I had a skirt like that.

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  8. Love this kind of grungy outfits, you should wear this more often!
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  9. Great jacket and I love the skirt! It is such a cute, classic pattern.

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