The closest I am ever going to get to crafting these days is taking articles of clothing and wearing them how they were not intended to be worn. The day you see me gluing tiny sea shells on a pair of pumps to save a few pennies to achieve the latest runway look will be the day that Trashelle finally stops going on The Challenge. Aka, never. Side note: Did everyone see last week’s episode with her speedy getaway from Thailand in an ancient Honda Civic that just happened to be waiting there for her? I hope you did. I love the idea of DIY fashion and home projects, but I simply don’t have the time between work, catching up on shows and the occasional gym sesh. And by gym sesh, I mean brief sessions of lunges around my apartment.
For instance, I came across this boyfriend baseball tee while perusing at H&M the other day. Instead of buying it in an XS and pairing it with cut off denim and a statement necklace, cute but kind of snooze-worthy, I purchased it in XL and decided I would wear it as a dress. I love that the whole jersey/number-tee trend has come back and I want to immerse myself in it as much as possible before it slinks away yet again. At first I paired the look with a structured shouldered black cropped blazer – but it also looks fab with a printed or textured blazer as well. These ZARA croc embossed black ankle strap pumps are heaven-sent (when I get stopped in the street and asked constantly what label they are, I’m always tempted to reply, “Totes Wang.”) and they really pull the look together. I kind of fear it appears as though I rolled out of bed wearing a child’s nightshirt – you know, complete with cloth diaper underneath – but oh well.
BCBG Lace Bowie Blazer (old but similar here)