Friday, January 06, 2012

Outfit: A Modern Fairytale

 Folk Roses Skirt - made by me .... pink blouse - thrifted .... lace petticoat - thrifted
Italian leather belt - thrifted .... Black pumps - gift .... crocheted shawl - thrifted
green sunshades - gift .... Black fleece-lined tights - gift
 Meet my latest prize - these adorable grass-green sunglasses!  I happened to win top model at the 4-H Fashion Review last year, and won a gift certificate sponsored by a local fashion retail shop, Eve's Leaves.
Enter my new summer style icon!  ♥  So in love with them...
 Part Snow White, part contemporary, this outfit was largely inspired by the ribbon lacing on the back of my blouse.  I took some satin ribbon and threaded it through a large needle, then drew it through the back of the blouse in an 'X' pattern twice, one on top of the other.  This is a great way to bring in a blouse that's too baggy - I modified this one several years ago.
It also adds a beautiful fairytale-inspired feel to an ordinary top!
I was also inspired by my hairstyle, which is merely a part down the center, then twisted on each side in a spiral and very loosely pinned.  I thought it looked a little like Snow White's 'do, especially when I added a little bow on top =)
 Yes, my nose is quite red... I was pretty much frozen numb by that point... Can you believe the snow (or lack thereof) around here?  It's unreal!  The air is still cold as all get-out, though... :)
Today is my dog's birthday!  Leroy is quite a part of our family, as we grew up with her since we were all puppies.  Yes, Leroy is a girl.  Let your ten year old bro name a female puppy while he's all crazy about Encyclopedia Brown, and see what you get...

She's also a day older than one of my sisters.  
We're going to have a taffy-pull and homemade eggnog tomorrow! =D

Happy twelve, puppers.  And many more.
 Hoping your day was marvelous - What creative inspiration did you find today?


  1. I also received fleece lined tights as a gift and I don't know if I can ever go back :) They make such a difference in WI winters!

    Your outfit is adorable.

    I really enjoy your blog, Kellie! You've gone onto a list of people I would love to meet someday! :)

  2. That's a clever way of restyling a blouse! I'll have to remember that...wish I'd thought of it before I hacked up my only green blouse (now long since given to the thrift shop because I outgrew it this Summer *HatHeart*).

    Happy Birthday to Leroy!
    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  3. I always love you're outfits, Kellie!

  4. That is a really good idea for baggy shirts! I'll to try that on one of mine.

    Happy birthday to your sister and your dog!

    ~ Hanne-col

  5. So pretty! I love the color of your shirt. And your sunglasses. :)

  6. What an absolutely delightful way to take in a blouse. I love it! You're so clever, dear!

    Your hairstyle does remind one of Snow White - how sweet!

    Happy Birthday, Leroy! ;)

  7. Oh the whole thing is just So very Sweet.. I am REALLY loving that skirt.. :)

  8. And Happy Birthday to Lilly, too. ;)

    It is Lilly, right? My mind has truly abandoned me. I used to know when all of your sister's birthdays were like I know my own. And now I can't even remember how old they all are! Oh well.

    You're brainless friend,

  9. Hey Kellie! What a BEAUTIFUL blog you have- so inspiring! Thanks for following my blog, I'm so glad we 'found' each other on Etsy! :D

  10. Lovely outfit, Kellie! Perfectly fits my style.


  11. What a beautiful outfit!
    I stumbled upon your blog via Feelin Feminine. May I say your blog desgin is gorgeous?! :)

    Blessings in Him,
    Anne Marie

  12. That is a lovely outfit Kellie! I must admit, you are an inspiration to me, and make me want to go change right now. I've seen this look on others, but with shorter skirts and it doesn't look half as good as you make it look!

    Much Love,

  13. I love your outfit!

    <3 Hannah

  14. Oh, you have all completely made my day with your sweet comments, girls! Thank you so much!

    Andrea, Rosie, Michaela, Hanne-Col, Amanda, Tasha, Marlene, Johanna, Anne Marie, Rosi, Gabrielle, Hannah, and everyone else reading this, Thank you, thank you!!!

    Your encouraging comments make me so very happy=)
    Have a wonderful weekend, girls!

  15. This is darling! :) Your outfits are adorable and so sweet.

    Thank you so much for the sweet note on my blog, Miss Kellie...I really appreciate it. I too feel very blessed to have "crossed paths" on Shelfari so very long ago.

    much love,

  16. It's a lovely outfit, everything in it goes together.

    Leroy's name reminds me of one of out past cats, who was a she, but we called her Lev, which is he-lion in Czech. And we don't even have a younger brother. :-)

  17. Your outfit is lovely and I absolutely love the pictures! The pictures that you put on your blog are always some of my most favorites:)!!!


  18. ahhh why am I not following your blog?! :) Just out of the blue, I remembered it again. But tonight, I am going to fix that.

    You are so classy!!! Lovee these photos. I enjoy taking pictures like this too :)


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