Monday, February 1, 2010

"Such Beautiful Shirts"

Sweater: GAP (altered by me), $30 // Leggings: Courtesy of We Love Colors // Head wrap: American Apparel Sash // Necklace: Forever 21, $9 // Boots: Urban Outfitters, $25

Remember this sweater? I kept finding myself wanting to wear a big cozy sweater but passing on this one because the neck cuff was just too bothersome. So, as I often impetuously do, snip snip! And I'm so happy with the result. I think I'll wear it much more often now. Paired with soft, comfy leggings from We Love Colors, this was the perfect laidback Saturday look.

As for the head wrap, Erin of calivintage was definitely the inspiration here. I knew the American Apparel sash would be great for big bows around my waist and neck, but Erin's tutorial inspired me to try it as a turban. I definitely need to work on my technique. She does it like a pro!


In combination with red lipstick for an evening out, the turban elicited a lot of comments including references to Daisy Buchanan. Speaking of which... have you heard? Baz Luhrmann is making a Great Gatsby adaptation. I'm beyond thrilled!

52 comments:

Lauren said...

i love love love this!! i bought a vintage turban in a neutral color awhile back & want to wear it on my weekends with boyfriend jeans. i am so inspired now!
xo
lauren

xo, Alexi said...

i obviously don't remember the top, because i've just recenlty discovered your blog, but i LOVE the look and the whole concept of your blog!!
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anne charlotte said...

you look awesome! the colors are perfect, and i think you do the turban better than you thnk!

calivintage said...

eep! i fell in love when i saw that picture in my reader. it looks perfect on you and i feel so honored that i was a bit of inspiration to you!

Francine said...

That neckline looks perfect! So much different. How long did that take you?

I like this whole look.

mila said...

I love this look! Looks so comfy and chic at the same time.

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Linda said...

I love the result of the sweater, the turban AND the hair all cute and shaggy. LOVE LOVE LOVE. And a great gatsby adaptation? yes please. Now if only they could do the story "rebecca" too...

shybiker said...

Awesome turban. Very adventurous.

And Baz is great. His version of "Romeo + Juliet" is the best ever.

Jen said...

ooh, I love baz luhrman. he's my fav! exciting!

M. said...

the nude coloring is amazing, you always do it best! and I really need to buy a sash to try this turban!

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heidi said...

did you just snip the neck off or did you finish it off in someway? i love that sweater now. i almost purchased it but also had trouble dealing with the ginormous collar. i love superfluous, but still functional.

maeghan said...

Love these pictures! You look beautiful and the setting really complements your outfit. Beautiful.

Kansas Couture said...

Francine / heidi -

I literally just hacked it off in a matter or seconds, and I didn't finish it. It's holding up for now, but it may start to unravel with time. We'll see. :)

Polina said...

this is such a cute outfit!!!!!! aw love it!
well done for altering the sweater, it looks a lot better!

Searched And Found said...

This turned out great!

Marie said...

I love the neckline.. It was pretty large before. Great job and cute outfit!

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GlamaRuth said...

Can you tell us what color the We Love Colors leggings are? WhatIWore has posted a 10% of + free shipping code (WHATIWORE, http://whatiwore.tumblr.com/), so I'd like to get a pair and I love the smoky lilac tone of yours.

{Tara} said...

LOVE the turban -- looks perfect!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Wow this is amazing!! That wrap turned turban is fabulous!! This look is awesome!

Lipstick Chick said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now. And this is by far, without a doubt, one of my MOST favorite things you've ever worn. I can't get over it. And now I'm gushing.

Girl from the North Country said...

I love this whole entire look! you look so lovely I love the head wrap!

Kansas Couture said...

GlamaRuth -

My leggings are the Light Grey color.

♥Lola said...

I love the headwrap, it looks so cute with your hair :)

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I love this outfit and what you did with the sweater! it looks so much more versatile now! The head wrap looks so good on you with your new hair ;)

xoxo

A N A S T A S Y A said...

loving the color combination, the knitted tops looks lovely too.

Kimberellie said...

Love it. The sweater is just perfect now. It really makes you notice the pockets and the excellent fit this way! Very cute boots too. Those are exactly the boots I keep telling my husband I want!

Little Ocean Annie said...

Wonderful transformation! The sweater looks so great now!

ANA said...

Love the turban and the sweater! You look great!


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Clare said...

Oh yes, tres Daisy. I love this!

winniecoop said...

Love the first photograph; how not only your outfit is neutral tones, but the background as well.

Kyla said...

OH, this is so awesome! I love the alterations on the sweater. I mean, I loved it before, but now it looks even more comfortable. I love how you style it and the turban looks way cool.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

so lovely. great look for hangin' in. especially with red lipstick.

Cheyne and Cayla said...

I really really am crazy over the head scarf! Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I want to try it myself! :D

Cheyne.

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Nadia Kamballa said...

You look great, love the sweater and boots!!

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The Sound of Lace said...

i LOVE great gatsby...how exciting!!!
lovin the turban and i love the sweater post scissors attack for sure!!

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ZEUS said...

o wow, I LOVE this look, I'm now following your blog. Amazing!

closet365 said...

That is the best news I've heard all year. I can't wait to see how Baz does Gastby.

And I love the turban. You've inspired me to try it sometime.

piglet said...

This look is just wonderful!

MELISSA Z. said...

Love all of this outfit, especially the sweater and the necklaces! Great soft colors, well combined!

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Senorita Fashionista said...

The turban is showing up in so many blogs, I think it's just perfect on you!
How exciting about the Great Gatsby,it was my fave in high school. xoxo Jolie

The Jazzy Belle said...

You look so cool in these pics! All the neutral colors play off of each other very well and the turban is the staple piece!! You should rock this again very soon! It's a classic.
xo

Diana said...

This outfit is lovely! I love the sweater alteration, the layered necklace, and the sash tied as a turban. You look comfortable and put together.


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sarah said...

You've inspired me to be bold enough to wear a turban-esque headwrap, because here it looks so adorable!

Jennifer said...

This is my first visit. I have been here all of 2 seconds and am officially obsessed!

E said...

I love how you rocked the headscarf! I might have to try that since it's pretty much the only hair accessory i can rock with my short hair...

Brandee said...

The turban looks great, and I'm definitely inspired! Don't be surprised if a turban shows up in one of my Wardrobe Wednesday posts at www.andfancyfree.com.

You look like you're ready to sip coffee and leaf through magazines, have a slumber party, go get pizza...just LOVE life.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Cute outfit. :) I really love the color of those leggings.

Sam and Livi said...

this is a favorite. i love hair that is tied back or wrapped in cloth or a great hat. i think it accentuates a beautiful face.

thedirtyknitter said...

i can not WAIT for the great gatsby!
LOVE the turban tie!

jen lainy said...

I read the same tutorial for the turban and you did a great job! Plus this outfit is so DIVINE! I love how you have a monochramatic thing going on!!

Lisa said...

i'm obsessed with this look!! filing this away for future inspiration now....

myedit said...

I love the turban on you, it is a perfect fit. You look so freaking glamourous!