Rachel Heffington (also fondly known as Jeeves where Anne-girl and I are concerned) is hosting an Autumn Fashion Event over at her blog, A Butcher, A Baker, A Candlestick Maker and I thought it might be fun to join in. I've seen lots of fashion events in the blogging world before, but never participated in one. Most of them seem to take place over the course of a week, during which time the participants have to post pictures of their outfits every day. And for me, that's just too much of a commitment. So I was quite delighted to see that Rachel had set hers up so that you only had to do outfits every other day, for two weeks. That is much more my style. (Ha. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.)
This is what I wore on Thursday, September 20th, even though I didn't get the pictures uploaded until today. That is the story of my life in case you're curious. I'll just depend on you all to overlook awkward poses in the following shots, because I was trying my hardest to keep my face out of the pictures and that's not easy when you're taking self-portraits.
Pink sweater - Land's End, gift
Green striped blouse - Talbots, thrifted (for about a tenth of its original price... literally)
Pink-and-silver necklace - birthday present
Hair - grew it myself. Neck likewise
Brown flared skirt - Coldwater Creek, gift
White ankle socks - Umm... Hanes? I forget.
Random hairbrush on the floor - property of my sister. Ahem.
Pink hair-flower - gift (good grief, that seems to be the theme for this outfit)
Silver barrette - Walmart
I'm not sure if this is really supposed to be part of the fashion week... but I decided I'd share a few of my Tricks of the Trade while I'm at it. This blouse is one of my very favorites, but it fits better in some spots than in others. I happen to be one of those girls who is blessed with the waist of Grace Kelly and the shoulders of Tim Tebow (some slight exaggeration may apply in that statement), so blouses tend to hang limply at the bottom and pinch near the top. This particular blouse fits pretty nicely almost everywhere, but it has an unfortunate tendency to gap along the buttons when I sit down sometimes. Can you spot what I did to fix it?
Voila! A tiny snap! Simple as! It closes up the area that once gapped a bit between buttons, and it's totally invisible from the front. Go back up and check that other picture of the blouse on me if you want. You will not see the snap.
The trick I practiced on this skirt is a little more straightforward-- I just decided to post pictures of it in case any of you wanted to try something similar and weren't sure if it would look okay. This skirt is one of my favorites, but it always had a tendency to slide down around my hips and I hated that. I prefer a skirt to stay at the waist. So I just nipped it in a little bit on either side, and since I almost never tuck my blouses in, the folds on either side are virtually unnoticeable.
That is, unless you're looking really hard and can see that I used black thread instead of brown. Ha.
This is another garment with widely placed buttons, so I added a snap here, too. I do hate gaps. The bottom half of the skirt is actually sewn up along the buttons, so that there would be no danger of it ever coming un-buttoned and flapping open. Horrors!
What did you wear yesterday? Do you ever do sneaky snap alterations on your clothes?