Sunday, October 7, 2018

Denim Skirts, Fashion Surgery & Link Up

Hello, hello. I hope this Sunday finds you well, relaxing, reflecting or getting into adventures. I'm still on an adventure high from my recent trip to Nashville, which I'll be sharing with you soon! Also, coming up on the blog is a post on my completed cabinets that I painted with the coolest "say no to chalk paint" ever! Ok, that is not the name of this paint, but that's the premiss behind it. Can we say no sanding necessary? Yes we can!  As for today's post, I'm pleased to feature this shop-my-closet outfit October's Sunday Showcase with Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood and Kellyann with This Blonde's Shopping Bag!  So please join me and/or link up with us today!


I'm not sure what inspired this look, but it turned out to be one I would repeat. The denim skirt went under the knife scissors recently for an update. It was slightly too long and I wanted a nice frayed hem. Was it a risky operation? Absolutely! We all know it's not easy to acquire a skirt that's a perfect length and fit! Thankfully, the skirt pulled through and I love the outcome. Ha! For your browsing fun, here's a few similar skirts that I found on Shopstyle.




The black and white striped cami was a cast off from a friend's stitch fix box that she never wore.

"You'll find something to do with this Chrissy."

Well, it took me awhile because it's fitted around the waist, which I try to avoid these days, and the stylish ruffles were a surprising challenge to work with!  However, a little practice and this cami and I are in business. 



The cardigan is a Loft clearance find from long ago and the Merona bag from Target was a sweet gift from a friend. That bag turned out to be a great classic print and color for fall!


Ok my friends! Do you perform clothing surgeries from time to time? How do they turn out?

Now before I go, here's a little peek at my photographers and those upcoming posts I mentioned...

Photographers


Coming Soon...

Rethunk Junk Paint


I'll be sharing how easy it can be to take on any cabinets or furniture with this paint!

Blogger Meet-Up in Nashville


Meeting 5 other women, in another state,  that you've never met in person can be intimidating; some may even say crazy. Stay tuned for that adventure!

Now Link up your outfits, decor, recipes, etc! :)


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  1. I love the title, you clever girl! You are an awesome skirt "surgeon". The "lift" turned out great and such a cute cami. It pays to have friends who get stuff and not wear it. HA! I love the mustard colored bag too. I was trying to talk Katie into mustard something yesterday with no luck! Missing you! XO

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    1. Awww, thanks Lisa! Thank you appreciating my goofiness. And now I need to find some friends in Sarasota who get stuff and don't wear it. lol. The more current the better.🎃See what I did there? Someone taught me how to use emojis. hehe. Missing you too Lisa!! :)

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  2. Wow, great job on the skirt! Love how this outfit came together and that striped tank will look great with lots of other pieces (I'm looking at you, camo pants!). You have the cutest photographers and I love that they got a chance to have a little fun after the shoot - ha!!!
    Love ya sweet friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you Kellyann! And you're right! Why haven't I tried this with my camo pants?? And we have to incorporate fun into EVERY photo shoot or it's not happening. lol. But in all seriousness, I don't want them to dread taking photos or have bad memories when they grow up of when they're mom made them take pics for her BLOG. So for as long as they will....

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  3. The only clothing surgery going on over here is the amputation of a stray thread or the reattachment of a loose button. I wish I could sew but after several attempts at trying, I fear it is not meant to be. YOU, however, performed magic on that top. Love what Kellyann said about pairing it with camos! And I love it with your darling skirt. Yay you!!

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    1. Haha! Leslie, I'm so glad you came by because you put a big smile on my face. Believe me, I don't do a whole lot of sewing - just cutting! And thank you for your kind words. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  4. We just painted our kitchen cabinets this summer too. Although we did the sanding thing...ugh!!
    I love that you DIYed this skirt, Chrissy...it's fabulous!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie and I think I remember you guys revamping a few things in your home...it's when I first started to follow you!

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  5. I used to do that! Haven t in a very long time, but it is fun! Happy start of the week!

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    1. Perform fashion surgery? I get the feeling you would be quite good at it! Hope your week is going well!

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  6. I need to paint our kitchen cupboards next year. I'm honestly thinking of moving instead haha. Great cardi! xx Maria

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    1. Ha! I don't blame you. I don't like to paint unless it's quick and easy! Thanks so much for coming by Maria. I love it when you visit!

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  7. I'm so glad denim skirts are returning--as for me they were never "out". Yes, I constantly perform clothing surgery (my most recent post is a testament to that, ha!). Yours turned out perfectly. Hey! Cute photographers! Plus, I'm dying to see all of the details of you ladies' NashBash!

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    1. Hey Kim! I'm glad there are too! And I need to get by your most recent post to see your "surgery". lol. Thank you so much for coming by and I can't wait to share the fun details! Until next time...have a wonderful week!

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  8. I'm all about that yellow so that bag - I'm in love.
    I am so upset - I pulled out my denim skirt & it's too tight on me right now. That's inspiration to get my butt in gear - literally!

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    1. Hey Rebecca Jo! Accessories are the only way I can get away with yellow! I wish I could wear it, as it's such a cheery color! And haha - let me know what becomes your motivation, as I need a little myself, and have a great week!

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  9. I don't know what piece I like the most. Each one is such a great neutral and can be worn so many ways. I also am about to go on a blogger meet up and am so excited to meet these women I've only talked to online! It'll be fun. I can't wait to hear about your little trip!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I'm so excited for you to have this meet up! And I can't wait to hear the details of your trip, even though it hasn't happened yet. lol. I hope you'll be posting on IG!

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  10. I love this outfit, Chrissy! And this blogger meet up group has left me feeling a wee bit envious! So many fabulous ladies whom I would love to meet!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  11. I love how that skirt turned out! The frayed edge is perfect! It looks like it all worked out. I can't wait to see your cabinets!

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  12. This skirt looks fabulous and you are totally giving me denim skirt inspo!
    Great photos!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  13. I never would have guessed that this skirt was a DIY - the length and fray are perfect for your casual,beachy outfit.

    http://www.avecamber.com
    http://www.bloglovin.com/avecamber

    Thank you for joining the Thursday Moda Linkup this week!

    Amber

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  14. Cute relaxed look dear! Love the shoes!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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