11.12.2009

Reconstruction
{ T.G.I.H #4 }

I recently acknowledged two truths in my life: my new closet is way smaller than my old one in SF, and I wear basically the same outfit (or some variation thereof) every day. So, with only mild trepidation and a dash of separation anxiety, I marched down to Buffalo Exchange and left with nearly $300 in my pocket, not to mention oodles more closet space and a refreshed fashion spirit. Reflecting on what remained, and in an inspired effort to celebrate the transition from skirt to scarf weather, Hannah and I rallied up four basic ensembles for this week's T.G.I.H.

We rediscovered a world of friendly components I'd forgotten I even I had, and, gloomy weather be damned, we embraced a fun blend of colors and patterns that resulted in an interesting four faces of Hannah... part Ugly Betty, part Grandma, part Nerdy Librarian, and a little Runway Diva all patchworked together. Each one makes me giggle.

Here's the simple recipe: 1 silk sleeveless dress, 1 poofy underskirt, 1 blouse, 1 vest, 1 belt, 1 pair of tights, 1 pair of suede heels, 1 silk scarf, 2 brooches, a pair of vintage frames and a mishmash of bangles, earrings and necklaces.
I encourage your all to remix, re-imagine, and reconstruct your own closet accordingly.

You may have noticed a paring down of other sorts: my blog background. I think this calls for new headers, too. Yes?


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13 comments:

Briony said...

these are awesome...i wish i had enough patterns and such to create my own. i love #3 and #4 i'd totally wear both :)

Jenny Grobelski said...

love the yellow dress and colorful tights!

shola said...

oh MAN these my favorite!!! love the glasses too- i remember those ;)

Nadia said...

i super duper love these, esp the last outfit. the braids, the glasses, everything. where were these yellow tights when i needed them for pencil costume day??

Adriana said...

linked your blog for an award today :)

http://destination-inspiration.blogspot.com/2009/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Sarah said...

I love them all! You have totally inspired me to go through my own closet. It is boring me at the moment, but maybe I have a few new looks in there somewhere... Love your photos!

!Tb0n3! said...

Wow~! Did you send these to a fashion magazie????

carrie said...

these are so fun!

Page said...

I am wondering if you know the exact hair color that she uses ? I have tried and can't get it right ... Love it :) and so inpired ! Oh and wondering what outfit you wear everyday now !

bekapirwitz said...

number 4 is my fav.
these are soooo fun!
:)

Scotti Shafer said...

Han... you should braid your hair more often... you look hot! Love the pics Kelty!

~Emily~ said...

I heart these outfits, can I please have that style. LOVE the photos!

Michelle said...

I especially like the mixed up jewelry. I tend to be too matchy or complementary with it myself.