Don’t freak out and leave, it’s still me, the Grechen you know and love, only now, “thriftier” 😉
Remember how I went thrifting for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and got the cream blazer I wore in this post? While I was there, I also snagged this polka-dot skirt. It’s a DIY because it WAS reversible and there were two layers: black & white polka dots and a black & white floral print. I cut out the floral print layer right at the top near the waistband because A: it was ugly, and B: because I wanted to re-create my own version of this Opening Ceremony skirt:
It’s definitely the look I was going for although as I wore it today (walked a lot), I determined that I definitely need to wear a “normal” slip as opposed to a spanx slip, because it kept riding up! If I was an American Apparel model or more daring, I might just wear a pair of boyshorts underneath and call it a day, but I’m NOT that daring, and I’m going for a bit more “elegant” look than that…and as you can tell, the skirt is sheer.
I’m totally impressed with myself for my first EVER DIY – I know it’s not a big deal to those of you who are used to thrifting and working with things, but this is completely foreign to me! I hope to do more of it; I love feeling creative, and I’m pretty happy with the result.
What do you think of my DIY?