January 13, 2011

Have I Told You Lately?


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{Top: Target, Skirt: Gap, Cardigan: Nordstroms, Bracelet: Limited, Boots: Macys}


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You guys seriously ROCK! Instead of being all Liz, ew. You're weird, you were like Liz, you're weird and we kinda love it! Thanks for accepting me, unbuttoned pants and all.


It seems like it's Secret Week on 26 and Counting. I shared some childhood stories, a little truth about my suffocating pants and today I have another tidbit. I love dressing in the winter {not the secret, keep reading}. Partly because I love to layer {mostly because I love tights} but also because you can get away with the most basic {I'm talking caveman style} alterations. Take today for example and this skirt. I needed it to sit a bit higher. Usually I would stand in front of my mirror, mentally trying to will the skirt to alter itself {and wasting 15 minutes in the process}. For the record, this does not work. But sometimes eating a snack before walking out of the door does.


What is a girl to do? Well in the winter {it comes full circle friends} a safety pin of course! This cardigan conceals my handy work and it's a win/win for everyone. Unfortunately exposed safety pins aren't really in style so my craftywork doesn't last past March. So I'm going to enjoy these next few months when I can sit in my room and play pretend seamstress to my clothes. I promise, I'm gentle.

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18 comments:

  1. haha, i love reading your posts! you're so handy with your clothes and i love the safety pin trick! i do this for clothes that i haven't had time to take to the tailor yet too. :)

    cute and little

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  2. i agree! you have the best posts! you are too funny and i love your outfits!

    lilmissmarch.blogspot.com

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  3. lovelovelove this outfit, friend! getting dressed in the winter does have some amazing benefits. another secret i really like getting away with is mix-matched, ugly, and clashing socks under boots.

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  4. Liz, you're weird and I love it. Oh, wait... someone already said that. Moving on... you know, you could always put the safety pin to the inside of your skirt and it would be less noticeable in warmer months if you didn't expose the whole pin.
    I'm really jealous that you have that top. I love peacock feathers like nobody's business and I want it!!!

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  5. Love the print on your blouse! ... haha your story reminded me of the day I had to staple my skirt cause the zipper broke, love your honesty!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  6. Haha that's me! I wear horrible socks under my boots, I actually save a special space for them in my drawers :P

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  7. Safety pins are a girls best friends :) especially when they don't have the crazy sewing skills AKA me

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  8. Gorgeous! I love that shirt tucked in and the bright pop of your cardigan. The secret's just the cherry on top!

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  9. Yay secret week! I may actually do things like that throughout the year- I just keep the cardigan on all year round (hot outside, but freezing inside), although I feel like belts are a fantastic quick alter, since you can let let it show.

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  10. literateandstylishJanuary 13, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    What a lovely outfit! I'm dying for a mustard cardigan. Need to find one asap.

    Hahaha I pin so many of my clothes! Cardigans are a good way of concealing that. Also, if I have to pin a skirt, I wear a belt to hide that.

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  11. Have I told you lately that you make work wear look so cute and stylish? Seriously. I love it.

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  12. I adore safety pins! They save my life on a regular basis. LOVE this cardigan, too. It's a gorgeous color. Winter's for sure my favorite season for getting dressed... And I'd love to know your hair routine! THAT was a mouthful. :)

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  13. Don't you just love safety pins? :)

    You look so cute! Are those peacock feathers I spy on your top! LOVE it! (Peacock feathers are my favorite. Even my wedding had a peacock feather theme.)

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  14. I missed yesterday's post but I must comment on the tight pant strategy to say - i am so happy im not the only one who unbuttons to deal with a bloaty day! I also have a giant belt that I like to wear when I'm going to be eating a bunch (like Chef's for UNICEF - I have eaten all the countries for the past 3 years running). The giant belt gets loosened throughout the evening but it helps to maintain a silhouette and hide the foodness. awesome.

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  15. Cute blog!! I love all your sassy outfits!!

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  16. I love this cardigan so very much. If we lived closer I'd teach you to sew. Whip stitch= safety pin that people can't really see. I've sewn myself into far too many dresses. Hey if Miss Monroe could get sewn into her clothes so can we!

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  17. I need sewing lessons desperately! I have will have to google this whip stitch that you speak of.

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  18. You're too sweet Kristine! Thank you :)

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