Monday, November 1, 2010

FallFresh: As Crafty As I Wanna Be

(Jacquard Cardigan with Faux Fur $328.00)



I shared a twitpic of this ultra chunky glam sweater by Juicy Couture a few days ago. It's everything I want for those chilly days that I opt to go coatless. Perfect for date night at the movies, shopping at the mall with friends, or even Ice Skating ( If only I knew how!)


Recently I decided to be more handy in all areas of my life. More Do It Yourself and less Get Somebody to Do It For Me. What does this have to with the Juicy Couture sweater you might be asking? Well on a recent trip to H&M I fell in love with the sweater pictured below. It's brown, tan, and grey print are what I like to call never fail neutrals. Plus I love patches on elbows and the brown faux suede patches make this $49.95 sweater look much richer.


As I'm standing in the mirror I'm thinking that this sweater would look great with a faux fur collar, and just then the styling Gods place a collar in my line of sight. For only $14.95 more I have made the sweater that I like into the sweater that I love.




Perfect right? Not yet because we have to join them together in clothing matrimony. Of course my first thought is to take it to the cleaners and have them sew it on, but then I stop myself. With a little needle and thread ( and a whole lot of patience!) I have made my H&M sweater even chicer! Total spent including needle/thread......73.00!!!



I'm officially inspired and I hope you are too!

Hautey!

XOXO

3 comments:

  1. omg, you better do it!

    i've been looking for a cardigan/blazer with contrasting suede patches on the elbows since fall hit. they are sooo nice.

    dope DIY!

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  2. THIS IS SO DOPE! GIRL KEEP IT UP I FEEL SO INSPIRED TO GET BACK INTO BLOGGING FOR *REAL* THIS TIME...

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