24 June 2009

June 24th, 2009 § 4 comments

24 June 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Pink Jersey Dress – Limited, remixed
  • Brown Top – H & M
  • Green Patent Flip-Flops – J Crew, ancient and well-loved
  • Shell Necklace – hand-made gift, remixed
  • Shell bracelet – Hawaii?
  • Earrings – Island souvenir, remixed


With no money to spend on clothing remixing my existing items of clothing has become all the more important.  Layering makes this much easier; you can where an item over and over and have it look very different because it is paired with at least 3 other pieces.   With a heat index over 100 layering has become a less-than appealing solution!  Interesting color combinations are another great way to mix things up.  E. continues to demonstrate the wonders of color mixing for  summer, but I think I could use some daily inspiration for this.  Perhaps it is time for a summer edition of our Fashion 101 on color.  What do you think?

I have tried to be more creative with how I wear pieces, wearing dresses as skirts for example. A couple weeks ago, I wore this dress as a skirt, using  the empire top as a wide waist band.  This has actually become the usual way for me to  wear this, so to mix it up, I am wearing it as a dress!  Because unlike S., who wears them beautifully, I don’t do empire waists,  and because the smocked band at the top was doing very little for my bust line,  I have put this draped cowl neck top over it.  I like the pink and brown together and the way the wide waist band gives all this jersey some structure and makes this an easy belt-less look.

24 June 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 4 Responses to 24 June 2009"

  1. Sal says:

    I’d love to see you ladies do more color work for summer! This pink-brown combo is a reminder to me that I’m a novice color-mixer when it comes to the likes of you three.

  2. Aussie says:

    i have always loved pink and brown together.
    You look gorgeous!

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  4. Kari says:

    What a smart idea! I love your drapey H&M top.

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