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Monday, August 27, 2012

Lookbook: My Max-ID-i.y.

What a complicated title. In case you haven't noticed, I try to be creative with my lookbook titles, and sometimes my creativity gets the best of me when I think a bit too out of the box (unless you totally see what I was going for with this title). 

I was mixing "maxi" with "I.D." with "diy" since this outfit post is all about my latest D.I.Y. endeavors where I turned a crappy maxi dress into a flowy maxi skirt. I mean, the dress was so ill-fitting...I couldn't get over it. I had to cut off the top half and mess with the elastic to make it wearable. This is my maxi I.D.Wearing: 
♥ Foreign Exchange top (last seen in Little Lace Riding Hood♥ eBay maxi skirt (formerly a dress) ♥ F21 leather jacket  Elie Tahari flats  Juicy Couture bagThese were taken after an early dinner at Naglee Park Garage where I ate some yummy bread pudding dessert that you might have seen on my Instagram. Then we headed over to Santana Row for drinks and a movie. I saw Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson. It was one of the worst movies ever. I was going to walk out of it and go buy a sweater at H&M, but it was already closed. Now all I can think about is how Robert Pattinson stole two hours of my life and a comfy sweater.

What do you think of this look?
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45 comments

Sharon said...

U look stunning as always honey, love this!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Beautiful skirt...love that colour mixed with the black jacket...wonderful. Happy Monday doll xx

LV said...

You look gorgeous! This is a great look.

Heidi said...

Cute outfit! Love the color of the skirt. :)

Joan said...

this skirt is so great on you!
has such a nice color.the bag is a really nice piece to have too.

Sylwia said...

stunning and I love this maxi skirt!
xox

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FashionJazz said...

Loving the maxi!! Hope you well hun :) xx

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Alexandriaweb said...

Great outfit :)
You have such a beautiful smile :)

Teresa @ Delightfully Darling said...

I love this look! You look so "boho/edgy" when you added the jacket! You always look great though - can't really say I am surprised to see you looking great here too!

xo Teresa
www.delightfullydarling.com

Ashley said...

I love your look. I like the way it can be worn in the summer and the fall. So Chic!

With Love,
Ashley
ASassyWoman.Com

Courtney Erin said...

I love how you remade the skirt - it looks really beautiful. And that sucks about the movie, I hate it when I pay to see crappy films.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Heather Fonseca said...

I love everything about the look! The maxi skirt is fab with the loose top. The colors are fresh and gorgeous. The leather jacket is just the right amount of edginess. Love it.

Elle Sees said...

i love this color on you!!

D.R. said...

the color of that maxi-skirt is gorgeous!!

Clare said...

I mean -- COULD you be cuter???

Tanvi said...

I would skip that movie then! :) You have the cutest smile ever.

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Ria said...

Such a pretty pretty look!

kim bim said...

lurv your jacket+bracelets, you look really chic, very simple look yet with a touch of class.
hugs+kisses
http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
Love the skirt!

xoxox,
CC

ijinku said...

I really like that skirt. You've def. inspired me to put together a long maxi with a top like that and belt :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hi love! You look gorgeous. Love that maxi. The color is just beautiful. Makes me want to hang onto summer a bit longer :) xoox

kim bim said...

well done with the maxi skirt, you did a really good job, lovely hot pink maxi lurv it.
hugs+kisses
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Sam said...

You are pretty talented with a pair of scissors and elastic! Cant believe this used to be a dress once, it looks fantastic as a skirt, such a good idea to transform it! You look beautiful hun!

Rocker Chic said...

Cheryl,

I always love your style and you look gorgeous as always!!

I hate that the movie was a bore to you I was hoping it was good!!

Happy Monday Pretty Girl!!

Emmy said...

Oh noes! I was actually kinda excited about Cosmopolis:( So sad to hear it sucked! Sigh...I might still see it though just coz I love Rob.
But love the title, Cheryl...heehee...and love how you turned the dress into a skirt.

Ashleigh Nicole said...

Beautiful skirt, love it paired with the leather jacket!

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You look lovely and it's always a good thing to rescue crappy clothing!
Thanks for the movie tip too - I won't be seeing that movie soon then!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Nice job Cheryl, loving the whole outfit but especially the maxi skirt! Big fan on DIY-ing pieces, shame I'm no good at it, ha.

Clara Turbay said...

love it!
@paquetevistasbi

MOSAMUSE said...

such a great skirt!! u look great cheryl!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Bravoe Runway said...

Awesome styling Cheryl! I love the bright maxi skirt.

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

You look great!

Fashion Tales said...

The pink maxi looks great with those accessories! One can never go wrong with a leather jacket in my mind.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I am so loving your jacket and forearm cuff. You look absolutely beautiful, Cheryl!! :)

Style-Delights said...

Wow..love ur jacket! You are so stylish! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style Delights Blog

Bonnie said...

I love hot pink! It's a great color on you. I'm all about the "wow" factor, you know. :)

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Carla Sanz said...

i love how the hot pink looks on you!!
love the outfit!!

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Ali said...

Cool necklace. And yeah the colour of the skirt is amazing! I have a scarf that colour that I wear a little too much... It's like a highlighter!

Kirstin Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love this outfit, and that jacket with it is pure perfection. LOVE.

caramellitsa said...

i love this skirt!! it matches with white so beautifully! :)

you look very pretty dear!

kisses <3

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Boheme.Fille said...

Lovely! Great jacket and skirt!

Musings in Red said...

Only you could turn crap into bohemian awesome!! :)) Love it! :))

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Love the bright pop of color with a rocker chic leather bomber. Great job on the DIY. I might have to do that with one of my ill-fitting dresses too. Tks for inspiring me!

Shen Dove said...

Your DIY effort was worth the trouble because your former maxi dress looks great as a maxi skirt. What a bummer about the movie and sweater!

Cymone said...

Love this! the skirt is perfect and great pop of color :)

Cymone
xo

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