Wednesday, January 26, 2011

double purpose

quick announcement! the oh so lovely alison from crafted love featured me as a guest blog on how to shop for a bike! check it out here! thanks alison!


this post doubles as a bike chic outfit and a crafty chic post. over the holiday break i made this skirt out of this really awesome print i got at stonemountain daughters! they were closing and i was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off and i eyed this beauty in the corner of my eye and quickly grabbed it and ran up to the counter. not exactly sure what i was going to make with it at the time of purchase but i just knew i had to make something out of this awesome fabric...i had been wanting to make a skirt and thought this would be perfect! i made a similar skirt during the summer which i have named the the little blue picnic skirt. it is so easy to make and i found the pattern on burda style which has some free downloadable patterns....very nice! with the left over fabric i will make some pillows for gladys our vw bug :) oh and i made the bike hat i featured on monday too!

i love this picture and how it is focusing on our BEAUTIFUL trash cans!
and away i go to work!!!
i wore this to work with some suede cowboy boots and my resent purchase of this navajo wool blanket jacket which i can't seem to take off....i just love it so much! if any of you make this really awesome skirt please show pictures! i would love to see your take on it!

xo,
cb

19 comments:

  1. oh my, you look so pretty! I love love that skirt. I've been wanting to make one myself, so thank so much for showing me this pattern! Hopefully I can get to it this weekend.

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  2. You don't know how much I admire you for riding a bike to work! That's so wonderfulll. And your outfit is lovely as usual : )

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  3. That fabric was abolutely perfect for a skirt- it looks great! Loving the navajo jacket too. It looks like its the perfect length!

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  4. Love the whole outfit. I just started riding my bike to work and have been packing my work cloths in a bag and changing. I am so impressed with your putting together outfits that you can actually bike in that are so dang cute!

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  5. I'm loving that outfit, I deifnetly need to add some 'umph' into my wardrobe!

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  6. great skirt, that fabric is awesome. Oh and your trash cans are lovely :)

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  7. great skirt :) hehe, i always find it funny when the camera focusses on weird stuff. it's like, 'enough photos of you...i want to see those garbage cans work it for the camera'

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  8. that skirt is so adorably crafted and i'm linking your featured post because it's just awesome to have for readers. oh and i found a really great article on bike rides in Oakland. I'll email you it soon! xoxo!

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  9. i love everything about this outfit! adorable! also- super jealous you have a vw bug!!! <3

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  10. oh hello, beautiful patterns!
    love love love

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  11. i love that skirt and the style of it!

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  12. Fab skirt in gorgeous fabric! And love what I can see of your coat! xox

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  13. That's awesome about the guest blog! And I love your whole outfit!
    xo L

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  14. I absolutely love your outfit! So cute! And I love the yellow. Favorite color!

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  15. hi! thanks for your comment! I'm really enjoying project restyle... it's definitely been a motivation for me to actually document my projects and to do them in the first place!

    I love your whole blog, but I just had to comment and say that this skirt is wonderful!

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  16. you are pretty much the cutest person ever.

    love the whole look, head to toe. :)

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  17. Your skirt, your coat -- loving all the great patterns going on!!!!

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb