Monday, 19 May 2008

Ugly Top, Now Lovely Skirt

Erggg! I have been feeling ill and poorly since yesterday, so much so I couldn't even blog about my new purchases. I must have been really ill for that to happen. I could not even take any snappy snaps because my muscles were aching, my throat was sore and I was hot and cold all day. That post will just have to wait until another day. I blame my brother and the stupid person who set of the fire alarm at my University rave (which meant we had to wait in the cold for 40 minutes at 2am) for my illness. By the way I wore the green Asda dress (^_^).

I have been awake since 5.30 am, and have watched America's Next Top Model, Cycle 10, from episode 9 since then...I am currently waiting for it to load on You Tube. This is the worst cycle ever. Too much product endorsement, its so fake and cheesy, just like the winner. This whole cycle seems to be based around advertising, getting freebies and making the girls tell viewers how much they 'Loovvveeee Apple Bottom jeans!' and how they are going to be using their free bag everyday...I've only seen them use it once. Its so annoying and scripted...'Ooo I love such and such phone because it has all these amazing features like blah blah and blah...'. Anyway enough whinging.

I have been meaning to write a post about my £2.99 Uni Qlo top that I have now turned into a skirt.

I bought this 'top' a couple of weeks ago on sale. When I first saw it I noticed the barginlicious price, then I thought, 'Oooo pretty skirt'. But I was fooled; it was no skirt. The straps were tiny and it was obviously a top. But that wasn't going to stop me from wearing it as a skirt. No way josé. From the picture above you can see it is a pretty bland vest top. And it was a couple of sizes too big. So I went on the sewing machine, took it in, and voila! Behold a high waited, nautical (because it is navy with a white strip), cotton skirt. I love it. I was a bit unsure what to do with the straps so I done this:


I criss-crossed the straps which adds a waist band to the skirt, making it look more high waisted. The problem is, my mum has turned the white of my skirt pinkish. She likes to mix colours in the wash, hence why I own tonnes of supposedly white vests and tees. I think it has now lost its nautical touch. But I will definitely wear it again when the Sun decides to appear high in the sky.

2 comments:

FashionSqueah! said...

I love that top/skirt coversion, nice work! Also have to agree about this season of ANTM, much as I love the show it has gone into fake overdrive this cycle. Urgh and Whitney won, eww!

Rachie-Pie said...

eww indeed. Whitney is prety but not wierd pretty that they seem to love so much. she is just a pretty girl. she so didnt deserve to win. I liked Anya!