highend to homemade.


tank: kohls, skirt: handmade, shoes: louboutin, pearls: tiffany's

threw this outfit together for dinner out for roz's birthday. my goal was to wear my louboutins.. which oddly i've only worn one other time (my birthday).. as well as the pearls. i find instead of getting good use out of my higher end items.. i store them and only dust them off on "special occasions" too scared to get that they'll get ruined somehow. i should really get over it.
i'll have to take a better photo of the skirt.. it's made out of a striped tapestry/brocade type material.. i love making these skirts out of thicker fabric so that it holds it shape better.

-issa

46 comments:

  1. Love the puffiness of your skirt! This outfit is a perfect mix of classy and casual!

    PS..love your blog. Adding you to my blogroll!

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  2. I love those brocade skirts that your make! They look perfect on you and Roz. And those shoes! How is it that Mr. Louboutin gets it absolutely, positively right every single time?

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  3. I love that look.

    I used to do the same thing with my really nice stuff: save things for later.

    But then, I realized, you've got to life. You've got to use and enjoy the things you have. Otherwise, why buy them? Even if you ruin something, there'll be another version of it along any minute.

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  4. You look is very gorgeous.

    Specially the black pumps.

    Freshy !!

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  5. I just came over your blog. Never seen it b4! But wow its great:P I really love your style, and your pics are great!!:)

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  6. I love your handmade skirts! They look great. As chic as always :)

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  7. thats a perfect little skirt!
    and i can so imagine ur 'gems' boxed away and covered prettily with a red velvet cloth haha

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  8. Love the skirt!! I was thinking about making one myself but I can't find any pattern and I'm kinda new in sewing themes...Where did you found your pattern?

    M.

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  9. The shoes are so great - fantastic

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  10. You look soo pretty!
    Love those skirts, they are so much fun.
    So impressed that you hand made it too!
    Great shoes, I know what you mean, I get too scared to take out stuff like that, because I nearly always ruin everything.

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  11. u have louboutin shoes??? cool.
    but that handmade skrt is the one who is awsome.

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  12. impressed by your handmade skirts...should make them in all colors! I like the puff on the skirts dear...
    ~Blessings*

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  13. I know what you mean -- my Marc by Marc Jacobs has only seen the light of day once. It's sitting in its dust bag right now. =/ Haha. I'm afraid of wreaking it. But, I want to see your Louboutins! =)

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  14. the pearls look so gorgeous with your outfit! my boyfriend thinks pearls look elegant, but i just don't see myself wearing them much. actually, i don't own any haha!

    can't wait to see the fabric of the skirt too. certainly looks more poufy compared to jersey

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  15. You've struck a great balance between laidback (the tank top) and sophisticated (the skirt & heels) - love it!

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  16. I was going to say about the shape! It does really hold it together so it has that retro feel. You look for sexy in that outfit, issa. :P

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  17. side note: you should start selling those skirts I think. Do it in etsy. I'll get one if you're selling one.

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  18. Wow, I love the shape of the skirt, and also the skirt you made for Roz. Of course, if you own high end items, wear them... They look good! How high are those Louboutins?

    ...I know, it's always like that with exams. You always put off studying...

    Cate

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  19. I do the same thing with my more expensive things-but I've gotten much beter about it-I keep telling myself they are just "things"

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  20. Roz- Thanks for the lovely comment. :) Those wedges are one of my favorites and the print is what caught my eye most about the dress.

    Issa- lovely as usual. GREAT skirt!!! ..and those maryjanes!! :D

    xo/ fashion chalet

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  21. I love the simplicity of the outfit. it looks great! & the loubutins are enviable!

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  22. oh my gosh, very savvy. i love pearls and tiffany.

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  23. Oh wow LOVE the skirt and the shoes :)

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  24. Super sweet oufit! AnD WOW pearls from Tiffanys!

    Ps. I tried to put some translations in English when I wrote my last post ;)

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  25. you are just delightfully pretty in this outfit. i love it.

    love love the shoes. I've been wanting Louby Mary Janes for awhile. Need to just get them! And I'm all about wearing my expensive stuff for every day consumption. The joy of wearing them on a regular basis is quite a good feeling :)

    P.S. Can you make me a skirt or show me how to make it? I would love you forever and ever! I will send you a fabulous present in exchange! ;)

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  26. I love all the skirts you've been making!! I'm looking for a skirt just like that, but haven't had much luck, and I'm a total dunce on the sewing machine.

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  27. Oh, and I'm totally the same way with all my $$ clothes.

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  28. Awww Issa you just inspired me to make something with my bare hands! I love the outfit.... its so chic yet classy! Love your Loubotins too!!!

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  29. look at you upping the ante w/ the louboutins!!
    gorgeous skirt and gorgeous girl
    ps i shall add you guys too post haste

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  30. very pretty i love the skirt it's gorgeous!

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  31. Oh! I really like this outfit! Its so effortlessly chic and hip. If i could affor such high-end merchandise i'd be inclined to do exactly what you are also lol. I mean, if you're spending so much on a pair of shoes you most definately do not want them scuffed as soon as you've gotten them :)

    Hope you had a fabulous time at Rozs' birthday. And yes, please DO put a closer pic of that skirt up! It sounds so so interesting, striped tapestry/brocade material? Interesting

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  32. ADORABLE skirt. <3 the puff. www.thedailyalygator.blogspot.com

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  33. see i seem to have the same problem. i mean i dont want to over use my special articles of clothing because it just becomes mundane, or im afraid of wrecking them... I too need to get over it and get the best out of them... beautiful outfit, but I wouldn't expect any less.

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  34. Your outfit is absolutely perfect!
    kss a lot
    ;-)

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  35. i'm a dust offer too! i fear they'll get ruined but i'm ruining their potential but ignoring them!

    i thought it was just me :)

    dear i've told you one million times but i love your simplicity and effortlessness :)

    i love that skirt too i've been looking for one! i still can't find one! how did you make it?

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  36. nice skirt that you made..
    its turned out looking very chic!!
    especially matched with louboutins..

    xoxo

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  37. I heart your brocade skirts honey.love how you paired it with a simple tank top. Enjoy your Louboutins,shoes like that are made for wearing ;o)
    Kisses dear and have a lovely wknd hon.
    Marian

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  38. you look so beautiful! and the colour of your skin fits perfect to your outfit!
    wonderful
    <3 melmo

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  39. Love the shoes... and the pearls, very lady like but with a modern twist... I am seriously getting obsessed with you skirts :)

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