9.25.2013

Chels Wears: Double DIY

Chambray & Leggings: JCPenney's | Shirt: Mumford & Sons | Boots: Voltage | Scarf: DIY | Headband: Rue 21
Leg Warmers: DIY | Purse: Target | Bracelets & Owl Ring: Charlotte Russe

First things first, yes, I am wearing leggings for pants...again. I cannot help it you guys, they are just so comfy and they fit under boots so well. Next, you might be wondering why I often have my hair up in my Chels Wears posts. Well, if you'd guess, a) I'm lazy, b) I didn't wash my hair this day, or c) I currently hate the length of my hair, as any of your reasons why this must be, then you're correct, but mostly C. After drastically cutting my hair, I'm in between the lengths I actually like which are shoulder length and mid-back length. So in about two to three more inches, it'll be perfect and will be worn down more, just you wait.

Now onto the double DIY...the leg warmers and the scarf were made about ten minutes before I left the house for my night job at Family Video. I got the idea for the leg warmers from Pinterest (surprise) and made them (and a few other pairs) by cutting off the sleeves of some old sweaters my mom had in her closet that neither of us wanted to actually wear. And the scarf is made from a cowl neck shirt dress that I was going to donate to Goodwill. Originally I planned to just cut off the cowl neck and use that as an infinity  scarf, but it wasn't big enough for my taste, so I cut off the sleeves and used the actual dress half of it. Simply sewed up the frayed edge so there would be a smooth edge the whole way around and voila! I'm planning on making this a fringe scarf eventually since I'm in love with all things fringe and it'll make it a more unique element, but for now and for the limited time I had to do this, I like it. What do you guys think?

If you recall, this is not the first time that I've cut something up and sewed it really fast before walking out the door in it. Honestly, I've been doing this since about the 7th grade. I just know that if I'm not going to wear an item of clothing the way it was intended, I might as well try it a different way. So far I think it's worked out pretty well. And this totally makes me a fashion designer, right!? haha




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16 comments:

  1. Yay! I love DIY projects and the leg warmers were on one of my lists to try. It's good to see it works! Awesome idea to take a cowl neck and turn it into a scarf. Would have never thought of that one. This is why I love doing Pinned It and Did because you ladies rock!

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  2. I am impressed that you made your scarf out of a dress! So creative. And your whole outfit is great...looks really comfortable and put together at the same time.

    Cheers!
    Char char|treuth.com 

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  3. Look at you!!! Double DIY!! Both turned out great and I would have never thought to use almost an entire dress as a scarf!!

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  4. It is hard for me to accomplish one diy project so good for you women!

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  5. brilliant...both of them! i love this look, too. leggings as pants are fine in my book...the coziest way to go!! this makes me wish i had bought a mumford & sons tee at their concert!

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    1. Thank you! The Mumford & Sons concert was SO GOOD in Pittsburgh, I couldn't leave without getting something.

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  6. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I am SO very glad I did! You're DIY's are awesome and I'm loving that outfit.
    -Becca
    hertrashmytreasure.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the look of leg warmers/boot socks popping out of the top of boots
    Have a great weekend
    Brett

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  8. the legwarmers are cute, i like that they`re a DIY!

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