Blogger Inspiration!

Today I felt so very productive! Last night I decided that I was going to try my hand at sewing two different garments. Both of which were inspired by two lovely bloggers, Karla (from Karla's Closet) and Betty (from Le Blog de Betty). Here are the two looks which I set out to recreate:

So this morning I ran over to Joanne's Fabrics and grabbed some silver lamé, neon green spandex, a pattern for leggings and various sewing accoutrements, and set to work! I must say, I am very pleased with the results! The first look: Karla's blazer and AA leggings.

leggings/handmade : shoes/thrifted : tank top/DIY : blazer/thrifted

I loved Karla's wild bright leggings, but American Apparel leggings are just way too spendy for me, so I thought that I would try to make some! It worked out perfectly and they're probably the nicest pair of leggings I own now!

The second look is based on Betty's outfit. I didn't have a cute little jacket like hers, so I just threw on a plaid button down instead. I think she's wearing black tights, but mine were in the wash, so I substituted with some thermal leggings.

shirt/old navy : top/billabong : skirt/handmade : necklace/eryn brinie

I love how this skirt instantly adds a touch of edge to any outfit. I have been starting to wear more simple, edgy kinds of outfits lately. I still love the feminine looks, but I'm getting kind of excited about a more modern look. We'll see how it all pans out.