Last Utah Outfit Post

Saturday, May 08, 2010
After seeing Tania's covered waist-band skirts, I needed to make one! This took me forever because I used Susan's tutorial again but forgot to account for the covered waist-band part so it was a bit too short. I scrounged up whatever fabric was left and created another layer underneath. It seems tiered skirts usually have three tiers...right? Chase said it looked like it was missing a tier.
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This was taken on our last full day in Salt Lake. It was a sad day. Kind of. I don't remember. It was pretty chaotic. We had to pack, move, and clean the apartment so it was a lot to handle. I'm just glad it's over!!!! Now I want to focus on my vacation... :) First stop....Hong Kong!
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Wearing thrifted Talbots blazer ($4), Old Navy tee ($4), thrifted Anne Klein belt ($1), DIY skirt ($10), and Old Navy gladiators ($7).

64 comments :

  1. I think uuusually you'd see tiered skirts with three tiers, but I think that this is working nicely. Especially since you made it! I think the light floral pattern works nicely with the more structured blazer and sandals.

    And though you're moving-- you're going to HK! I'm going to Thailand soon, that's ... sorta in the area, right? Hahaaa, no. Bon voyage, have a safe trip! :)

    Toast with Charmalade

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  2. Elaine, it looks great!! Great job.

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  3. love how youve done your bangs all wavy ... just such a gorgeous print it looks very sweet though perhaps another tier would make it look really expensive which is good.. its still beautiful

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  4. It turned out beautifully, Elaine! Yes, I think three tiers is common, but you made it so well and there's nothing wrong with being original.

    Great pattern mixing with the stripes and the floral!

    Have a wonderful time on your vacation :-)

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  5. love this pattern mixing! maybe you could cut off some of the first tier and sew it on the newer, shorter, first tier so that'd make it 3 tiers :) yay! have fun on your vacation! take lots of photos!

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  6. love the colours of this outfit! you always mix colours so well. i think it looks alright with two tiers; three might have been a little too much. love the fabric! <3

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  7. cute outfit, love that skirt! you are so talented! aw, i hope you enjoy your trip, if you're ever in the bay area near san fran we should meet up one day!

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  8. very prim and proper! you look lovely, elaine!

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  9. That skirt is adorable!
    good luck with everything!
    I just started adding outfit posts to my blog, getting some pointers from your blog to better my 'angles' haha
    Have a great vacay!
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  10. great skirt! i like your blazer ;)

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  11. I really like the double layer - different yet stylish. And the fabric is gorgeous!

    Enjoy your holiday.

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  12. I have a couple two tiered skirts from anthropologie and I think yours looks as good or better because of the cute print. Enjoy your vacation!

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  13. good luck with the move, and have a great vacation!

    the skirt is super cute as is, but if you'd like to try a three tiered look, maybe you could layer a lace slip underneath? a black one like this half slip might work!

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  14. awww, fantastic outfit! i am in love with your jacket and the skirt is perfect as well! enjoy your vacation!!!

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  15. I love the two tiers - no need for a third! Love the stripes and floral in this outfit. Have an amazing time on your vacation!

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  16. That skirt is beautiful and the two tiers are lovely.

    Hope the move went smoothly and you and the hubs have a wonderful time on your vaca!

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  17. the skirt is fabulous! i love the print and the two tiers look amazing.
    have a sensational time traveling--i will definitely miss you around here!
    many big hugs--travel/move/pack safely.
    xoxoxo

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  18. Love the skirt, you are so creative!!!

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  19. You look awesome Elaine, and love that this is your last Utah outfit. The mixing of the prints is awesome and love that you made that skirt all by yourself. The tiers are romantic!

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  20. Cute, cute! Love the mixing of patterns!

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  21. i like the two tiers -- it's an unexpected look!

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  22. I'm so impressed that you made that skirt! I'll chime in with the chorus here and say that usually they have three + tiers, but that it's lovely, so it doesn't matter that this skirt has two.

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  23. Great designer you are! You look fab as always...xo

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  24. 3 tiers??? I never noticed. I think 2 looks great...you did a really nice job.

    This type of change is usally bitter-sweet--it would have been less bitter and more sweet if it was the middle of winter and you were escaping snow!!! It's good that we're usually too busy in those moments to wallow in them. But it is nice to look back on them and appreciate them.

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  25. You're so cute with this look!

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  26. Awww...Have a great vac Elaine. You are totally rocking out this look by the way. I love that skirt!!!!

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  27. ummmmm. bye. maybe we will meet again in this lifee.

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  28. LOVE the skirt you made!!!! love it more being tiered!! enjoy your trip, safe travels! xo

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  29. I actually like the one tier on the skirt. I am working on making one similar to this one but it will have large pockets in the front and a thick waistband with small pleats!

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  30. Two tiers look fantastic! I love the print too.
    Can't wait to hear about your vacation!

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  31. gorgeous skirt! i wish i could remember how to make a shirt, i need to practice practice!! and have fun in HK, its going to be a shopping heaven! keep us updated with your trip!? :)
    xxjess

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  32. Great! Bold mix of prints. Love it. :-)

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  33. i love this: floral + stripes! so chic! :)

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  34. i think you nailed this. i think the two tiers makes it more structured and more bell shaped. a fun alternative.

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  35. I love the way you mixed the stripes with the floral! Lovely!

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  36. I'm going to miss you but I'll keep checking out all your outfits. I love the skirt. It's AWESOME! I don't think it looks like it's missing a tier because it doesn't look tiered. Where did you get the beautiful fabric?

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  37. I like the two tiers. Beautiful fabric!

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  38. i actually like it as just two tiers, its kinda like a peplum. Great work! It turned out fantastic.
    -indigo

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  39. it's funny how busy you've been with moving yet you still had time to take outfit photos...all for the love of blogging -- i feel you! :D

    love the mix of stripes and florals..
    definitely need to try this..

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  40. such a pretty skirt, well done! :)

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  41. I think you did a great job on the skirt! The print is so pretty too. You styled it perfectly.

    AHH HONG KONG! I miss it SO much! Wish I was going sometime soon :(

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  42. I love the fabric you chose for the skirt, so pretty!
    I don't think the tier looks weird, becuase it's just a little one it looks like a feature.

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  43. I love this combination and that skirt looks awesome with just 2 tiers. The tiered skirts that Target had this season were only 2 tiers. Have an amazing vacation and best of luck with your move. SO EXCITING!

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  44. The stripes and crisp blazer with the flowered skirt looks so effortlessly perfect, but I never would have thought of the combo myself. Very inspiring.

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  45. Love the skirt! So cute!

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  46. Cant wait to see what you come up with next!

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  47. love this look so much!!
    adore the blazer and the skirt. match well with the stripes shirt!

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  48. I like that skirt! lovely :)

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  49. loving the stripe with the floral

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  50. It looks like it is missing a tier! lol. It's still pretty though. I love the fabric! Perhaps you can add one more; although, I'm not a sewing expert, so you can probably figure out how to easily do that!

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  51. How did you cover the waist band? I'm curious, I want to try it too, the skirt looks adorable.

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  52. what a BEAUTIFUL skirt! you're sewing abilities are getting really good!

    xo.
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  53. The skirt is amazing - bautiful fabric and great shape.

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  54. I think the skirt looks fabbity fab!

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  55. I think this works great! Lovely fabric too!

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  56. I have this weird tendency right now to match floral with stripes haha, glad I'm not the only one doing it =]

    - Sierra @ No Stranger to Different @ http://hellofresh-meetquirky.blogspot.com/ -

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