Outfit Details

  • Headband - made by me 
  • Glasses - vintage via Etsy 
  • Shirt - made by me (see below)
  • Jacket - ThredUp 
  • Belt - Target 
  • Jeans - American Eagle 
  • Boots - Rampage 
  • Bag - Target

Western Style Yoke Modification

Recreate the look with Rochelle's Western style yoke modification tutorial:

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How would you describe your style?

Hmm. Honestly I'm not really sure. I wear a lot of casual menswear like button-ups and loafers, but I also love a good western shirt with boots. I'm mostly influenced by vintage looks, not the more recognizable house dresses and heels, but casual styles of the past. ...but I wouldn't necessarily call my style "vintage". I just wear what I like. I supposed if I had to define my style based on some kind of subculture, it would be Handmade/DIY before anything else. I sew a lot of my own clothes.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I'm really into sewing button-up shirts lately! Any of those would be my favorite right now, though I also have a growing stockpile of old man sweaters. I practically live in those.

Who are your style icons?

I have a collection of old WWII era magazines that I browse a lot. I love looking at the photos of farm girls in their grubby jeans and factory girls in their bandanas. They're my style icons.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Mostly just favorite fabric designers since I love sewing so much. Melody Miller (all the ladies at Cotton & Steel actually), Tula Pink, and Denyse Schmidt come to mind first.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Thrift shops and outlet malls mostly, though I'd much prefer to sew something myself if I can. I'm a girl on a budget when it comes to ready-made clothes, but if we're talking fabric shopping that's a whole different story haha!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Absolutely! I try to wear at least one me-made item every day. I'm slowly working on replacing all my store bought clothes with handmade ones. I recently just bought a new pair of pants with the sole purpose of taking them home and replicating them myself in a different fabric. I like having the power to do that.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Well if you have the ability to sew your own clothes that certainly makes it easy to personalize an outfit! There's an endless supply of amazing fabric out there and I've been known to sew with 2 or 3 different prints in one project. I really love plain trousers or jeans with menswear shirts, pretty standard separates by themselves, so I add more personalization with my shoes and accessories. And glasses. I always wear fun vintage/vintage inspired glasses.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I read mostly sewing and knitting blogs, but I also really like Solanah at Vixen Vintage and Fleur at Diary of a Vintage Girl.

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