Outfit details:

  • Top - Banana Republic
  • Skirt - Handmade/Denyse Schmitt fabric 
  • Belt - vintage cia Greene Street Consignment
  • Tights - Duane Reade
  • Boots - Urban Outfitters

DIY Elastic Waist Skirt

Recreate the look with Jessica's Super Simple Elastic Waist Skirt tutorial:

How would you describe your style?

I would say that my style is a bit retro 70s mixed with 90s. I used to really be into the 50s/60s, more structured thing, but my style has definitely evolved into being more casual and more comfortable. I really can’t get enough of loose fitting, babydoll dresses in 70s colors and prints or jeggings and oversized shirts. I’ve started caring a little less about what things look flattering on me. Not that I don’t care at all, but it plays less of a factor in what I wear everyday lately.  

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I feel like this is like asking me to pick a favorite child.  It really changes daily, depending on my mood. I think my all time favorites would be a white lace mini dress from Free People and my Hunter rain boots (for practical reasons).

Who are your style icons?

I get most of my style inspiration from other bloggers and street style. I like seeing all of the different ways that real people style their outfits. I do love Zooey Deschanel and I get a lot of inspiration from 70s musicians like Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronhstat, and Robert Plant.

Do you have any favourite designers?

I really love Diane Von Furstenburg, A.P.C., and Orla Kiely. I think each of them represent different aspects of my style, even though they are all far out of my price range.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I mostly thrift or shop at second hand stores like Buffalo Exchange, but I do love Free People and Modcloth.  I also like to find smaller designers on etsy.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I used to way more! I’m really trying to get back into sewing and making my own clothing again. It’s just hard to find the time with a full time job.

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

The best tip I have is not to be afraid to wear whatever you want. Everyone will always put they’re unique spin on things, even if it’s subtle. Playing with patterns and colors is my way of doing this. I love mixing things that other people would never put together and having it come out really nice looking. Just have fun with fashion and don’t put too much stock in what you think everyone else is going to say about your outfit; they’re usually too wrapped up themselves to think about you anyway. 

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

There are so many out there I almost can’t keep track anymore. I really love Larkspur Shoppe, Une Vie Geniale, Liebemarlene, Lauren Winter, and Hannah and Landon.




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