Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Full Moon, restyled

Wow!  As soon as I saw the re-styling suggestions in my comments I realised how right you all were... thank you!  I can see now my outfit was a wee bit on the frumpy side.  I guess I was being a lazy blogger; trying to kill two birds with one stone by forcing the two new things; the top and the skirt, together in one outfit and one post when they did not really want to be together... so I have taken your excellent advice to heart.
I agree, the Full Moon top does seem to appear far less weird and look a whole lot better worn with no Tshirt and a little skirt  :))
Thank you again!

Details:
Top; the Full Moon top, drafted from p12 of Pattern Magic 3 byTomoko Nakamichi, various lightweight black fleeces
Skirt; my own design, charcoal jersey knit, details here
Shoes; akiel, from an op shop

38 comments:

  1. Yes! Looks so much better. Definitely an awesome top paired with something that makes it centre staged. :)
    And I want to know, does your family think the top is OK now, worn like that? :)

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  2. Just regained my faith in you. lol Thank you for this update!

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  3. I like your top either way. Alright! This might be more polished if you like but with the denim skirt it looked casual and nice too.

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  4. I retract my statement earlier. Now you can get away with it!! Looking good.

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  5. I absolutely love this outfit. I thought it was a dress when I first saw it in my news reader, and I hadn't seen the previous post yet so I was unbiased and it didn't occur to me that the top would be controversial... it seems to fit right in with your style.

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  6. Must admit. I like it this way better. More you if you don't mind me saying. Go girl with the edgy styling.

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  7. Forgot to say, I prefer it with the darker shorter skirt too. Love your style.

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  8. Now this looks gorgeous! (Though I still like the old skirt )

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  9. Oh yeah, that look pretty much rocks. :)

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  10. Yep - the second outfit rocks.

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  11. Wow! What a remarkable difference context makes. The top looks so sophisticated and modern when worn with this skirt!

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  12. It does look better with bare arms! There are some talented fashion stylists commenting on your blog:-)

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  13. I looked at these two posts backwards, so I saw the second version first, and I was wondering how anyone could be critical of such a cute top and our stunning Carolyn. Then I went and looked at the first post, oh, um, I see now.

    Stunning in this post, not so much in the first one. I love it with this skirt and no top underneath.

    PS-I love your new skirt from your mom, I have been looking at that pattern since it first came out, now I know, it must be mine.

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  14. This way looks very interesting and elegant.

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  15. That is very cute, Carolyn! And it is very you!

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  16. Yeah!! That's what I'm talking about! Now you're doing you and that beautiful drape justice - very elegant! You look gorgeous! :)

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  17. This top really is gorgeous and certainly shown to its best advantages here, bravo!

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  18. Hehe... I like it this way better on you :) I was indeed thinking that the white tshirt under the top is making it all look bulky, but then again I wear things that way all the time :( so

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  19. Wow! What a difference the styling makes. This looks so artistic and beautiful on you.

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  20. This looks super on you! Lovely just lovely!

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  23. Another thought(I know, I am not very organised with my thoughts today...blame it on a busy day) but have you tried this top with those lovely white jeans you made the other week?

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  24. I'll confess to being another who wasn't sold yesterday, but this looks fabulous! So effortlessly stylish - I love it.

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  25. What a turn around. Fab styling Carolyn.

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  26. Well, amazing what a difference without the T and with the short skirt. It looks great now. We could even go out together to the shops!! Mum

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  27. Oh yes - hhat combo is cool and sexy!

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  28. That is much better - more in proportion somehow. On the other hand, I don't think that's ever gonna be my favourite top. So what? You like wearing it, which is what matters.

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  29. oooh yeah, I just looked at your last post ...this one is so much nicer. It seems youthful and chic ... I bet you will wear it now!

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  30. I hadn't seen the first post of this top and thought it was fabulous - yet another piece of pattern magic magic. The second way to wear it looks fab - first not quite so.
    I wish I was using my Pattern Magic books as much as you! (I seem to just read them in bed!)

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  31. This styling wins! I imagine the garments out of this pattern book are more like works of art than totally functional pieces of clothing. Must be a fun creative process to make them.

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  32. Oh I really love this top, such a pretty neckline! It's amazing how proportions can really change a look, right? Great pairing. It'd also look amazing with long and slim trousers perhaps tucked in and blousing about.

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  33. Wow, that does look gorgeous. :)

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