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I Dream of DIY

Every few months I do this weird thing where I decide on a certain “look” for the season: Disco Housewife, Downtown Powerbitch, Rocker Pageant Princess, etc. It rarely pans out (’cause really, who can afford a new wardrobe every few months?), but it’s fun to play around with these little capsule collections in my head.

This time around, I’m still loving the ’70s secretary look, and I feel like even if I can’t revamp my ENTIRE closet, I can still incorporate some of the elements of my little fantasy. I mean, retro styles are fairly easy to acquire with a little digging at thrift stores, and modernizing old clothes shouldn’t be that difficult. So I’m wondering…could I DIY my own capsule collection? 

Here’s what I’m thinking:

DIY fashion

Then, once the elements are in place, add a few current accessories and the fun really begins!

DIY fashion
DIY projects aren’t really my strong suit since they require things like WORK and PATIENCE, but I think I could try some of the simpler ideas and maybe call in the pros for the complicated stuff.

What do you think? Ever tried something similar?

  • Melissa

    May 9, 2011 at 11:30 am

    HAHA I think this way, too! Yes, you can totally do all of that… good luck!!


  • hiphopmuse

    May 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I like the idea of cutting pants and making cuffed shorts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Kerissa

    May 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Just picked up some pink pants that are similar from a local Goodwill. Here’s hoping I do a good job styling them.

  • Victoria

    May 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Love this post! I am all about thrift store finds and easy DIY

    Great blog!

    : ) Victoria

  • Candace @ infitation

    June 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I just found your blog via Blue Collar Catwalk, and I am SO inspired. I can’t wait to finish up my work for the day so I can try some of these awesome DIY projects!

    Thanks for the inspiration!