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Keena
« on: August 30, 2011 11:01:44 AM »

I've been trying to cut back from wearing black all of the damn time and incorporate colors & prints back into my life. I love that "matchy-matchy" garments are played and mixing prints is accepted.

The skirt is $1 fabric that I bought from Walmart over a year ago and the top is African fabric that I bought about 6 years ago that I was always afraid to use until now. Both garments were both hella easy to make and I look forward to making more skirts & crop tops like these! Hope ya'll like!









Thx for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011 11:19:26 AM »

Those look so much fun to wear.  I love the top especially and like how the skirt picks up the orange in the top.  It is a lovely outfit - and you can still wear black with either the top or the skirt if you ever want to Wink Thanks for the pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011 11:25:30 AM »

Cute outfit! I love those colors on you!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011 11:40:06 AM »

Those look awesome together, & I really like the top, in shape & color! Also, they look wonderful on you. Very nice! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011 11:42:05 AM »

I love that you mix your prints!  It makes dressing so much more interesting...like a quilt! Wink

The top print is fabulous...glad you finally used it...it would have been a shame just having it sit around!

Your earrings and shoes really compliment your entire new outfit...

can you tell us more about how the top is made?
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011 11:49:16 AM »

Ooh, it's so pretty!  I love the mix of prints, you did it perfectly!  And the skirt fits so well!  Fitted skirts can be so tricky, but yours looks great!  I'd also be really interested in how you made the top.  It's really flattering.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011 11:50:33 AM »

Very cute and sassy outfit! I really like the fabric you used for the top, I have a dress made out of a similar African print that I love Wink

Happy Birthday!
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011 01:15:00 PM »

Wow, I love the colors and the shapes - you look great!
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2011 01:32:57 PM »

Thx everybody!
My top is nothing but a rectangle with a drawstring around the bottom hem. Since it was so boxy, I decided to tuck the front part under my bra and use a small piece of scrap fabric to tie the middle front to my bra to bring it in and show some cleavage!
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2011 02:01:13 PM »

You look amazingly stylish! I swear, I've seen an outfit almost exactly like that in a runway shot somewhere, or maybe on Net-a-Porter or Polyvore! You are super inspiring Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011 03:26:50 PM »

^ Are you serious?! I don't pay any attention to runway shows so I would LOVE to see the comparison!
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011 09:17:10 PM »

$1 Walmart fabric?  Coulda fooled me!  Love the outfit!
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011 10:25:28 PM »

^ Are you serious?! I don't pay any attention to runway shows so I would LOVE to see the comparison!

LOL, I wish I could find the photos I'm talking about! It's gonna weedle at my little brain for awhile Tongue

I did find some cool photos of mixed prints, though! For one, you totally dressed like Beyonce for your birthday Tongue

And some. other. cool. images. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011 12:43:15 PM »

I LOVE this, you look so beautiful, like a tropical flower!
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011 12:47:24 PM »

I wish I had your confidence. that outfit is amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2011 03:24:14 PM »

the whole outfit looks awesome!  Shocked i'm going the this Miss Africa beauty pagent of California this weekend, and i def dont have anything this amzing to wear. I LOVE LOVE LOVE putting patterns together rather then just solids, a little funk is all we need Cheesy you look beautiful.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2011 03:48:36 PM »

First of all, Happy Birthday! Smiley

Second, you look fabulous! I really love those prints together, and both pieces would look equally great with something else.

And third, while I love the Walmart fabric ($1? Seriously?!), that African fabric is just so beautiful.
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2011 08:01:05 PM »

I love that top. The whole outfit is amazing though.  Thanks for sharing (and giving inspiration to the rest of us)
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2011 11:20:24 PM »

those colors are nice for u, I have to say.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011 08:25:31 AM »

Oh my god, I am in love with the shirt.  That fabric is amazing!  It looks perfect with the skirt too--I love how the prints compliment each other.
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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011 09:38:22 AM »

 Shocked What a fantastic outfit!
Mixing prints can be tricky, but those look perfect together!
I hope you had an awesome birthday!
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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011 04:24:59 PM »

you look FABULOUS! i love love love that mixing prints is in right now. there're so many options when you consider mixing prints and not just mixing prints and solids! i especially like your african fabric :] the colors are so vibrant!
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011 08:51:18 PM »

Those fabrics look like they were meant to be paired together. Lovely ensemble!
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2011 05:55:35 PM »

WOW! The colours with your skin tone look AMAZING.
And I love your makeup, you did it to match!
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2011 10:30:04 AM »

I love this! The African fabric is my favorite. Never would have thought about the crop top/high waist skirt combo, but I def want to try after seeing this!
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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2011 12:09:12 PM »

look great on you, and i'm happy for you for not using all black all the time! Cheesy it's kinda hard, i know Wink and i didn't even realize that there are two different kind of print fabrics on you, so that means they really go well together! cudos Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011 10:04:11 AM »

OMG that outfit rocks ! and looks fab on you . I really love the fabric combo and the shape of the skirt and top ... also those shoes ! omg they are so cute and I think I have the same pair .. are they vera wang ?
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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2011 08:00:56 AM »

I love those fabrics together!
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« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2011 01:55:14 PM »

Love the outfit, and the colors! super fun!
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« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2011 03:59:02 PM »

You look gorgeous! I love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2011 10:49:26 AM »

omg they are so cute and I think I have the same pair .. are they vera wang ?

OH! Not at all! I got them from The Avenue for like $15!
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