Monday, May 7, 2012

kitties & peplums


And she's back! I turned in my last final on Friday, worked the whole weekend away, and can finally enjoy the beautiful spring weather and have a social life. I was recently given a part-time internship for the summer doing Fashion Public Relation work. Since this is exactly the field that I want to work in professionally, I'm pretty excited! But immediately I ran into a problem: I have casual clothes, I have trashy clothes, and I have nice church/date clothes. But I really don't have much in the way of professional office attire. Immediately after signing on for the job, I set out in search of some "professional" shoes and new skirts. Peplum skirts are really trendy right now, for whatever reason, so I decided to make my own. It seems like a fun style and I had this adorable kitty fabric.
 
I made the pattern myself (sorry folks, but I have better stuff to do with $15 than buy a skirt pattern) and I think it turned out pretty good. It's always nice when you can give your clothes a customised fit. And use whatever fabric you want, especially since I'm a dork for statement prints.
 
I ran into a co-worker the other day and told him about the internship. I said to him, "Keep an eye out for me on Wednesday! I'll be wearing my red kitty skirt." To which he replied, "You already know what you're going to wear?" Yupp, I guess that it is the difference between girls and boys. Either way, I'm excited to start stocking my wardrobe with new blouses, skirts, and stockings! I can also give some of those old blazers another spin...
 
Back when I was 16, I was so into blazers and menswear in general. A lot of that may even be documented in this blog. I still own many of the blazers, so I'm excited to wear them again. Yeah, I think I'll look pretty cute skirting about the office filing papers and fetching coffee. Or whatever I'll be doing. I'm imagining it all to be very Mad Men-esque.
 
 
I'm thinking I'm going to have to be one of those dorks who practices walking in a pencil skirt. Especially up steps. It is by no means a stretchy fabric, and since I commute on the bus, I'm hoping for a seamless entrance on the bus, without any falling or skirt ripping. Wish me luck!

17 comments:

Priya said...

You did NOT make that skirt! I love it!! Man I wish I knew how to sew. After realizing I needed to expand my business wardrobe for my internship this summer, I planned to buy a bunch of new stuff, but then I realized I shouldn't spend that money, so I'll be making do. Happy summer!

COPPER GARDEN // UK Fashion + Beauty Blog said...

I really like the pattern of the skirt - well done for making the skirt without a brought pattern! I would have thought this was a tricky one to do but you did well! :)

Enjoy now your free!

Jessie @ CopperGarden.blogspot.com xx

Jamie Rose said...

I am so in love with your skirt! You did an awesome job making it and that pattern is adorably fun! I think you definitely look appropriate for a fashion PR internship. I'm jealous! It sounds like a really fun internship to have.
I'm basically in love with this whole outfit. The blazer looks perfect with your peplum skirt.

Bianca said...

MAKE ME ONE ILL GIVE YOU $$$$$ AHHHHHH I LOVE IT! it's simply perfection you look, amazing!

Cassie said...

Argh, that skirt is amazing. And I don't even like cats. You must be well good at sewing! (And yeah, peplums are in this season. *nods wisely*) Your internship sounds like so much fun, hope you enjoy it!

two birds said...

i am the same way about walking in pencil skirts! best of luck! =) i love this skirt...it's so original and looks great on you! and yes, men and women are very different...but i'm with you. why wouldn't you plan what you're wearing???

twocentseach said...

you made that skirt yourself?! it's so freaking cute! congrats on your internship. :) xx

SafiyaMarie said...

Congrats on the internship! I cant believe you made that skirt it looks so awesome. If I had somewhere to wear one I would so give it a go :)

http://safiya-marie.blogspot.co.uk/

x

Charlotte. said...

Love the print on your skirt! And well done you for making it!

carrie jade said...
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carrie jade said...

skirt is to die for. meow.

MINIK ^_^ said...

I love your skirt!! this inspired me to get off my ass and sew myself something!!... I absolutely love the fabric for this skirt!! it is soo adorable!!
good luck with the internship!

http://msminik.blogspot.co.nz/

sharon lei said...

Hi Chloe! I am smitten for your kitten skirt... super rad that it's a DIY, too!! Love it. :)

xx Love & Aloha
http://elisharon.blogspot.com

**new follower!!!**

sharon lei said...

Hi Chloe! I am smitten for your kitten skirt... super rad that it's a DIY, too!! Love it. :)

xx Love & Aloha
http://elisharon.blogspot.com

**new follower!!!**

theperfectnose said...

Nice. Love the fabric/pattern combo. "better things to do with $15" priceless. Now please install disqus so I can comment without struggling with the incipient blindness caused by recaptcha. Don't think. Just do it.

Sassy T said...

Love it.

MELISSA said...

Adorable peplum