12.12.2011

deconstruct and reconstruct.

coincidentally, this tee and skirt are DIY trial and errors.
when i saw jewel sporting this beautiful leopard skirt, it reminded me of something i could have in my closet. a while back, i threw together a tube dress worn in this guest post. then, i cut it up for some desperately needed leopard
material for this cross-bearing DIY sweater and tee.
and after trimming off the used parts,
it fell nicely at my knees just as i'd hoped.
look closely at my right shoulder and you'll see a gaping hole from an attempt to shred this tee...but it turned out to be the wrong type of material. i forgot i did this until i put it on. it'll get the 'ol needle and thread, but until then a jacket covers it up just fine.

my mom started baking her yummy christmas cookies this weekend. they have cream cheese in them. nuff said. the dough is really hard to work with making them a royal pain in the a$$ to make. plus, the cookies are about the size of a quarter...so it takes a lot of sweat and tears to fill up one tiny jar to give away. however, if you are on the receiving end of these cookies, you're sure to love them!

got any holiday baking traditions?

 
the trial batch...using up all the random decorations.
(skirt, DIY (similar)(denim); shoes, vitoria's secret (similar);
watch YoT via ideeli)

40 comments:

  1. Love your skirt...what an awesome idea to pair it with the tee!

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  2. You are looking fabulous! The cookies looks yummy! Now you are getting me hungry:) LOL

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  3. Love the double leopard and how you paired your skirt with the Rock n Roll tee.

    Any cookies are good to us, but our traditional cookies are soft sugar cookies, peanut blossoms, white chocolate chip macademia, and chocolate chip M&M cookies :)

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  4. Love the skirt and the shoes. The cookies look delish and cute!

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  5. Nice job! I really like the result and it goes perfect with your leopard pumps (which I adore)!
    We have holiday baking traditions too. We make melomakarona, which are something like cookies in homemade syrup, and they taste heavenly. I want to make them this year too, but we're having a problem with our oven door. But I'll publish some photos of them when I do.

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  6. Love the skirt, perfect with the shoes! I'm not brave enough to DIY much in my closet ;o)

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  7. Love the skirt and shoes (and cookies :)

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  8. Wow! :) I love it! :) It's perfect combi of your top and your leopard skirt ;) Thanks for the shout out! ♥ lots. :)

    jeweldelgado.com

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  9. i love how you made such a feminine print so rockerish and edgy.
    you look fabulous as always my dear

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  10. Love the contrast of feminine and edgy in this outfit.
    I always have these grand plans to bake during holidays and over the past years each attempt has ended in disaster with mediocre cookies and lots of clean up. But ironically I just took out my holiday cookbooks and contemplating a cookie bake off with the kids.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  11. What an awesome look! You are one rockin' mamma! Love that it's a DYI job too!

    Oh man - cookies with cream cheese? Sign me up! No baking traditions for me... I love to cook, but I am not a baker.

    - Justine

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  12. You look so rocker chic!! I absolutely looove this combination, the leopard print skirt, doubled with leopard heels is so wonderful.
    I'm planning on baking some red velvet cupcakes with green frosting!
    xJennaD

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  13. Nice look, fierce and classy at the same time!!! Love the skirt!!! :)

    xo Emma

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  14. Your trial batch is pretty impressive! Now I have a cookie craving!

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  15. DIY!!! Really?! You did an amazing job! It is an overall fabulous look!

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  16. I started baking this weekend too! Yummy! I love Christmas cookies. I also love leopard! Great look Oomph!

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  17. Love, love, love! Just got a leopard print dress at Lulus! I'm inspired to see what I can do with it!-Jessica

    http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

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  18. that rocker tee is so very cute and i love it with the animal print. you rock that animal print like no one else!!! and yum, i love cookies. the only thing is i can't stop eating them!!!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi!!! I like your skirt, but I LOVE the shoes!!!! :)

    Kisses!!
    Nice week!! :)

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  20. Holiday baking, yay! :) The trial batch look GOOD!! :) Love this look too! gorgeous skirt :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  21. meow! sexy cat! those cookies look so yumm! and cream cheese? oh, yes please! hope you are well darling!

    love, jamie
    @jamielechic

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  22. animal print look awesome on you! Real deal rock'n'roll!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  23. I love your leopard skirt honey, you look great.

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  24. Love your look! I have not yet been brave enough to try to alter things in my closet. I probably never will be!

    I also love the rocker feel to your whole outfit. It is a look that I absolutely adore on others, but if I try it I feel silly. Maybe I'm just not badass enough. ;-)

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  25. I love a rock&roll tee with a ladylike skirt (even if the ladylike skirt is a bit badass). And don't even get me started on your shoes. Puh-leeeeze.

    merci,
    Shan

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  26. I love your creativity! I just saw the sweater and I am completely loving it! plus this outfit is gorgeous, very cool, the skirt looks perfect.I am guessing where the hole in the shirt is but that is fine I guess everything is part of the design.
    Yes, cookies look Yummy.

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  27. Love that skirt and mixing it with the graphic shirt is a great idea! The shoes are also a must have!!! Going to a cookie swap tomorrow. Wish I could pull those yummy cookies off your picture to bring with me.

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  28. ohhh... you look fierce! Love the shoes!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  29. My holiday baking tradition is making about a million of my "Famous Quarter Cup Cookies." Each cookie is made from exactly 1/4 cup of dough.. they're huge, chewy, and amazing. Kinda wish I had one right now. Your mom's cookies sound delish!

    LOVE this outfit.. it's totally something I could picture myself wearing ;)

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  30. the biscuits are so cute!! we make biscuits as well during christmas season and lots and lots of yummy treats!!
    love the combination of leopard shoes and skirt! gorgeous as always xx

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  31. So cute. Missing my rocker days when I see this.

    xo,
    blushingbasics.com

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  32. Wow this outfit looks amazing on you! I'm inspired to wear something similar now! Great work & styling! Your hair is so beautiful too.

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  33. love that skirt!!!! What a great DIY and the whole outfit is tough yet still girly and chic.

    OMG-- cream cheese IN the batter? WHAT WHAT?

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  34. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a great comment. Hope to hear more from you.
    Sandy

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  35. I love your skirt and how you paired it with a shirt. Looks bad-ass!

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  36. It's got to be nice to get so many pieces out of one article of clothing. And the skirt turned out to be fabulous!

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  37. Girl, your hair is AMAZING! I love this outfit on you. So FIERCE!!! :D
    I love gingerbread this time of year. Like the cake though. HAHA
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  38. a skull and a leopard ...
    was incredibly beautiful ...
    great ...
    At follow-up

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