In case you haven’t realized it by now, I’m a huge fan of upcycling. If it can be purchased, it can be made — and if it can be made, there’s a chance you already have the tools to do it at home. Of course this isn’t always the case, but in my experience I rarely have to buy more than 1 or 2 things to complete a project. Either DIY-ing really is that resourceful, or I’m a hoarder. Whichever way you look at it, making stuff from what you already have in the house is awesome. As a result of my (possible) hoarder-like tendencies, I have a collection of blank fitted tees that I knew would be perfect candidates for a little design upgrade.
The root of this look was the No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool from J.Crew. I got 2 of these on sale in Double-Serge Cotton and loved them SO much that when I saw the wool version in this gorgeous Acorn color, I had to snag it! The people over at J.Crew know me by name at this point. I can’t take a trip to the mall without stopping in and drooling my way around each and every rack. Thankfully I haven’t scared them too much…yet.
There are certain clothing items I really have to research and think about before I buy. They just feel like a bigger commitment than others. For me, skirts are one of those items. I wasn’t comfortable buying these pencil skirts until I had read at least 5 good reviews about them. I guess I feel like a good pencil skirt is an investment. It’s something I’m not going to collect like jeans or tank tops, so the few I do welcome into my closet should definitely last.