Monday, February 22, 2010

Give a Gift, Get a Gift

Now how cool is this: I host a giveaway contest, and I end up getting a gift myself, from the winner? Well, that's exactly what happened; Michi, who won my hat giveaway and who also has an Etsy shop, asked if she could make me some jewelry as a thank you for the hat, and who was I to say no? Imagine my delight when I opened up the package to find this adorable little handmade bird necklace and feather earrings, in just the perfect colors to compliment my new burgundy and orange Skunkfunk skirt. I immediately put together an outfit around the necklace, reworking the one I wore a week or so ago.

I only wore the necklace this time around because with the sequined cardigan I felt I needed to go light on the accessories. I just love the way the necklace looked with the soft cream shirt and burgundy cardigan. I'm excited to try out the earrings; I don't own any pairs that are so shoulder-skimmingly long, so I'll be pushing my boundaries a bit with them, which is always a great thing.

The skirt I have layered under the Skunkfunk one is the second of the two items I bought while in Mexico; this is the first time I've worn it. The skirt has a natural linen layer in a rougher weave, topped with a sheer white layer in a more delicate weave. It was a great way to add length to the hemline and to echo the cream-colored top.


Top: a gift from my mom
Cardigan: American Eagle
Jewelry: Mychu Motif
Belt: Lazaro
Skirt: Skunkfunk
White skirt: from a local shop in Tulum
Tights: Biella
Boots: Bata

10 comments:

LPC said...

Wow. I love this outfit. Particularly with your hair.

Healthy and Homemade said...

That's the sweetest thing! I love it all, and they did a great job on the jewelery =D

heather said...

That's so sweet - I love the jewelry.

I've been watching your blog for a few weeks, definitely wish I'd discovered you earlier!

I just read your entries on avoiding buyer's remorse, last week, when I was hanging out on Fluevog.com. I was strong and waited all weekend, then placed my order yesterday. Your blog has been inspiring me to add to my collection of accessories so I can create different looks with the same wardrobe. Next up: belts! And, reading your series on breaking out of a fashion rut...

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

It's the law of attraction. Well done.

Rebecca said...

Nice!

Sal said...

How sweet! And the little bird is just darling.

Em said...

I love the things you do with that skirt! And the jewlery is adorable.

Emily Kennedy said...

Oooh, nice! I like the combo and the jewelry goes so well!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Oh, that bird necklace is so sweet! I love the orange and burgandy here!

Eyeliah said...

Michi is such a sweetheart!