Mixing the Old with the New

A few weeks ago I had an event to attend for 3 days.  So prior to attending I did a little shopping for it.   My store of choice was Belk, which just happens to be the sponsor of one of my favorite shows Project Runway Season 12.  When I walk in the store they are having an amazing sell.  The entire store is marked down with additional discounts on the mark down prices.  I was one “Happy Shopper” to say the least.  So here is what I ended up buying and ways that I did and will pair it.




This is how I wore it for the event.

The red necklace (old from Jcpenny)  The Navy Lace Top (Target)  Mustard Skirt (Belk)

What I love about the skirt and the top is that they will work with many other pairings from my existing wardrobe.   Also the pieces can be worn all year round with simple tweaks in my pairing choices.



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Here is a way I will pair it in the fall.  I love to play around and mix colors

Burgundy lace 3/4 sleeve top  old (New York & Co.)  Necklace old (Target) Mustard Skirt (Belk)








The dress (Belk) The Necklace Old and I can’t remember if it came from (Burlington Coat Factory or JCPenny)

I was drawn to this dress because of the colorful print and the fact with simple changes like adding a cardigan, jacket, different accessories or changing the shoes would make it look new with every wear of the dress.


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Magenta Pink Dress (Belk)  Black Jacket Elie Tahari Old (Consignment Shop)  Neon Yellow/Green Cardigan Old (Target)  Pearl and Crystal Necklace (JCPenny)  Multi Color Necklace Old (Burlington Coat Factory)

I loved the bold color of this dress and the fact that it is lace.  This dress can be paired in many, many ways with simple changes, like belting it etc.  If your looking for ideas on different ways to wear your clothing check out the blog Wendyslookbook.  I love her blog and youtube videos.  She has a sensational sense of style and really gets you to think outside the box with the way you wear your clothes.


Enjoy and Happy Fashionable Pairings ☺


Sequin Clutch Re-fashioned from a Skirt

Finally, finally…….I made a Sequin Clutch/ Make Up Bag. This has been on my long list of projects and now I can scratch it off the list of many.

So for quite some time I have wanted a sequin clutch and make up bag. I received a black sequin make-up bag as a gift from Neman Marcus a few years ago. I love it soooo but some of the sequins are starting to come off.



So this was more of an incentive to overcome my fears of working with sequin fabric.

So last week while cleaning out my daughters closets I came across this sequin skirt. Which was now to short for either one of my young ladies, so I tossed it in the donate pile along with many other items. Once I was done cleaning and sorting and bagging everything up…….I thought why not re-fashion the skirt. Which I only paid $2.00 for from Burlington Coat Factory and turn it into a clutch/ make-up bag.

So I went straight to pinterest to find a tutorial an I found one by Sweet-Verbena that was exactly what I had in mind. Very easy to follow and didn’t take long at all.




To make your own version of the sequin clutch click here.

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!!!!!