Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Tale of the Halter Skirt

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-- halter top: Carmen Marc Valvo (skirt) --- vest: Sisley -- jeans: Lucky Brand
belt: Calvin Klein -- flats: Ferragamo Varina -- purse: Prada Vit. Daino --

Once upon a time there was a frilly skirt that magically turned into a flouncy halter top....


One of the good things about blogging is getting a lot of creative ideas from other bloggers! Last weekend, I was in the mood for some fashion experimenting and decided to wear this Carmen Marc Valvo skirt here as a top.

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I opened the zipper to create the v-neck, belted it to make it less flouncy and added a vest for some structure and voila!


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Had lunch at "Spill the Wine".
I had grilled salmon over tossed salad in raspbery vinaigrette dressing while the hubz had a lamb gyro & potato chowder. For dessert, we had banana wanton with vanilla ice cream in cinnamon sugar sauce and yumm, it was good!!!


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...and so the halter skirt and the girl lived happily ever after. THE END.

Happy mid week everyone!!


  1. i <3 how you turned the skirt into a top!!! amazing. and yes i get a lot of ideas from the blogger world :) xxx

  2. Wow! I marvel at your creativity, Grace! I've been staring at your skirt-turned-top...great work. Love the whole look actually...glamorous in jeans!

    Where is this Spill the Wine resto? Sign board looks familiar but can't quite place where I've seen it. The dishes look delicious. I'm also a gyros and cinnamon fan.

    Enjoy your week!

  3. Wow so creative! how did you do it? Is the upper part the hem of the skirt? thanks for your help about the Guam info will def try to check it out!!
    Hope you can stop by my blog again..=) will be posting lots of pics from guam..=)


  4. That is so insanely creative!!! It looks like a fun, frilly top, I never would have guessed that it was a skirt to start with! I really want to try that! And I love how you've added the vest for some structure! xx


  5. great top and bag! i love the bag!

  6. Hi, It's a brillient idea to turn skirt into top! Thanks for visiting my blog..your blog is fun to read

  7. wow, this is awesome, i'd never thought this top was a skirt :)
    fantastic job!

  8. that top is really chic. i like the way you clinched it with the belt

  9. Happy midweek to you, Grace!

    Mon Dieu Madame... can´t believe your beautiful top is the same skirt
    you showed us a few days ago!!! I´m speechless... this is such a great idea!!!
    Love your photo in front of the brick wall!! The black vest, the black heels and white bag are FABULOUS to complete your outfit!!!

    Have a beautiful day!!!

  10. thank you for dropping by ;)
    and is that really a skirt? haha cool conversion!!!

  11. Thanks, Grace...will ask the hubby to take me to Spill the Wine!

  12. Love the repurposed skirt! So fun!!!

    These days, I'm trying to get a little craftier with the clothing that I don't normally wear. I guess the recession is making crafty ladies of us all!

  13. Grace, this is so creative and fun. I don't think I have anything in my closet that I can turn into a shirt but I still love the idea. It looks really great on you and it goes well with the boyfriend jeans. Also, your photos are so stunning and natural. I love looking at them.

    Hope you're having a good week.

    All the best,

  14. I'm gonna add you to my blogroll so that I don't lose site of your blog. I absolutely love it.

  15. That's so neat! I love how you turned it into a halter top! Pretty pattern too!

    Hehe, thanks :) Better keep dressing like a kid while I still can!


  16. I'm amazed--simply amazed--that that top is actually a skirt! It looks great! Somehow I can't seem to go beyond the intended function of my pieces. Now I'll be looking at my closet with a skewed eyebrow, lol.

  17. lovely outfit and i like the sunglasses too xoxox

  18. i absolutely love the idea of you how you wear the skirt as a scarf!
    i agree, it's really nice to be into fashion blogging which we didn't know and discover that we're creative in so many ways.

    p.s thanks for the comments. i appreciate it alot. i hope you will visit me again.


  19. hi grace!

    wow.. you were from the UP? that is fantastic! glad to meet a really stylish and nice alum from the school.:)

    btw, just wanted to say that your idea is fantastic-- you got me so inspired that i just grabbed some skirt and tried it the way you did.. haha, i'll let you know if it does look good that way!

    btw, let me know if you're up for exchanging links!

    much love


  20. Omg the top looks v. interesting! And I adore the sunnies ;)

  21. you seriously look stunning, i luv that top and "spill the wine" is such a cool title for a restaurant. luv the blog :)


  22. Ahhh, I had to smile about your comment.
    I asked Gigi, the giraffe and she said it would be an
    honor for her to do a photoshoot with Kat´s Pathie, the doggie ;))
    (I don´t know if you can call it also a blogger-meeting ;)

    Wishing you a wonderful day, Grace!!!

  23. yup, skirts can definitely double (or triple) as a top or a dress (like on my previous post).

    your skirt turned out really good as a top! definitely a "transformer" piece of clothing.

    it's great to come up with ingenious ways of wearing and experimenting with our clothing. very inspiring! and also, thrifty. :)

  24. Brilliant idea! I love it. You look stunning, I never would have thought to turn a skirt into a top, I would have never guessed. Your food looks so delicious too by the way. YUM!

  25. Hey Grace! Now every girl will turn their skirts into blouses!

    See you tomorrow! Yay!

  26. That looks fabulous! And the best part, you won't see anyone else walking around with your *top* :) You have such a pretty smile!

    Oh yeah and those socks...tossed 'em. I'd burn them if I could ;)

  27. That is some awesome styling work. I'm impressed!

  28. You looks lovely!
    that top is so amazing!! You looks very smart ;)
    And that food looks so fabulous, ummmmmmmm....


  29. wow this looks amazing as a top!

  30. Hi Grace,

    wow, i can not believe that top is a skirt from your previous post! love your creativity! :)
    You look stunning on these pictures!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    p.s thanks for your great wishes while i was touring in my own city! ;)

  31. aww.
    your comment was SOO sweet!:]
    just had to come here to read some posts.
    i gotta say, you've got a beautiful smile!
    and VERY MUCH "In Style."
    love it,
    i'll be waiting for your new posts!

  32. i think its genius how you made the CMV skirt into a top and not only that, you did the perfect thing to it by belting it and adding a blazer! I would totally not have thought of that..thanks for the idea, I may just do that to one of my skirts too :-) and you are so channeling Grace Kelly in these photos, esp. with those oversized sunnies and the cropped denim! love it! by the way, you and Mango girl are great together!!

  33. hiya!!! thanks for lovely comment - i love love this printed skirt-turned top with wonderful stlying :D, xoxo

  34. Hi Grace,

    Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment and for sharing your own experience with me. It definitely helps to know that others have been in a similar situation and can relate to what I'm going through. How far apart were you an your husband when you guys started dating? I'm interested in knowing more about your relationship and how you coped with the distance.

    Jon and I have been dating for almost a year, but we were friends for almost three and a half years before we made it official. So for us, it's been almost 4 and a half years of distance. I definitely agree that it's possible as long as we're both committed to each other. Normally, we're only 3 to 5 hours apart, but since I'm gonna be in Australia for the next 4 months, it's harder thinking about being apart. I know everything will be okay and we just have to endure this part in our relationship.

    I'm glad to read that you and your husband made it all the way and despite the distance, you guys are got married and are living happily ever after. And it must be nice to finally live in the same place as him.

    Thank you again for your comment and for sharing your tips with me. You're a very sweet woman, Grace and I greatly appreciate your sincere words. Keep in touch and have a great weekend, Grace.

    All the best,

  35. And yes, your friend Sofie did leave a comment on my blog for the first time. What a wonderful community of people who care for each other and also share an interest in fashion. It's great getting you know you ladies :)

  36. Thank you all for the lovely comments!

    I actually debated at first whether or not I should post this one. At first I thought that the idea of a skirt for a halter top is pushing it way too much but I'm glad everyone liked it! =)



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