20JUN2014 // UPCYCLING PT. 1


Pique Cloche Hat: Y-3 / Cape Cardigan + Crop Top: gifted / High-waist Skirt: American Apparel / Ayahko Bag: Wabisabi / Sneakers: no name DIY
Starting another 3-part-post here on the blog. This time with the theme of my revised/upcycled/DIY-ed pieces. I noticed that this is something I like to do on a mildly regular basis; I enjoy revising some of my things to fit my personal style or body type whether it be cutting, sewing, dyeing, as long as it’s within my minimal skill levels.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will notice that I don’t wear a lot of heels regularly. Though I really do love them and believe that they add a notably sexy approach and finishing touch to every look, I find that flatter shoes really suit my lifestyle. I’ve particularly taken to different kinds of sneakers recently, and try to dress them up to give me a balance between looking put together and casual that I could even wear to work. The ones I’m wearing here used to be high cut versions, I realized that they didn’t flatter my legs and made me look shorter than I already was (I’m 5′ 2″) – so being the upcycling enthusiast that I am, I cut them and left them to fray. As expected, I wear them tons more now. Just a little idea for you in case you have some high tops gathering dust in the corner of your shelf.
I’ve taken a break from crop tops for the last few months, but they have recently been creeping their way back into my life. I’m sure you will be seeing them in the future blog posts to come. 
Photos by David Ong