5.10.10

Wide & Short – Fighting the Urge

The combination of looking at too many DKNY ads and marvelling at Dries van Noten’s oversized blazers has conglomerated in my brain into a yearning for short skirts paired with oversized, cropped tops - leading to me eagerly cutting off J’s old shirts. I might have promised myself 1001 times to never ever destroy clothes again (it’s 'deconstructing' on a good day) because a) it often doesn't work the way I had envisioned it, and b) 2 years later I want the original back, and then, oh no! it’s too late! But what can I do? The force is strong and I NEED these short, wide shirts!

The other thing I’ve fallen in love with are blazers with cut-off arms. Sharpening my scissors as we speak… Poor J.

boots: ash, skirt: warehouse, tights: wolford, shirt: blazer london, beret: from mum

38 comments:

Missy M said...

i love the way you've teamed an oversized shirt with a black skirt!

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Shini said...

Wonderful balance you have with slim bottom and an oversized top! Can't wait to see your cut-off arms diy Sabine ;)

Kazuko said...

hahaha, know what you mean. but it really think you should always go for "destruction" if you feel like it - the results are amazing! oh, and i love your boots! looking for something like that for so long!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Kazuko - I love them, too (if you want to, have a look at the asos website, that's where I got them from). They are just absolutely terrible for driving...

Dancing Branflake said...

Ha! You are so cute! I am always cutting things but they never fit right. And then they still don't fit right!

Vintage Vixen said...

Ah, totally glorious look, love it. Your legs look amazing. I want a close-up of those boots and i'm very jealous of how good you look in a beret. xxx

Jen said...

LOVE the hacked off shirt! Such a great colour on you too.

WeShop said...

Love the colour of the shirt on you and the proportions of the outfit (my, what long legs you have!). Great beret too. xx

Haute World said...

I love the color combination on this! I think this look suits you quite well. I myself am definitely not a shirt person (regardless of the size), so I'll live vicariously through you ;-)

drollgirl said...

love shot #2!!!! you look ravishing in red! and you have hot legs, so i pretty much think you have it all!

and your comment on elizabeth patterson cracked me up. i have yet to be paired up with a man that gets blogging OR art, so do not feel bad! :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Uhaaa, thank you!! 5-inch platform heels and a mini skirt help, but if I stay with my new habit of sitting in front of the screen for hours instead of doing some work-out all I'll be modelling soon is tents!

Isabel said...

it never works out well when i try to take apart clothes LOL

styleeast said...

I'm definitely with you on this as the new shape. I'm into looser skirts with short jumpers too! x

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

you are so cute and i love the outfit

Tanvi said...

I like the oversized red shirt! It's fab with that skirt.

Clare said...

I have the same problem with selling my clothes to consignment stores when they are "off trend" I regret it so often, but the lure of a bit of extra money gets me every time!!!

But i LOVE your new creation, you rocked it!

Stephanie said...

I always do that too and regret it right away!!

mcQueenBeep* said...

I love the color of the shirt. really like the outfit. :]

Carolina*

Leia said...

I'm too scared of taking scissors to clothes but I think you did a great job here!

Leia

MyStyle said...

Hi there-you look gorgeous, love how you've made the shirt your own!! x

MissKellie said...

You did a great d.i.y job! :D I've always been too scared to alter my clothes, I just know they'd get messed up somehow!

The Nyanzi Report said...

Looks great. diy.

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

I love DIY...you have great style

Maddy said...

You'll never know if you never try! So I say cut away!! ;o)

Ioana Liliana Gheorghe said...

Ah yes! Wide on top, short at the bottom, I want! I need! Don't destroy your lovely shirts though . . but you must find a way regardless!

xx

Fashionistable said...

Ahh, more beautiful shots. Love them. And you are wearing your new boots too. Beautiful. Xxxx

MarchMusings said...

Sometimes I have to try different things till the proportions are right. The way you've styled the skirt and shirt look very right!

E said...

What stunning photos. I love the shirt, the skirt, the boots - everything!

jamie-lee said...

I think a loose top and a fitted bottom can be ultra flattering so I can understand why you're getting obsessed with the look! I kinda do too x

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Heather said...

nup, you made the right choice. It's rad:)

polka dot said...

; D

You don't strike me as remotely grumpy, Sabine, even on a bad day!

These shots are great, I love this look. I still HAVE tops that are wide and cropped from the 80s. I'm just such a pack rat and have such trouble letting go, whittling down, giving away, so even the thought of taking scissors to clothes (or hair) scares the shit out of me. I applaud your courage. xx

Nadine2point0 said...

Funny you mention the driving issue - we have a stickshift and I can only imagine with some of these boots out there how that would improve my driving skills...ha.
Great colour on you!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

'Grumpy?' - I think not!;-)
The bottom image is greta with the hat. You have the most delicious legs, my lovely, and those boots are so ultra rock girl, too. XX

Pop Champagne said...

the hat is nice, and I like the background with the sun setting!

Adri M. said...

Really nice pictures... love them all :-)

Adri M.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's a great silhoutte! Especially on you because you have the best legs to pull it off :)

Happy Thursday, love! xoxo

ediot said...

what a nice combo- love the shirt and skirt combo- would love a shirt like that too

xx

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