Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I Wore--One Tie Just Isn't Enough

Once upon a time I somehow ended up with a garbage bag full of ties... being female, what do I do with all these ties? I mean, you can only wear one at a time, right? WRONG! I figured--what the heck? Why not wear ALL of the ties--besides, they all were so wonderfully coordinated together, I just couldn't separate them--thus, came one of my FAVORITE outfits of all time!
I always wanted a skirt made of ties--and now I finally have one! It's so much fun to wear--for some reason, wearing that many ties at once makes me feel all business-like and sophisticated, yet surprisingly flirty and feminine... not sure how neckties accomplish such a feat, but somehow it works. 
 But of course, being me, I couldn't just leave it at a skirt--I had to add a few accessories. First, the tie wrist-band watch:


 and my personal favorite--the neck-tie messenger bag!

 
 So much fun! I just love ties--I still have a few more, maybe I'll come up with something fun to use them for. A ridiculously good-looking male friend of mine asked if I could make him a suit out of ties--how awesome would that be?! I never thought of such things, but now I'm envisioning all sorts of ideas, and it's rather tempting to try it out--I just love the idea of repurposing--there is no end to the creativity!

So, in the spirit of creativity on a budget, here's the breakdown:
  • Shirt: Old Navy clearance rack
  • Necklace: made by my cousin
  • Earrings: Rue 21 clearance rack, $1
  • Ring: Shopko clearance, 75 cents
  • Watch: Repurposed watch head and neck-tie band
  • Shoes: Payless clearance (and unfortunately these ones were NOT the best idea--cheap comes at a cost when the adorable-have-to-have-a-pair-of-bright-red-pumps only come in a shoe size two sizes too small... my feet may forgive me one day)
  • Nylons: ebay
  • Neck-tie messenger bag: Made by my amazing TinkerMama, gifted to me for Christmas
  • And of course, the awesome skirt: Made by me!

The shoes may have been painful for me, but Vera was sure enjoying them as a pillow--the things my little Yorkies use to take a nap...

23 comments:

Lizzie said...

That skirt is so COOL!

Kaitlin McKinlay said...

Oh for heaven's sake! That skirt is the cutest! Nice work!

Kari Seals said...

Awesome use for ties! I love the skirt!

Sarah @ Sarah's Deals said...

I would have never thought of such a thing! Very cool. Makes me wish I had better sewing skilz ;)

Kei said...

That skirt looks fabulous! Love the bag too!

Just Jaime said...

Fun idea! Love the watch the most!

shopannies said...

this is very fashionable

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

That is so cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-linky-party-and.html
~Macy

Pollyanna said...

Great idea, and I love your style of sharing!! Thanks

Natalia Lynn said...

Wow, you got creative with those ties! MY favorite is the purse!

Karima said...

What great ideas, they look fab. Karima x (google follower)
www.karimascrafts.com

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I like the purse too! Are all the tyes ties the same width on the skirt?

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Love it all! You are just too cute!! Thank you so much for linking up!

The Urban Rabbit said...

I absolutely love that bag, and your stockings are sooo cool! I might just have to make one!

Ashley said...

ooo i love the skirt!!! fun style:)
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

How fun! All of the ties do go together! Love it!

Marie said...

Love the skirt! Nice work! mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

Dora, the Quilter said...

Very clever! Much better idea than turning ties into quilt blocks! (Although I'm sure some people have done that well.)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so grateful that you linked up in this week's Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) This awesome post totally rocked the party!

Mindie Hilton said...

Love that skirt, I need one! Thanks for linking to Bacon Time. Following you with GFC :) Hope to see you soon.

Jami said...

Hey Kellianne!
Thanks for sharing your awesome skirt (and accessories!) at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! You are SO CLEVER!
I'm trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
Have a great week!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

This is cute! I cannot stand the feeling of ties or any other kind of shiny, poly-satin material, it is all like scratching a chalkboard to me. I would be cringy all day.....I'm so glad that your not.....

zoograyson said...

Can you maybe do a picture of you wearing the skirt but also having a tie around your neck?