Monday

outfit: life is a cabaret!

So, I've finally been able to get outside because the snow (it snowed for the past THREE  DAYS in central Illinois) is melting! This is great news for me because I hate snow a lot. Haha! What can you expect from someone born in California?
So, last semester the University of Illinois put on their own rendition of Cabaret and it became my favorite play of all time (thus far, of course) and I bought the vinyl soundtrack! It's been picking me up when it's gloomy outside. Hope you like it! Have you seen this play? I highly recommend it! .
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I reconstructed this blouse by giving it a Bertha Collar. I cut the yellow flowers off of a table cloth and attached them to the lace collar I pleated with my sewing machine. This was a project last semester in my fabrication class. My goal was to make this 1980's blouse into a 1920's sears catalog blouse I loved! Here is the before photo...
OH, and I forgot... I have to tell you that I bought a blueberry pancakes candle yesterday and it's made my whole room smell like my favorite meal... pancakes! What a pick me up! I really can't stress how much difference a delicious smelling candle makes in your room. You're instantly productive! I am almost completely done decorating my room (sorry for the delay... I have A LOT of decorations! I will share them in a couple days.... promise!)
outfit details: tights- UO
boots- vegan, brand: Soho
coat- vintage, tagless, Salvation Army
blouse- vintage 1980's (I altered it!)
skirt- vintage, goodwill
hat- vintage, no tag, my mother's
gloves & purse- my Great Grandmother Frisina's
love, polly

32 comments:

I wish I was a giant anteater said...

I love the blouse oh so very pretty! very charming photos too - a pretty burst of colour, like painting on a fresh white page after the snow :)

Beauty Follower said...

So pretty hat, bag & gloves!

Celynne said...

A blueberry pancake scented candle must smell awesome. I really love the bright yellow tights, and you did a great job on that blouse.

Marisa Noelle said...

Oh my gosh, that hat, that wall, that whole darn outfit!! Polly, you continue to out do yourself:) Pink and yellow is such a candy sweet & cheerful combination for these cold and blue winter days. I loathe winter so much too:)

Elyse said...

Great pictures! You're so creative!It's amazing what you did to that blouse!

Wide-EyedCourtney said...

Probably one of the most transformative reconstructions I've seen, I would never guess that was what the blouse previously looked like!

Automatic Doll said...

I can't believe you made the alterations to that pink blouse! I love it! You are a talented and inventive girl!
xox,
Jessica
www.AutomaticDoll.com

Yajaira said...

love the tights

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LolaDee said...

This is amazing! Wowweeee, talented lady xo

LolaDee
www.loladee.com

Gracey said...

life is a cabaret indeed! :) happy colours!

Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem said...

I love the colours you used in this outfit, dear! And your hat! Amazing. I knew Cabaret before but I didn't have the chance to see the show. I think I should now ;)
Life is a romantic poem

.........my messy girlfriend said...

you got a very unique style:).love the colour combinations....Good work on that blouse!!!!

i love love love scented candles as well..A blueberry pancakes one sounds very very good:)
x

lola said...

Hi !I wrote a comment under your sunday post- it should be here ! hope you don't mind,:) once again amazing photos and outfit ! xx

Amber said...

your blouse is lovely. it really came out great. the detailing is perfect.

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

What a gorgeous backdrop for your photos and what you did to that blouse is amazing.

Heather said...

Wow what gorgeous pictures, you look head to toe fabulous.... I'm loving your tights and gloves!!!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Missy said...

I love all the pictures and you fashion. Very vintage. I love your style girly. :-)

Peace
Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

vintch said...

love what you did with that blouse! you have such a creative spirit:)

Shannon said...

You look SO cute!! I love the hat!!

thebeatniq said...

Your diy blouse is so freaking adorable. I love it. I have blueberry candles too, they really do smell the best.

Ivana said...

This is such a vibrant and beautiful outfit! I´m not sure I could pull it off, but it looks fantastic on you!

I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

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Rachel said...

Wow, I've never heard of a blueberry pancakes candle before! Your outfit is so bright and cheerful--surely that helps combat the winter blues? xx

Misty Chaos said...

These photos are beautiful :) Lovelyy outfit ♥
The hat and coat are amazing (!!)

P.S That candle sounds like heaven...

Ruthy said...

I love what you did with that blouse. I love your creativity! I also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog. :D I really appreciate it.

-Ruthy
superfluousambitions@blogspot.com

Ruthy said...

I love what you did with that blouse. I love your creativity! I also wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog. :D I really appreciate it.

-Ruthy
superfluousambitions@blogspot.com

The Cookie Button said...

Huge amounts of <3 for this outfit sweet ^_^ x

Karin (Wunderlust) said...

hello gorgeous girl! I adore this outfit and I think wearing it MUST make all winter blues fade away.

I made your crown today and will send it in the next few days (as soon as I get time!)

I also did a post with your beautiful bow tie (my hair kept on getting in the way!) but I love it so much and it will be something I treasure forever xxx

Jade said...

Adorable blog

Eccentric Daydream

Zane said...

you look so gorgeous and the photos are wonderful too

bebe bird beck said...

You're so precious.

ftashion said...

This is such a fabulous restyling of the blouse! And the outfit is equally amazing. I love all the pops of vibrance and the sweetness of the pink. I wish I could mix colours so well like you!

Fang Ting
ftashion

Laura said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! AND YOUR BLOG IS SO CUTE!
XOXO,
FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL