30 for 30 Winter, day 15. Riding the DYI horse

23 Feb

Rockin’ the plaid and patterns

One obi belt coming right up

You say “belt”, I say “bracelet”

Check it out! I’m feeling good about myself because I’m wearing two things I made today. That’s right, look who’s riding high and mighty on her DYI horse. Me!

I mentioned buying a couple of silk ties recently to make an obi belt, as seen in this tutorial from Angie of Fashion Me Blog. I did it! I made the belt and then I broke a bunch of rules about mixing patterns and look what came of it. Uh-huh.

On top of that, see that cool leather cuff with the embroidery on it? Yeah, that used to be a belt. I thrifted that little puppy, trimmed it, punched a hole in it and wore it. The beauty of these two projects is that they took almost no time. Extra bonus points!

Don’t forget to enter my first ever giveaway! Details here.

Deets: Plaid dress/Gifted from Dotty of Dash Dot Dotty, hot pink tank top/unknown, brown tights/unknown, vegan brown suede boots/Munro, obi belt/me, necklace/Anthropologie, hand-carved wood earrings/Chicago, three kitties ring/gifted.


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    February 24, 2011 at 1:20 am

    How I love mixing, and people who dare…
    You are linked in my post. have you had a looked???
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  2. Franca

    February 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

    love the tie belt! so clever!
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  3. Ofelia

    February 24, 2011 at 4:52 am

    DYI done well. Great Job! You so relax and cool!
    The bracelet is such a wonderful idea, we all have belts that we don’t use.
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  4. Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby

    February 24, 2011 at 5:17 am

    oh my god, love this! i love the cleverness of the tie belt! i used to do this when i was a rebellious 13 year old, and looked a bit silly. but this looks so awesome and clever! :) git it gurl!

  5. Fashnlvr

    February 24, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I love that leather cuff idea! Great job on both DIY projects – the pattern mixing is really cool!! I may have to copycat you on the leather cuff – that is really HOT!
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  6. Vix

    February 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I’m definately going to make one of those! the pattern clash is just fabulous, as are you. xxx
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  7. Jessica

    February 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I love this! The belt bracelet. Amazing!! The scarf belt is pretty fecking awesome too!

  8. Señora Allnut

    February 24, 2011 at 8:52 am

    love your DIY obi belt, very great idea and beautiful mixed prints!, and love how your wear with your plaid dress!, such a pretty ensemble!

  9. Collette Osuna

    February 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Someone….anyone….please make me this belt!!! Just sayin’
    LOVE the pattern mixing sweets….love you too:)

  10. two birds

    February 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

    love love love them both! so crafty!!

  11. Monica

    February 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Damn girl, you’re H-O-T!

  12. Sally

    February 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    That belt-bracelet is GENIUS!
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  13. Natalie Hodgson

    February 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Totally digging the plaid! And how you’ve tied your belt! We’re almost to the remix finish line :)
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  14. Melissa

    February 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Look at you, working all those patterns and rocking the DIY projects! You look awesome!

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  15. Gracey at Fashion For Giants

    February 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Fabulous! I love the obi (to the point I’m going to check out Angie’s post and see if I can create one too) and the leather cuff. And I think they both look gorgeous with your plaid dress. Fantastic pattern mixing – I love it.
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  16. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I adore the obi and your pattern mixing is genius.
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  17. Joy

    February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, that’s seriously impressive. I love plaid – looks gorgeous on you. And the pairing with the lovely belt – perfect! You’ve got a real artist’s/creative eye.
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  18. Terri

    February 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Ha, I bought two ties also after I saw Angie in hers! Haven’t stitched mine together just yet, but I expect they’ll show up in March sometimes. I love the colors in yours and the pattern mixing. Lovely, relaxed look.
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  19. Linda W

    February 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    The belt/ties and the necklaces were made to go together!

    The Auspicious Life
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  20. stephanie

    February 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is just AMAZING. I am going to have to try and make it lol.

    PS: Did I tell how much I want that scarf in your giveaway haha

  21. brett

    February 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I am so loving the bracelet
    I am a bit of a bracelet whore and now I have to go on a belt hunt after the 30 for 30 and find the perfect belt/bracelet
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    • Fabienne Jach

      February 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

      You’ll have to show and tell when you do it, Brett. Can’t wait to see what you come up with !

  22. Tashrin

    February 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Are you serious…….you made that gorgeous belt!!! The moment I saw the first photo my heart started beating really fast because that is an awesome creation. I’m going to check out her tutorial right now.

    You’re a genius.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks! I can’t take any credit, though. I just copied Angie’s style. I’m a big fan of being inspired by others.

  23. Angie

    March 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    You’ve done a great job with the silk ties and the bracelet is such a brilliant idea! You seem to be very creative lately and the new lay out is great.Thanks for circulating the idea so that others benefit!That’s why blogging is brilliant!
    Angie recently posted..Finally my style is evolving

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks, Angie. I love being inspired by other bloggers, thank you for being an inspiration!