Red Velvet Skirt

I made this skirt myself! Yeay me and my nimble fingers (that's what SHE said hahahahaha)! Instead of forking over 200+ euros for this pretty Le Mont St. Michel skirt I had fallen in love with (haha @ me talking like buying a 200 euro skirt would be an option for me in ANY universe) I just waited until Think Twice was having their monthly sales again and bought one of their hideous velvet confections for 2 euro to cut up and sew together my own version. I spent a hundred times less, eat that capitalism! Way easy too btw, I just cut off the bottom of a dress, folded over the top, sewed it in place and pulled an elastic band through it (this girl explains it clearly and did it way more neatly than me) et voila: a velvet mini skirt! I love it to bits. This entire outfit is made of win and made me believe in my teal hair again <3

Thanks to superpretty and supersweet Elien for taking these pictures of me! I took some of her as well, hop over to check them (and her gorgeous Boticelli's Venus hair) out!

beret: old
sweater, boots: Pimkie
skirt: handmade
tights: H&M
coat: Think Twice vintage
backpack: River Island
ring: Alex Monroe

24 comments

  1. Your velvet skirt is darling and even more special because it's handmade! :)

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  2. Ooh what a fab skirt- so impressed you made it!
    I have a velvet dress I wore for Christmas last year and I've been looking for inspiration and this has really helped!!

    Charlotte x

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  3. Very cool skirt and pretty coat! But what I like best is the backpack, it's amazing, I love everything about it! <3

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  4. great job making the skirt!! what an accomplishment!

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  5. Seriously man... your skirt is way better. I can't believe how much that other one costs!

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  6. That velvet mini is SO cute, and way way cheaper, which is awesome. I asked for one for christmas that was about 40, so if I dont end up getting one then I'll just DIY. I absolutely love yours with this cute knit sweater, such a sweet combination and your teal hair looks fabulous with it
    xJennaD

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  7. Your outfit is so wintry! Love it.

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  8. wow, great job! and look at your skirt - what a fashionable color also! :D
    love entire look!

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  9. It looks like the same effin' skirt!!! Kudos to you for making one yourself that looks just as cute:) I love the way you styled it too.

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  10. What a lovely skirt! Great job. Your hair definitely looks great with this. I adore those tights, too. They look very warm and comfy.

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  11. I love the way you styled it too...I love, I love the beret, the coat, the boot, it's beautiful and sweater, backpack.good that you love your hair
    kisses rose - in japan

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  12. LOVE that skirt! Gotta love making your own pieces for far less than designers :D SCORE! :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  13. I have this crazy long velvet maxi dress of my mom's that I keep meaning to turn into a shorter dress. The bottom would be perfect to make a skirt like yours, thanks for the inspiration dear!

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  14. Love that pretty, pretty velvet skirt and fabulous back pack!
    XOXO

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  15. Love the velvet skirt diy, I've just been layering shirts/sweaters over a vintage velvet dress to get a similar look. The snowflake sweater is super adorable too, perfect for the holidays.

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  16. U haar is echt mooi!! Ik weet dat je he moeilijk hebt om het te combineren maar ik vind het je geweldig goed staan :)

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  17. You made the skirt? woww its perfect! i love it.. also i am in love with your hair colour. It suits you so well!

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  18. Awesome skirt, eat that capitalism indeed! I really dig your teal hair too, I think I might like it even better than pink.

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  19. Red velvet skirt and green teal hair.. <3

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  20. Yay such gorgeous winter layering again!! I love your DIY skirt, it looks sooo cute with that sweater! and of course your hair :D

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