Thursday, October 10, 2013

the luxe life


I was watching a program the other night, sort of like the old "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" but a more modern, and even more decadent version.

It was slightly uncomfortable watching the abandon at which millions of dollars are spent on the luxuries of life. And while I do dream of the big lottery win  ( and I never play the lottery) I do have to wonder what it would be like to have a closet that's as big as my house.

And then I wonder if these women, who can have anything they want any time they want somehow miss out on the anticipation of saving for a special item, or the thrill of finding an amazing skirt at a thrift store. Or the joy in creating a thousand dollar look for under fifty bucks.

I recognize that it's all relative...depending on your budget, your desires and your abilities, but geesh...when I see the price of some of the designer luxe sweatshirts out there, it's almost perplexing!

They are a hot trend and a very cool look. They are everywhere from designer to budget store prices.

from harper's bazaar
from lucky magazine


I was All Over this one...how much fun to make a sweatshirt that you can wear to work?


I used a combination of about three different patterns, and ultimately ended up with something self-drafted! I couldn't even tell you which patterns were used.


The sleeves are a cotton interlock, and the front and back are cut from a polyester silky print from Joann's. The necklace is a vintage piece from my mother-in-laws jewelry chest. 


I can think of about a hundred different ideas for making this trend... for work, for weekend. And I love it. I'm digging through my fabric stash to see just what I can use to make a few more!






                           


30 comments:

  1. I love this lynn! Now I'm on the hunt for a good sweat shirt pattern!

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  2. I actually like yours better than any of the examples you posted-- it's WAY cute!

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  3. Love your luxe life sweatshirt. Now I want one. ;)

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  4. Totally cute outfit! You are one classy lady. Totally agree with your comments on the "luxe life". Yep. Gotta say, they look like some of the most miserable-ist people in the world.

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  5. That luxe is fabulous on you, or should I say you are fabulous in that luxe. I love what you did and how you styled it. I also agree with gingermakes, your is way better than the examples. Looking great.

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  6. It would look great with a white blouse or denim blouse under it, too!

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  7. You look so hip and modern! Love it! :)

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  8. I love this look Lynne, so inspiring!

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  9. you are adorable and I LOVE the boots Too, those models got nothin on you!

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  10. Looks great! love this trend, and your styling is perfect.

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  11. Absolutely LOVE your sweatshirt. I've been looking at these too. Yours cannot be topped, though.

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  12. Love your color combo and can't wait to see future renditions!

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  13. Love this so much. What a great way to make a sweat shirt dressy. I can see a few of these in my wardrobe in the future. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. So cute! You look fantastic!! I'm totally copying this look. Pinning away...

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  15. I like yours so much better than any of the pictures of the designer ones! I want to run down to my sewing machine and make one for myself right now! :-)

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  16. Wow! I absolutely love the whole look and now I want a top like that too! You look fantastic :))

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  17. Please make me one of these sweatshirts! You look amazing!

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  18. That's awesome! It's amazing to me that you can make those beautiful clothes yourself.

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