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Preloved FashionHere’s my very first outfit for you. This works well for work during the day and on into the evening. Take off the jacket and dance the night away.

The ensemble consists of:

– An underskirt of a multi-layered tulle skirt. See second photo. I use this skirt under heaps of normal skirts to make a statement with a twist. I bought this on trademe.co.nz for about $30.

– An overskirt in an abstract pattern of oranges and greys. This is narrow over the hips and flairs out gently with inverted pleats halfway down the skirt. The hemline is very wide – far more than a full circle. It sits beautifully over the tulle skirt. This is one garment which is not preloved. I saw it in one of our cheaper shops on sale and grabbed it. I could immediately see the possibilities with its full skirt. It is a great way to add colour without removing the elegance of the outfit.

– With these two skirts, I wear a sleeveless singlet top which my sister gave me  – family and friends are a great sourceTulle Skirt of completely free preloved clothing. This top is made from a strong stretchy fabric which holds the skirts in tightly to avoid the look of bulging hips which could happen with all that tulle.

– I then define the waist with a wide elastic belt with an interesting buckle. I bought this on trademe.co.nz for $10. If you could find one to match the skirt colour, that would work well but the match would have to be pretty exact so you couldn’t buy it online because the colours are often deceptive when amateurs take their photos for the listings.

– I then use a cropped, matt satin smoking jacket to lift the outfit soBlack Ankle boots I can wear it to work. The jacket does not close. I roll up the sleeves a little so I can wear one of my great collection of bracelets. Since I wear the necklace you can see in the first photo (given to me by my mother), I would use a beaded black bracelet to stay in keeping and drop black earrings.

– You could wear a pair of black heels with this but I love to mix it up with these boots. They are my one buy that cost me good money. They are super comfortable and add a grunge element to the outfit . I also prefer to wear bare legs so a little skin shows through under the see-through bottom layers of the tulle skirt. Black stockings are a little heavy.

And there you have it – a great day into evening outfit for little cost.


About Suzanne

I am Suzanne Perazzini, the author of two low Fodmap cookbooks, Low Fodmap Menus and Low Fodmap Snacks, and the creator of the Inspired Life Low Fodmap Coaching Program. I live in New Zealand in a house overlooking the Pacific Ocean with my husband and son. Since discovering the low FODMAP diet, my irritable bowel syndrome issues, which I have suffered from all my life, have all but disappeared. My blog, Strands of My Life, focuses on the low FODMAP diet and features videos, recipes and articles on irritable bowel syndrome. My mission in life is to help those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome to implement the low Fodmap diet. I have a side blog called Path to Minimalism, where I document our downsizing to a life of minimalism and zero waste.

Posted on April 24, 2011, in Preloved Fashion Look of the Day and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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