Style-Delights: Lookbook: Stripes And Bows

November 18, 2013

Lookbook: Stripes And Bows

Striped Pencil Skirt, ASOS Pencil Skirt
Style rule #35 : If you need to copy, copy DVF! I love the classic, feminine, timeless style of Diane von Furstenberg, but not always love the price tag! This front tie blouse in black chiffon by DVF is one such piece.  I wanted this style in my budget.  But most blouses were either too flimsy or too short on sleeves for me. Also, I wanted the lining in the shirt to avoid the hassle of camisole or see-through situations. My solution: get it tailor made! Buy some black chiffon, lining fabric and find a trusty tailor to do the sewing! Ta Da! 
I wore a soft leather obi belt by ASOS on the skirt to give it a high waist look. This belt is pure awesomeness!
Striped Pencil Skirt, ASOS Pencil Skirt
Skirt - ASOS
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Similar options - From JCPenney / From LOFT
There are some great tailors in New York, but if you search, you will find some good tailors in any city you live in! A good place to start is the local dry cleaners who usually have in-house tailors for alterations of can refer someone for you. You need to be clear what you want - get pictures, explain clearly what you are looking for. Even if you are not looking for copying a designer style, a good tailor can help you make a piece of garment fit better, and make custom adjustments (lining, size of of bows, type of fabric etc)

Striped Pencil Skirt, ASOS Pencil Skirt

 Striped Pencil Skirt, ASOS Pencil Skirt

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27 comments :

  1. What a great look!! And I agree that having a tailor is so essentials. Anytime I have a piece of clothing tailored, it's customized for me.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  2. Very lovely and stylish - I usually go for vertical stripes, but these are lovely and you look amazing! Xx

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  3. Oh wow, thats one talented tailor, number pls :)
    Ur looking great :) all set for the winters :)
    love

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  4. I agree! That custom piece is sooo lovely and a great doppleganger! Black and white chic at its finest. :)

    Abi
    aka The Belated Bloomer

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  5. LOVE the length of this skirt. That chiffon shirt is so pretty! Love this look with the pretty fall leaves in the background.

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  6. So pretty Joythi!! Love the black and white look and the blouse is beautiful!!
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  7. Absolutely smitten with your style, adorable blog and stunning style!
    FF

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  8. You look stunning ! And yes, that belt is something !

    Asta
    Cactus and Cucumber

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  9. ASOS has the best skirts! You look great!

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  10. Wow.. Do you ever look beautiful! I love this outfit and that top is just calling my name!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  11. Absolutely stunning - well done! I am seriously considering that belt! You look amazing!

    Zahra
    www.lovezahra.com

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  12. Oh so gorgeous! I love this high waisted look! And believe me, your top is better than the original DVF one. You are so lucky! Please can you send your tailor to India for me? :)

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  13. You have been so creative, love DVF too and your inspired blouse is just beautiful and suits you. Looking very classy Jyoti, the skirt and the booties are a perfect match with that top!:) Kisses! xo

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  14. Wow Jyothi..u look gorgeous..that skirt n belt are awesomeness redefined.

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in

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  17. Amazing outfit !!! <3

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  18. Who wouldn't love B&W. I just love your outfit. :)

    Kisses
    http://yourfashiontroubleshootingguide.blogspot.com ♥

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous look! And what a great idea to have the blouse tailor-made.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  20. Great look! Love the black and white stripes!
    xx
    Carina Hsieh

    carina@thefashionstudent.com
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  21. You look amazing dear! ;)

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  22. Hi Jyoti,
    Smart idea to get it made and especially with your own requirements catered for. I prefer yours with the darker front and that it negates the whole peeping problem.
    I've been on the hunt for a white and black striped skirt, but am still not sure its the right fit with my wide hips. The joys of being a pear.
    Have a fabulous week
    Wendy

    Simply Sassy Style

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