November 05, 2011

D I Y / Last Minute Cut Out Skirt

how to make a gif
heels Topshop Unique (old)

I can only perform under pressure of a deadline and the same goes for getting dressed. When a certain event is only days away I realize that the beautiful piece I saw online will never reach me on time. This is when you have to make the most of what you already own. I always end up pulling out the scissors to make the needed adjustments.

Yesterday night were the Dutch Fashion Awards, three prizes that are yearly given to Dutch design talent. What I wore was this skirt from which I cut out a rectangle paired with a simple white tee and slicked back hair. I was afraid that the cutout would make the skirt less versatile but on the contrary I found more ways to wear it in it's renewed form; cutout on the front, cutout on the side or even knotted.

93 comments:

The Fancy Teacup said...

You are such a style genius. The look of the cut out skirt is super chic.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Castle Fashion said...

I'd be so scared to make a change like that :X I'm glad it worked out for the best!



Yasmeen
Castle Fashion

fashion suicides said...

Waw, this is excellent! It's genious, really!

FASHION SUICIDES

Eline said...

echt heel leuk gedaan!
Ziet er mooi uit!

Marijke said...

Heel leuk en inderdaad geniaal!

Casla Twins said...

super good idea! :D
nice!

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Joy. // Justlikesushi.com said...

One word...amazing and unique! Ik wil zelf zoiets nog graag doen met een maxidress!

Ruby And Siel said...

Heb je de randen nog omgestikt of heb je het zo gelaten?

Jazmine Jade said...

OMG, those shoes are amaze!

amalia said...

I looove your shoes!:)

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Fashion Agony said...

You are so creative!

xoxo
http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

effortlesscool said...

so unique ! I love how you wore it both ways, so versatile :)

XO Sahra
EffortlessCool

Anonymous said...

I love it as always, there's just one thing that I'm confused about - those shoes...

RUN YOUR STYLE said...

Love your style!

welcome to my jungle said...

omg just love it! you're talented!

xo
Dani

welcome to my jungle

. said...

Super DIY! I have the same heels! The perfect 'sitting' shoes, they are ;-).

www.nassu.com said...

youre a such a genius ! love it :D

nassuaks.blogspot.com

Doni Brown said...

That is simply amazing!!!

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westillstick said...

i love your style.
i love your hair.
i love your face.
for me youre a perfect modern independent woman.!!!


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Ria :) said...

i looveee your shoes so much and i love the skirt idea :) xxxxx

LaceandPearls said...

Wauw, prachtig! Het is weer totaal anders dan eerst maar echt heel erg mooi.

mrdavidPOP said...

I'm following you! love what you did with the skirt - i prefer the first photo tho its just so genius and a great way to save money!

please check my blog out! thanks

http://thefashionphotomoto.blogspot.com

Gabrielle said...

Cool, think i'm gonna diy this.

http://ieatfashiontoday.blogspot.com

Polly said...

This is great! Definitely going to attempt this!
x
polway.blogspot.com

Karolina said...

You can also roll up the longer part ! Anyways, this is seriously great.

TENZIN said...

i love it:)

Ashley said...

WICKED piece !! Would love to see what it looks like knotted x

Lisha said...

Nice idea. :)

But oh my God, those SHOES! <3

anita_senorita said...

coolt!

Sophia said...

You're so creative! I love your DIY tutorials <3

Linda said...

Cut out on the side I like best! LOVE your shoes though!

♥ www.straatstijl.blogspot.com

Miss Oh' said...

Such a great idea that I might have to steal it some day (will give you credit for it ;)) .. Love the heels!

x
Oh'

blogbymissoh.blogspot.com

Liza Chloë said...

Love it!

http://www.lizachloe.com/

Robin said...

absolutely amazing!
xoxo
the-fashionpaper.blogspot.com

Lizbet said...

You are always full of great inspiration, thoug I'm not sure I'd dare what you dare ;b

Yth said...

You are amazing. I'm your biggest fan.

jenaly enns said...

i love it, i would do it to if i had a skirt to do it too. lol

http://jenalyenns.blogspot.com/

Lena said...

its such a nice idea. really beautiful

vanchaaa said...

i like this idea a lot! i would also be interested to see how it works when you wear the longer part knotted :)

Nádia said...

you're always challenging yourself, you're amazing <3 splendid idea! :D


http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

Albany said...

You always come up with the best ideas Ivania x

Sina said...

thank you so so so much for your comment!!(: how did you find my blog? yours is amazing, you are such a big inspiration and your style is so unique, just perfect.
Love, Sina xxx

FASHION ICE said...

ive got to try this!

Francesca said...

I love the cutout both ways Ivania - horizontal and vertical! You always inspire me with your DIY skills, I must learn one day :)

http://opinionslave.blogspot.com
/ twitter: @opinionslave

Joelyne TheSydneyGirl said...

LOVE what you've done here!!!! :)

XXX

il était une fois... said...

Ivania you totally made my day girrl! thank you SO much for the comment hun!! beyond LOVE you're super fab blog!! big love X

Mary said...

love all your diys !

http://imaginaryfeather.blogspot.com

Kendra Alexandra said...

Thanks so much for your comment, I'm such a fan of your blog! The skirt looks great, must try make something like this myself.

I've recently started making a new blogroll and was wondering if you would like to exchange links?

Let me know :)

Kendra
xx

eQ said...

chic! :))
http://www.energiq.blogspot.com/

DESPERATELY SEEKING PEGASE said...

Nice one , Love the fushia shoes :)
http://www.desperatelyseekingpegase.com

Marie My said...

Amazing! I love your ideas and creativity when it comes to clothes. You're such and inspiration, I must say!

love, Marie from www.nemesisbabe.blogspot.com

Marie My said...

Amazing! I love your ideas and creativity when it comes to clothes. You're such and inspiration, I must say!

love, Marie from www.nemesisbabe.blogspot.com

Thrift_Queen said...

love it!

laura_fash said...

Well, I guess you rocked everybody's mind at the Dutch Fashion Awards ;)
XXX

Julius Leon said...

Hey Ivania, Thank you for your comment! I love grey too, and I think about doing my hair grey too.

xx Julius Leon // www.youngvanity.com

hannahalehandra said...

What a fantastic idea! IVania I've just started reading your blog and I'm completey enamoured by it. What wonderful style you have. Kiss from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

Simone said...

Jeeez, you are so inspiring! Thanks for that :)

/Simone - Fashion Manifest

Kent Jeffree said...

oh ivania! i adore you! love your style security!

kent jeffrey / dudes-and-chicks.com

Elli said...

Really good idea!!!
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LOVETHEFABRIC said...

geweldige heels, wauwie!

Natalie Suarez said...

so beautiful! i love that skirt :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Mie said...

Hey Ivania!
I really love your blog, and all that inspiration you get me.. I'll be so happy, if you will take a look at my little blog? ;)

Have a good saturday!
Love Mie
www.mieshverdag.blogspot.com

Raspberry and Rouge said...

ZO cool! Goed idee! Happy sunday! XO Rebecca

http://raspberry-rouge.com

Jennifer said...

so clever! have to try this myself. those shoes are incredible too xxx

[Virginie Peny] said...

that's a nice idea, love it!

Virginie/
www.virginiepeny.com

Debbie said...

Geniaal! Ik heb zelf zo vaak ideetjes voor een DIY, maar doe het nooit! (lui? bang het te verknallen?). Ik vind die van jouw elke keer weer geweldig, en hij stond je ook super.

Vond het gezellig met je! :)

x

Mau-Fashion said...

the shoes are a stunner!!!

Maria said...

scissors are the best if you need some new clothes :D

linsey sijmons said...

Jij bent zo creatief. Heeerlijk!

With love,
POSE-BLOG.COM

Apeshite said...

So, which way did you sport it? Your shoes are magnificent and I love that your nail color goes with. I find this blog so uncomplicated and incredible.

Laura said...

great idea! and the shoes are amazing, wow
thanks alot for your comment :))
have a nice day!

Jessie (Sanity Notebook) said...

Good Lord, I love your innovativeness.

te amo,
j
www.sanitynotebook.com

LeNerd † said...

you're a style icon.

ZEOLITE said...

absolutely love this!

Lara Maria said...

Great idea. Love ur shoes. Too bad that we won't be able to meet in Amsterdam next week ... hoping someday soon though ;-)

katharina said...

I love those skirts. Can't decide which one is more cool :) and thankyou so much for your comment. I was so happy, because I love you and your blog and your beyond amazing style :)
have a nice day <3

Jeanatte said...

Such a great idea with the skirt! I have those shoes, too!

balkis said...

So gorgeous! That slight grey with the mauve shoes is beautiful.

-Balkis
http://www.babablogweb.blogspot.com

Choas. said...

such an amazing idea! love your blog, huge fan.

chaostheblog.blogspot.com

want more fashion said...

perfect idea !!

just a sewfreak said...

nice!! I've got some self-made clothes too!!

www.sewfreak.blogspot.com

sew sew sewperfreaky!

Miss_Priss_101 said...

LOVE it! You're a style icon!! I'm giving away a ring on my blog!!! :)
http://missprissheather.blogspot.com/

Strawberry Freckleface said...

I like this so much better than the skirt I cut up awhile back. Better length, cleaner cut, better color...and mine had a slit up the back already which made for an interesting...thing. Love this. And those shoes. Love it all.

-Casey

Prêt-à-Penser said...

I LOVE IT haha it looks gorgeous!

xx
WWW.PRETPENSER.BLOGSPOT.COM

Miss_Priss_101 said...

You are wonderful!

Unfinished Impressions said...

i love how you can pull of doing something so spontaneous like that, nice shoes!!!

Pear Shaped Engagement Rings said...

Dam Sexy Sandals.
Color is superb.

Elegantly Wasted said...

I am actually DROOOOOOOLING at the sight of this skirt with those shoes. What an unlikely yet flawless combination!

X

www.elegantlywastedd.blogspot.com

Avocado Sundays said...

Love the way you wore it in the photo on the left
& really surprised by those shoes but they are gorgeous :)

http://avocadosundays.blogspot.com/

Noelani said...

So amazing, looks dynamite with those Topshop heels!!
Noelani
http://modeandthelike.com

Sassy Filles said...

I love your blog! It's very clear and your style is amazing! It's so different from other fashion blogs I know. Good work!
Melania

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Just perfect.

Ruffles Gazebo said...

I love these shoes! :o do you know what the style name of them are by any chance :o!