For my Men's Shirt Week outfit, I was a little bit stumped at first; you see here in S.Korea, there aren't really thrift stores in the same way there are in the states, and although on base there is a thrift shop, it is rather small (there were less than 5 men's shirts on the rack) EXCEPT in their uniform section. There are a TON of Blues shirts in the thrift shop (blues are sort of the business suits of the USAF) so I had a ton of pale blue shirts to select from, and suddenly the idea for my look formed.
I'm calling it "Dress Blues" because I was feeling particularly punny when I named it, and I hope you can still see all the details through the questionable pictures! (I am afraid I didn't get the best pictures of this outfit because it has been FREEZING here to the point the air base has closed all the roads to driving several times due to ice, and I haven't been able to get out anywhere for a pretty photo shoot with lots of light!) The poor baby's nose is actually a little pink in all the pictures just from the quick walk to the place we went on base to take the pictures! (-4 degrees with wind chill will do that to you!)
In the spirit of upcycling, I made Emmie a cardigan out of a sweater I have had for ages that I didn't love. (it was too big for me.)
I cut a whole new body, using the hem ribbing at the bottom and I serged the original neck trim back onto the cardigan, along with the newly cut sleeves.
Since I added a split to the front of the sweater, I trimmed the inside edge with the same knit I used for the leggings, and added large navy, fabric covered snaps to close the cardigan.
Down the front of the cardigan I added bunches of 3 jewels over each of the snaps. (The dress took HOURS, including replacing a broken zip last second, and of course the 2 hour cardigan is Emmie's favorite part of the outfit.)
The leggings are just simple with a yoga pant waist, done in a whimsical print (there are kitties driving cars, birds, and bunnys etc.) and they are so she can stay modest and comfortable while she plays. I added a little gather and a jewel at each hem. I really like this print as a touch for youthening up the look, although I really dig the preppy school uniform vibe the outfit has.
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