Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

How to Wear DIY: A little leather, a little edgy

Mmmmm, early summer. It's finally here.  Still sort of moody weather here, so I'm rocking the transitional looks--it was super hot a little this weekend but is supposed to be back to 61 today.  You never know in Oregon.

But, I love that maxi skirts are still in, been super into them the past few weeks!  I think I want to make myself the perfect light colored maxi dress, but until I find the perfect fabric, I have been wearing a couple of maxi skirts I have.  Over the weekend I paired this tee with a black J.Crew maxi skirt I've had since, about, 2002. ;) Some basics are in style for a looong time!

And it's been a tad humid, hence the frizzy hair. ;)
 Skirt: J.Crew, c. 2002! (similar) Sandals: JC Penney. Bracelet: eBay.
Lipstick: Radiant Flamenco. Necklace: Forever 21 (similar/similar). Tee: DIY!

I wanna know, have you been wearing maxi skirts this spring or summer?  Do you dress yours up or down?


  1. I'm still looking for the perfect maxi skirt! I guess I could make one..but like you, haven't spotted the "right" fabric! I love this outfit, your hair, and that lipstick color is fabulous! :)

    1. Thanks!! Yep, gotta go fabric-shopping... ;)

  2. Maxi skirts and dresses all summer long for me! so comfortable and feminine. Love this DIY tee. Would take any tee up a notch.
    Very fun:)
    Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

    1. Cool! I should wear them more often!


  3. Oh my goodness I have been wearing maxi skirts all summer long. They are SOOO comfy!

  4. no maxi skirts for me. I'm really short, so they don't look good on me. At least those I've tried so far.

    And your hair looks great!

    1. Hmm, maybe make one yourself or go asymmetrical or hi-low? ;)





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