Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to Wear DIY: A red skirt and a winter nautical look

Every January I ooh and aaah over the nautical looks that pop up at stores after the fall colors.  It's so nice to see fresh, bright, contrasty looks like navy, red, white... and some fun icons like the occasional anchor.  And some luggage tan shoes and accessories, and maybe a fisherman's sweater.  The look is so classy and classic, very J.Crew or Land's End Canvas, although I saw some great stuff in this flavor last time I was at Old Navy, too.  Oohhh, I love it!!

(If you follow me on Pinterest you know I love my stripes...)

So now that it's not freeeeeezing all the time anymore, I was excited to pull out this skirt that I made a while back, and add some stripes and other pieces!

It's been in the 40's and 50's this week, which is amazing!  Not sure how long it will last... but this week, the weather was right for this outfit.

It's not THAT warm, though.  I did add an Oregon winter touch... some navy tights and tall riding boots.  Without boots I would, like, die. They are seriously essential this time of year!

Tee: Old Navy. Jacket and necklace: Target. Belt: Vintage.
Boots: Fred Meyer. Earrings: ? Skirt: DIY!

Here's to more 40 and 50 degree days!  (We've been on flood watch this week and last week, too... but during the sun breaks, it's been gorgeous).  Do you start doing the resort wear/nautical look in January, too?

P.S. This was my first take on playing with color and lighting in Photoshop--cut me some slack--I'd love to hear what you think, but be nice, k? =)


  1. i think your pictures look great! maybe a little bit too yellow, specially the skin tones, but that's ok. And your outfit looks cuuute.

  2. I was going to comment that your pictures are looking great, too!

  3. Anonymous1/27/2012

    The photography is great, I personally prefer more natural-looking colors, however.

  4. A little too washed out.
    You're doing great- keep working at it!

  5. Thanks!! I'm learning...
    I think they're...okay... but a little but too yellow, too. It's hard cuz I'm so pale. Will keep trying...

  6. Anonymous1/28/2012

    I find it difficult to photograph my pale skin, too... Outdoors in the shade at midday seems to work best...?

  7. Oh my goodness, it's meeee!

    I'm dying over your jacket..what a great piece! And I'm with you..I love nautical and stripes and red, white and blue. It feels so crisp and classic.

    1. Thanks, yeah, I love the jacket! It's fun that little leather jackets are in again, cuz they add style to an outfit so easily!



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