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.
I 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!

How to Wear DIY: I love this skirt! High-low shimmery vintage skirt makeover in a winter party look

Happy holidays! Hope you had a great Christmas and are enjoying this magical-but-kind-of-awkward in-between time of year before New Year's. We're on a little holiday this week but I brought my laptop, and have a How to Wear DIY to share with you, perfect for the holidays.

I'm super excited about this look because this is exactly what I had in mind when I saw this funky 90's vintage skirt at Goodwill and brought it home to make over. I wore it last weekend for a holiday get-together with family, and it was perfect!

I got a little creative and paired it with my new fave cozy cable sweater and black tights, because... brrr. Contrast!

I also got a chance to wear (well) this gorge necklace that was a gift from Favery, a flash sale jewelry site started right here in Portland. Anne from Favery has had us Portland Bloggers over to their super cute space a couple times now, most recently for a trunk show!, and I got to try this lovely rose gold long necklace by Jules Smith.

Source:  My pal Sam Rosen's lovely blog!

Sweater: Old Navy. Shoes: Target via Goodwill. Necklace: Jules Smith, c/o Favery Skirt: DIY makeover, here!

Simple but special, with shimmer and rose gold! And the funky high-low skirt with tulle petticoat sewn in.

What are you wearing to parties this Christmas-New Year's time of year?!


  1. That skirt is stunning! If I knew how to sew even the tiniest bit, I'd be all over it!!

  2. That outfit looks really cool! I love your skirt. :)


  3. I still think you would look fab with a waist cyncher, a bit corsety.

  4. Well that skirt is gorgeous! Almost makes me want to try a little DIY project of my own lol. :)

  5. Suzannah, this is the perfect combination of white and black. Amazing!

  6. This is a great article and this dress is beautiful. I have been into fashion for a long time and I enjoy finding new designs like these. Since the new year has arrived, there are a lot of new fashion trends coming out. Some new women styles such as Day Dresses are really fashionable and can be worn all year around.



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