Friday, September 28, 2012

Flying squirrel

Top: c/o Oasap
Tank: Target maternity (love these!)
Pants: Old Navy
Oxfords: Target

I wanted to like this shirt, because it has lots of cute little pandas on it, and who doesn't like pandas? (Sorry, I forgot to take a close-up of the print, but trust me, they're pandas.) But the shape of the shirt was just... weird. I tried sewing it up to create some sleeves and to slim the body so it would look more like a blouse and not a tent, but the material was just too hard to work with and I gave up.

The first time I showed my husband this shirt, he snickered and asked if I was a flying squirrel. No.

21 comments:

  1. Heehee! Kimmie, I am wearing a very similar shape today (probably won't be on the Blog until next week) and I love it. :) Mine actually does have side seams though, so there is obvious shape to it. :) I do think you look adorable, but I can see how such an open design would drive one batty. :) Love your new jeans too!

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  2. When I saw the title of this post, i was like "OMG SQUIRREL PRINT" and almost died, but then I read more and saw that they're pandas instead, which was even better (since, pandas >>> squirrel)!! Love the print, but yeah I don't really know about the shape of this shirt either. How would you wear a cardigan over these sleeves?

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  3. Yea, that is a funny shaped shirt! Cute print though

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  4. Squirrels would be so cute! And I know you'd love anything with animal prints on it! :) I totally thought of you when I saw this shirt, but I was blinded by the PANDA PANDA PANDA that I didn't really look at the shirt shape before clicking "Order." And yeah, how the heck am I supposed to wear a cardigan over it?!! Maybe I'll attempt to alter it again next time :)

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  5.  Oh I can't wait to see yours! I guess it's nice to try out different styles, because I'm not used to wearing such flowy/not-fitted stuff. :)

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  6. hahahah You are sooo hilarious and adorable. I love that the blouse has pandas on it though, how fun! Also, great oxfords :)


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  7. Hmm, is it intended to be a poncho?  I want to see the pandas up close if you ever do another post on it :)

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  8. I've never seen squirrel prints. They should make squirrel prints.









    The shape is super weird though. I'd probably just tuck it in with a high-waisted skirt, or try twisting it to the side… or jump off a plane and hope I can fly.

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  9. I guess it's sort of a poncho... it's what they call a "bat sleeve blouse" whatever that means. Here's an up close of the print from their website. Honestly, I'm not sure I'll wear it again until I can find a way to alter it. Since you're miss sewing queen, do you have any suggestions??

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  10. Squirrels are so cute! But vicious too :)

    When I first saw it online I thought I'd just be able to tuck it in, but the front is really short and there would be a lot of extra fabric on the sides, so tucking in wouldn't really work :( Oh well!

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  11. I had a sweater just like that back in the day and everyone called it my batwing sweater. I stopped wearing it pretty quickly. :P 

    Despite the silly, flowy sleeves, I still adore this shirt on you! Next time definitely take a picture of the panda pattern!

    Also, I think the picture might have just disappeared on your browser (of my sketchbook). It should be showing up. :)

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  12. Well, you look adorable so there's that. I think it works in certain "poses" but real life isn't about posing so I can understand where you are coming from. I wish I could do all those loose, look so cool and casual looks but it just makes me look (even) bigger so I have to stay away from them. I do really love those shoes - are they recent? I need to add some oxfords to my ever growing shoe collection but don't want to spend too much.

    loved that last line though. NO! hehe

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  13. Too Much Soul SupportOctober 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    adorable shoes!! can't believe they are target! they look totally chic. I hope you'll also come check out our new online jewelry shop! Too Much Soul.com

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  14. That's what I thought. I refreshed a few times but the image still didn't show up. Oh well! Cute nonetheless :)

    I don't know if I'll be wearing it again, unless I find a way to alter it so it's not so "batwing-y" anymore. Unrelated, but saying "batwing" just makes me want to sing the Darkwing duck theme song.

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  15. Haha, I know! it's a really light flowy fabric, so it drapes nicely, but when I'm walking it just fans out behind me. Not too big of a fan (lol).

    I got the oxfords last year, and sadly they're not the greatest quality. the fake leather is pretty stiff and fake-looking, and while they don't give me blisters, they're not exactly comfortable for walking long distances. I checked on the Target website and it looks like they don't have anything similar at the moment. :(

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  16. dang it! I appreciate the effort though :)

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  17. This is something Zooey Deschanel would wear! It reminds me of my Zooey Deschanel collection on SocialBliss! http://www.socialbliss.com/gabbeezy/12-emmy-nominated-zooey-deschanel-GQ4DSMBV

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  18. I just caught onto your blog, and you are a riot! This post and the one about taking your own photos, which all turn out blurry, made me giggle. I like your style, and your budget is inspirational! I'll be coming back for more :) 

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