12 Ways To Wear A Camo Print Jacket

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12 ways to wear a camo print jacket came to be, as I was searching through my closet yet again, trying to figure out how to make the most of my wardrobe. As fall is steadily approaching I was beginning to outfit plan, and my eyes landed on my camo print jacket, which I really didn’t have the opportunity to wear enough in Hawaii.  As I am still in the works of trying to eliminate wasteful spending and make my closet more cohesive, I decided to start a fashion lookbook for myself. I don’t want to stand in my closet for 20 minutes trying to figure out what goes with what and ultimately just putting on the same thing over and over. I figure with a visual lookbook I can quickly grab the pieces I need and tweak as needed. I will start with one stand alone piece and build looks around it that cater to my current lifestyle.  Today’s piece is a camo print jacket, I believe this to be a great closet staple that easily pulls the most basic pieces together. As I started this for myself, I thought it would be a nice addition to the blog, to help you all shop your closets and find numerous ways to get the most out of your everyday real life clothes.  The goal is to create a multitude of outfits with various pieces that you already own and making wises purchases to fill in the gaps. Now the bulk of my style will be more on the casual side, as I am a stay at home mom, but I will also feature some looks for date night, church or brunch with the girls as well. I will detail and link what I am wearing below each outfit set, and you may notice that everything I own is not all tall sized, but you will see it noted when it is, and when I find similar options.   Most of my wardrobe is also budget friendly with a few splurges here and there. Take a look below for some inspiration on what to wear with your camo print jacket, and see why you may need to add one to your closet if you haven’t already done so.   You will see me in these looks coming up this fall on the blog, so stay tuned to see how they worked out.  Also comment below and let me know if these types of posts are beneficial to you and you would like to see more.

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Jacket: Old Navy, similar (available in tall), similar, similar , similar, similar

Dress: Old Navy Tall, similarsimilar, similar (all available in tall, regular and petite)

Shoes: BCBGeneration (size 13) via Nordstrom Rack, Exactsimilarsimilar, similar (all up to size 13), similar

 Bag: Target, similarsimilar, similar

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DIY Zebra Print Maxi Dress

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Now let me tell you all about my DIY zebra print maxi dress! I’ve wanted a maxi dress of this style for quite some time.  I’ve always seen them sold and worn beautifully by others, but never have I found one that was long enough on me to graze the floor.  So I knew once I started sewing that I would eventually attempt to make one of my own.  But I was intimidated and kept putting it off, thinking it would be too hard to do.  Boy was I wrong.  Ladies this was one of the easiest pieces I have made thus far and I am so mad at myself for not trying it earlier.  I love this dress and how it turned out!

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I’ve had this fabric for over a year now just sitting in my stash.  When I purchased it I knew it would be made into a maxi dress, just wasn’t sure what style or when. It is a gorgeous rayon that drapes and moves and flows.  It’s is light weight and easy breezy, so perfect for the warm temperatures. I was drawn to the bold print and the ivory, black and tan tones. As I was looking through my maxi dress patterns I came across McCall’s 6744 and knew this is what I had been saving this fabric for.DSC01971

I decided to have an Angelina Jolie moment so I could show you all this dramatic slit which only opens this far when you force it too as I am doing here and showing off my big ol’ gam…..lol  But when I walk it is a more subtle opening as seen in the very first picture.  DSC01974_pp

That pattern I used to make this beauty was McCall’s 6744.  It’s states easy right on the from and It really is.  I would definitely recommend this pattern to beginner sewers and I will definitely be making a couple more of these dresses!  The pattern calls for 2 1/2 yards of 60″ fabric because of my needed extra length I used 3 yards of fabric.  I added 2 inches to the bodice and just about 5″ to the skirt piece.  I purchased this fabric from my local Fabric-Mart and it was only like $5.99 a yard.  So yes this dress was less than $20.  I’m telling you ladies if you haven’t already started, you may want to start sewing…lol

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Dress: DIY using McCall’s 6744 | Shoes: Barefoot Tess | Bag: Philip Lim 3.1 x Target

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The Cobalt Maxi Dress

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One of the main reasons I started sewing was because of my love for maxi dresses.  I like to wear them all year long, but one of the hinderances of being so tall is that I can’t just go and buy a maxi dress that will cover my ankles right off the rack, although sometimes I do get lucky.  Speaking of lucky, there are now quite a few tall retailers that offer maxi dresses a plenty, so you should not be discouraged if sewing isn’t your thing.  It just comes in handy when what you may be looking for at that moment isn’t readily available and you can whip it up yourself.  Which is what I did in this case.

 

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I was sitting and thinking to myself that I wanted a cobalt maxi dress with a bit of polish.  I have a tank style that I purchased from Alloy Apparel last year and I have an off the shoulder one that I made last year, but I wanted something a little bit different then those two. I wanted a maxi dress that I could go and pick the kids up from school in, or run errands, go out to lunch in and feel covered and cute without having to wear a jacket to cover up.  This short sleeve tee maxi dress was what I came up with and I love it! I am a big fan of one piece dressing and this fits the bill.  It is the easiest way to get dressed in the morning and look put together without even trying and I am all about that.  What I also love about this dress in particular is that I used a ponte knit fabric, so it has weight to it and movement. Most importantly is the fit and length.  because of my long arms I made the short sleeves come down a bit longer which I think is more flattering on my frame.  I also extended the waist line and the skirt of course, to accommodate my height. I have a long way to go with my sewing, but I am very happy wth the way this cobalt maxi dress turned out.  Learning that the right fabric choice makes a world of difference.

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What I’m Wearing:

Dress: Made by Me using Butterick 6206 view D (with a few modifications) and a ponte knit from my local Fabric Mart, similar, similar, both of these are similar in color and available in long lengths, love this extended length navy version with similar sleeve style

Shoes: MIA (size 12) via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar, similar, all available up to at least a size 12

Bag: Louis Vuitton, similar, similar, similar

Belt: Charlotte Russe, similar, similar, similar

Pattern Review: Butterick 6206

Pattern Description: Misses Dress and Belt

Pattern Sizing: 14-22, I cut a 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I sewed view D and yes it did, except I made the sleeves a tad bit longer.

Were the instructions easy to follow? It was really simple I just glanced at the instruction.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how simple and easy it was to make. Love the style of the dress and the varying neckline options.

Fabric Used: Cobalt blue ponte knit picked up from my local Fabric-Mart.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: To accommodate for my height, I extended the sleeve length and waist line by about 2 inches and lengthened the skirt length by about 4–5 inches.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will definitely sew this again, plan on making it in a black and a white or ivory version. I would highly recommend it to others, especially if they love maxi dresses as I do.

Conclusion: Simple and easy pattern. Great style of dress. Now one of my favorite patterns for the way my dress turned out.

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Romwe Black Off the Shoulder Top

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Have you ever seen those memes featuring a short girl staring ooh I love this dress and her tall bestie wearing the same and exclaiming ooh I love this top. Well my friends I have now made that meme a reality..lol I was just recently introduced to Romwe and offered the opportunity to pick an item. As I am currently obsessed with all things off-the-shoulder, I was immediately drawn to this “black boat neck ruffle loose dress” as they have it listed on the site.

As you can see it is nowhere near a dress from me but a perfect fitting top and I’m just fine with that.  It hits at the perfect spot on my hips and the cut was just right.  Not too big and not too tight.  Although recently I’ve been purchasing all my items in tall or long lengths, I do occasionally buy pieces that are not and this is an item I would have made an exception for on my own even if it wasn’t gifted. I’m having another phase where I am cleaning out my closet and really trying to only keep items that I love and that can be re-mixed with other pieces in my wardrobe.  This Romwe black off the shoulder “top” fits the bill. This top will work well in my closet as I can see it paired with jeans as I have on here today, but I also plan on wearing it underneath a pair of denim overalls, with some shorts and tucked in with a denim skirt this summer as well.

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Top: Romwe (c/o), less than $20!

Bag: J. Crew, similar, similar and under $50!, similar and currently on sale!

Jeans: ASOS (tall), similar, similar, similar

Shoes: Tesori (size 12) via Nordstrom Rack, similar (up to size 13 and less than $40!), similar (up to size 12), similar (up to size 12 and less than $80), similar (up to size 12), similar

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