16 November 2008

Thrift Inspiration, doing it the Chloe and Missoni way!

This seasons knits at Net-A-Porter feature short sleeved cardigans. I am a great fan of these, as they are great for layering and are so cosy and stylish too.
Missoni short sleeved cardigan, £560
Chloe short sleeved cardigan, £895


So, inspired by these delightful offerings on Net A Porter and not having one of my own, I thought I would customise what I already have. A few months back, I thrifted two lambswool longline cardis, in a wine colour and an indigo blue. I decided to customise the blue one and leave the wine coloured one intact!

This is the end result of my handiwork-sleeves chopped off and rolled up and the lapels have been sewn back with original buttons to create a V neck rather than the original round neck, which I prefer. As you can see, it is an ideal layering piece to keep cosy in winter.

I'm wearing a long sleeved grey tee underneath, studded belt, black leggings, black cowboy boots, H&M beanie, my Gucci pendant necklace and my gorgeous Diana ring from the lovely WendyB.

Long sleeved version


So, what item in your wardrobe will you be daring enough to chop up-LOL!!

28 comments:

atelier said...

I love the Missoni one.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi atelier-soo gorgeous!!

janettaylor said...

Hi sharon rose,

Huuuuuuu, I love missoni and chloé! :D

I have missoni zig zag knit pants... Adorable! ;)

Have a nice day: Janet

Sharon Rose said...

Hi janettaylor-yes, me too!! Have a lovely day my dear!

Cate said...

Oh yeah! Short sleeved cardigans are great! I especially love the Missoni one.
I love your wine red cardigan and you also did a great job on the blue one. I love how you combined it. I don't think I could bring up the heart to chop off the sleeves of one of my cardigans ^^

Sharon Rose said...

Hi cate-thanks for your lovely comment, I think where I have a few cardis, I didn't mind chancing this blue one, haha!!

ellie's kyle said...

long cardis are great for late fall and and even into the spring with the chill about. I love layers toos. I like my long sleeve T's under my T-shirts this time of year for me and my boyfriend too.

Thanks for reading and I love your comments too.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ellies kyle-thanks, as always for your lovely comment!!

Siljesfashion said...

Love the Missoni cardigan, Sharon! Your cardigans are amazing, and inspired me to do something similar with some old ones. Great idea!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Silje-thanks for your lovely comment, I'd love to see how you customise yours!!

Karen said...

Sharon Rose, Hi! Glad you liked my citron pants! Aren't they weird? I love your blog! How on earth do you find this stuff? Okay, we must be soul sisters, because my prized possession is my vintage cheetah coat! Go on my blog and look under the August or September posts. August I think. There is an article or post called, "Vintage Cheetah Coat, How Do I Love Thee Let Me Count the Ways!" Go Look!

Karen
www.karen-ofacertainage.blogspot.com

Ladies Who Lunch said...

Great handiwork on the cardigan Sharon!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi karen-thanks for stopping by!! I'll definitely be over, I'm adding you to my blogroll too!

Hi ladies who lunch-so kind, thanks a lot!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i am not really feeling for missoni this season but the chloe coat is just lovely....

a cat of impossible colour said...

Great layering! You look lovely.

saray said...

I just love the Missoni one..

WendyB said...

Did you do the chopping with your own hands?

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

darling i love what you did with blue cardi!!! you look terrific sweetie.love the open neck.love scarf of the second image,you look absolutely styling!
darling thanks for the lovely birthday love,just updated blog on what i got up to!
have a great wk dear.
xx muah!
Marian

Sydney Speel said...

i always fear that if i chop something up, i might want it unchopped later in life...

you see the dare-devil in me, don't you?

Sharon Rose said...

Hi savvy-yes, the length of the Chloe one is lovely!

Hi a cat of impossible colour-thanks so much, so lovely of you!!

Hi saray-yes, me too!

Hi wendy-LOL, yes I debated using the axe or machete, but ended up with hairdressing scissors for the job!

Hi marian-thanks for your lovely comment, so pleased your weekend was fabulous, have a great week too!

Hi sydney-well, you need to choose items that if it goes wrong, you won't mind it going to the charity shop!!

yiqin; said...

I love how you belted the cardigan!!!:)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Yiqin-thanks so much!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

wow good job! i couldn't even tell you changed it!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ren-thanks so much my dear!!

fashion herald said...

love how the blue cardi turned out. and the chloe is my dream sweater.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi fashion herald-so pleased you like it, thanks a lot!

Karen said...

You look quintessential L.A. in this last photo!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi karen-oh, thanks so much my dear!!

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