Monday, 11 June 2012

Dizzy is the new neutral

It's Patti's Visible Monday again over at Not Dead Yet Style, her 50th Visible Monday. Congratulations, Patti! Great forum. Today's outfit, to celebrate, had me seeing double, triple, quipple.


Am I dancing or riding an imaginary scooter in that photo up there? I had a lot of positive feedback from people on the street in this Soul Train meets Spirograph apparel. Everyone's head was turned...and turned and turned until none of us could see straight - which was a refreshing way of viewing the world.


Oh no! I put my top on wrong - thank goodness. Wearing this top as a skirt is the ONLY way you'll get me in it. The cut-out on the front, or back if I twirl the top around, is cool, and the armholes are tucked up out or sight or I can wear them lower as pockets. This skirt, formerly top, also can be worn inside out.

I could have sworn I had a couple of hundred dollars in my pocket!

Details of the outfit:
  • groovy stretch turtleneck, thrifted, Wildlife Thrift Store, $8
  • skirt (originally a top), sample sale, Metallicus, $10
  • stretch ankle boots, new years ago
  • fingerless gloves, Canadian Tire, new (but with fingers when I bought them)

I also cut the foot part off a couple of black knee-socks and wore the tops of them over the tops of my ankle boots. I like the ankle knit with the knit of the fingerless gloves together.

That's all. I hope you have a fantastic week! See you at Patti's place.

35 comments:

Lisa said...

Brilliant idea of turning the top into a skirt. And so funny because I'm wearing a keyhole top tomorrow for the Everybody Everywhere: Neon link up.
You look dazzling, dahhhling!

Sheila said...

Until the last picture, I just couldn't see the top-as-skirt - you are so brilliant, Melanie!

I adore the psychedelic top - what fun!

Sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

What a fun and creative outfit. You look amazing in it!

SACRAMENTO said...

Wonderful clash of black and white, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
You are always such an artist!!!
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Mrs. D said...

Great stuff, nothing like a bit of Op Art to make our heads dizzy! I'm not surprised that it turned a lot of heads :)

Megan said...

Brilliant use of a top as a skirt. Gotta love that stretchy fabric. And that top is astoundingly awesome!

Estilo Hedónico said...

Great outfit!!!!

http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

Forest City Fashionista said...

Melanie, you are so creative with your clothes; I love you as a fabulous optical illusion! Thanks for the lovely comment on my knickers post - there is no shrine in the works, but I do hear "Hey, Forest City Fashionista!" at least once a week when I'm out and about.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

How cool is that - a top as a skirt - I gotta play in my closet today! I love your black and whites, and all the fabulous Melanie touches. Thanks for linking up.

materfamilias said...

My, such a shy little outfit. . . ;-)
Impressed with how great that skirt looks, especially considering it's not a skirt!
Don't you think, though, that we shouldn't be wearing long sleeves and tights anymore -- Vancouver June, bring us some sunshine!!

pao said...

It must be in the air...the Style Crone with a skirt on her head and now your top put on as a skirt. Can't get any better than that in shaking up the establishment. Well done, I say, well done.

anton belardo said...

i love the crazy patterns on you..i'm still very intrigued with your studio i would love to see photos of it too sometimes
:)


kisses A.

Joyatri said...

Hi, I found your blog via Visible Monday and had fun poking around a bit. I love your pattern mixing, red shoes, stripey pants, thriftiness, and general joie de vivre.

Connie said...

Very groovy vibe going on. I love the fingerless gloves!
Connie*

Anne @ The Frump Factor said...

Striking and original, once again! And you are so right -- what better way to view the world than from a perspective of gleeful dizziness?

Style Sud-Est said...

This is Melanie a great mix of patterns in same color palette!
It is visualy pleasing i may say, very clever and love that first shot of you, very impressive, belongs to an alternative female ego boosting magazine! You are visible indeed!

Can not believe you use a top for a skirt! another good idea! i should do a list of your good ideas and have them with me when thrift shopping !

Izzy's wedding going very well, not nervous or anxious yet, what worries me is the family gathering...that should be interesting

Ariane xxxx

Joni James said...

There's so much movement in here!! I think I'm entering the time tunnel.
This is the best pattern mixing ever! Both pieces have the same attitude and work out great together.
Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog Melanie!

Style Mentor™ said...

I LOVE THIS! From the moment I saw it I had to smile! Awesome and you are so right about it looking neutral... I have been wearing so much color I am craving black now! :-) Don Cornelius would approve 100%!

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Fun / creative outfit and post. Couldn't figure out what you meant by top as skirt until the last picture - creative. Also love the fact that you cut the foot of your knee socks and wear them over your ankle boots.

Have a great day.

Megan Mae said...

A top as a skirt! What a cool idea. I love the mixed prints. Very creative taking something and making it work for you.

pastcaring said...

That skirt is a top? Really? I would never have guessed!
I love the crazy combination of mind-bending patterns here, it works brilliantly.
And your first "dancing" photo is genius! xxxx

The Style Crone said...

Fantastic! A top as a skirt and 'cutting up' again with your fingerless gloves and footless socks. Creativity rules and my head would turn too. A magical mix of patterns.

Kitty said...

Wow, awesome outfit, and the shadows in the second pic are fab too!! Love it!!

Terri said...

Quipple--love the new word. And the shirt/skirt looks to have a lovely texture...or is that an illusion?

Narda said...

Love the print on the shirt and really like how you combined it with the skirt/top

ana maria bruno said...

un look très gras, les perfectionner, vous avez maintenant le style de la fille de The Avengers, le duo noir et blanc aime toujours moi car ils luttent pour être un de plus que l'autre, embrasser amie Ana.

two squirrels said...

Oh it always wanted to be a skirt, you gave it courage and now look at it shine!!!!
Love it. Perfect invisible scooter attire.
Love v

Vix said...

These patterns are making my head explode, I cannot cope with their combined awesomeness! How brilliant to wear the top as a skirt...Yopu rock! xxx

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

This outfit is just amazing. It reminds me of the op art of the 60's. You put together things in new and fantastic ways. I always look forward to seeing your outfits.

Lydia said...

Very cool. You pull this look off very well.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!! You know I'm going crazy over this one! When I saw the first picture, I couldn't figure out what that funny little thing in the front of the skirt was, but then you explained it all! Genius. It would be fun in the back, too, especially with some colorful leggings peeking out.

Thrift Bee said...

I'm your newest follower, i came across you in a very round about way. I am loving your style and look forward to having a read.

Style Agent 909 said...

Love the idea of cutting the feet out of the socks! And the top as a skirt...genius! Black and white, always right, I say.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

argh my eyes!!! I love it, only you could pull this off. It's fantastic, truely! xxxx

Damar Rivillo said...

I loved absolutely everything about this outfit ... a great monochromatic kinetic

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