Sunday, 6 October 2013

Rock star pants and woolly mammoth boots

Thrift-o-mania and DIY - the perfect storm. Sorry, Patti, the mood I'm in, you'll have to batten the hatches over at Visible Monday. See you there!






Highlights:

1. That sweater, I'm not sure if I've shown it to you before or not, but it was a perfectly good hideous white sweater which I fixed by stabbing holes in it, randomly tying on pieces of squiggy glitter-flecked white yarn, and stitching on a creature who is probably my best friend in that elusive seventh dimension. The sleeves were long so I cut holes in them to loop over my thumbs.

2. You've seen the rock star pants before, which debuted the day I almost met Paul Stanley from KISS. They used to be boring beige. And the Calvin Klein men's robe - floaty madness.

3. Woolly mammoth boots in maroon and black. Gaaaa! I spotted them at the thrift store unceremoniously piled in with all the Halloween costumes. I thought they'd be wildly too big because they are so mammoth-looking, but they fit just right. They said $50 on the bottom (leather and black suede, like new), yikes, but I decided, okay, I've had my eye on Demonia boots for a while and there's no harm asking for a discount. The cashier laughed and said, oh, that's not $50 - that's $15...! Notice the stacked platform soles, which makes them doubly monstrously high.


4. Jacquard jacket called The Mad Hatter. Nuff said.

Except for the tights, and sample sale blue skirt and midi cardigan (under the robe), everything in these outfits is thrifted. Green beret from fabulous Ariane at Style Sud-Est.

I made a video again. I. Can't. Help. Myself.


That's all. Hugs! Time to raid the kitchen cupboards for something sweet... Even if I'm not saying so, you guys are the best. Your positivity is astounding.



45 comments:

  1. I left the doors and windows open for you, Mel! Did not expect to see such stupendous wooly boots and a dancing sweater. You rule. xox

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  2. Between you and I, the West Coast is getting some serious cred for visibility, lol! I adore the jacket, but I am boggled by the awesomeness that is those boots. Tremendous!

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  3. Those boots are in a dimension all their own. A fabulous dimension, where we drink champagne and eat s'mores all day long.

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  4. Grandpa robe. A GRANDPA ROBE!!!! I love your Grandpa robe. Very Nick Charles. I'm so glad you can't help yourself. Keep those videos coming. I love em.

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  5. I can't watch the video! So I'll try later. Those boots are made for kicking the crap outta stuff and then you can cuddle with them;). Crazy good!
    Xxoo

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  6. You are a wild and wonderful furry boot creature!

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  7. Your creativity is astounding, as are the mammoth boots! The thrifting goddess has been spending time with you again.

    Your videos have me mesmerized.

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  8. Hey, if you caught something infectious it probably came from those boots! But they look fantastic with that Mad Hatter jacket (which would look great on me). I really love that outfit best, but there's a very seductive, tousled, lost weekend vibe coming from that first outfit.

    That's your best video yet! I want to watch it over and over, especially the tickly giggly part!

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  9. Fark me, you are a fecking marvel! I'd so tackle you if i came across you on the street, begging for a taste of your fabularseness...the swetaer attack is splendid, and O, those BOOTS! Very Chewbacca, very DIVOON and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to resist leaping and growling at people if I was wearing them! And what a price! Meant to be, clearly!
    Your videos rock my WORLD.
    Enough said!
    XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Oh. My. Goodness. Those. Boots. Are. From. Another. Dimension. They. Are. Awesome. So. Are. You. WOW.

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  11. Your videos, and actually you in general, put a huge smile on my face.

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  12. you're rocking my world with your fabulous robe and delightful seventh dimension creature!, and your so colorful pants!!
    Of course, I'm loving your 'mad hatter', that's a really nice name for a jacket and give it a twist!!, and your überfurry boots are just amazing!!!
    besos & awesomeness

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  13. I watch your video's at least twice, (that makes me sound a little creepy/stalker-ish) but I LOVE them, giggling boots! those boots! amazing!everything! even the thumb holes on your jumper!
    I going to have a cup of tea and a calm down now xx

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  14. Well, who wouldn't be positive with all your energy bouncing around?

    I must say, those boots are one of a kind. Not MY kind, mind you, but that's just fine. We can't all look great in such footwear.

    Love your idea of cutting holes in arms that are too long and looping your thumb through it. Everything I get has arms that are too long. Except for my blue sweater that I knit and accidentally knit one sleeve longer than the other. Ooops!

    Cheers from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  15. you better werk it girl!

    Those boots are insane

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  16. Those boots a genius, and you are a starrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Love, love, love.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  17. Helga and I are obviously on the same wavelength - I was all set to say that if I saw you on the street in either one of those outfits, I would tackle you. But only to find out more about the fabulous creature in the rockstar pants/woolly boots.

    The formerly hideous white sweater has no idea how lucky it was to fall into your hands, and undergo its magnificent transformation. I wish I could think of doing things like that! This is why you are my style hero. XXOO

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  18. Your videos are just so so COOL!!!
    WOW--those boots are awesome--and you are totally rocking them!1 love what you did with the boring sweater and the rockstar pants are never not fantastic!!

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  19. I can't watch the video at work for some again probably stupid reason, i will watch it at home -
    Funny we mentionned each other this week, and wearing what we sent each other, here's a cosmic link for you!

    Love how you put the second outfit, you show confidence in that pic -

    I say that green beret is just so perfect for you!<

    Ariane xo

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  20. The boots rawk, Melanie - I am having an oh so pleasant 70s flashback and picturing my older sis's fuzzy Muk Luks (remember those?). And I am lusting after the luscious jacket. Will have to come back and watch your vid as the little guy has just fallen asleep on my lap. :) xo

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  21. I love that sweater that you DIY'd.

    The show stopper has to be the furry boots though. Reminds me of the huge scary wooly mammoth from the Muppets... Sweetums.

    You must have felt like a very hairy super hero wearing those.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  22. Amor,
    Loving your fierce loca boots!Once you can rock a grandpa coat you never go back.

    besos

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  23. I love those pants!! The boots are like WHOA!

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  24. Wow, those boots are a great find! Halloween is the best time to thrift shop 'cause they put out all kinds of cool stuff they have been saving up for the season. And..love the sweater :)

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  25. This boots are crezy. Love this video.
    Sabine

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  26. The boot are too cool for description. Add the blue and the floral and you have spectacular! Love the music on your video, reflects the mood of your outfits. I like how you started it with the animation of the top, very fun and spirited.

    blue hue wonderland

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  27. Came over from Bella Q's facebook page - your style rocks! THOSE PANTS ARE AMAZING!!!!!! And I just can't even- that sweater. Tooo cute. :-)

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  28. Isn't Halloween one of the best times to score clothing!! I love your giggle boots. OMG, they are fun! Impressed that you can walk in them too! Sometimes I'm hesitant on buying items, and the label is what sells me...Mad Hatter would have that effect on me too!

    When I'm next in Coco et Olive, I'm going to ask them what they put in their London Fog...it's tasty too.

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  29. Love every element, Mel! Robe ! Boots! But my special fave has to be your 7th dimension BFF. Of course.
    Have a stylin', PNW weather week!

    (*Having trouble posting comments all over today, so feel free to delete this if it's a duplicate. RRRRRR.)

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  30. Those furry boots are a must have for Fall; I read that maroon is in again (surprise)! I couldn't stop staring at that outfit... the jacket and boots with the blue really speaks to me. Thumbs up on those gloves too! Your video skills are rapidly becoming more creative. Your video style is unique, I am loving it! Keep making more please. xoxoxo

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  31. The Mad Hatter jacket is my favourite thing, but of course all your ensembles have a wonderfully creative force to them, Melanie! Here she comes, swishing her grandpa's dressing gown like a cloak of visibility. Rocking some rock star's trousers, stolen from a hotel room at dawn. Her seventh dimension pal is captured forever and held in wool. Her giggling boots double up as a fluffy cuddly toy at night time.
    Madness, gorgeous beautiful madness!
    xxxx

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  32. Those furry boots. The cool jackets. The dancing jumper. You really know how to kick up a storm Mel, a beautiful bat out of hell!

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  33. As I said before: mad as a hatter. And guess what? You have a jacket named The Mad Hatter. Actually I quite like that jacket. And the outfit. The boots are so strange but do suit you. Had to laugh when you tickled them in the video. You always make me laugh. Thank you for that.
    Greetje

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  34. Ohmygoodness flufftactular boots!!! Love love love. I also adore your sweater and magical pants combo.

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  35. Moody yet lovely. I would never have thought of the cream, red, bright blue combo (your furry boots!) but it looks amazing.

    I linked to you today, hope that incurs no rage! Xx

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  36. Those boots are straight-up everything.

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  37. You are outstanding and those shoes ...!

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  38. I would have snapped those boots in a heartbeat too if I had seen them. the price was even better! I hope you are doing well :)

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  39. I really like your style, it is so creative and lovely!

    Hugs,

    Beata

    Www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

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  40. I especially like the hairy laughing boots and the really cool music rockin' your fashion antics! The holes poked into the white top also thrill me!

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  41. Oh,I love the dancing tee!
    With these shoes you are prepared for next ice age. May it not come so far!

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  42. Awwww. LOVE them!!

    The burgundy boots!! I know I have a weakness with burgundy :D

    Like T-shirt too!

    XOXO

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  43. I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS AND WANT YOUR BOOTS!! SEE ALL CAPITALS THAT'S HOW MUCH I WANT THEM!! XXXXX

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