weekend inspiration #1: upcycled neckties

I got the idea for this weekend inspiration series from Garance Doré’s site, the layout and content of which I really admire. It’s basically an excuse to post anything I think beautiful or interesting.

[Which I am supposed to be doing on tumblr, but I only just started it, so I keep forgetting it exists.]

Check out these upcycled necktie accents by buffalo blue designs.

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

buffalo blue designs

How neat? These strike me as wonderfully versatile in that way statement pieces can sometimes be. They can be as voluminous and colorful as your tie supply allows.

I am absolutely inspired to try to make one of these, and have been collecting ties.

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winter chic: faux fur collar

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I have an extremely warm pimp-style coat for winter, with a broad shearling collar and wrist + hem accents but, for the most part, it hasn’t been cold enough to warrant it. My wool coat serves…does this mean I don’t get to have a massive fur collar?

Happily, it does not.

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This one was solidly inexpensive and just what I was looking for. Like the idea of wearing it over a motorcycle jacket, too, but I haven’t found the right one yet.

Added monster pearl drop earrings for a look that is says… Anna Karenina.

Faux fur collar: eBay, pearl dangles: eBay, wool coat: Kenneth Cole, Celtic patterned acrylic scarf: gifted, leggings: Topshop (thrifted), boots: Sorel, legwarmers: who knows, gloves: Bon-Ton, alpaca muff: eBay, on the lips: Korres lip butter glaze in wild rose.

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P.S. Thanks to CPL for taking these shots.