Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Romantic

Cheap Chic #12

Looking great for less.

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Total Cost- $31.95

H&M empire waist dress (check local stores for availability)….$24.95

Gap Kids white t-shirt on sale (similar)-$7.00

Flip flops, necklace and nose ring….model’s own

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Rachel)

Fashion Character Photo

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The Romantic c. 1935

Summer Breeze

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Fashion details- Printed floral cotton blouse and skirt with sneakers all from Laura Ashley’s S/S Collection 1986.

Fashion Character Photo

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The Classic c. 1956

Cheap Chic #5

Looking great for less.

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Total Cost- $45.00

D.I.Y. folded arms shirt with unfinished hem**

Lands’ End paisley shorts….$45.00

Sandals (model’s own)

**D.I.Y- Folded Arms Shirt

I love this quirky, folded arms shirt from Creatures of Comfort; so much so that I decided to make one of my own (pictured above). Here’s how-

Materials

White button down (or other) cotton shirt, scissors, white thread, needle, sewing machinge

Instructions

1. Carefully cut off the sleeves. Start at the underarm area of one sleeve about a 1/4 from the edge. Snip a small hole and insert your scissor tips. Cut all the way around. Do the same with the second sleeve.

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3. & 4. Pin each sleeve to sides just below the armhole working down.

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6. Give the shirt a good pressing with an iron.

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

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Cheap Chic series

Key Piece- The White Shirt

Fashion Character- The Tomboy

Bloom Where You’re Planted

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Fashion details- Balmain lace top & viscose trousers with Rouleaux velvet hair rose.

(Photo- David Slijper for UK Harper’s Bazaar, May 2014)

Fashion Character Photo

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The Romantic c. 1948-1955