Thursday, January 5, 2012

PFC#12: From Night to Day

The Challenge: Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear.

DIY faux fur vest (similar for under $40 here & here) & feather skirt, Sequin shirt: J.Crew (similar) Shoes: YSL (similar), Clutch: made by Janelle, Belt: BCBG

Shirt: F21, Sweater: J.Crew (on sale & available in 9 colors!), Flats: TB, Jacket: Crush Boutique (old)

At first, I thought about using my sequin Gryphon shorts, but you guys seen it a million times, so this PFC called for something different. While I was trying to find an outfit for NYE, it dawned on me to use the feather skirt. Perfect, right? How often do people really wear a feather skirt during the day and not look crazy while doing it?
For me, the idea behind styling any look is not to over think it. My favorite outfits are always the simplest ones. To tackle this challenge, I approached the feather skirt like any old skirt and paired it with items I would wear every day. I also tossed my hair up and wore flats to reduce the glitzy factor. Totally wearable... just not before noon. Ha. Just like Wendy would say, "I would wear this to brunch."

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Name: Petite-ish (email entry)
About: I started with a white, pleated skirt. With an untucked striped tee and open-toe sandals, the skirt is casual enough for a summer morning at the farmer's market or walk along the beach. A jeweled sash, black blazer, and heels dress it up for a winter party or date night. Because pleated skirts tend to be voluminous, defining the waist is especially important, so belts are a must!

{outfit 1}shirt: Aerie, skirt: Anthropologie, sandals: Target (old), necklace: DIY
bracelets, earrings, belt: gifted
{outfit 2}skirt as dress: Anthropologie, blazer: Banana Republic (old), sash: J.Crew, pumps: Guess (old), necklace, earrings: gifted


  1. I love that you made feathers work for the day! If you really want to push the limit, you should wear it before noon with a mimosa in hand! :)

    Regarding the email entry...the skirt as a dress is a great idea! I have a long skirt from Anthropologie that I never wear, I will try this! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. It was super fun to participate in my first PFC, thanks for including my entry! Khatu, I'm so impressed that you were able to style a feathered skirt for a casual occasion. And didn't you make this skirt? Wow!

  3. Hi Khatu,

    I think I'm missing from the list for some reason. My post is at:

    Thanks so much!

  4. Thank you so much for hosting, Khatu! You look fab as always. Your DIY skirt is so unique.

  5. Okay, I'm impressed...feather skirt for day? I never thought it could be done! Thanks for hosting!

    Petite-ish - I'm in awe at how cute of a dress your midi-skirt makes!

  6. That feather skirt is to die for.. doubly so because now I know it could totally be pulled off during the day!

  7. Love your "glam" look! The bow tie is sooo cute.

    Petite-ish's looks & her pose is so cute! Love the idea of using her skirt as a dress. I would so wear her "night" outfit. :D

    Thanks for hosting, Khatu!

  8. Thank you for hosting, Khatu! I love your outfits-- the feather skirt and faux fur vest are to die for. And the mix with the red plaid shirt is beyond cool.

  9. Thanks for hosting Khatu! You did a great job!

  10. I want to wear feathers more often now...maybe I'll give it a try. Anyway, thanks so much for hosting!

  11. Hi Khatu! I could have sworn I signed up for this PFC... but I guess I didn't. Would you mind adding me to the list?

    Ah! Thanks so much!


  12. Thanks for the challenge! I love how you transformed your outfit! Awesome job!

  13. So fun - I love the feather skit but in the casual outfit I was thinking it would be super cute if you used a tight that wasn't black so that the skirt stood out more!

    I really love Petite-ish's entry - well done! I wouldn't have thought of that at all.

  14. I can't even describe how much I love this outfit!! You look so cool and fun in it!

  15. Thanks for hosting Khatu! I was nervous participating in my first PFC but I had a lot of fun and I started to see my "night out clothes" in a new light. Your outfit is super chic and I love all of your DIY clothes including your feather skirt! Thanks again! :)

  16. This challenge is one the most fun so far! Glad you hosted this one! Haha, I'll never tire of seeing your sequin shorts styled in so many ways, but the DIY feather skirt is amazing too! Now I think I'm wanting that red checkered shirt of yours too!

    I'm loving Petite-ish's jeweled belt! And she did amazing by wearing a skirt as a dress! I have not yet learn to do that trick :)

  17. WOW love your night to day outfit! I could never pull off the feather skirt, but you do a terrific job. Thanks for hosting the PFC.

  18. I can't get enough of your feather skirt K! It is just too awesome ;)

    Thanks for hosting this PFC, I had fun dressing up for it ;)

  19. Oh no I totally miss this challenge!! :-( I don't think I saw the post of it...booo...

    But you look great!! Can't wait to see all the posts!

  20. Thank you for including me on my first time joining the PFC. I had a great time & will definitely be participating again.

    Your look is unbelievable! You put together outfits I would never dream of and look flawless.

  21. You work that feather skirt really well...your day look is so cute, I love it!

    And petite-ish's entry is awesome...I love the idea!

  22. Thanks so much for adding me to the list! I agree with the other gals here - definitely loving the feather skirt. :)

  23. So impressed with the gorgeousness of your DIY feather skirt! I esp. love the day look. And thank you for the camera settings response - nothing beats natural light.

    Also love Petite-ish's take with using a skirt as a dress - both are great looks and something I'd like to try!

  24. Thank you for hosting this month PFC. I had a great time with my first PFC. I love that you chose to style a feather skirt.

    Petite-ish - Love her entry. What a great way to restyle a skirt.

  25. Thanks for hosting. I am reading through all the participating blogs and I love the idea of this challenge. Gives me a lot of inspiration.

    Love everyone style.

  26. @Petite-Ish,

    Thank you for entering! I have a similar pleat skirt that i bought with the intention of wearing to work but now that you donned it so nice for a night out, my skirt's mission just changed:)

  27. Somehow I totally missed the sign-up for this PFC :( I've been checking the AN forum, but didn't see anything about it...anyone know where future sign-ups are being announced these days?

  28. Great job! I still think that feather skirt is insanely cool!

  29. That feather skirt is amazing- where did you get it or was it a DIY?

  30. That feather skirt is SICK! Love it in both your night looks and your day look. Amazing!

    Can I get added to the list for the next challenge? Or is there a place I need to sign up?


  31. Khatu, you do glam like nobody's business. Love, love both looks (don't think I got the chance to comment before), but seriously adore the daytime outfit. Thank you for hosting this fun challenge!

    Petite-ish, Such creative looks! I love how both are so wearable and could be duplicated from most everyone's closets. Now I just need a skirt like that :)

  32. Thanks for hosting, Khatu! Your outfit is, per usual, totally fab. It's a rare person that can make feathers work during the day (actually, it's a rare person that can make feathers work, period, haha) but you definitely do!

  33. just dropping by to say hi !

    keep bloggin' :)

  34. i was just thinking this outfit would also look great w/those shorts.

  35. Damn Khatu, always so amazing and creative! I love this look! I finally got my post up...I'm soooo sorry I was super late! Here's the link:

    Thank you so much for hosting!

  36. Oh and I absolutely love Petite-ish's entry! So creative!

  37. I really need to do that DIY soon... it's too fucking brilliant. You look amazing.

    Xs, Os and Aloha!
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

  38. love your casual daytime outfit! it looks so warm, you could wear it on a cold night too! And you paired red with a red checkered shirt underneath... just goes to show fashion has NO RULES =D

    Love your Petite Fashion Challenges!

  39. I love this post! I have to try this.

  40. hi khatu..i bump into ur sight and its beautiful..i love ur style..i wonder how will i enter PFC..sounds really fun..i hope its not too late :) thanks

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