From Wall Mural to Outfit {Inspired by Interior Design} + A Couple of Mini Jewelry ReFashions

If you do not know by now, I am an interior designer.  One of my favorite features I love to incorporate into my designs are decorative wall treatments and murals.  I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to the topic.  Below are two treatments I pinned from Apartment Therapy with one being a bold orange triangle pattern and the other, fun colorful dots.  They both give a flavor of whimsy, and are incorporated into a much more sophisticated palette with the MidCentury Modern credenza and the sleek modern stools.  Since these have been on my digital inspiration board for quite some time, they are a true representation of my style and the reason for today’s outfit.

image credit Apartment Therapy

When I first saw the Marini Wrap Skirt on the Anthropologie website, I instantly thought of these two wall treatments.  The combination of colorful triangles and the asymmetrical hemline made me swoon.  I did not realize the textile was a soft knit similar to a sweatshirt until I tried it on during my Las Vegas trip.  I love that this skirt is a nod to the Mid Century Modern style that I love in interiors as well.  And since it has a stretchy elastic waistband and overall stretch from the knit, I was able to make this straight sized skirt work for me.Anthropologie Marini Wrap Skirt with Olive Tee and Denim Jacket | Designing From My Closet

To continue with the Mid Century theme, I selected a macrame tote with tons of fringe.  It reminds me of those fun plant holders I used to have in my childhood home.  On the top, a Dried Herb long sleeve tee knotted on the side is a neutral backdrop paired with a dark denim jacket layer.  These create a low key, relaxed vibe that I like to wear on a daily basis.Anthropologie Marini Wrap Skirt with Olive Tee and Denim Jacket | Designing From My Closet

These pierced wedges have been in my wardrobe for several years now and have proven to be one of my favorite shoes.  Because I live in Southern California, open toe shoes like this rarely get put away, but I like how the illusion of coverage from the bands give me a more “fall” look without having to put on a pair of booties and get overheated.

Anthropologie Marini Wrap Skirt with Olive Tee and Denim Jacket | Designing From My ClosetFor the jewelry, I kept going with the more modern feel of the interior inspiration.  The first was this wood and rope collar necklace from Forever 21.  I love how it has a much more luxe feel despite its rather low price point.  The only issue with it was it was challenging to put on.  This is not the first time this has happened to me and not from only less expensive pieces, but from some of my higher priced necklaces.  Whenever the clasp is attached directly to the end of a necklace that has a thick end it makes it difficult to hold my fingers onto the clasp with it open and put it behind my neck to attach.  It has caused me to get rid of several necklaces in the past, but once I took the time to do a quick fix, I know I do not have to pass on pieces with this issue.
Make a necklace easier to put on: 1-This necklace has a lobster clasp attached right to the main part of the necklace hardware making it challenging to grasp when it is behind your neck, 2-With a needle nose plier open up the eye that is holding the clasp and remove it, 3-Add a small piece of chain (found at any hobby or jewelry store) and close the eye with the pliers, 4-Attach the clasp to the end of the chain. The extension gives your fingers room to hold while you are attaching the necklace.
For my first mini “ReFashion”, I am fixing this little problem with my necklace by taking the following steps: 1-This necklace has a lobster clasp attached right to the main part of the necklace hardware making it challenging to grasp when it is behind your neck, 2-With a needle nose plier open up the eye that is holding the clasp and remove it, 3-Add a small piece of chain (found at any hobby or jewelry store) and close the eye with the pliers, 4-Attach the clasp to the end of the chain. The extension gives your fingers room to hold while you are attaching the necklace.

For my second mini “ReFashion”, I am showing how I made the bracelet I am wearing in this outfit.  I got this DIY Jewelry Kit at Hobby Lobby that contained a piece of faux tortoiseshell link to make a necklace.  I thought the link was a little small in scale for my taste so I decided to make it into a bracelet instead.Hobby Lobby DIY Jewelry Kit: I tuned this tortoiseshell link necklace into a bracelet.Instead of using the provided leatherette strings, I attatched large jump rings and a T-bar closure to give me a beautiful bracelet.I made this tortoiseshell bracelet from a Hobby Lobby DIY jewelry kit | Designing From My Closet

These quick and easy fixes have given me two great pieces of jewelry.  As far as the necklace is concerned, not only does the added chain give me an easier time putting this necklace on, it gives me the length I like for this to lay the way I prefer.Forever 21 Wood and Rope Collar Necklace | Designing From My Closet

This skirt is one of the more pricier pieces in my closet at the moment, and I am so happy that I splurged on it.  It provides such a unique flair that is truly my style and I will gladly pass on having several less expensive skirts hanging in my closet to have just this one.  With all the colors in the skirt, I can see this having multiple possibilities with top pairings.Anthropologie Marini Wrap Skirt with Olive Tee and Denim Jacket | Designing From My Closet

Outfit Details

Marini Wrap Skirt: Anthropologie

Denim Trucker Jacket: Old Navy

V-Neck Boyfriend Tee: Old Navy

Fringe Macrame Tote Handbag: Target

Wood and Rope Collar Necklace: Forever 21

Wedge Sandal: Franco Sarto (similar)

Tortoise Link Bracelet: Necklace DIY Jewelry Kit from Hobby Lobby

Today’s Postivity Note

Inhale the future, exhale the past.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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