A couple WIW's! DIY chain shoulder sweater

I wore the green sweater i added chains to, to work on Monday. I wanted to get a picture with my hand on my hip so you could see the chains drape better but my camera died before i got a chance. :( Another time i guess!

The second outfit it what i'm wearing today. As you can see we got some snow fall but it really isn't too cold outside! Yay! I'm so done with winter. >.>

Also! I have a blog now. @_@ I decided to make a place where the things i make on Etsy, the things i sell on Ebay and the outfits i wear all meet up. I would love for you to follow it if you would like because so far almost no one is. XD It's so lonely. http://nickichicki-nickichicki.blogspot.com

Thanks for looking and as always feel free to make any comment that pops into your pretty little heads!

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  • kellygirl replied 11 years ago

    Super cute! I love the chain detailing. What a fab way to dress up a plain sweater. The blue and black outfit is gorgeous too--you have such a fun, refreshing style that is uniquely your own. Looking forward to your blog!

  • sarah replied 11 years ago

    Oh, I LOVE #4! That is so cute. The proportions are really fabulous. And of course I'm such a sucker for buttoned up shirts - I really love the way you pull them off. I've been struggling with the proportions on necklaces when I try to wear necklaces over button downs, so if you have any suggestions, I'm all ears. Congrats on your blog!

  • Meredith1953 replied 11 years ago

    I love the looks you created in these pics# You really know what colors look great on you. I just checked out the main page of our blog and it looks great. Congratulations on starting the blog!!

  • Scarlet replied 11 years ago

    I really like both of these! The pop of color in the winter background is just so brilliant. Congratulations on your blog!

  • nancylee replied 11 years ago

    So cute, Nicole. I love how you take a hand to your clothes and make them your own through embellishment. Very fun!

  • Travelgal Nicole replied 11 years ago

    Both outfits are gorgeous. I love what you did with the chains. And that black bag with the gold studs is fab. Where did you get that?

  • Lisa replied 11 years ago

    Your WIWs are always a treat. Such interesting texture and details in each outfit. You look fab!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Nicole - your chain detail sweater turned out great!

  • Isabel replied 11 years ago

    I am SOOOOO glad you have a blog !! You have some great and interesting ideas to follow. I am on it !

    You look fab by the way..those chains are "off the hook" ; )

  • Queen Mum replied 11 years ago

    Good grief Nicole, do you ever have a bad style day? I'm sure not. I have to admit I wasn't intrigued when you first posted about making a chain sweater, but it turned out great and you wear it with such class! And the skirt outfit..... I die! so so fab!

  • rae replied 11 years ago

    Ooh, the chains drape so nicely! Do they stay put and pretty through the day? Great DIY job!!

  • nicoleb replied 11 years ago

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad everyone likes the sweater, i personally think it looks a lot better in person than in these pictures. >.> Thanks to everyone who is following or looked at my blog!

    Sarah - I've just been putting those short choker style necklaces under my collars. I've also used a sweater clip and clipped it to the collar and then layered a longer necklace with it as well. Does that help at all?

    Meredith - Thank you for checking it out! Means a lot to me!

    kiwi Nicole - I got it off Ebay. Try searching "studded bottom bag". Good luck! ;) FYI - this bag is gigantic. @_@

    Queen Mum - Haha thanks for your honesty! Glad i could change your mind a bit. ;) And thanks for such a nice compliment! It's been hard to stay inspired and creative with outfits this time of year. I just keep thinking about spring ones instead!

    Isabel - Awww! Thanks for the support!

    Rae - Yep pretty much! The only time i've really had to fix them is if i was bending way over or something. I'm pretty clumsy so i'm just waiting to get hooked to something, somehow. @_@

  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    Love 4,5,6. It has a kind of Winona Ryder in "Heathers" vibe. I love outfits that have movement, and you wear this with ease and confidence.

  • MsMary replied 11 years ago

    Good grief, Nicole!!! Are you, like, kidding me?? You are the cutest, sassiest, most attitudinal fashion blogger EVER!!!

    LOVE these looks!

  • ManidipaM replied 11 years ago

    Heavens, you're unbelievably put-together! The way you repeat motifs in that first outfit --- necklace, bag, sweater --- and then that shirt thrown into the mix with that green... awesome! And then the riffing on the gorgeous textures and patterns in the second one --- bag, skirt, top, necklace, and finally the ring that somehow echoes the print on the skirt --- leaves me floored. And then there's the perfect proportions. You look brilliant!

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    I just love your creativity. The sweater looks fantastic and your outfit today is so beautiful. That blue is just gorgeous.

  • krishnidoux replied 11 years ago

    Oh. Wow! That sweater you made looks incredibly cool. Especially how you have styled it with the necklace. And the second outfit. That blue! Extraordinaire.
    Thank you for posting such detailed and inspiring outfits!

  • Jonesy replied 11 years ago

    I loooove that green sweater! You are really talented. The whole outfit looks really elegant and chic. Love the second look too!

  • replied 11 years ago

    Omigosh, you have a BLOG? That's fabuous! You are so smart and sassy and fun I know that you'll succeed in anything you do. I didn't realize you made stuff for Etsy but I will check it out. Good luck to you!

    You outfit is AMAzingly fab. The chain-detailed sweater is incredible and that BAG! *coughs* Sorry, I was wiping the drool off my chin. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. As are you. You go, funky, flirty rocker girl!

  • nicoleb replied 11 years ago

    You guys are making me blush!

    Beth Ann - i haven't seen that movie. Is it good? I'll have to look it up on Netflix.

    MaryK- hahaha i love you. :*

    ManidipaM - Thank you so much! Gosh i think you picked up more detail in my outfits than even i did lol. I kind of just throw things together sometimes. @_@

    clearlyclaire - thanks for the support!

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