Tee and Sandals- Target
Skirt and bangle- Vintage (ish), thrifted
Earrings- World Market (every time I go to that store I come home with about five more pairs of earrings)
On occasion I fall prey to the lure of a trend. Usually what happens is I see something on tons of other girls that looks wonderful and charming on them, buy a piece for myself and then go "oh, so that's why I didn't wear this before. I look horrible in this." Enter the Midi Skirt. Okay I have issues with the name, it just sounds stupid, and a passionate hatred for it's long counter part (Maxi is an even stupider word!), but I keep seeing ladies all over the interwebs popping up in these not quite long, not quite short skirts, and I admit, I love the look. On them at least.
The other day I was in a really awful mood (don't even ask!), and decided to brake my golden rule of thrifting: never thrift in a bad mood. In the end I found a few things including this skirt. It's an old White Stag skirt, I'm putting it at about mid-to-late 70's. At first I was attracted to the print, it was not quite tropical, not quite safari, not quite autumnal, and totally vintage looking. So I picked it up, and it happened to be my size, and it happened to have the belt still with it. When I first touched it I figured it was some sort of mock linen polyester, but it is in fact a cotton linen blend! It's got a very rough weave, but I kind of love that. So I picked it up and went to the mirror and what do you know, it was a midi skirt on me! So I bought it for a measly four dollars, took it home, tried it on and realized why I don't wear skirts that hit me past my knee. So unflattering!! You would not believe! My calves looked about twice their size! It didn't look too bad with heels, so I figured I'd wear it like that until I finally got this stupid trend out of my system and shorten it a bit. Bust after wearing it out last night and being told by several people that I looked like a home-school mom, I shortened it a tiny bit. I didn't bother hemming it yet, but this length is much better! Still midi-ish, but not as awful looking on me!
Styling this was kind of fun because I got to play around with a somewhat 70's bohemian feel which y'all know I love. I used this tutorial for my hair today and love the end result (even if I do have dirty hair)! Which might have a little something to do with the fact that it is in the 90's today... But this was a great little outfit to go running around doing errands and kept me fairly cool! The shoes are new too. I know I have mocked the shoes at Target for a while, but for some reason when I was there earlier today, I saw them in a new light. I like the 70's-does-40's vibe of them, and they are also really comfortable!
A side note: I GOT A NEW TRIPOD! Maybe this one will be indestructible! But I feel a bit out of practice taking photos, so I apologize for the wonky expressions.