Monday, March 26, 2012

One to Three: Part 1

Well good Monday party people!

This is the first of a three part post. I found this vintage skirt a while ago and I just loved the print, the only problem was it was massive on me. It was all the way down to my ankles and about 2 sizes too big. I spite of that, I just loved the print so much that I had to have it. After a bit/lot of tailoring and changing the buttons, I was left with this skirt which I absolutely adore. I was also left with a lot of excess fabric. Stay tuned to see what I did with the rest of it!

Part 1 - Skirt /  Flashes Aren't Just for Cameras / Why Are You Calling Me Elaine?

It was a fairly warm day here in Minneapolis. Everyone was out riding their bikes and jogging and whatnot - engaging in some sort of daytime activity.  My daytime activity? Trying not to flash innocent passerbys and random strangers. The wind was ridiculous. It's a good thing I have fast reflexes - I stopped my skirt from traveling too far north due to wind gusts multiple times.

The print on this skirt is so vibrant, colorful and awesome-like that I didn't want anything else to compete with it. Everything else stayed super simple. I opted for a quite classic look with a slight touch of added funky with the sheer top over a sports bra style top. I like the look of showing skin without really showing skin.

Hands firmly at my sides to keep the skirt from blowing all wonky in the wind. I'm all for sharing, just not that kind...
This one was taken mere seconds before disaster. Don't worry, I caught it in time. I think. I hope.

I just love the girly flair of the skirt, the color combination and it's utter perfection for a spring/summer wardrobe.

This was when I almost got blown backwards down the stairs. Good times.

As you may or may not know, my name is not Elaine as it says on my necklace.  I found this at a vintage shop and wanted to add it to my collection of jewelry. It's a family name that's special to me so I wear it from time to time, but every time I wear it people call me's weird. 

Have you ever had the skirt on a windy day problem? Do you have any special tricks or do you just walk around holding onto your clothes like a crazy person a la me?

Photos: K. Diarra Photography

Top: Heartbreaker
Under top: Wet Seal
Skirt: Vintage via B-Squad Vintage
Shoes: INC via Macy's
Bracelet/Necklace: Vintage
Earrings: Arden B


  1. I adore that skirt!!! It looks so springy and fresh! Also, I totally want to jump on board the bralette/sheer top train, I can't wait to loose some more poundage so I can pull it off in an unoffensive way LOL! You look gorg girly! Xo Lori

    1. Thanks! Do you read She is a beautiful plus size fashionista who pulls off the sheer look often and fantastically well! No need to wait, steal some tips from her! She's actually featured in the previous post. Hope this helps :)

  2. I love your skirt! It is so summery!

  3. Honey you look stunning!!! So in love with the photos and the skirt is gorgeous.

    <3 Marina

  4. This will be perfect to wear this weekend to a reggae fest I'm going to on Saturday. However, as much as it pains me, I may have have to change the heels to flats :(

  5. Lovely skirt and you paired the whole outfit just right.


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