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 Elaine...it's weird.
Photos: K. Diarra Photography
Under top: Wet Seal
Skirt: Vintage via B-Squad Vintage
Shoes: INC via Macy's
Earrings: Arden B