Wednesday, May 23, 2012

15:10


Top:  Michael by Michael Kors, thrifted  /  Skirt:  Ann Taylor, thrifted  /  Shoes:  Mossimo

Don't let those last five minutes before you run out the door in the morning go to waste.  My friends, I am here to tell you about a revelation that I had this morning about this skirt during those five minutes I was spending in front of the mirror, knowing that I just needed TO GET OUT THE DOOR but, instead, continuing to stand there in frustration.

I am a thrifting addict.  As many addicts know, it's incredibly tempting to purchase items that would normally be out of your price range (i.e., this Ann Taylor skirt) at an incredibly discounted price (i.e., $3.62) ... even though it might not be right for you.  Everything about this skirt screams that it isn't right for my body type -- it hits low on my waist, the fabric is not forgiving of lumps and bumps, and the leather stripe around the waist brings too much attention to the worst area of my body (and it's not all that bad .. I'm just saying, this is not the perfect skirt for me.)

Anyways.  

So, I had a revelation.  If the skirt is too low, hike it up!  Put a belt with it, and really tight, so it won't fall down!  It also hides the awful leather stripe!

Why did it take me so long to realize this?

5 comments:

  1. what a great solution! i'm a sucker for skirts at thrift stores...it's wool! it's red! it looks like a couch my aunt used to have! (seriously, all true.)

    dash dot dotty

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    1. Thanks! Oh, I am such a sucker as well!!

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  2. Aw I love the rose color theme in your outfit :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! I tend to pair this blouse with neutral bottoms, but I tried something different with the pink this time.

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  3. it's a classic! (both the problem and the solution) i've bought many 'i can't just let this pass me by' pieces from thrift stores. but i haven't (yet) had success with this solution. either they work their way into my wardrobe eventually, or... not.

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