2011-08-11

Drape

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Skirt? MaxMara, Holt's Last Call Shirt? Noa, Winners Clutch? Thrifted Shoes? French Connection warehouse sale Bracelets? Crazy lady at The Ex Ring? gift from my parents


I couldn't believe my luck when I found this skirt years ago at Holt Renfrew Last Call. It had survived about 13 markdowns to make it down from several hundred dollars to $30. How had so many people let such a genius skirt go? Pockets, draping, a clever khaki waistband and a tiny touch of neon yellow...
Turns out the skirt is freaking hard to wear. Gathers on the hips are a battle in and of themselves. Then there is that fact that the button placement on the closure of the skirt just doesn't fit right on my body, so I just make do with a pretty pin and some good old safety pins. Standing in front of the mirror trying to manhandle the skirt into place reminds me of draping class in second year university, except for I am fitting a skirt on a real body, not some dress form with no butt and impossibly high breasts. I'm glad my education was useful for something because when I can wrangle this skirt on properly, I quite like it.

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28 comments :

Lindsey N. said...

Well no matter the struggle, it looks great on you! I think the effort was worth it!

Lindsey Soup

Loren said...

I could tell in the first photo that this was one of those 'difficult pieces'. But you are really rocking it in this outfit. Looks great!

{molly beth} said...

You look darling. I love this outfit! Can I just say that hot pink is definitely your color?

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allie said...

That skirt was worth the struggle, it looks amazing on you! I wish I could raid your closet, you have the best pieces. Those shoes are to die for!

chiara said...

I agree, your efforts paid off. It looks great!

CessOviedo said...

No matter how many markdowns it took, that skirt is stunning, you look amazing!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Frannie Pantz said...

Well if it makes a difference, this skirt was worth the trouble it gave you. Looking good girl!

guildedsecret. said...

you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL in this last photo... your pink top is such a great accent to your draped skirt...

with love,
guildedsecret

Gal Meets Glam said...

what an amazing find that skirt is! I absolutely love it!

xo Julia
galmeetsglam.com

Jenn said...

The skirt is amazing and the color of the tank looks gorgeous on you. I'm proud of the fact that I know what "crazy lady from the ex" means without even clicking through. :)

Jenn
Secondhand Stylist Thrifted - Three Ways

Stefanie said...

That skirt and top compliment each other perfectly! I am absolutely loving your hair here!

Nikki said...

This skirt is so pretty! I love how you paired it with the pink top. It all goes so well together! x

ashleyavd said...

Just read through your "Crazy Lady at the Ex" posts.. I can't wait to find her booth! LOVE the CNE! Now I have another reason to go besides the discounted nailpolish and deep fried butter :)

I hope you make it this year + have a great time!

Hazel said...

It's worth the effort, it looks fab.
I have those shoes in pink - love them!

briannelee said...

The hard work was worth it... it looks gorgeous! I love this outfit!

Courtney said...

The struggle was well worth it! You look absolutely amazing. :) I love it! Great idea pairing it with that shirt. Looks beautiful.

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Much to My Delight said...

Favorite outfit ever. The bold colors, the textures, the draping. It's all perfect and you have never looked prettier.

The Fashionista Next Door said...

Wow. I do love that skirt! Don't you just love when something beautiful is impossible to wear? Lol. It's the beauty of fashion, right! It is gorgeous, and it looks wonderful paired with that pink top. Great combo.

Christine said...

WOW! what an incredible skirt! I think it is worth the manhandling struggle!
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Stephie said...

What a steal! I love finding great deals like that :) The skirt looks fabulous on you and I adore the drape!

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) said...

My goodness you look amazing! I love the mixing of the colours too, perfect!

A-Dubs said...

So pretty. Also, you make me miss Steeltown something fierce!

LyddieGal said...

I love that skirt, though I agree, it looks tricky to style. I think you've found it a nice match here though.

Chic on the Cheap

A.Co said...

Le sigh - the skirt is incredible but sounds like a task-and-a-half getting dressed! Regardless, FAHbulous DAHling, FAHHHHbulous.

PS - I'm totally digging (there it is again) the pink top - pretty sure I've seen this on you, but still love it.

PPS - NICE NAILS!

Ruby Girl said...

ahhhh i LOVE this skirt!! <3 www.rubygirlblog.com

kori said...

beautiful photos! that skirt is a dream. love it!

Rebecca Jane said...

Love this whole look, especially the hot pink tank!

Rebecca Jane said...

Love this whole look, especially the hot pink tank!