Skirt: Thrifted, Skirt: Liberty of London via Target
Both of these items were altered pretty quickly before I headed out to volunteer on Saturday, last time you saw this skirt it looked like this and had to be held up by a belt, the last time you saw this shirt it looked like this and was about a million sizes to big for me. The two things were hanging next to each other in the closet and I though, ‘Oh, those would looks cool together! But… they both need to be altered before I can wear them…’
So I pulled out my sewing machine & got to work, I cheated on both alterations, the shirt I just turned inside out and sewed up the sides. The waistband of the skirt I just doubled over on itself so there is a pleat in the back (which you can barely see because the fabric is so thin & floaty). The skirt is super see-through, but that’s ok because the shirt is still 3 feet to long for me so it covers up my bum.
Also I wanted to say thanks for all of your kind comments yesterday. Ian-dog put his head in my lap while I read most of them. Then we went outside and he sat nicely so that I could use him to focus my camera on the right spot & take outfit photos.
Tank top: Old Navy 5$, Striped maxi dress (as skirt) Target 11$, Pink Moto Jacket: Target 8$, Belt: Target 4$, Off Broadway 26$, Earrings & Necklace: Just Creations 8$ each
Dear Internet: I have a confession and that is that I got all dressed up, put on my make-up,
fixed combed my hair, and then DIDN’T LEAVE MY COUCH. The plus side, jersey maxi-skirts are the BEST for napping and playing computer games on the couch all day.
We did have plans to go to Art in Speed Park with Curly-Haired-Boy’s parents. But he ended up having to work and I chickened out and did not go with just his parents. This is what I would have worn… Sans the boots. Because it is outside, in a field.
Thanks to Nora and Megan for choosing Olivia Wilde as the ‘inspiration’ this week.
Now we are back to our regularly scheduled 30×30 posts. Here is #24. Which means less than a week to go!I know you may be thinking ‘Loren doesn’t have a brown maxi skirt in her 30 items!’ Or you aren’t thinking that because you haven’t been around that long which ever. That’s because it ISN’T a skirt! It’s a sarong/scarf, a fair trade sarong that I bought at Just Creations, (and then wore there
last weekend two weekends ago while volunteering). They sell loads of these sarongs that have been batiked by ladies in Ghana (I think), this one was painted rather than dyed. I’ve never worn it as anything other than a scarf until this day. I learned the secret which is tie corner to the middle of the sarong around your waist, then tuck in the extra fabric in the front. If you want to pretend that I am wearing my pair of cutoff jeans underneath then I am NOT cheating at the 30×30.
Sorry I couldn’t seem to look at the camera that day.
(Whoops got the posting date wrong but I am linking up the the Bloggers Do It Better challenge for Maxi Skirts!)
Striped Tank: J Crew, Sarong: Just Creations, Sandals: Zappos, Necklace: Ten Thousand Villages, Earrings: Just Creations
I thought I was SO smart including this maxi dress in my items because it is COOL and IN STYLE. But see, those are adjective that don’t really apply to me. So every time I put it on I just think ‘Ok now what?’ Also it is much much clingier than I thought, so clingy that I do not feel 100% appropriate wearing it to work. Curly-haired-boy insists that it is ok, but really I am not going to trust his judgement on something like ‘does my butt look big in this?’ because the answer to that is ‘Loren your butt is just so round and big, and when I’m throwing a gig I just can’t help myself. I’m actin’ like an animal. Now here’s my scandal.’
Wait, sorry that was Sir-Mix-Alot not my boyfriend. What were we talking about? How cute I am? Yeah lets make that the subject.
This outfit looks way cuter than I expected. That is all.
Maxi-Dress: Target, Belt: Also Target, Red-Shirt: The Gap, Rings: Thrifted, Boots: Also Thrifted, Necklace: Ten Thousand Villages