Shirt: Thrifted Vintage
Purse: Thrifted Vintage
Shoes: Thrifted vintage
Cardigan: Anthropologie Sale
I've been looking for the perfect black skirt for so long. I just wanted a high-waisted, full skirt that's hem hit above the knee...and didn't realize how hard it would be to find one. It always eluded me. They didn't fit, the shape was all wrong, or they were too expensive. I've had no problem finding similar ones in patterns, but no plain black ones. Then on Thursday, I was in a local Goodwill. After spending about 45 minutes going through the racks upstairs, I went downstairs to the skirts and dresses. I usually look through the dresses first and got lucky this time, finding a 60's dress in good condition. Almost as an afterthought, I decided to check through the skirts...and there it was, with its tag still attached (it was originally $298 and I nabbed it for $4.95!).
In this outfit, I belted it below the waistband to make the waist higher. On other days, I can see myself wearing it a little lower without the belt. When I wore this to work yesterday, I was told that I looked (a) really like a librarian and (b) French. That last one made me smile because I'm not sure why this outfit would make me look French. When I looked at the pictures after taking them, I thought I looked like an amalgamation of different characters in The Spirit of the Beehive. Its so interesting how different reactions surface depending on who's looking.
I'm sorry for being such a bad blogger this week. I'm behind on posting and commenting. My grandfather is in the hospital and is very ill and I've spent a lot of this week talking to family members and thinking about the past and the future. I'm going to try to catch up today.