Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wrap-Around Skirt of the Gods!

It is still hot as stink. I'm mellllltinnnnng...

Normally, I detest wrap-around skirts. They don't have enough overlap and they open up when you sit down. I can't imagine why designers keep making wrap skirts that blow open at the slightest gust of wind and put our hoo-hahs out on display for all to see.

However, I love this one:
The inside edge of the wrap is all the way over on my right butt-cheek, where my hand is at my waist! Now that's some smart fabric engineering. It's also silk...but doesn't wrinkle.

I love the muted yet still vibrant colours in this: the green, taupe cream and brown/black. And another cool thing, the underneath taupe layer (with yellow and red accent bits) can also be worn on the outside. Pretty pattern:
Ah, amazing what a little Googling will find. Apparently, this is one of those "make a bunch of outfits out of this simple piece" clothing items - check it out here (click on "Vintage" and go to the 4th slide, ooh, and there's a video on the different ways to wear it, cool). I'm going to have fun with this...this would make a great item to take on vacation.

I also love knowing I got a bargain: I paid $22 and they sell for $59. Ha!

See? I was not exaggerating: Skirt of the Gods! Or goddesses!

The brown tie-top is also new-to-me, from taking in a bunch of my clothes to my favourite consignment shop for credit.

The other stuff:
Good 'ol Naturalizers, Mom's choker and some vaguely Indian-looking earrings.

Cover-up top (Guess Jeans, consignment), cami (InWear), skirt (Kariza, consignment), shoes (Naturalizer), choker (Mom's, 70s vintage), earrings (don't remember).

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous skirt! I love the pattern and material!

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  2. That skirt is glorious! And I agree that typical wrap skirts are just aggravating ... who wants to flash their ladyparts to the world at every step?

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  3. Amazing skirt! I would definitely need the video to learn how tie it in different ways.

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  4. Love the skirt. Be sure to post some vacation pics where you wear it in other ways.

    I always laugh at your "its hot" comments. Its been over 32 (90+ w/ 80+% humidity) here in Houston, TX since May 3 and will be almost every day until mid-late October. We've already hit 96 twice.
    Today is actually a great day. A high of 33 (92 w/66% humidity).

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  5. Hey, welcome back, Hillary! Thanks!

    Sal, thanks - I have had so many wrap skirts and they are annoying as heck.

    Sher, thanks! Yeah, I'm going to have to study the video.

    Thanks, Lain! I will. Heh, well, we are pretty wimpy about the weather up here - it just doesn't get that hot in the Seattle/Vancouver area.

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  6. I am totally in love with that skirt!! I want one. The colors and patterns of yours is really cool too. That green is one of my favorites.

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