Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saving a Boring Skirt


While going through a stack of my least favorite skirts, the ones that are not worthy of hangers, I came upon this green preppy one that I still love.  It is even making its second appearance on this blog because you can dress it with so many tops.    
This is a jean skirt style reminiscent of the 80's and has the potential to be on the dork side.  It's so old I don't even remember when I bought it but the tag reads Chadwicks.  I remember the catalog from years ago and a quick search revealed that they have a website with fun preppy clothes.                 
I bought this floral blouse from Marshalls about three years ago on impulse.  The print and style reminded me of Anthropologie which is the main reason I bought it.  At the time I didn't seem to care that it is a stiffer polyester and therefore not the most comfortable.          
On the positive note on this blouse, it does add a little cute factor to the potentially boring skirt.  It never hurts to have Coraline the cat enhance the outfits too.   
    


















Blouse: Old Antilia Femme, from Marshalls. 
Skirt: Old Chadwicks of Boston.  Similar, only pencil style with white dots.  Dot Print Denim
Necklace: J.Crew Factory from last year.
Belt:  Old Anthropologie fabric belt.
Shoes: Target Mossimo Ona flat.


8 comments:

  1. Loving the pops of blue in this outfit.

    Thanks for your comment over on the blog and for sharing your experiences. It's hard to balance reality with all the pretty side of things, isn't it? I will be back posting soon, just taking a few weeks to recoup :)

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    1. Thank you and I will be watching for more of your blog posts.
      I think the balancing act falls into place eventually. The pretty helps us cope with the those negative thoughts that sneak in. Sometimes just going outside to water my flowers will get my mind off of the negative.
      Thank you for stopping by,
      Stacey

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  2. I often do this too. I get bored with a piece, never wear it, and then try to revitalize it. I've been doing that with a handful of dresses lately. It's really helpful because sometimes I fall back in love with the piece, and other times it's clear I'm no inspired by the garment and need to move on. I love the look you put together to breathe life back into this skirt. Florals and colorful statement necklaces are two of my favorite trends right now, so this look definitely speaks to me! You're able to wear brights and bold colors so well without looking flashy or loud. I think it's your prepster aesthetic. You make rainbow palettes look chic, and that ain't easy! :-)

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you Liz.
      I have always loved floral prints and costume jewelry, so it's great that both have been in style for a while now.
      I think you made an interesting point about bold colors. Since preppy clothes can be more on the boring side, it allows room for more colors and bright accessories.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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  3. You totally saved the skirt - which by the way is a really pretty green! You look like you are wearing an Anhro catalog outfit. Love!
    xo,cynthia

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    1. Thank you Cynthia.
      One of the reasons I bought the blouse was that it reminded me of Anthropologie. I just wish it was a little more comfortable and maybe soaking in Downy may help to soften it.
      Have a nice day,
      Stacey

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  4. I love that skirt. It is such a gorgeous color! And that top looks like the perfect top for it. I would have thought you purposely bought them to wear together. I love finding new pieces that are really old to love. It makes the whole closet seem like a new adventure.

    Jenni

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    1. Thank you Jenni. I love green and for some reason, it seems hard to find.
      It's always a nice surprise when I find green things hidden in my closet.
      Have a great day,
      Stacey

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