I'm a closet re-mixer, as you've probably noticed on the blog. This is mainly because I don't have an unlimited clothing budget or unlimited sponsorship opportunities, but also because I like finding new ways to wear old things. Below is my first outfit remix post featuring my blush-colored pleated skirt, that I got at an awesome boutique sale on Bainbridge Island for ten dollars! Be amazed folks, below is the best use of ten bucks I've ever accomplished:
I took these photos on my grandmother's porch overlooking the Puget Sound on the first day I got the skirt. My lovely Mom (and my self-timer before my Mom showed up) took the pictures and she did a pretty passable job, considering her usual framing/rule-of-thirds woes. I got the top at the same boutique mentioned above and the entire outfit said ballerina summer to me. It's definitely my favorite way to wear the skirt and has me aching for a warm summer again.
The two different outfits above were both kind of "meh" outfits for me, hence the detail shots. I love the way the skirt looks with a cable-knit white sweater but it didn't photograph particularly well in the misty fall day. I do love that the skirt was translatable into summer with a sweater and coat pairing. The second photo, on the right, featured my sky-high Steve Madden heels and a scalloped blouse that wasn't tucked in. I don't know how much I like this skirt without a cropped top or tucked in blouse, but I did love the way light was streaming in, illuminating it.
I think that both of these looks were pretty successful. The first featured my cow-print blouse, a rose quartz strand as well as some silver jewelry, and Anne Klein heels. I loved the way the black, white and blush played nicely together on a warm summer day and feel like this is the perfect outfit for summer work - light and breezy but still put together. The second look, and most recent remix, was an attempt to greet spring early and to add some edge to a girly skirt. Paired with my Limited jacket, some Prabal Gurung sandals, and a black printed scarf, I think I achieved just what I wanted. I think this was the perfect late winter, early spring weekend look incorporating the skirt.
This skirt isn't available, but Urban Outfitters has a great maxi pleated pink skirt you may want to check out if you're in the market.