|(old) Gap skirt - FC ($6.50)|
Anthropologie top (on sale) - gifted, Mom
Vintage belt - from Mom
Michael Kors tri-color purse - FC ($35)
Vintage (turn-of-century) necklace - birthday gift from Mom
Pink Studio wedges - FC ($12)
|close up of my birthday necklace|
|even closer close-up!|
This skirt is what I've come to call the "straight maxi" as opposed to the more flowy styles (this one would be a good example). I love the feel of the tribal top but I've only ever worn it in the Fall over a pair of skinny jeans and boots. I wasn't sure how to make it work for Summer since it's a little too voluminous to tuck in. Then it dawned on me: why not utilize the stick-straight maxi skirt as if they were straight-leg skinny jeans! I just love the look that came out of it and realized the gray in the shirt coordinates perfectly with the skirt.
This spread I found on style.com demonstrates 2 totally different ways to style a straight or "column" maxi for Fall!
On to the the rest of the outfit: I belted the top to keep my waist defined under all that fabric, allowing me to link this to the 21 Day Challenge's "belt it" prompt! I typically tuck in when I belt so this is sort of a new way to "belt it" for me...another blogger and I agreed, a better prompt (for us) would be to not belt it since I seriously belt everything these days!
The necklace was my birthday present from my mom - we found it at Preen, this awesome all-jewelry vintage shop. Can you believe that? This place was huge, you guys and filled with nothing but vintage jewelry! I was in heaven. This necklace is from the turn of the century and it is technically composed of a vintage pin pendant and old-school watch chains. Love it- thanks, Mom!!!
Do you love maxi skirts as much as me? Do you prefer straight or flowy? How do you wear yours?