one skirt, endless possibilities: an outfit post

hi friends, i hope you're having a good monday following an enjoyable weekend! i bought this skirt about a month or so ago from ebay (i was searching for the pleated gold lamé skirt from forever 21 but found this instead) and i love it for several reasons: a pencil skirt can't be beat, with another skirt or with a lead pipe; i think it acts almost as a neutral so it can be paired with solids or patterns and still look nice; i dressed it up and down and liked it both ways; and finally, i love gooooold.

blouse: express, skirt: tucker via ebay, tights: target, wedges: steve madden, ring: from grandma's jewelry box

i have a few things to say about this outfit. #1 i'm capable of standing upright and do that in day to day life, but can't seem to get the hang of it for pictures, which i realize adds bulk especially when wearing a flowy blouse, and it's just not flattering. #2 flojo is attracted to ALL things gold and LOVES this skirt; if she sees it, it pulls her in like a magnet and she can't stay away. #3 the ring i'm wearing is one my grandma wore years and years and decades and decades ago, and it's my favorite.

so how was your weekend? mine was really nice; on saturday chris and i, along with his aunts and uncles, met at his late grandparents' house to clean out the remainder of their things, and i came home with two projects i'm pretty excited about. one is an old, old chair that was covered in the ugliest, scratchiest fabric known to man, and the other is a semi-ugly vintage lamp. both are getting makeovers, and i can't wait to share the before and after pics! on sunday we didn't have much to do, which was nice, so we went to pier 1 (which i lovingly think of as the affordable version of anthropologie) and i made a birthday list no shorter than 3.81 miles long. we also ate japanese for lunch, and that's always good.

21 comments:

  1. can't wait to see the chair after you recover it!

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    1. you won't have to wait long because i just finished taking the "after" pictures!

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  2. That's a really fun pencil skirt, great eBay find!

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    1. thank you! i can't wait to wear it in different ways!

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  3. That skirt is fabulous! The gold is really fun, and I agree, you can't beat a pencil skirt! Your grandma's ring is beautiful :)

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    1. thanks! i've decided i have a little bit of an obsession with pencil skirts ;)

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  4. You always look so nice in your posts. And through your window. What?!

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    1. girrrlll, you better HOPE you're watching for my window because that show was for you! hahaha!

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  5. I love this outfit... and I love that you have your bird with you! :)

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you! she gets mad when i take pictures and she has to wait in her cage ;)

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  6. Absolutely cute outfit dear: love your glitter skirt!!! And you’ve got a gorgeous blog too!!!
    Check out my blog and if you feel like drinking a sip of ABSOstyle with me, we could followed each other by GFC + Bloglovin’ … ;) I’ll be waiting for you!!!

    KISSES!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  7. that is a super cute skirt and the pattern and material are super cool. great find!
    xo,
    cb

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    1. thank you, cb! i can't believe i got it for $8, which makes me love it even more!

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  8. Loving the pretty blouse! The skirt is really neat too, I love the gold! I want a cute little bird to hang around in my outfit photos :(
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  9. i adore gold and am a fan of that skirt! LOVE it!
    p.s. the parrot on your shoulder. adorbs. :)

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  10. you are so pretty xo and the third picture is adorable!! ha love him

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    1. aw, thank you! she loves anything gold more than anyone i've ever seen!

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  11. i looked at those wedges probably 10293 times at target and never got them. i regret this. i really do!

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    1. oh no! i got the wine colored ones at target, and luckily they were on clearance for $8.98, but i got those black ones from ebay. maybe you could try there!

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  12. I love that skirt on you! you are teeny tiny!!! So classy sassy!
    xo

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