granny style, but i love it.

so, i caved.  i thought i stood firmly against midi skirts - not because i didn't like them, but because i wasn't convinced i could pull them off on my 5'2" frame - but it turns out i was only firm until i found one that fit well.  is it the best cut or style for me?  i don't know, but with a great floral print, and a price tag of a massive $3, i knew this baby was going to be mine.

shirt: h&m (i actually typed shit at first, but luckily i caught myself) // skirt: vintage/thrifted // sandals: aldo // bag: vintage/thrifted

i also have two other vintage midi skirts that i originally got with the intention of hemming up to knee length (but actually getting around to alterations can take anywhere from a week to 6 years), but after wearing this skirt and realizing that unlike shorter skirts, midi skirts aren't at all dangerous or pervert magnets on windy days, i think i'm going to keep them just like they are!

also, EXCITING NEWS!!!  if you didn't win the watercolor portrait i gave away last week, you needn't worry, because HERE'S ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!  beca was sweet enough to host a giveaway for a custom pet portrait on her blog, so if you haven't entered yet, be sure to go do it because it ends tomorrow!  and speaking of giveaways, i'll be having one here tomorrow, so be sure to come back and see what you could win!


  1. I've felt the same way for a long time. I guess it just takes finding the right one. This is adorable!

  2. Ooooh Danielle...that skirt is gorgeous! I felt the same way about midis - I'm 5'2" as well, but this makes me want to go find one :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. I'm about 5ft 3 (and a UK16) and have the same problem with skirts - sometimes I look a funny shape if they are too long and I don't have the legs to carry off shorter than about knee length lol.

  4. I think the ruffle action on the end of this skirt works really well on you. loving it, actually.
    also- i laughed out loud when i read this, "(i actually typed shit at first, but luckily i caught myself)." ooo the irony :)

  5. This looks lovely on you! I've owned a couple midi skirts but ended up chopping most of them off, this one is pretty much perfect for you.

  6. your the hottest granny i know! hehe but seriously, you look great and i love that length on you. i think that it looks best with heels rather then flats, at least i think that looks good on me, you know. the print is super cute and for $3, nice!

  7. Cute, that skirt looks great on you :)

  8. This one really is perfect for you. I think the key is wearing a show with a little heel cuz granny most likely would not wear heels! Looks very pretty on you!

  9. I tried on a maxi shirt the other day on my 5'2" tall body and I looked ridiculous (in my opinion) I'll get over it someday.

    I am really admiring your work lately! Water colors and jewelry. I tried to make a water color for my dad for his birthday but I failed. I still gave it to him though. Next time I will come to you.

    //Leah Faye

  10. hahaha I chuckled at the "shit" part. I'm loving this skirt on you! Pretty! & great bag!

    Also, my fingers are crossed SO HARD (it's seriously hard to type... ha!) for that giveaway!! AHHHHHH.

  11. Now don't go telling people about this second giveaway, you're ruining my chances at winning!!

    I absolutely love this skirt, and honestly, probably would have passed it up at the thrift store because I would have been scared I couldn't style around it. You make it look so young and fresh!

    Oh, and I've totally typed shit for shirt before while commenting on someone's blog... as well as boobs for boots. That one was weird.

  12. You're gorgeous as always, not shit at all! <3

  13. $3????!!!!! That is awesome! I actually "cave" oh so easily when price tags like that are attached, in fact, I have an entire drawer full of those kind of deals that i better make myself wear soon :)
    thos sandals are hot! and 5'2 yey! me too! Except I say I am 5'3 on my ID cause they asked and that is what I gave, but am pretty sure I am 5'2. ha!

  14. Hmm, I am on the same timeline when it comes to alterations. Good to know :) This skirt looks so great on you and it's making me want to give the midi skirt another try. I'm 5'4" and I felt like they swallowed me but seeing you in it inspires me to give it another go... Great score!!

  15. oh gosh, isn't h&m amazing?! loving this entire outfit, girl!
    and i just stumbled across your etsy shop. in love with all of your pretty jewelry :)
    xo TJ

  16. That skirt is such a great find! PS I love the length and shape of your necklace! <3


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