twirls.

first, this skirt is my favorite.  second, i'm so glad i own and am able to operate a sewing machine.  i thrifted this baby last year because i think it's impossible to have too much chiffon in my life, and because it's my favorite color.  the only problem was that i could have fit two of me in it, so i actually considered not getting it because i've finally been honest with myself in these situations and realized that the chances of me actually making the necessary alterations are slim to none.  but i promised myself i would alter this one (and i actually did it pretty quickly!) and now i can't imagine not having it!







































top: banana republic // belt: forever 21 // skirt: vintage, thrifted // shoes: aldo // bag: vintage, thrifted

in other news, because my toes are still broken (i'm one of those people who thinks things can just immediately heal because i want them to, but unfortunately it's never worked) i'm still not able to run, and i'm about to go crazy.  BUT, since i feel like there is no other exercise like running and i'll go up at least 8 sizes without doing it, i've really been trying hard to eat healthier (and less) since about the only thing i can do that doesn't hurt is ride a bike.  so my point is, i gave up coca-cola almost three weeks ago.  it's a feat i never in a million years thought i'd tackle, BUT I DID!  and i'm not even jonesing!  now if only my willpower could heal my toes...

how was your weekend?  also, don't forget to enter the giveaway for a $75 gift card from shabby apple!

34 comments:

  1. That skirt is very lovely and I like the belt, too.

    Also - I've had a fractured sesamoid bone (in the foot) for almost a year. I've just started running again, slowly. I'm sorry your willpower can't will your toes healed. But a big congrats on kicking the Coca-cola habit!

    Molly
    More Charming In Person

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    1. foot injuries are the pits. i had metatarsal stress fractures about a year ago (from bad shoes) that kept me from running for a while and i didn't know how i'd survive! i hope you heal soon!

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  2. that skirt! i would have bought it too... even though i cant sew.

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    1. i'd still be kicking myself if i didn't get it!

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  3. I am so glad you bought this skirt too. It looks like it was made for you (clearly it was, since you altered it to your body. But I still had to say that). I have never been into soda but I have heard people basically detox from it. Congratulations on succeeding! :)

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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    1. hahaha, i had to laugh at your comment! i'm not a soda person either, but something about coca-cola just sucks me right in!

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful skirt! I'm glad you managed to make it fit :) And good luck with the healthy eating...congrats on giving up coca-cola!

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    1. thanks! i feel like if i can give up coca-cola i can conquer the world! maybe not really, but if i can give that up, surely i can eat more fresh veggies ;)

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  5. Lovely blog, lady! I love your thrifted skirt as well! Hope your toes heal up quickly and you are able to run again soon!

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  6. what a perfect skirt...great job! i feel the same way about running. i am the kind of person who would try it (at least) once with a broken toe. i hope you heal soon!

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    1. thank you! i did try running...unsuccessfully. well, the first time i was running from a snake, and i'd do that even with broken legs! but the second time was a trial run and i realized i still have some recovery time. boo.

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  7. That green skirt is a great find and you did a great job on it. I love green too. I have too many green things but that's fine with me. Alternating stopped me from buying this thrifted skirt. It was one inch too big. I know that I would not have the skill to know where to start ripping seams apart. But there is always my mom, who sews well...

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    1. thank you! i have so many green things too, but i can't help it, i'm just drawn to everything green!

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  8. twirl it gurl! love that skirt and you did a great job mending it! yay you! i always have to really really consider a piece like that because the likelihood of my actually fixing is pretty much unlikely but once in a great moon i will actually get something fixed and it is pretty awesome! hope your toes heal super fast so that you don't go crazy! don't go crazy, k?
    xoxoxoxoxo,
    cb

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    1. yes, i completely understand what you mean because i'm almost always the exact same way - it will sit in a "to mend" pile and never get fixed!

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  9. That skirt is so adorable and such a great colour! Aw, I wish I knew how to sew so I could embark on little fixer-uppers like that.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. thank you! if a skirt doesn't fit, i just look to be sure it's a simple fix like one single hem down the side (because i'm too lazy at sewing to do much else)!

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  10. You did a great job on the skirt! Hope your foot heals soon.

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  11. Love your skirt, but so sorry about your feetsies :( Next time I won't be so rough. WHAT?!

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    1. i still can't believe how rough you were. I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME!

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  12. That skirt is really adorable and looks like a ton of fun to twirl in. I love how your birdie stayed on your head for the ride, too. Hopefully he doesn't suffer from motion sickness? Hope your toe feels better soon!

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    1. it's definitely a good twirling skirt! flojo did okay because i didn't twirl completely around, just twirled my hips from side to side and kept my head mostly still ;)

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  13. loving your sandals!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  14. Great thrift find, the color is so pretty on you...owning a sewing machine can definitely make a world of difference when thrifting!

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    1. thanks! you're right - owning a sewing machine opens up a whole new world of thrifting possibilities!

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  15. That sucks about the broken toe interfering with your running, fingers crossed it heals quickly. Also that skirt is great, good call on getting it!

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  16. The color of that skirt is gorgeous!!!

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    1. thanks! i kind of want to wear it with everything ;)

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  17. Just a lovely outfit, I love the colour of your skirt I think is perfect, not too long, not too short and your bird is SO cute :)

    XO

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  18. LOVE your skirt!

    Gah, I really need to learn how to sew! One day...

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