Saturday, January 30, 2010

OOTD: The best skirt EVER.

I've been wanting this F21 lace skirt since I saw it in the store 2 weeks ago. I didn't get it at the time because I had a whole bunch of other things to pick up, but after a few weeks of sleeping on it, I realized I needed it in my life. What I didn't know, though, was how versatile it would really be.

Everyone needs this, especially if you're wanting to try the lace trend for Spring '10. I think this skirt would be flattering on a whole bunch of body types-- the only problem is the sizing. I sized up to a Medium so I could wear it lower (so it'd be a bit longer and more appropriate). But if you can make it work, then do it! Fo'realz.

First attempt: My Polyvore creation. The real reason I actually bought it was to go with my eShakti blazer, and it definitely hit the mark in my books.
 
  
  
  
 

Second attempt: Menswear inspired. This baby was begging me, just begging, to be contrasted with menswear-inspired looks. So I did this, and I quite like it!
 
  
  
  

Third attempt: The peeking slip. I realized this skirt could be a great solution to some of my shorter dresses that were making their way to the end of the line in my closet. Lo and Behold, this little lacey number spruced up an otherwise short and boring hot pink sweater dress. Yay!
 

Really, it's saving me money. It's allowing me to wear all those other items that go unworn. So it was practically free. Or less than free! (rationalization = awesome)Yep. A great purchase. And so pretty and cheap. SCORE.

21 comments:

  1. I love love love it with the pink sweater dress - amazing!

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  2. Oh, beautiful! I admit, I am obsessed with white vintage lacy skirts and dresses....um, I only have about 5 similar skirts, but I think I need this one too? Pretty! You look great in it. I especially love it as a little petticoat under your dress, and it looks just glorious contrasted with that tweedy blazer as well.

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  3. I'm not sure which is my fav... I was first going to comment that I love how you paired it with the slub tee in the 1st pic bc that's soo my style... but I LOVE (hard) the color combination and "look" of the 2nd. The 3rd isn't something I'd wear, but it looks great together...

    Between you, Amber, and Chloe, I've decided I have to go to F21 and try my hardest to not get overwhelmed and see the potential in their items...

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  4. J @ The Look 4 LessJanuary 30, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    I LOVE that skirt on you. I especially love the last two looks (so creative, putting it under a short dress!) although they are all great. Fabulous as always!

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  5. Absolutely perfect! I love all three, but the I like the tailored blazer look the best-yay for ying and yang!

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  6. Love it paired with that pink sweater dress!! What a great combination!! And I LOVE that patent bow belt... where have I seen that before?? Nordstrom?

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  7. I like the last two. I think they are really unexpected. I am loving the menswear. I think it would KILL with your gold oxfords!

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  8. Gorgeous! All your looks really work. Great idea to use the skirt to lengthen shorter dresses. Target has a similar skirt (tiers but no lace)...

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  9. All three looks are great, esp. the last one with the sweater dress. What a GREAT idea!

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  10. LOVE. Must buy now :) Out of curiosity, how tall are you? I'm not sure if I'll need to size up or not (I'm 5'3 and a small)

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  11. The Coastal ChicsterJanuary 30, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    i love that skirt - and i got it a few weeks ago! i also had to size up in order to get it to fit lower, and also to get the tiers to lay flat! haha. i've worn it once, so far, very similarly to your first set of photos. i love the other ways you styled it, though! thanks for the ideas!! :)

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  12. I just found your site and LOVING your style. I can't wait to see the rest of your outfit posts. Now I'm thinking I really need this skirt.

    fashiontherapist.blogspot.com

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  13. I love it! That skirt is so versatile and fun. Great find!

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  14. Gals-- thanks! Glad ya'll loved the looks. It's such a fun skirt!

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  15. love the skirt. great outfits.

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  16. That menswear-inspired look with the lace skirt is to die for. Where did you get that bib necklace?!

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  17. ALL of these outfits are pure perfection!! I need everything in the last outfit with the pink dress! SO CUTE! Urban outfitters has a similar skirt with nude, white, and light pink lace tiers, in stores only. I think you would love it!

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  18. I loooove the first outfit!! When you take off the jacket in the photo series, it's like BAM, different outfit reveal. Love it!

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  19. I need this skirt. Ooooh la la love!

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  20. I'm loving the Menswear shirt...where did u get from?

    Thanks

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  21. Thanks!! It's actually from Express about 3 years ago. :(

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