Shoes: Miss Albright
When I saw this skirt at Goodwill, I just had to have it, even though it almost came down to my ankles and the pleats were crumpled and misshapen. I have never had clothing altered before — if I find something that’s not a good fit and in nice shape while thrifting, I’ll usually leave it behind — but I decided to invest a little in this skirt, getting it shortened, hemmed, dry cleaned and pressed.
I definitely think the aweseomeness of the print justified the special treatment. The Grecian/Regency silhouettes remind me of the scene in the 1995 film version of Sense and Sensibility where Marianne, played by Kate Winslet, is drawing a silhouette portrait of Willoughby. (Yes, of course, the silhouettes on this skirt are female, but you get what I’m saying.) Side note: I loved Emma Thompson’s hairstyle so much in that movie that I wore a variation of it to my senior prom.
I dressed this skirt down today because it’s hot out and I knew I’d be on my feet a lot, hence the T-shirt and flats. I really want to wear it with a ruffled blouse, pearls and red heels sometime, though. Jane Austen skirt, I love you.