Style File: thrifted Savers midi skirt | Thriftanista in the City

1.28.2013

Style File: thrifted Savers midi skirt

I thrifted this midi skirt at Savers in Ohio on Black Friday. My plan was to shorten it to a length that works better for my body type. I put a pin in it where I wanted to cut it and dumped into the bag with the other items waited to be altered.

Thrifted Midi Skirt

For some reason I decided to rescue it and just wear it. Midi skirts aren't exactly a good length on short legs but whatever. On this day, I say "WHO CARES".

I'm the only one that I need to please with my fashion sense. If I like it, it works. Am I right? 

Thrifted Midi Skirt

Besides, I've already offended E's eyeballs with the hot pink floral print. Man repellent alert! He loves me despite my lack of man sexy clothes.

Thrifted Midi Skirt

A lot of the time, I base my "look good" on rules that I've set after years of fashion magazine reading and listening to experts. I'm pushing 40 and it's getting way easier to say 'eff the rules! My legs may look like stumps but...

Thrifted Midi Skirt


I'm fabulous. My skirt is fabulous. I will wear it and twirl. *twirls away like Kenya Moore*

In addition to twirlability, it accentuates my waist quite nicely which is really where my focus should be anyway -- accentuating the positive. 

This skirt also has side pockets! Why are pockets so damn cool on skirts and dresses? I don't know but it gets major thrift score points for having them.

Another awesome detail of this skirt is that it doesn't have a zipper. I've seen similar techniques in old sewing books but I've never seen one quite like this. It closes with a hook and a snap then there's a big opening below it to get the skirt on and off. The fabric is overlapped in such a way that keeps it from exposing your business..or at least I hope so.

Thrifted Midi Skirt


It really is a great skirt as it is. Of course, who's to say I won't run into a bout of fashion fickleness and chop this to mini length anyway. 

Thrifted Midi Skirt
watch // Geneva Platinum / thrifted
blingy tee // DZ
long sleeve tee // NY & Co.
belt // Omega / thrifted
skirt // handmade / thrifted
boots // Diba

What rules are you breaking?

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22 comments

Veronica Lee said...

The skirt looks terrific on you! Love it!
Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

Clare UnderstatedClassics said...

What a fantastic skirt. And hey, even if you think midi skirts don't look good on short legs, the way you styled it here is fantastic! You look so sophisticated and chic!

Stopping by from the link up!
Happy Monday!
Clare
Understated Classics

Anonymous said...

I think the boots make it work.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, this is Bettie. I don't have a google account, therefore I am "anonymous".

B Allen @ What2Wear said...

well i am loving this midi on you! I like to break rules EVERY day :)
brooke @ what2wear

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love the bright colors! I like to wear white in winter!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Chandra said...

no you did not do a kenya!...somehow i think your twirl was way more fabulous than hers;)*love* the skirt, by the way. {doing my exit twirl.....now!}

Ask Nia B said...

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Ask Nia B said...

I break them all (lol)! Some fashion rules are legit, but for the most part, aren't they really someone elses opinion?!? I say all rules can be broken; besides, breaking fashion rules proves some of them wrong and you never really know if that "rule" doesn't apply to you unless you try it! The skirt looks great on you and thus you've proven midi skirts (especially this one) you can pull off and look confident and fab in it. ;-)

www.askniab.com

Chic Therapy said...

that's a great skirt!Glad you didnt have it altered.

Splendor said...

By the time I was 38 I really stopped caring what people thought and seriously am Doing Me ;)

Victoria | Haute said...

That skirt was such a great find!! I love the floral print - and those colours are stunning!!! jealous ;)

t said...

That skirt is a nice colour!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

List Addict said...

It looks great, and you're right, there is something magical about any item that has pockets. It takes it to another level.

Georgina Castellucci said...

I love Savers and the colors in that skirt are fantastic! Twirllllll girl!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The colors are fab!!

Sacramento Amate said...

Love your skirt, and you.
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Shon said...

Go head' girl and twirl!! Beware of Kenya though....wow!
I love your vision here, not just a now skirt, but a future one.
Nice find!

Chioma said...

i love that skirt! a lot of the time my fave skirts are thrifted!

Chioma
C's Evolution of Style

lizziedee said...

I think it looks great on you! I recently bought a thrifted midi skirt, too. Over the objections of the other shoppers whose opinions I asked. :)

Olivia Lane said...

I love this look! The skirt is boldly fabulous and the twinkly black top is quietly fab! Also, you have *the best* hair ever!

andre michalke said...

Hallo wunderschöne frau..dein foto gefällt mir..du bist echt süsse..hübsche.du siehst super sexy im Glockenrock aus...geiler weiter glockenrock gefällt mir wow geiler glockenrock....würde gerne das mal live sehen wollen wenn du den lederrock trags....l.g.

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