Date Night in a Thrifted Maxi Skirt | Thriftanista in the City


Date Night in a Thrifted Maxi Skirt

Standing in the closet searching for something to wear for date night, my eyes were immediately drawn to a recently thrifted accordion pleat maxi skirt. It's one of those items that had me asking "why would someone get rid of this?" It's a great skirt. It's well-made. It's washable.  That elastic is a godsend.  It's floaty and ethereal when I walk.  The skirt was only $4.50. This skirt is fabulous. 

carmen marc valvo maxi skirt

Albeit, a size too small in the waist. I try not to buy clothes that don't fit because I don't want to lie about those few pounds I'm going to loose. This time I am actually taking some steps to reduce as suggested by my doctor. I'm 4 pounds away from my the goal. The perfect fit is just around the corner. Hopefully.

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This skirt has a tiny bit of elastic near the zipper. What? Yes, a patch of decorative elastic. A million gold stars for the designer! After a night out at P. F. Chang's that stretch was much appreciated.

thrifted anthropologie blouse

I decided to pair my floaty skirt with a flouncy top. Also, a fairly new thrift find. I wasn't sure about the floaty and flouncy pairing. I feared I'd look uhm..fluffy. I was wrong. They look great together. It's has kind of a 40s vibe. 

henri bendel rocks cocktail ring

A senior told me I looked like an angel. A couple stopped to tell me how great my skirt was too. I love getting compliments on thrift store scores. It just reenforces the fact that quality and style doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

What have you thrift scored lately?

how to wear black and yellow
THRIFT Anthropologie silk blouse - Carmen Carmen Marc Valvo maxi skirt - reversible leather clutch purse - vintage sunglasses GIFT Henri Bendel Rocks Cocktail ring - Just Fab sandals

***in other news***

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!!!! And, I will say it again, Gorgeous!

I do have one question though. I am always afraid to purchase accordion skirts as fear of washing/dry cleaning. I was once quoted $40 to clean and press one so I have since stayed away from them. What is your recommendation for caring for these types of pieces?

Thrifting Diva

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Love it more now that I stopped over to the blog!

Ashleigh said...

I love the yellow on you AND that skirt is perfect. I really love the peacock blue eyeshadow on you!

Missymayification said...

Love the combination. Very feminine and beautiful! :)

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