Saturday, August 20, 2011

DAY 4: mini skirt

Shirt: Old Navy  Skirt: ASOS  Belt: Target  Shoes: Thrift 

First of all I want to apologize for the lack of posts this month. August has turned out to be a slightly chaotic month for me so far. About two weeks ago my grandpa had open heart surgery so I was a bit preoccupied with that. He's fine now his surgery went well and he's back at home and eating some solid food. Anyway I have a good amount of content to post in the near future including more of the skirt challenge and a thrift haul, so stay tuned ! Can you believe summer's almost over? It's kinda sad really. I  like fall though, especially since I'm no longer in school and don't have to prepare myself for impending studying/ paper writing. I'm especially excited about fall fashion,  I've already thrifted a few pieces that I can't really wear until fall and am excited to get to wear a  leather jacket that I bought this spring but only really got to wear once. The only bad thing about fall is that it's too short and eventually leads to winter, but I digress.

Anyway on to the outfit!  This is probably the only part of the skirt challenge I was a bit nervous about.  Though I'm pretty open to all skirts, the mini skirt is the one I have the hardest time with. Not because I don't like them, I'm just not used to wearing them and I see them more as a night thing. Part of it is the length, I'm not super comfortable just yet wearing such a short skirt with no leggings or tights underneath. Anyway since I'm fairly broke and aren't going out much it was a bit hard for me to put together a mini skirt outfit. A lot of people are able to style mini skirts casually but I just haven't gotten to that point yet. In fact I only have one mini skirt,  the leopard one above, so that also contributes to the mini skirt dilemma. So, while trying to figure out how to style my one mini  I noticed a bunch of bloggers doing the neutral and neon trend and decided to give it a try. Since I've heard from various fashion talking heads that leopard print is considered a neutral and I knew I had a really bright pink shirt I could pair it I figured I'd give the neon and neutral trend a whirl. I tried to style the outfit pretty casually since I wasn't going anywhere special and I wore my new thrifted wedges for the heels. I have to admit despite my intentions I think the outfit doesn't look very casual and is maybe a bit more night appropriate. Anyway lets talk about the shoes for a minute. I'm kind of in love with these shoes.   I have a harder time finding cute shoes when I go thrifting. I have fairly small feet and it seems the section with my size is fairly picked over or pretty small a lot of the time. But a couple of weeks ago I found these at Savers and had to get them. I love the look of heels/wedges but I rarely ware them and am not so confident walking in them. But, these are actually pretty comfy and probably a good baby step to getting more confident with heels. All in all I'm pretty pleased with how this outfit turned out and I think I'll be doing more neon and neutral in the future.  

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