A vintage midi skirt for a curvy lady


I never knew how much I loved pink shoes until I started blogging.

For some time now, I’ve been on the hunt for a midi skirt that is flattering on me. While I swear by midi dresses, due to my shape, I find that the way that skirts and separates fit on me sometimes isn’t ideal. I have a much smaller waist in comparison to my hips. And while my boyfriend (hi babe!) may appreciate that, it can be very challenging to dress. In addition, I carry most of my height in my legs and I tend to be short waisted, which can make things look very urkel instead of chic. No bueno.




That damn lamp kept trying to sneak in the pic!
I found this skirt buried in a heap at the Salvation Army. I fell in love with the colors and the vintage look. When I put it on, I knew I had to break up the colors in the shirt and skirt, so I added some dimension with a brown leather belt. The skirt is actually a little small on me in the waist, but I just moved the button over to solve that. And because I generally hate pockets on skirts and dresses , I sewed the pockets it has down. It came together much better that way and was able to lay flat.



The outfit itself is a little librarian, which I can appreciate , but wasn't quite what I was going for, so I added the chains from Ashley Stewart. I also opted to wear a choker necklace (which, btw, I wore to my senior prom) as a crown of sorts. Because really, who doesn’t want to be the queen of her life?

Skirt: Thrifted
Top & Blazer: H&M
Necklace: Ashley Stewart
Headpiece: Claires, circa 2000
Shoes: Shoedazzle
Bag: Juicy Couture

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9 comments:

QueenDiva said...

Okay... you look phenom in this outfit!!! LOVE IT!!! I too have a love for pink shoes ;)
Yoli
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Allison McGevna said...

Thank you my dear!!! Yes, #TeamPinkShoes -- we're co-captains ;) haha

Pretty Dark Girl Style said...

Love IT!! You look fab and those are great tips for making it work for you, I find that vintage skirts are always a bit small in the waist for me too.

Toni

Izzy said...

I'm NEVER this lucky when I go thrifting! I'm jealous! You look absolutely fabulous by the way!

www.izzygetsbizzy.com

Allison McGevna said...

Thanks doll!! :)

Allison McGevna said...

Thanks hun!!! I happen to live near a GREAT thrift store that has the best finds.

Semicosmic said...

I love the skirt, so beautiful!

Barry Ohman said...

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f0f95c62-73dc-11e1-9fd1-000bcdca4d7a said...

This outfit is PERFECT! I love every detail. I also LOVE your makeup. What color do you have on your lips? It's devine!

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