I pinned this outfit not too long ago and loved the look so much that I immediately began a search for a midi skirt. I found this one but didn't want to spend 50 bucks for it so I put the search on a temporary hold.
A couple days ago I happened to wander into a nearby thrift store and scored a bunch of cute things...2 skirts, a jacket, 2 pairs of shoes, and a necklace...for $67! Woot woot! I've never been into thrifting much before...always thought it was a tad gross to put my bum in someone else's used clothes...but I think I'm a believer now.
I got this gray pleated midi skirt for $6! And didn't even realize until I got home later that evening that this skirt was the missing piece to this outfit puzzle. I knew the recreation wouldn't be exact but when you're on a budget you have to work with what you've got.
I think the polka dots and bun give it more of a June Cleaver or Stepford wife kind of feel, but it worked for me. And the skirt fits SO well.
Side note confession time: I have a big butt, hips AND thighs. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't. Case in point...skirts. It's so hard to find a well-fitted skirt when your waist is 26" and your hips are a whopping 40". Yikes. So just imagine yourself in the thrift store with me as I try on this SIX DOLLAR skirt and discover that it not only fits...but fits well...no alterations required. I considered doing a happy dance in the fitting room but got a hold of myself. Did I mention how much I'm digging thrift stores these days?
:: Details ::
chambray top & sunglasses: Target
pleated midi skirt: thrifted (similar here)
bracelets: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's
watch: MK (gift)
wedge booties: Nine West Outlet
nail polish: OPI Monsooner or Later
Have an awesome Wednesday!
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, Rolled Up Pretty for Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesday, and Trusty Chucks & Texas Lovebirds for the Copycat Link-Up!