Monday, July 11, 2011

One Week, One Skirt

So, I did it.

I splurged and bought this Preen Line "Serpent" skirt that I had been crushing so hard on. It went on sale, there was a code, it was a must-buy situation.

When it arrived, I knew it was the right thing to do. The paperbag-waisted skirt is simple but has edge. The asymmetrical hem actually has a "foot hole" (I'm sure that's a term they use in fancy-pants design school), so you can get this harem pant vibe going or consider it a way to preserve your modesty, whichever is more important in your world. The other option is just to let that extra fabric drape, Grecian-like, and really exaggerate the uneven hem. Either way looks great.

Right off the rip, I thought about several very different tops that would all look smashing with the skirt.

Let's call this first look "The Bad Ass." That would be a plain ol' J Crew tank with a Current/Elliott denim biker vest, a Madewell necklace and Me Too leather sandals.

And let me just add that I am so happy I took all these photos pre-trip to Kansas City, MO. I came home with three extra pounds of baggage, all on my midsection, thanks to the good barbecue.


Desert Flower said...

I've been waiting for this week!

Outfit number 1 is fabulous. The sandals and vest toughen up the skirt. I really like the assemetry. Very col skirt.

gigiofca said...

You look awesome! Totally bad @ss!!

Jessica said...

What a cool skirt!