One Skirt – All the Ways

Versatility. That’s what I’m about with clothing. I want to own things that I can wear a dozen different ways and do anything in. This skirt is one of those items. It’s comfortable, good quality, and aesthetically pleasing.

And guess w20160628_122224hat? I found it at a thrift store [Arc] for FOUR DOLLARS. I’m proud of that – it’s Faded Glory, very sturdy.

When I bought it, it was about three inches longer. I’m only 5’2”, so I have to be aware of lengths. I used my fabric scissors to make an incision at the seam, and then tore it all the way around. I like tearing because it leaves a purposefully messy looking edge, and it ends up flowing with the texture of the fabric. Cutting with scissors can often look jagged and unnatural.

Those button front skirts were trendy all winter, but I never found one I liked. I typically keep a list in my head of items to look out for, and my brain has rolodexes of trends and gaps in my wardrobe. I’ll go shopping a couple times a month, and this day I went to the store looking for short skirts, and I came away with two. Both, however, required some customizing. But that’s part of the fun. When I’m at the thrift store, I try on everything that has even a modicum of potential. It makes for entertainment in the fitting room, and can often lead to surprising finds. This skirt is a little loose, so I usually wear a belt with it, but honestly I prefer it loose. Weight fluctuates. That’s a normal thing, and I don’t want to feel bad about myself if I can’t button my favorite skirt.

This skirt goes with everything. I have photos of four different tops with it here, but honestly it goes with just about every single one I own.

This floral one was a part of an old pajama set I found at the thrift store for $3. I liked the print, so I bought it on faith. It was spaghetti straps, but after a day of wearing it, I felt that I would prefer it as a halter, so I cut the straps off in the back and tied the remainder at my neck.20160628_115118

Ah, my velvet. I love this. It’s the funkiest texture, and I love the way it hangs. This one I found second hand at Plato’s Closet [a resale shop] for $7. It was a little long, so I tore off the last few inches and now it’s the perfect length for me.

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This floral is lovely – in prints I look for a mixture of colors that I wear frequently. My grandma actually bought this for me at a Forever XXI when I was visiting her in Florida. I like the fit of it, and the cut of the sleeves and neck.20160628_120521

 

20160628_122203Another Plato’s Closet find – this rainbow butterfly stunned me. It’s silky in front, and plain black knit in the back. It’s pretty long, too, so I can wear it with lower rise things or tuck it in.

Different shoes, jewelry, headscarves, tops – I can take this skirt anywhere, and that’s why I love it.

 

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Bethany Ramus

Bethany | ביתענה – household of response, occupation, affliction, and Divine Presence.

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