Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blurry, Swirly Skirt

Well, its snowing AGAIN.  Fla. can't come quick enough! 
Oh yeah, the outfit.  I have been closet digging--finding things tossed aside for some reason.  Today I wanted to try this swirly skirt that I had bought it at Nordstom Rack, much to the dismay of my girlfriend.  She was horrified at this print.

skirt~Nordstrom Rack
tights~Peabody-Essex Museum

I attempted a swirl-- I am a blurry, swirl.  The skirt is working--I fell in love with it all over again!  It was comfortable, it has a lot of detail on its gored panels, and the soft knit material is very stretchy and comfortable.  It's a good length and I did feel girly all day.

In talking about how we get ready lately (see Friend Friday's subject last week on Modlychic), things hardly ever turn out the way you plan.  I did these sketches on Sunday, and in the sketch this outfit shows green tights, body suit and my white cowboy boots. Well, the green didn't look as good as I thought it might, and the cowboy boots have a leather sole that would have been way too slippery in the ice.  (although I have my "Bear Claws"--you may see them later) I made adjustments. 

Does that happen to you?


  1. Why would anyone be horrified at this pattern? I love that skirt!

  2. I'm with Sheila: the pattern's lovely. As is your use of colour. While I'm just not a sketcher, I imagine outfits, or set them out together; but I regularly have to change because they don't work as well in real life!

  3. I like the print...I do not know why she wouldn't...it looks great on you!

  4. Oh girl
    if half the ideas in my head looked as good as when i tried them on, i'd be a professional stylist somewhere. lol

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  5. The skirt looks gorgeous on you! I LOVE feeling girly...and nothing does the trick more than a flowy flirty skirt! ~Serene

  6. he, laughed at the "horrified" by the print comment! I quite like it, but then I'm a total print lover! And, I mention it EVERY. SIngle. Time. you post them, but your illustrations are darling and endearing.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post about negative criticism. I suppose it IS human nature to dwell on the few negatives instead of the hundreds of positives. I'm completely guilty of that. But, I also wanted to let readers know that I'm ok with them being honest as long as they're nice!
    It's been so fun getting to know you and your blog!

  7. I like the skirt AND the swirliness and the blue tights and the long sweater. And yes, quite often, my outfit looks one way in the photos but undergoes a transformation in reality.

  8. Oh, such a lovely skirt and I love the color of the tights as well! I'm following your blog! :)

  9. Sheila~a LOT of people abhor prints...not us, tho, eh?
    ADubs~God, I have to get over to you guys--havent commented in a while--thanks for stopping by again! So true, never the same as in real life!
    Pam~I think last year the print seemed so much more out there--now it seems tame!
    Silvergirl~lol--I know, huh? Like a pipe dream..
    Vanessa~I feel the same about getting to know you too! Thanks about the sketches and glad to hear you are back in the saddle! Got a little worried when you did the IFB post....
    Terri~Or I find at the end of the day, for some reason, it didnt work. Or people were staring....lol
    Artfully Awear~I was so drawn to the colors on your page! I am following you too--can't wait to get to know you better! Paula

  10. I like the sketches. I just bought a Stylit and I'm going to start using it during this 30 x 30 challenge. Maybe I should sketch instead of write my daily outfits out. It looks pretty cool.