Wednesday, July 20, 2011
By George, I think I've got it!
top - H&M, skirt - Gap, necklace - H&M, bracelet - J.Crew Outlet, shoes - Joe Fresh, clutch - Aldo
Back when this skirt first appeared in stores and on the website, I kinda went gaga for it. The colour, the pleats, the oh-so-girly bow. I felt that I had to have it. I managed to snag a 40% off Wednesday coupon booklet (does Gap still give these out?) and decided that it was time to purchase the skirt. At home, I wasn't so sure about it. The knife pleats and bow added weight to my middle. Something that I need no help whatsoever doing. After much deliberation, back it went to the store.
Until the really big sales started, and somehow, this skirt was marked down to something like $14.
And then I did not wear.
$14 or not, the dilemma of whether the skirt was flattering on me was still there!
Last night, I was sorting through my closet and came across the skirt. No matter what it did to my shape, I was still in love with it. Determined to make it work, I started pairing tops with it until I came up with a combination that worked. The peplum on the shirt carves out a waistline, hides the most unflattering part of the skirt, and still shows off the adorable pleats and awesome colour. I'm extremely pleased with how it came out.