28 August 2008

the long and short of it

this skirt use to be about two feet longer- it looked scary and more than a little amish. jessie and i found it thrifting together and she was savy enough to tell me to take it home. after a good wash and a trip to the tailor's it's my all time favorite skirt. the pockets, the color, and the pleats are all perfection.

jcrew tank, vintage skirt, aldo platforms, club monaco belt, grandmother's necklace

7 comments:

glory said...

hi girls.....love the skirt i think i`ll made a similar one for myself....saludos

kristin said...

thanks glory- I can't wait to see the one that you make- please post about it!

Gala Gonzalez said...

i know! its satin...leather would have been amazing!

WendyB said...

Great skirt.

jessie said...

i love love love those pockets! i also love how you paper bagged the waist. :)

oldoldfashioned said...

that skirt is so lovely, and i must slightly enviously admit that it is just what i have been looking for lately! the pockets (and pleats, actually) are the absolute best thing, they give it such a structured appeal, very like the new Chanel silhouettes on the Autumn/Winter catwalk. perfect paired with a grey tee, as you demonstrate. ugh, so lovely, i'm green with envy! ha ha :) was it expensive to have it adjusted? i've never taken a piece to a seamstres before, but definitely plan to start, as items that fit properly always look so good.

kristin said...

thank oldoldfashioned, I'm sure that you will find one too! It was actually only $8 to have it fixed (almost the price of the skirt!). Jessie and I have been thinking about doing a post regarding the importance of making sure your vintage clothing fits you properly.