2009-07-11

Bright Night

baranga's detail



baranga's back


Skirt? thrifted
Tee? Mossimo, Target
Belt? thrifted
Sandals? random Indian import store in Montreal
Bag? Roots, thrifted
Cuff? Goodwill auction

I've had this vintage skirt lying around for two years and last night was the debut... It has wonderful deep pockets but it was originally longer and slightly dowdy so, I did what I do best... I shortened it. The easiest way to update vintage is to play with the hem length. I just need to watch that I don't recklessly shorten everything. The appeal of vintage is that, when worn right, it is timeless. I, however, am not timeless and I don't want to be the 42 year old with the closet full of fabulous miniskirts....or do I?...
This picture was taken along the water front. They've spent a lot of money cleaning up the waterfront in recent years and there is a great path several kilometres long that runs along it. There's even a beach if you follow the trail long enough... I know the water has been cleared for swimming but I still felt pretty daring putting my feet in there. The good news is that I woke up and my feet still looked normal... not glowing, no extra toe... I don't know if I'll swim at the beach any time soon... But maybe if I have kids, they can go swimming there and if they grow up fine then I'll know it's OK to go in.

baranga's front

9 comments :

Sher said...

You can have mini skirts at 42 LOL! I gave mine up at 45 and only have one or two for casino wear ;D

myedit said...

Haha! Good to know I have many years of miniskirt-dom left... Thanks Sher!

Kyla said...

Keep those legs and you can wear them when you're 90!

Linda said...

Um...I was meaning to tell you today...I didn't want to say anything but...you have an extra toe. We all saw it. it was pretty gross and everyone was whispering to me. I didn't know what to do I didn't know what to say. Thats why I had that shot with you because...well I was hoping if I buzzed up then I wouldn't see the toe anymore and it would all be okay. It was a long internal struggle, should I tell her about the toe? Should I let her figure it out? Maybe if I don't look down...but you are so tall that if I kept looking up at you my neck would cramp. Actually my Nonna noticed first "Yenteena, she hava more toe".
So yeah its there...sorry. Maybe you shouldn't swim in Hamilton anymore.

Fell4fashion said...

Love that last pic!! Great skirt :)

myedit said...

Lin-Your Nonna only noticed the extra toe because she's so close to it. She's just jealous because I am twice as tall. I did the shot b/c you are a boozer and now I know.

Clare said...

What an awesome skirt! I love the color so much and it looks so fantastic on you!!

The Clothes Horse said...

That skirt is cute--I love the colors. The belt works nicely with it.

briannelee said...

I love the skirt! Great color!

Thank you for the mothball advice! I will have to look for the product you mentioned :)