2010-06-07

The Short-Long; A Mullet Skirt

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Skirt? Handmade, thrifted
Tee? Target
Belt? Roots, thrifted
Sandals? Marc Fisher, Winners
Necklace? h&m
Sunglasses? F21

Tucking section of this skirt up into my waistband came out of function rather than fashion. I was trying to hurry to get some sewing done before a fitting and was sweating unsettling amounts, so I hauled my skirt up and out of the way. Wisely, it stayed out up later as I painted my toenails as well. At some point, I passed a mirror and stopped to make some kissy faces and repeat some positive affirmations only to discover that I quite liked the effect of the draping. And so, it stayed tucked in all day...
I wore it to Buskerfest and I was a little worried that people might mistaken me in my dramatic skirt as a performer or as a seller of incense. But the performers did foolish tricks on ladders and I stayed with my feet squarely on the ground....

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And for the first time ever a very sweet reader recognized me. If I'm going to be a big deal, I am going to have to learn to handle that a bit better... My friends will verify that I turned a lovely shade of red. I haven't blushed that badly since I slapped the wrong brother on the butt. True story, my sister-in-law is the forgiving sort...

37 comments :

Patricia & Bailey said...

I love the outfit; the skirt is beautiful.

Julia said...

The sunglasses!!! Ah, I must have them...

xx

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I have a similar skirt. You're right, the draping works really well. You've gotta love style born out of necessity.

Destined For Now said...

This post made me laugh. You have such a great writing style.

Dylana Suarez said...

I am so in love with that skirt! Beautiful!

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Nadine said...

You look so summery! Love those insane retro colours with the grey marl.

Alex said...

Now I've stopped chuckling at the last couple of sentences, I'll comment :)

The drape of the skirt looks fantastic and so unusual - I had no idea it was accidentally done.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Mullet skirt, butt slapping? This is why I love your blog so much! I love the material and the (accidental) drape of the skirt!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love your version of the mullet skirt -- it's really chic and the colors are beautiful.

briannelee said...

Cute! I really like it. The print of the skirt is so pretty :)

anne charlotte said...

haha mullet skirt. love it.

Sal said...

I love accidental styling miracles. The tucked skirt looks grand.

Nina said...

Loooove the skirt!!! I want :)

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What Would a Nerd Wear said...

just one look at the title of this post, and i was already in giggles.
you know, mullets had it going on. they are so...versatile.

Becky said...

This outfit really reminds me of what SJP is wearing in the market when she runs into Aidan in Sex and the City 2. Love the flowiness, and the drapiness!

closet365 said...

That skirt is awesome. And I am jealous of your celebrity moment.

*SATC - I totally didn't notice the boobs, but now that you mention it, I think they were a lot more exposed that usual for SJP. Hmmmm...

志其志其 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

07_TeddyF_Silvey0 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。...........................................................................

Future Lint said...

OOh, I'm gonna have to try that - I love the draped effect! Genius to keep it casual on top with the grey tee!

Lori said...

What a great idea for the skirt. I have a couple of really long, silk skirts that I don't know what to do with. I'm going to have to give it a try.

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natalia said...

HEY, I was at Buskerfest too! Though I didn't walk around much, just spent five hours sitting on the patio at Collins pub while a cover band played Comfortably Numb.

The only word for that skirt is heroic.

Kat said...

I love your skirt! And hey, I TOTALLY saw those guys in Key West too!!

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DEA said...

Man, you look all sorts of cool!!

Kyla said...

OOOOH - fabulous is born of function, no? I love how you wore this skirt, especially pared down with the tee and that fancy necklace. This post elicited all sorts of funny facial expressions - I oohed, I awed, and then I laughed a little.

C said...

That skirt is great. I can't believe you made it.

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Shauna said...

lol - it is a good thing you have forgiving sister in laws - I still remember laughing my ass off when the event happened (pardon the pun)

Kate said...

I'm in love with this outfit, so boho & cool! Love the way you tucked the skirt, and it looks fab with the casual tee!

MARISA said...

the colours in that skirt are unreal

skirt swap?

Eyeliah said...

I really like the scrunching and draping of your skirt, must try! With the volume the fitted top goes perfectly. How fun to get recognized!

SWF_Terra said...

I have sticky fingers that insist on stealing other people's looks. I sure hope you don't mind. :)

issa said...

you are so cute! love the skirt

Natasha said...

I love how you tucked this skirt!! Now if only I had a nice long skirt....
I'm not sure if you do blog awards, but I passed one on to you today.
http://required2beinspired.blogspot.com/2010/06/simplicity.html

Natasha said...

I love how you tucked this skirt!! Now if only I had a nice long skirt....
I'm not sure if you do blog awards, but I passed one on to you today.
http://required2beinspired.blogspot.com/2010/06/simplicity.html

Kjrsten said...

Just WOW! That skirt is amazing, and you styled it perfectly!

Kendi Lea said...

I think we are destined to be best e-friends joined together by the forces of mullet jokes and fashion blogs.

You look beautiful as always. So inspiring.

xo,
twtb

Healthy and Homemade said...

oh gosh I'm loving the mullet skirt! hahaha, it's seriously awesome and I love that you're calling it that.

H to the izzo said...

I recently thrifted a similarly colored long crazy-70s pattern skirt and love the idea of pinning it up to look different and layered. It's not my natural inclination to put grey with browns/oranges, but I might have to try that.