skirting the issue

Updated on Dec 04, 2008
black leather the gap jacket - black strappy H&M shoes - gray silk blend VPL top
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connie 's Thoughts:

In high school, I was a straight up denim ho’. I had more than twenty pairs, all snagged from discount bins and sale racks and they all almost fit but always somehow fell short. One pair gave me a terrible womb pooch (ladies, you know what I’m talking about), another was too wide in the thigh, more than a few sat way too low on my hips or were constructed with the dregs of the denim circuit. But come college, I had jean fatigue. I was done.

Now, I own five pairs: a boyfriend-fit from Madewell, a darkwash skinny from Uniqlo, a cropped black zippered pair from Gap, a impulse-buy stonewashed pair from H&M and a wide legged high-waisted cobalt blue J brand jean.

That’s it. I didn’t spend an inordinate amount of money on them, but I made sure they all fit me to a T (that means I got most of them tailored), and that the quality was there.

However, my philosophy doesn’t extend to my skirts. Most of my skirts are ripped, too big, have funky stains or are the wrong length. But skirts, unlike pants, can be tucked and draped and worn as shirts and capes and high up on your waist or slug low on your hips. This particular orange accordion skirt is fraying on the bottoms, has a ripped lining. But, OM NOM NOM—I love the thing to death. :)

Comments (25)

Romancandleheartx
Romancandleheartx on March 11
What a beautiful skirt! Love.
Sculptthebones
Sculptthebones on October 09
The cute skirt with the rougher accessories looks so great.
Miller
Miller on December 30
lovely:)
CaptivatingWhim
CaptivatingWhim on December 19
love love LOVE how you put this together! And nice rule about the jeans, I think i may have to start acting on that concept too. :)
dermatoglyphics
dermatoglyphics on December 16
i lovee the entire look. i can't seem to find a leather jacket that's in my price range -__-x.
powdery
powdery on December 11
I just love the pattern on your dress. Lovely.
bunnygirl
bunnygirl on December 05
lol you are too adorable! i know what you mean about jeans though...i've mostly stopped wearing them this year although i may have to start now that it's actually getting cold
Roswellhigh
Roswellhigh on December 05
Connie you make me so happy... maybe thats just your yellow skirt?!?!
anggina
anggina on December 05
love love the skirt!
sare
sare on December 05
it is a very nice skirt. i am personally a jeans hater!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on December 05
great skirt!!!
fugee
fugee on December 05
love the skirt a lot!!!
MissRoLL
MissRoLL on December 05
i love the skirt....looks cute on you...
green
green on December 05
love it!
theleafed
theleafed on December 05
I love how it looks so in-place out-of-place with the rest of the outfit. =D
connie
connie on December 05
ha! thankss
gabiatch
gabiatch on December 05
cute!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 05
i love the skirt and those shoes!!!
indie_lover
indie_lover on December 05
you look great!!! i love the skirt and the shoes!! :)
whatswithamy
whatswithamy on December 04
I'm still in high school, surely I'll have fashion regrets some day too. The leather jacket really compliments the skirt nicely. Not too girly, not too biker chick. Lovely.
connie
connie on December 05
I have fashion regrets from like last week. It happens.
smak
smak on December 04
i like your shoestights. i purged myself of all my high school cornicopia of jeans too. i only have 2 left
parapluie
parapluie on December 04
i'm pretty sure "womb pooch" is my new favorite phrase.
connie
connie on December 05
I know there's another (much grosser) term for it, but womb pooch kind of makes me giggle.
theleopardcake
theleopardcake on December 04
ahhhh that skirt is amazing!
hunkylucy
hunkylucy on December 04
that belt + that skirt is AMAZING. and i am the same way about skirts. i went through a long skirt phase a couple years ago, and now i just wear them all as dresses.
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 04
I love the skirt so much!!!
Tashhh
Tashhh on December 04
That's such a cute skirt! :)
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