Pan Am

Updated on Sep 15, 2011
white top - bubble gum scarf - dark khaki skirt - black accessories
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Annebeth 's Thoughts:

A few weeks ago, my darling Harriet surprised me by sending over a dress she never wore but reminded her of me, along with the skirt I am wearing today. The dress is adorable and I’ll show it to you soon, but it’s the skirt that posed a challenge: I absolutely ADORE the shape, print, fabric and pleats, but they grey-greenish color really SCREAMS granny. Now, a lesser person might walk past this piece and discard it based on the granny vibe, but I shall not do so! I knew I had it in me to style this skirt in all the right ways.

However, how should I go about doing so? Toughen it up? Nah, would look as if I’m trying too hard. Simply retro with my usual style? Probably too granny/boring. But what if I’d throw some humor in the mix? When life gives me lemons, I shall put on a tribute to those lemons because lemons are pretty awesome. Lost you there, didn’t I? What I’m trying to say is: if a piece is challenging, just take it all the way there: don’t “tone it down” because that will look as if you don’t know what you’re doing. My advice is to go big or go home. So if your skirt is a little too literally retro, go with it!

And that’s what I did. Ladylike all the way with the spectator pumps and small purse, but done my way with a bit of humorous quirk by going for lilac nails and a double floral that brings out the pink in the skirt rather than the greyish green tone, topped off with this seriously silly scarf tied around my neck. I felt like a proper flight attendant (hence the title), but I feel this outfit totally works. The black and white of the pumps and purse don’t go with the skirt, but the top ties it all together by combining pink-white-black. RIGHT?

I’m totally smug about this success. In fact, I will take this opportunity to do a little Peggy Olson twist. And no Pete Campbell will bring me down.

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

Comments (22)

modgeisha
modgeisha on January 16
Love the skirt!
theclassicsilhouette
theclassicsilhouette on September 17
lovely patterns!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on September 16
FAVING THIS! you have such awesome style, I love the skirt on you!
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on September 16
stunning skirt and blouse, adore the shoes as well. faved :)
JamieRose
JamieRose on September 16
Fun print mixing and awesome shoes!
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on September 16
i love the skirt - it is perfectly you!
Annachiara
Annachiara on September 16
Goooorgeous hun :D
theflightoffancy
theflightoffancy on September 16
cute cute CUTE!! love the floral mix girlie :) <3Meghan
pashupati
pashupati on September 16
That outfit is awesome, why would you want to tone anything down! :D
ReginaDiCuori
ReginaDiCuori on September 16
pretty ! +1
em1986
em1986 on September 16
this is the cutest outfit ever, i love it!
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on September 16
adorable mixed patterns and pretty colors, dear :D charming retro styling! you look great! +1xx
RevolvingStyles
RevolvingStyles on September 15
love! and love those shoes!!!
mariamariad
mariamariad on September 15
Super cute
toadstoolring
toadstoolring on September 15
cute!
decimalshoes
decimalshoes on September 15
love!
anonymours
anonymours on September 15
love the outfit, gorgeous hair!!
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on September 15
I lovelove your pattern mixing! So pretty!
angeladorielle
angeladorielle on September 15
i am a sucker for pleated skirts....so cute!!
theyellowpolkadots
theyellowpolkadots on September 15
nice pleated skirt!
maryiangge
maryiangge on September 15
like the skirt!
Foxvintage
Foxvintage on September 15
Very sweet vintage style here! Pleated skirt is lovely! Love the added touch of the pink scarf! x
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