Operation Skinny Jeans: SO I got this skirt!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SO I got this skirt!

You may or may not know this about me, but I am kind of a nerd. You probably could have guessed that, but whatever. Anyhoo- I hosted a Harry Potter theme quiz this weekend and I decided to dress up in a traditional school uniform. But I was missing one essential thing- a pleated skirt. I have never been able to find a cute skirt that fit right, but also could be worn again.

I am cheap. I can't spend money on a piece of clothing I will only wear once. So when I decided to go on the hunt- I knew it needed to be cute, and also cheap. That pretty much narrowed it down to one place- Forever 21.

I am happy with how far Forever 21's plus department has come over the years, and I am SO LUCKY to have a really extensive section at the store closest to me so I can try things on. So I decided to chance it and run over there. They often times have different stuff than they do online (I am guessing old stuff? ) so its best to see what they have. That's when I found this beauty.

Ok "this beauty" is specific- the skirt isn't on their website but it looks like it could have been this one? I don't really know lol. Thats what I used on Polyvore to make these outfits (or one of them apparently lol I wasn't paying that good of attention.)

Except I paid $11 for it, but whatever. Anyhoo- I was in there and saw this skirt, they only had one and it was my size so obviously it was meant to be. Its a good line and I am excited to have a versatile skirt! But I have never really worn a high waisted skirt, or tried to style one so this is kinda trial by fire. 



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I think I am going to try to recreate this at my next photoshoot. I obviously don't have that GORGEOUS Coach bag (wish I did) but I have pink flats and a white t-shirt.

I also dabbled with the idea of a cheeky crop top? They are really in right now, and I think the line of this skirt would compliment it.


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I have had my eye on that Mean Girls crop top since the day I saw it. OH and I have those shoes and they definitely didn't cost what Polyvore said they do haha. And again- I want all the Coach bags. All of them. 
And with this one, I went with something I would wear on a date night. And per the above, I am dying for that Betsy Johnson bag. Come to mama. 
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So there you have it. A few looks with my new skirt. I can't wait to see this piece become a staple for me :D Fun fact- it's my first skirt lol. #wardrobefail

Which one is your favorite?
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7 comments :

  1. I like the 1st and 3rd ones (mostly because I am NOT a crop top girl)....I don't own a skirt and I just don't feel they flatter my figure. Perhaps that means I haven't found the right one. I can't wait to see what you put together!

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  2. I like the bottom one with the grey top! Those shoes are adorable. I can't wear crop tops without giggling and feeling like I am in the 80's but some women look amazing in them and rock the hell out of them!!!

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  3. You didn't have any skirts?! What!

    I love #1 & #3, too. I have all the stuff for #1 and never thought to put it together like that so thanks for the closet inspiration.

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  4. I need that pink coach bag in my life!

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  5. Finding only one of something in your size is always a sign that you must have it!! I love the outfit ideas you put together and I can't wait to see your photoshoot!!

    WhatTheHeckWhyNot?

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  6. I love skits, I think they're so much more flattering on me than pants. You'll love it!

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