Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Puffy Plaid

Daily Outfit for Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Even though this skirt is a mite puffy, it’s also plaid, and in my book that gets extra points.  Also?  Pockets:



Like yesterday’s skirt, this skirt is thrifted.  In fact, the majority of the skirts in my closet are thrifted because my preferences run towards full and knee-length and regular retail shopping often doesn’t work for me.   In stores, especially before this year, it seems like the only thing I could find were mini-skirts, or pencil skirts, or my personal favorite, pencil-minis.   None of which are good for bike riding; so I thrift a lot of my skirts, which works well for both my wallet and my lifestyle.

I paired my puffy plaid skirt with my chambray tunic-as-shirt (Old Navy), skinny leather belt (Gap) and Born Crown riding boots (Nordstrom).  This outfit is a little bit tougher than yesterday’s, but I think the skirt sort of ruins any dreams of real toughness, and I’m okay with that.  I really liked this outfit and as we established yesterday, I’m not all that tough, so I think this is good. 

In other news, you may have noticed that I let my knees out today.  They fussed a bit that my ankles have been having all the fun.  And it’s true, my ankles are party animals.  But, I didn’t want my knees to get jealous, so I turned them loose today.  They were a bit chilly but happy. 

At this rate, we might actually see some tights-free leg within the next couple of months.  Dare to dream, right?

Happy Tuesday, All; I hope it was a great one!


Gracey

16 comments:

  1. Love. Love it all! And pockets should just be a prerequisite for everything.

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  2. i love the plaid skirt, you look like an adorable school girl :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. I agree! school girl. Very cute! I used your advice in my outfit that I posted today ...

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  4. Look at you looking all fabulous! I love it! :)

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  5. Good proportions between the skirt and the shirt!

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  6. Skirt pockets, FTW! I like this. I just picked up a chambray shirt whilst thrifting, and I'm still wondering how I'm going to style it, since jeans feel a little too close to double denim. I like what you've done with yours here very much.

    That's one of the greatest things about thrifting; you don't like this season's fashions? No problem, go buy another season's fashions second-hand.

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  7. I actually LIKE fuller skirts like this. The plaid and the pockets make for a winning combination.

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  8. As a retired member of the Catholic school girls club, I have a deep and abiding love for the plaid skirt. That outfit is stylish and functional ( two birds one cute outfit). My knees are also yearning to see that light of day....soon, very soon I say. I really need to do more thrifting; you thrift Mavens give me hope that there are gems to be had.

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  9. This is a really cute outfit. I too prefer fuller skirts; I don't even care if they make me look hippy anymore (although admittedly given generous genetic contribution from my paternal family, that is almost impossible not to do). Yay for comfort and acceptance for me. Plus tighter skirts/minis etc tend to highlight the junk in the trunk situation a wee bit too much (though the hubs likes it).

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  10. I love that skirt Gracey. In fact, if the skirt ever wants to live in Ontario, I can give it a good home. Just sayin. You look awesome and I'm totally going to recreated this look with a thrifted chambray shirt of my own, and a full (but not plaid) skirt.

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  11. I ADORE that skirt with all my heart!

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  12. I don't understand why every skirt isn't made with pockets? Seriously, they're like the greatest skirt add on ever. Designers of the world: add pockets! They can be game changers!

    Over and out.

    (ps: CUTE OUTFIT!!!!)

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  13. Puff, plaid and pockets are all awesome attributes for a lovely skirt! You look great :)

    Shopping the high street is such a pain because when I do find something I like the dresses always turn out to be tops in disguise.. at least this year has been a little easier like that :)

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  14. I like this skirt and the shirt on you.I also get frustrated with all the short skirts and dresses there are out there.We have turned to above the knee wearers so that the companies save money.Or tights companies make money. or both.

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