My New Old Lady Skirt

When Ross saw this skirt on me his first reaction was “I like it but you do realize that some little old lady wore that to church every Sunday and then died in it.” Eiw, thanks for the image. I like to think I’ve re-vamped it a bit, however. I’m about 5’10″, so this high-waisted, knee-length skirt probably fit at the waist and hit the ankles on the little old lady in question. That’s what I love about the thrifting, one dead old lady’s trash is another non-dead young lady’s treasure!

Too much?

Anywho, I wore this outfit to meet up with some lovely bloggie ladies on Thursday night to discuss some upcoming plans and had bunches of fun. Bloggers are cool people!

Plaid wool skirt: vintage
Black cardigan: J.Crew
Brown obi belt: gift from my parent’s trip to Italy
Tan heels: L.L.Bean Signature
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: vintage (via ebay – here are my ebay tips!)

It’s no secret that I love high-waisted, lady-like skirts. I know not everyone can wear them (again, I’m 5’10″), but are you digging this look? Have you rocked a skirt that clearly once belonged to a dead old lady?

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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13 Responses to My New Old Lady Skirt

  1. Shannon says:

    I love that skirt!!! Next time I’m in Portland I need to hit up some of your thrift spots.

  2. Meredith says:

    I love this look! I’m dying to find a skirt just like that. It’s a delicate balance between old lady chic and actual old lady – nice work!

  3. Lisa says:

    i loooooooooooove this! esp with that fantastic obi belt! ive been wearing longer skirts recently – you just have to be sure to balance the longer length with the right shoes – which you’ve done so perfectly here!!!

  4. fore front says:

    you did look SUPER cute in that outfit!

  5. hahaha Ross’s comment made me laugh but I do love that skirt, dead old ladies or not!

  6. Purvi says:

    Loved the way you have added the belt to the outfit. It really has jazzed up the whole look :)

  7. cayce says:

    oh yes, i am most definitely a fan of the “old lady” skirt! i own a few myself [i'm a tall girl too] :)
    I really like the way you styled this ensemble with the neutral heels and the wrap style belt…two thumbs up!

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  12. kim says:

    love that skirt, especially with that belt. that belt wins in every outfit in which you wear it.

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