Any excuse for a petticoat...
Shirt:
Black V-neck by The Gap
Skirt:
Pink Dots by Trixxi
Skirt:
Pink Tulle by Free People (thrifted)
Shoes:
Yasmin by Bloch via Zappos.com +
Bracelet:
Black Gem Bangle via Trendenzas.com +
Necklace:
Black Stained Glass by LingGlass via Etsy.com +

I wanted to play a bit on the weekend with the pink tulle skirt I got thrifting. I have been drawn to several style blogger’s outfits with petticoats and was curious if I could pull it off. When I saw this one at the consignment store, in bright pink no less, and it fit perfectly, I decided to splurge. It was by far the most expensive thing I bought that day, but after having comparison shopped petticoats on Etsy I knew I wouldn’t come across one that cool for that price that fit me any time soon again.

I have had this little black skirt with pink dots for years but never worn it… It seemed too short and it’s a little too big, but that’s what you get for a ridiculously cheap (like $4) impulse buy off the clearance rack at Kohl’s. It finally found a good use today in layering.

I have had this black shirt from the Gap FOREVER: at least 6 years. It was one of my favorites the last time I was this size and I wore it a LOT. It is even a tiny bit faded but I still love the way it fits and the neckline. I wish I could get a copy in a better fabric. I really need to learn how to sew!!

Shoes were a major challenge for this outfit. I tried on at least 6 pair before settling on these. My hot pink strappy wedges were too dark with the skirt; black sandals were too “heavy” and made my legs look short with the below the knee hem; white/ivory shoes didn’t look right with the black. So I pulled out my holiday party “formal” sandals. They are a bit over the top, but if you’re going to wear a bright pink petticoat who can laugh at you for the gold Salsa dance sandals?? In for a penny, in for a pound.

They actually ARE Salsa dance sandals. I got them because they have a wide heel and are surprisingly comfortable but also pretty sexy. Could this outfit get more girly?

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