Blouse: H&M, circa. $4
Skirt: Vintage, an old piece of my
mother's. Except now it's mine. Teehee!
Shoes: Macy's, Style&Co., circa $15 on sale
This skirt is ADORABLE. Really, down to the little pockets to the matching suspenders to the cute carnation pink cotton. I just can't get enough of it.
I used to wear skirts like this all the time in junior high after I found my mom's stash of her old skirts, sweaters, and jumpers (rompers? playsuits?) from the 80's, and I fell in love. Then the rest of my unfashionable, narrow-minded classmates made fun of me. Lots. In the beginning I just let it roll off my back, since people had been making fun of me for years, saying that I was "weird", "different", "teacher's pet", and that I "read books". Yet after a few years of their constant mindless badgering, and otherwise how they simultaneously ignored/ hated me (including the school's guidance counselor!! She said I was 'different' and that I needed to get a boyfriend! Who does that?!?!?!), I stuffed my vintage stash at the bottom of a drawer and fell back on black clothing.
Since my subsequent healing, I have once again embraced the idea of "not caring what other people think" and I have reverted to my true sense of style that I had been hiding all along. These days there are times when me vintage stash screams, "Please! We've been worn so much! Please wear a modern outfit today!!", and I oblige. (:
These kind of "What I Wore" posts will hopefully become a regular installment of this blog, by the way, in case anyone was wondering!