Thursday, April 14, 2011

Midi-Me

Boys Are Silly, etc.

Boys Are Silly, etc.
works cited: thrifted skirt; target belt; clarks wedges; forever21 button-up

I've decided not to hem this skirt, not only because I really like the length, but also because it turns out knife pleats are ridiculously difficult to hem (as I found out trying to hem another thrifted skirt) and are also expensive to get hemmed (as I found out when I gave up and brought that skirt to the tailor). So long it is! Also, hilariously, I asked Christopher to get an artsy close-up shot of this shirt which has really pretty striping, but instead, I just ended up with a half dozen pictures focused right on my bosom (which are not going on the internet). Boys...

59 comments:

Lauren said...

That skirt is so gorgeous - I am in love with it - as I am with the whole outfit. It so classic and elegant, yet modern, all at the same time! So that means, it's quintessential Tania :) Love it!

FutureLint said...

Accordion pleated skirts are better longer anyway (I have one knee length one and it is constantly trying to Marilyn Monroe on the subway grate on me!) I like it that length and you look exceptionally tall today!

Autie J. said...

I love the length on you! I think my brother would get along quite well with your Christopher. :) He's nine. (teehee)

Rosemary Brennan said...

Best post title, ever!

Salazar said...

Yay for not hemming the skirt!

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megannielsen said...

I love that length -so i'm glad you're not hemming it - also glad because after trying to make a skirt like that this week, i almost killed someone from the frustration. So i'm glad you spared yourself the pain!!

Marella said...

Loooove the outfit!

heidikins said...

Yep, still *love* the length. So classy!

xox

Suburban Plumage said...

I actually think this length is extremely flattering on you... (You know, for whatever a stranger's opinion is worth!!)

U U N A said...

Ha ha ha boys... Guess he still needs some training

Laura said...

I absolutely love this outfit. Everything is so simply put together and lovely.

Chloe Rushworth said...

I LOVE this skirt - so glad you didn't hem it.

C x
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Lori said...

I think the skirt is a lovely length.
J always takes close-ups of my chest too. They never grow up :)

{molly beth} said...

i have been looking for a skirt just like that. {you would find it thrifting, because you're THAT awesome.}

xoxo
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Lexie, Little Boat said...

yeah, close-up of prints or necklaces always turn out as boob shots for me, too! i guess that comes with having a male photographer, ha!

Kim said...

I think that's a really graceful look on you. Very pretty!

Amber K. said...
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Amber K. said...

lol, boys indeed

Bethany said...

Not that you don't always look skinny and lovely, but your waist looks teensy tiny in this! Very cute!

Eclectic Flair said...

You definitely look like you are ready to teach in this outfit! LOL, I'm still laughing about the "bosom" pictures...typical boy behavior! :D

Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

glamorous barbie said...

love love love the skirt :)
very cute outfit..
kisses

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Chelseabird said...

I just love this skirt! The pleats are darling!

Julia said...

I really like this skirt length on you! Very very pretty.

Justine said...

That made me LOL!
But good to know pleats are hard to hem.


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Joy said...

You look so classy and chic. I like!

brandilyn said...

you should frame a bosom shot and give it to him for his nightstand...so classy (KIDDING). i'm glad you didn't hem the skirt--i think it looks really pretty at this length!

GoodFrameofMind said...

I'm actually so happy this skirt couldn't get hemmed, it looks perfect on you!

Rosiecat said...

Hee hee! It sounds like you are going to have to take a self-photo to show us your pretty shirt.

andie said...

I love this skirt! And the shoes really length your legs!

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color shows said...

I love he length of the skirt; I'm glad you didn't get it hemmed! It looks great with your top too!

talley said...

don't you dare hem that skirt! it makes your legs look MILES long!! =)

islabell said...

yes! midi me all day long. i love it.
you look great. simple and sweet.
glad you decided not to hem it. Knife pleats are nightmare.
xx

wildchild said...

what a simple classy little outfit.

Monique said...

This skirt is perfect just the way it is!!

Monique xx

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spoozyliciouzz said...

Well, i certainly can´t blame him...you´re looking gorgeous.
You know what: sometimes your legs seem way longer than in other shots...i have not been able to find out how come yet...any ideas?

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

I'm glad you didn't hem it - it's perfect at that length and you have great legs so can totally pull it off!

Job and Rachael said...

This outfit is fantastic and you look stunning! I love the length of the skirt and how you styled it. Spot on. :)

Anonymous said...

I have been looking for a skirt just like this...it's great! My photographer has the same issues, last time I asked him he got a perfect shot of my necklace framing my boob. definitely not going online.

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Keira L. said...

T, you wear this length perfectly! I've been a little hesitant to try out the midi, but you've made me a believer. I love how simple and chic this outfit is. Adding this to my thrift store shopping list!

Savannah said...

You look so perfect, I adore this skirt & how you styled it.

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Jessica said...

I love this look!! So glad you decided not to hem the skirt!

My Heart Blogged said...

Haha. That is great. Get a close up of skirt, not shirt. Boys boys boys..
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Jhan said...

Seriously, I love your skirt!

myedit said...

Yay! No hemming! It is really pretty on you... and I am sad I missed the bosom shots...haha

Daily Desirables said...

flawless! you are really pulling off the mid-length skirt trend :)

Pineapple said...

Yeah, you look GREAT here. I'm afraid I will soon need to un-follow you from complete jealousy of this skirt. (I'm going to try to get over it, though.)

Gorgeous!

Maddy said...

oh boys! haha.. those Clarks wedges look SO comfy.. I may have to get myself a pair :)

Anonymous said...

I want your whole outfit!

Terri said...

I have grown to love these knife pleat skirts and have collected several over the winter months. They are fun to style with a bit of wind...so you might give the fella a second chance.

Two For Tea said...

This is the perfect length on you, please don't hem it!!! Adorable. And so many ways you can wear a black skirt this length and cut :)

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gigiofca said...

Thirfted? Lucky, lucky. The skirt is gorgeous :)

eleanor said...

My boyfriend does the EXACT. SAME. THING. I don't even know why it surprises me anymore. Heheh, pervs ;)

This outfit is so gorgeous. You look classy and chic, and that skirt is perfect at that length!

Camille said...

You do look incredibly tall in this pictures.
The skirt suits your figure well and the length is perfect for the skirt.

Jenny said...

Cute! The length is perfect. It's flattering and very "now". Only downside is you kid of have to wear heels. If you figure out how to wear that length with flats, please do let us know!

jjs said...

That skirt is so great! It looks fabulous on you! On the hunt for my very own now... :)

Fashionably Akron said...

I think I'm in love with you.

eleanor said...

That length looks great on you and your mile long legs!

JB said...

Love the pleated skirt! And I like the length as well.

Lori said...

I think this length looks good. I ran into the same problems with hemming a thrifted accordion pleated skirt. But I read a tip online that with these skirts it can be much easier to shorten the length by taking length off from the top of the skirt (below the waistband). It worked for me!!


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