What I Wore:
Key Dress: Target - gift
Skirt: Made by my darling mother
Tights: Target - $5
Cardigan: Borrowed "long term" from my sister
Shoes: Target - $8
Initials necklace: Amazon - $43
Gold link necklace: J. Crew - $6
Hair - Rain/"southern snow" -- should be better this week.
I'm not sure if you're aware, but my mother is the best. I mean, look at this gorgeous skirt!
It's so funny how I've done a complete 180 about her handiwork. She made virtually all of my clothes when I was a child (I was such a typical poofy-sleeved late 80s and early 90s kid), but by the time I got to late elementary and middle school, I didn't want anything to do with homemade clothes. Everything had to have a logo, am I right late-90s kids? I hit a point in high school where I tried my hand at sewing my own skirts, but I found it to be too much work (ha!). I still didn't dare ask my mom to make me anything other than a couple tote bags (and I'm pretty sure she monogrammed some hair ribbons for me at some point). Now, I wholly value and appreciate her talent. I would love this skirt if I purchased it, but I love it even more because of how happy it made my mom to see me wear it. I could see visible joy in her face when she gave it to me -- she is so full of passion and love for sewing (and for me...even after dealing with my middle school and high school self) that I regret ever turning my nose up at wearing her clothes. I love this skirt and I can't wait to wear it all the time.
My mom and I are working to put a giveaway together for all of you--so that means one of you will get the chance to share in her talent (and maybe give her the boot in the behind that she needs to stock up her Etsy store -- read that, mom? I'm sassing you).
I chose to wear it over my Old Navy key dress...because I was wearing it by happy accident the night she gave it to me. I put it on over the dress and wore it home, and in the process discovered that it actually worked that way. Easy outfit planning.
I also finally broke down to wear tights. They annoy me to no end, but sometimes a girl's gotta keep her appendages warm. I've had a few questions about wearing hose or tights with skirts to work, as I rarely wear them. I live in Alabama where the weather is erratic just enough to make me own a few pairs of tights/hose, but rarely gets to a point where I'm uncomfortably cold enough to wear them. If I lived in a colder climate, I'm sure I'd wear them more. Otherwise, I only wear hose/tights if the skirt length needs an extra layer of modesty or the outfit looks like it could use it.
Do you wear hose or tights regularly?