After my chat with Adina from Blue Collar Red Lipstick the other day, I’ve been considering my style, again. I keep getting older, I keep thrifting new-to-me pieces but I still feel, er, eclectic in my style. Last year, I sampled different style personalities and ruled out a few – not classic, not minimalist, not boho – but I never really landed on a solid style personality. I explored the “Colourful Style Personality” earlier this year but I’m not sure if that even accurately describes my style. I plan to mull it over during my upcoming vacation and meanwhile, will just thrift and wear what I like and pay special attention to how pieces jive with me – I’ll consider the inside-outside congruence as Thrift Me Pretty likes to call it. Take for example this vintage pleated midi skirt I recently thrifted for $4.90…
I love the colours, love the pattern, love the pleats, love the little kick at the hem!!
Despite all that love, on a scale of 1 – 10 for the somewhat ambiguous jive of Nicole-ness, I would rate this outfit a 6.5. Whether it was my mood that day, how I styled it, or that dratted air cast, I liked the skirt and outfit, but wasn’t wowed.
I’ll keep the skirt around for another wear or two and see if its rating improves. If not, it might head for a swap!
I enjoy the skirt, but think maybe it’s crying out for boots and a sweater, as in it is more of a fall/winter piece U0001f617
However, the material is very thin! Almost see through! I guess tights wouldn’t hurt!
I hate when that happens! In our minds a garment looks so fantastic, but once styled, not so great. I like your idea of restyling it a couple more times and see how it feels after that. I have a skirt that the first outfit created left a bad impression for me. But I restyled it several times, now the skirt is one of my favourites and always my go to when I need something cute and fashionable. I agree to give it a couple more tries, then release it if it just does not prove as wonderful as you thought. Just saying…
Indeed, it deserves another chance! Though I am itching to do a closet edit soon so we shall see if it makes the cut!