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13.9.07

Some skirts can be worn as tops too

Last week I had one of those days when you're supossed to read like crazy but for some reason i can't understand quite well, i ended up doing everything but reading. I left my books and summaries somewhere on my bed and started playing dressing up. Wanted to try something different as lately I’m too lazy to wear something nice enough, I wake up very early and I just take a fast shower and grab the first pair of jeans i find, a long sleeved tee, a jacket/cardigan and a scarf, yeah i know it sounds like a uniform, actually i feel like that too, but time’s gold these days ;). That’s when I found two skirts i rarely wear and decided to try fresher looks with them, as spring’s coming sometime soon.



The first one is a plaid skirt, which used to belong to one of beloved cousins, so I guess is from the 80’s. Pure vintage, baby!. The second one is a flower skirt my aunt bought for me when she traveled to the uk. Played a little bit around and here you have the results:

Strapless Plaid top + necklace i bought for less than a dollar, in Cusco (city, ubicated in Peru, you should totally visit, mainly because of Machu Picchu, as you know, one of the seven wonders but also because it is so charming and you'll have a great time there for sure), which has hanging a “Chacana”, which is rumored to be some kind of cross from the Incas + Thin black belt that used to belong to my mother


In the first picture I’m wearing an orange cardigan that was given to my mother, but as she’s so skinny, it didn’t fit her well (that’s right, i weigh more than my mom), so she gave it to me, a heart necklace plus short black skirt, wich looks even shorter because of the length of the skirt I’m wearing as top. In the second picture I just wore a black bolero (i know everyone’s so over them, but I still love mine) instead of the cardigan and took off the heart necklace.


The question is: Have you ever done this before?


Thanks for the comments, you guys are so nice. I promise I'll return them as soon as possible. Now I'm out to read Cosmology, I have a test tomorrow =). I know it has nothing to do with my career but university oblige us to study very random subjects such as History, sociology and more =) for the first four semesters.

24 comentarios:

WendyB dijo...

Wow, both look great on you. And I love the bolero as well.

A dijo...

weird!
i just started doing this as well!

i noticed that i had a lot of old skirts in my closet that i would never wear anymore. then i got the idea to wear them as minidresses cinched with a belt on the waist and it worked really well! i love doing that :)

fashionistakay dijo...

brilliant!ya know im pretty sure i've thought of this once never dared to do it.but the second skirt flatters you very much!
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evie dijo...

those skirts are great and equally so as tops. a very cool look. i've experimented with this look before but have yet to actually wear it out.

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biba_46 dijo...

hola! me encata tu blog! besos

muze1990 dijo...

It looks good. I tried it but it didn't work on me very well..:P

Romeika dijo...

That looks so great, you really put your creativity on this, congratulations! As for the question, i haven't ever worn a skirt as a top or vice-versa, oh, i'm so boring!!! Perhaps i have done a different use of some garment or accessory, but not as clear as yours.

And the "uniform wear", i totally relate on that, time is so precious, indeed!

besos -x-

penelope dijo...

u look so so fab in both skirts!! haha!! i havent tried this. bcos i simply do not haf got such long skirts. owell. but i'm sorely tempted to get ANY longish skirts just so i can cheat a lil on the maxi trend=p haha!

fab post!

Ana dijo...

cool post. Yeah i've done it before. its a long story but basically my friends and i were filming a fashion talk show for spanish class and my friends shirt ripped so i gave her an extra skirt and she wore it as a shirt with her skinnies.also back in the day (lol) i wore a peasant skirt as a pool coverup.

Jennifer dijo...

Love the skirts and all the pictures, so cute and colorful!

LML dijo...

haha yes i have done that before wl all my old pararie skirts i no longer wear - they make great trapeze dresses - cool post!

penelope dijo...

thanks for d comment!!
haha!! TOO EROTIC?! LOL!
and yer. djimon looked so so FAB!!! kimora lee simons's so so lucky!!!!

Aretha dijo...

Hahaha, I do that all the time. I buy tons of skirts at thift stores and when its not looking good as a skirt, I put it as a top, just like that... And no one knows it haha

sara dijo...

I would wear the second skirt with the orange cardigan and a pair of super dark jeans.

x sara o

thanks for the comment

coco dijo...

i have a skirt which i first thought was a top and i keep meaing to wear it as a top
you have now inspired me to just do it
fab post

Meg dijo...

The plaid looks good on you. This is a great idea!

Kira Fashion dijo...

all in plaid is so cool. This week, kate bosworth wore an amazing shirt in plaid. I think it´s back!

a kiss

Cris Lazoru dijo...

Great idea! The skirts are cute

C.

lalaliu dijo...

you look totally adorable! i've done this only a few times, but now i'm inspired to do more :D

alexgirl dijo...

Awesome. I love wearing skirts as shirts. I usually wear them upside down and then pin it together to make sleeves--does that make any sense!?!
Great post.

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cotton candy dijo...

you've been tagged by me. see my post for more! and oh dearest - please write more! why have you stopped?? *sobs*

Jennifer dijo...

blog soon;)

Cheri Lee dijo...

me and my friend were playing dress up, and i wore a black skirt that I had from 8th grade as a top =P
it's a pretty swell idea.