Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Case of the Time Traveling Skirt

This summer has had a bit of a theme with items of clothing finding their way back into my wardrobe and I am A-OK with that!

This skirt has an interesting story. I think deep down, I have always known I wanted to be a retro/vintage/pinup queen but never really knew what that meant or what to do with it even if I did know what it meant.

Does that even make sense?

Anyway, throughout my teenage and college years, little slivers of my vintage love came out and only now do I see them as little sneak peeks into my retro filled future. One being my prom dress, which I restyled and shared on this blog this past spring.

I also had a few skirts and dresses that I fell in love with and bought but never knew how to style or wear. I think of those items now, years after they have left my life, and my heart aches for them because if I knew then what I knew now, I would have ROCKED them better.

For example, I had two skirts that were of midi-length that I wore on my hips (hip-huggers were the style then - no high-waist anything in the late 90s/early 00s!) but struggled with them because they didn't look right (they were SO long on my short frame, they didn't LOOK right, they fell flat, what do I even wear with them!? The list went on and on...) and so I barely wore them confidently and, eventually, donated them or got rid of them.


Needless to say, this skirt, an old one from Express (that store in the mall), was one of those skirts I mention above! I decided to look on eBay recently to see if anyone was selling one in my size and I was pleasantly surprised to find not just one but two under $20 in my size! In the two colorways I loved back when I was in college circa 2007.

I remember seeing this black version and its mint green counterpart back then and having a hard time choosing which one I wanted. The skirt was over $50 and was a splurge for me so I could only get one. My boyfriend at the time ended up buying it for me and I was giddy.

A little after college, I gave it away (hating how long it was on me then, which makes me laugh considering everything I wear these days are past my knee) but now I wish I had kept it! Luckily, eBay came to my rescue and now I have it (along with the mint green version I loved back then) back in my possession!

Oh if 2007 Sara could see me now!