June 4, 2012

Monday - Ballerina Skirt with Stripes

Tee - Lands' End Canvas (similar)
Skirt - eBay
Shoes - Halogen "Payton" (similar)
Bag - HOBO The Original "Finch"
Necklace and Ring - c/o Kristin Biggs, Stella & Dot
Sunglasses - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Now honestly, Alison, do you REALLY need a tulle ballerina skirt? Nope. However, I have been really wanting one for a long time and wishing I never sold the black one I had from Express circa 1999. When I saw this one on eBay for such a sweet price, I decided to treat myself. Eh, it's not the best made item. While it says one size fits most, I think it only fits comfortably up to a size 10. The elastic waistbands twists, the slip inside is very fitted and sheer, it's not nearly as full as the photo, but it's fun. I think I will like it with my black blazer and think come winter it would be fun with a fitted boatneck or turtleneck sweater.



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18 comments:

  1. You just made my craptastik day a little better! I've always wanted one of these skirts! You look great! 

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  2. The skirt looks fantastic on you! Love the addition of the pearl necklace to this look. You look so pretty.

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  3. ashemischief6/4/12, 11:24 AM

    "do you REALLY need a tulle ballerina skirt? Nope."
    I try not to be someone who corrects others often, but I'm pretty sure the answer to that is HELL-FRACKIN-YEAH. ;)

    This outfit is so fabulous-- I could see myself doing one very similarly, from the striped top to contrasting leopard shoes. LOVE IT.

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  4. My favorite part of your outfit (which is fantastic, btw)? The expression on your face in the first shot!

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  5. Love this outfit! Especially the knot in the tee and ladylike bag! 
    xo
    B
    http://whatiworetiptotoe.blogspot.com

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  6. I disagree, Allie... I DO think you needed this skirt. It's adorable and I love that you grounded it with strong stripes and threw in a little leopard. One my fave looks of yours so far.

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  7. Emma Yamada6/4/12, 3:40 PM

    You have definitely inspired me! I have a light pink tutu skirt and was unsure of what to do with it as to not look too cutesy and a striped top is the answer! Love this and will definitely try it!

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  8. The stripes with the  tulle is so pretty! I have a black one I got super cheap off ebay that's one size fits all and I feel the same way about it!

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  9. Hey Alison! You're looking a little like Carrie Bradshaw! Love that skirt and necklace!

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  10. You look so beautiful in these pictures! Those stripes perfectly fit on you! And your necklace is very fabulous! 

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  11. I love the classics all together here in mainly monochrome. Princess skirt, stripe top, pearls and leopard. A winning outfit from head to toe!

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  12. Love the pearls and that purse!

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  13. ONEWEIRDWORD6/6/12, 3:50 PM

    Alison, I think everyone needs a tulle ballerina skirt <3

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  14. I love the knotted tee, it is an unexpected twist (literally!). I think everyone should have a skirt like this in their closet, just because!

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  15. Ladylike + casual + pattern mix = awesome!

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  16. Erindelahunty6/12/12, 8:19 AM

    Long, long, long-time reader. Very rare commenter. BEST. OUTFIT. EVER. You somehow manage to look like comfy, gorgeous and like YOU in a ballerina skirt. How is that possible? Because you're fab. That is all. :)

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  17. I'm clearly behind on my blog reader, but I am excited about your gorgeous skirt. I have been longing for one after seeing Sal's. But we just got a new kitten, so I may have put off a tulle purchase just a bit longer :P

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