Rainbow print maxi skirt

What I Wore: Got it at Etsy

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wardrobe oxygen over 40 US fashion blogWhen I get an idea in my head I get a bit obsessed. To speak on a panel at the TCFStyle Expo, I decided I wanted to wear a fabulous maxi skirt. Something with a cool print, something not too stiff, something with pockets, and something that would fit my short curvy body. I immediately went to Etsy. I found this Ankara maxi skirt on Etsy, and was able to order it with the right sized waist and length; many Etsy sellers offer custom sized fashion. I searched and found nothing that was quite right.

over 40 fashion blogger wardrobe oxygen in a colorful maxi skirtBut Etsy watches your searches, your favorites, your purchases and will recommend items. Based upon my maxi skirt searches, the next time I opened Etsy this skirt from Trinity Michelle was in my suggestions. Perfection! I reached out and asked if I could do some customization. I wanted a 3″ wide waistband so I could wear it high and it would tuck under a cropped top like I have in this post, or else would cover skin if I decide to wear it with a knotted tee. I also asked for pockets. Not a problem, the skirt arrived and the print was even prettier in person and the waistband a perfect size. I thought I’d need to hem it but once I put on my Naturalizer sandals I found it was a perfect length too.

over 40 blogger alison gary of wardrobe oxygen in an ELOQUII wrap top, vintage earrings, and a colorful custom made maxi skirtSkirt: Trinity Michelle via Etsy (16 but with customizations) | Top: ELOQUII (14) | Shoes: Naturalizer | Bracelet: Secret Garden Cuff c/o cabi | Earrings: Bejewelled Relics via Etsy (similar) | Ring: Reliquary Antiques via Etsy | Lipstick: L’Oreal ‘Eva’s Red’

Update: Trinity Michelle is offering 15% off this skirt while she still has the fabric available.  Use code WardrobeOxygen at checkout!

Wardrobe Oxygen in an ELOQUII wrap top, custom made rainbow maxi skirt from Trinity Michelle, and vintage gold earrings over 40 fashion blog wardrobe oxygen alison garyThe top is from ELOQUII and I wore it previously in this outfit post with my shorter Ankara skirt. This is such a fun top, I’d love to style it with a pair of high-waisted jeans, though I haven’t been able to find any I like. The fabric is like a lightweight ponte so it has body but is also stretchy and figure flattering. This top also comes in a gorgeous berry color. And yes, it launders nicely!

plus size rainbow maxi skirtskirt | top | earrings | ring | bracelet | shoes | lipstick

Rainbow print maxi skirtSpeaking of Etsy, my earrings and ring are both from there. I wore these vintage earrings on the blog previously. The ring just arrived this week. Being a larger woman, it’s hard to find pretty cocktail rings over a size 8. This is a size 10, is in like-new condition, exactly what I desired, and only $30. Seriously, if you’re frustrated by the lack of fun fashion for larger women, head to Etsy!

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