7.17.2014

All In The Skirt

For Theo's 30th birthday, I was shopping for days to try and find the best outfit to bring him into the new decade.  

I'm not used to shopping as incessantly as I found myself doing that week.  My need to find the "perfect" outfit drove me practically insane but it was a rare moment in my life where I was not going to stand for anything I already had in my Tiny Closet.  It had to be something brand spanking new.

My search all came to halting stop however, when I came across this glorious skirt at The wasteland, my all time favorite thrift shop on Melrose Ave.  I can't say it was a magical happenstance as I walked into that store with full intent to see every single piece of clothing before I left, so finding the skirt was as inevitable as it was so phenomenal!!





This voluminous black witchy skirt won me over.  Specifically it's details!  The various screen paneling (I wore some sexy little black shorts to show as much leg through the paneling as possible!) Spanish-like embroidery and of course the waterfall style: shorter in the front - full and long in the back.  This is a beautiful piece - truly, a Tiny treasure. 


Since my daily shoe of choice is a flat - be it an oxford, sneaker or slip on - I didn't compromise with that daily preference.  
Yesterday, I rocked this big ol' skirt with my leopard smoking shoes.  


I come across beautiful pieces everyday.  Online, window shopping in my neighborhood, etc...  The thing is, if I have to be uncomfortable or have to compromise my signature preferences just to wear a new item, I don't buy it.  Why?  It's just not realistic.  I like to wear my clothes.  Not hang them up only to put them on a few times a year when I can tolerate the discomfort or because they only go with one other thing.  

The Tiny Closet is not a museum.

So when I saw this skirt.  I promised myself I'd make it work.  
Because you know, I had to have it.





 tank: American Apparel / skirt: Robert Rodriquez / smoking shoe: romwe.com / twists done by L.A. local "Gifted_Hands1112" (instagram)
 Wearing my twists in a ponytail was perfect with this urban fem look.  I normally don't care to wear black in the Summer time but with a crisp, cropped tank, the ensemble was an atypically cool Summer look, no?  I look forward to playing with this piece come Fall and Winter!

Have a spectacular weekend!
and come back on Monday for yet another new look and new style from yours truly and her Teeny Tiny Closet :)

18 comments:

  1. What a fabulous skirt! I definitely agree with you about not having a closet that is a museum. Clothes are meant to be worn.

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  2. That skirt has your name written all over it. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Faye! I love that you said that because I so adore this skirt!

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  3. I love the look! Especially with the leopard flat.

    xo,

    Mel @ www.MAREVOLI.com

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    1. Thanks, Melody! Leopard flats are such a thing - I had to go on ahead and do it lol

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  4. That skirt is a great statement piece, love it.

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  5. That skirt is phenomenal. In fact, it's so phenomenal you should package it up and send it to me. LOL! Happy Birthday to Theo!

    xx

    Thy Bliss Calls

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    1. LOL I know right? I wish they had this in other colors too! Thanks for the bday wishes for Theo!

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  6. Love the skirt!!! You always find great pieces that match your style perfectly!

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    1. Thank you Chymere - what a compliment!

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  7. That skirt was a treasure! Although I'm a fan of held I loved the crop top and pop of leopard. The photo of you twirling is my favorite ;)

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  8. Love your hair and your skirt!!!


    Carsedra McKoy:
    www.embracingtherealme.com
    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  9. The details of this skirt are just...wow. Like I'm literally in awe. I'm sure Theo was too lol, happy belated to the hubster :) Also diggin the twists mami

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    1. Thank you girl! Aw, so happy you like because I so love it. Glad you're diggin the twists too!

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  10. Completely in love with the skirt and your entire look. I'm also rockin my summer twists look. Very cute :)

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  11. OMG!!! If at any point you decided you dont want that skirt anymore..I'll glad pay you for it! ;-) LOVE IIIT! the detail is beautiful.

    Happy belated Birthday to Theo!

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  12. oh my goodness!! You are so right! that skirt is amazing!!! just wonderful!!!! i love it!!!!

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