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 :)