Full Skirts + Silk in Color

Another fun skirt to make me super-girly: the full skirt.  Full skirts have been trending and you can find them everywhere.  Except of course, for the color I am always looking for.  Growing up, I could never find exactly what I had envisioned in my mind, and I would always beg my mom to make it for me.  Much to her chagrin, I also expected her to make do without a pattern (I really tested her limits, lol!)

J Crew silk full skirt yellow chambray kate spade katie shoes in pink iridescence

Top: Madewell (similar chambray on sale now!)
Skirt: thrifted J Crew dress (similar style)
Shoes: Kate Spade (old, style “Katie” in iridescent pink)

What is the point of my little trip down memory lane?  This skirt started as a dress, a thrift-store find I found months ago.  I left it hanging in the laundry room, torn between it’s beauty and ugliness (seriously, it was most likely an atrocious bridesmaid dress, and I instantly felt pangs of sympathy for that poor girl (27 dresses anyone?) One day I was hit with desperation for a full skirt when it occurred to me to put the many skills (my mother had taught me) to work.  I tore out (okay, gently seam-picked) the bodice and tacked it down (had to remove the boning) to the waistband and voila!

 J Crew silk full skirt yellow chambray kate spade katie shoes in pink iridescence

J Crew silk full skirt yellow chambray kate spade katie shoes in pink iridescenceSadly, I didn’t have the foresight to document the transformation from dress to skirt (sorry!)  I have another thrifted dress (J Crew! Seriously, I think someone in the area must be a serial bridesmaid or something lol!) and I might try to document its’ transformation (I’m a clothing transformation monster now…..)

Stay tuned for tips on how to wear a full skirt, no matter what your waist size or body shape!

*A special thank you to Julie of JulieBlanner.com for snapping these pics!

Comments

  1. You made this?! It’s amazing, great job! I love the yellow paired with the chambray. It’s a great combo for spring.

  2. I really like full skirts, and I think you did a great job transforming this one!

  3. I love the denim top, totally looks good with everything. And full skirts are so fun!

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  4. I love that skirt and you look gorgeous in it!

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