‘thrifty fit: hike it up

Hi there!

When I was thrifting in Elk River a month or so ago, this fancy, patterned skirt caught my eye. Despite the length, something about the gold and black buttons and bright nautical print, complete with anchors, rope and flags made me say “Yes please!”

To make it shorter without hemming, I hike it up to my pits and rock it as a strapless dress. I wind up wearing this to work a fair amount. I’m not sure what magical properties the fabric has, but it doesn’t wrinkle, which means I can pull it out from under a heap of clothes in my closet, throw it on and not have to fuss with my steamer or iron. Score!

Top to bottom

Skirt, worn as dress, Salvation Army, Elk River

Stretchy belt, Blacklist Vintage

Sandals, Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by Louisa.

Anyway, it’s been quite a day, and I’m excited to stroll around Lake Nokomis with Miss Jamie Rose, who’s currently enjoying her last week as a “miss.” Honestly, I think I’m more excited about her wedding on Saturday then she as it this point. I can’t wait!!



5 thoughts on “‘thrifty fit: hike it up

  1. I’m just catching up on your blog! ONE I LOVE THIS LOOK! You are gorgeous! TWO – I love you! I will see your gorgeous self tomorrow!!

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