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Peasant skirts and t shirts

I stayed up entirely too late last night watching two episodes of What Not to Wear.  And more than once during the first, I caught Neil giving me the “you wear that outfit every day” look.  Well, ok, maybe so.  Maybe I don’t see anything wrong with peasant skirts, flip-flops and t-shirts together.  At least I’m not wearing a jingling purple raccoon tail as an accessory.

I’m pretty sure that my beloved, despite his teasing, would not nominate me to be a guest on that show.  But just in case… I made sure that he knew the appeal of a $5000 wardrobe makeover and a new hair cut was not enough to make up for the inevitable horror of watching them purge all 32 of my handmade skirts.  Could you imagine?  I couldn’t.  I suppose if it came right down to it, I could bury a few of my absolute favorites in the back yard until the whole thing was over, thereby saving them from the great scourge.

This morning, after putting on one of those favorite skirts, a white t-shirt, a pair of black flip-flops, and a beat up black hoodie sweatshirt, I took a look in the mirror and got the urge to go shopping.  Luckily, Old Navy was having a big sale.

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I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised, but replacing the flip-flops with a nifty pair of flats, and the hoodie with a nice cardigan sweater totally changed the outfit.  Maybe with the right accent pieces, my skirts are not What Not to Wear fodder, after all.  Heh.

Now, what I want to know is where was this show when I was 12 years old and putting together such gems as a turquoise & white ski sweater my Great Aunt Inez made me, and tan cordeuroy pants tucked into brown cowboy boots.  Gosh, I loved that gag-worthy outfit!

11 thoughts on “Peasant skirts and t shirts

  1. Keep making those skirts! I think they look fabulous! And… Sorry if I offend anyone, but, Real Moms don’t walk around being freaked out if they are wearing the latest runway outfit because they have to many activities with their little ones to worry about! I save those special outfits for the moments I know they won’t be covered in paint, chalk, food or whatever else my wee ones are interested in at the moment…

  2. How cute! However, keep making the skirts. 🙂

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  3. Oh I love that show, and just want to be nominated to get a new wardrobe! But, I agree with you, they couldn’t throw out your homemade skirts! Those are too fabulous for words!!!
    Oh yeah, and as long as you don’t have a raccoon tail, I think you’re safe 😉

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  4. I have to laugh because the other night I watched WNTW and ended up going to Old Navy the following day to buy some new shirts.

  5. i love your outfit + style!

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  6. That show creeps me out. I would never let anyone invade my closet like that…even if they had constructive things to say. But the $5K shopping spree would definitely make me think twice about it. But the real reason I commented..? 32 skirts! Holy cow, woman. That’s insane 🙂 A whole month and you’d never have to do laundry!!! LOL

  7. Although I’ve learned some good info from the show, I think they are mean spirited. One of the great things about the blogosphere is all the nice people I’ve met over the last year or so. BTW, your outfit is very snazzy, and I like the angle you photographed it at.~~Dee

  8. lol – I watched both of those episodes too – I don’t think you have anything to worry about Lisa! (now, that girl with the tail…that was scary)

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  9. What no chipped nail varnish?

  10. You know, they do say that accessories make an outfit; maybe you need more or different ones – like the shoes/cardigan switch, or different jewelry or something to keep your look fresh – if you were worried, that is…personally I don’t see anything wrong with the same look, if it works on you, which I think this does.

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  11. #1 What Not to Wear is my ultimate favorite show. They would keep maybe two things in my closet if I was on the show.

    #2 Every time I see a handmade type skirt anywhere, I think of you…ha!

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