Sometimes the most amazing things are also the most unexpected. I think that applies to a lot of things in life so in a sense this post is a tribute to the unexpected things that take us by surprise but captivate us all the same.
This Saturday a change of plans left me with extra time on my hands and a nagging itch to do an outfit post. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I’m currently living in a hotel (long story) which means awful lighting and limited wardrobe options which has contributed significantly to my struggle to get one of these posts up in a while.
However, this Saturday the light came streaming in through the window and I was inspired to get dressed and see where the day would take me. My favorite outfits are often ones that I piece together by starting with one item I really want to wear and then grabbing other things that come to mind based around this one item. I was looking back at photos from this post and felt inspired to pull this Zara skirt out again, and thus the building began.
I started with the skirt, but my recent obsession with these motorcycle boots forced me to improvise a little since the skirt is too long with flat shoes. I also really love toughening up a girly look with accents like these boots, or the leather motorcycle jacket I wore when I left my “house” (hotel). So – I pulled it up and wore it high-waisted. For the top I went to my go-to black Joie top that was perfectly cut so that you could still see the waistline. I threw on a belt for a final touch because it needed a little oomph and that was that.
So back to the unexpected – this entire outfit, my Saturday plans, and one of my favorite photos to date. I was walking to pick up my phone from the desk and didn’t realize the timer was still going on the camera. The result was the picture above and the movement + the light + the skirt just created something really unexpectedly beautiful. I love it when that happens.
Some thoughts for the other petites out there regarding maxi skirts:
1) Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you shouldn’t wear them because you’re short – not true
2) To combat length issues wear heels (like in the Texas post) or wear it high-waisted with boots/flats
3) Experiment! Your body is unique so figure out what works for you
I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend! Today is all about being productive – my goal is to cross off everything on my list today and still have time to relax later. Hope you guys are getting things done too… it’s going to be a good week I can feel it!