Two things you won’t believe.
1. This photo was shot in my bedroom.
2. That skirt is actually a dress!
Thus marks my first attempt at blogging about fashion. If you tell me not to quit my day job, I’ll probably run back to the kitchen and never leave.
I wanted to start blogging about fashion because a) I’ve developed a little bit of a shopping problem and need to stop or else Dexter will starve and b) I really wanted to make an effort to actually get dressed every day instead of wallowing in my ratty pajamas until noon. During the week, I really only leave my house to run errands, work at the studio or take yoga classes. None of that really entails fashion; however, it makes me feel better about myself to plan and wear outfits. I have this crazy theory that the days I take time in choosing an outfit are the days I feel the most productive….even if no one else sees me but my cat and the fifteen year old cashier from Safeway.
Back to the dress that became a skirt! I’ve been wanting to buy a maxi skirt but haven’t found one that I absolutely love. I like the idea of maxi dresses but in general, don’t really think they’re flattering on me because I’m a little small up top (if you know what I mean). I have more of a boyish frame and have trouble with a lot of flowey dresses for that reason.
But then I found this maxi dress for 40% off at the Banana Republic outlet a few weeks ago and thought why not! Maybe I’ll stuff my bra. But then when I put it on and went out to dinner on the 4th of July, I really didn’t like it anymore at all. Until I turned it into a skirt, that is.
To turn this maxi dress into a maxi skirt, all I did was roll the top down and place a belt over the extra material. I’m hoping it doesn’t fall down…Dexter would probably blush.
Maxi Dress: Banana Republic Outlet
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Bracelets: my mom’s closet