Friday, October 17, 2008

Mini Tweed

Cardigan, Moda International. Coral shirt, Ann Taylor. Tweedy mini, Willi Smith (thrifted and altered). Boots, Nine West. Necklace, Urban Outfitters.

I’m with Fashion Me Fabulous on loving English tweeds. I found this heavy tweed wrap skirt at Goodwill. It was too “mini” for work, so I adjusted the buttons so that it sat at the top of my hips, rather than at my waist. If you think it’s short now, you should have seen it before I move the buttons 5 inches. I’m left with just enough of an overlap to stay decent when I sit down. Of course, I also wore a slip for insurance.

9 comments:

KD said...

I love tweed as well! I would wear that in an instant! :-)

Diana said...

Lovely!
Now, tell me--you mentioned once that you are short waisted (is that the right way to say it?). I think I am, as well, but I'm shorter than you (I'm 5'3"). I've been photographing myself in similar outfits of late--knee-high boots and a skirt of varying lengths. I feel great--I LOVE BOOTS--but when I look at the photos, I look stumpy! Is it me? Am I too short for tall boots (don't say yes! don't say yes!)
sigh.

kiran said...

hey kasmira,
1. i love plaid.
2. i'm coming to you for some shopping tips
- any advice on where to get slips to wear under dresses/skirts? i've even gone as far as googling it and come back with nothing constructive- i wasn't thinking anything fancy, just a few basic colors in a satinish fabric with some pretty lacy to peek out in case of mishaps. cheap options would be appreciated :)

- any advice on boot shopping? i'm a petite thin girl (5'4 115lbs) with size 8.5 /9 sized feet. so all the boots i try on tend to be too loose around the calf (though i do have significant calf muscles from my more athletic days, its just not enough) so while the boots work for tucking in jeans, i feel just plain silly with skirts and tights- shopping advice please?

spank yaz!

jennifer said...

Cute outfit! I love the layering.

And, isn't it great to finally have boot weather?

Ben Varkentine said...

I'm enjoying those boots...

Autumn said...

Really cute! I love the short sleeved cardi over the long sleeved shirt - it's something I'd feel weird doing, even though I love the look!

bekster said...

Nice! I love the colors.

BTW, I think I have those same boots from Nine West.

Sheila said...

Love the colour combinations here. Count me in as a fellow tweed fan!

Kasmira said...

diana - I suspect it's just the way you're posing in the photos. Try putting one foot forward, like I've done here. The "slink" is also a good pose for elongating the body. I'm doing it this post:
http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2007/10/first-blogoversary.html

kiran - I buy all my slips at the thrift store (http://whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2008/04/in-navy.html). As for your boot difficulties, I recommend you do the same thing ladies with large calves do: measure your calf and then go online shopping with that in hand. More and more online retailers are including the shaft circumference in the product details.