Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Memorial Day Remembered

The day after Memorial Day seems like appropriate timing to wear my repurposed uniform skirt from my USMC days. Naturally, I’ve accessorized with earrings made with ammunition casings.


Blouse, Romeo + Juliet Couture. Skirt, USMC. Bracelet, Pangaea. Earrings, Jana’s Designs. Shoes, BCBGeneration. Bag, Payless.


This is the skirt from my USMC service uniform. I added the black lace trim at the waist and hem. Here’s how I’ve worn it as a civilian:

19 comments:

estrella said...

I like it way more when the waist is seen, like today. Nice!

Kristin said...

a major salute to your repurposed skirt, and a cheeky outfit overall :o)

406 Olivia said...

Wow, that skirt is really flattering on you. LOVE

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Sal said...

Fun! And love the ruffled shirt with the lace trim on the skirt.

Marley said...

Insanely cute. Love it. Love the skirt, love the whole look.

grace said...

That skirt is one of my favorite pieces in your wardrobe. It's so versatile, and so totally flattering. Hard to believe it was part of a uniform. LOVE it.

Sheila said...

Love it with the plaid - very pretty. I love these little retrospectives of your various looks over the years.

Jennifer le Roux said...

Very flattering outfit! the skirt is fantastic as are the red red shoes! Saucy!

Jenni said...

I love that the skirt is from your uniform! How awesome! It looks great. Love it with the top!

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

That's SO COOl that your skirt was part of your uniform. I love that. You wear it beautifully now as I'm sure you did then.

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Lorena said...

WOW, I have always admired how you made this skirt fit right into your wardrobe !
But, I like even more the fact that you are able to style differently every time.

Kel Ward Photography said...

I have always loved your uniform skirt! This outfit is no exception. You are rockin' it and it's very figure flattering!

Patti said...

Wow! Amazing how you rock that skirt. I love that you repurposed it and thanks for serving your country and all of us!

Sara said...

Love that outfit! And I really have to say you look so amazing as a redhead...especially today and in the pic of you in the yellow top and side bun. Thank you for your service.

Pop Champagne said...

the plaid red heels are so cute! omg!!

Louli said...

I love it. I almost want to run to my nearest Army Surplus store so I can buy a military skirt, but I don't feel worthy of it since I've never been in the military. PS. Thanks for your service to our great country.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I salute you and your refashioned skirt!

Arya said...

Your USMC service uniform skirt is WAY more flattering than my USAF service skirt ever was. Did you have to alter it to get it so pegged, or was it always that awesome?

Kasmira said...

Arya - this is the shape it's always been...I wish it were a bit more pegged and less straight.