I found this beautiful vintage floral print skirt whilst op-shopping with my dear friend, Dee. The florals in this skirt stole my breath. Beautiful bright perfection! It just needed a few tweaks here and there.
-The skirt was too big and sat too low on my hips. Because of the extra room in the waist it ended up making me look baggy and frumpy. It took away from the beauty of the florals! To fix this, I took it in a few inches so it would sit higher on my waist and create a slimmer silhouette.
-The skirt was JUST a tad too short to be a maxi skirt. Because I'm short (5'3") maxi skirts can be hit or miss. Too long and it's just not wearable. If the skirt sits just above the ankles it makes me look REALLY SHORT and STUMPY in real life. It visually cuts off the length of the skirt and makes me look quite squat. Not a good look, so I shortened this skirt just to the knees.
The result is a fun and playful skirt! Easy to dress up or dress down.
Admittedly, I have a growing pile of clothes that I've bought with the intention of fixing up. But I can't seem to find the time/motivation that I need to tackle it! One piece at a time, eh? ;)
Do you ever bring the scissors to your vintage finds?
xoxo Talia Christine