A while back, I pinned this skirt tutorial and decided right away to try and make a maxi skirt. I picked up two yards of silk striped fabric sewed the edges together, added elastic at the top and hemmed the bottom. Super simple.
Then I pulled it on and realized that horizontal stripes + too much fabric = fail.
As a skirt, not very flattering. But pulled up to chest high and belted? It worked!
I wore it to dinner our last night in Palm Desert and had Paul snap these photos. All the standing-still ones looked terrible because I am awkward and the sunlight was so harsh. So what you are seeing here are the twirling ones. Once again, it appears that people look their best non-staged.
additional outfit details : j.crew belt, martin & osa sandals, kate spade sunglasses.