This is a wonderful midi-skirt she made, with buttons in the front. I’m pairing it with a lace top, a statement necklace, boots and my beloved red lipstick.
I won’t lie to you; I’m as big a fan of Primark and New Look and all those other big clothing chains as the next girl… But at the same time, I also like it when clothes are unique and special. Like what I’m wearing today.
The skirt was made by my grandmother decades ago. She was a humble woman with a humble background, working on her farm with my grandfather, and running a household with 6 children. She didn’t have a lot of clothes, and what she had was simple.
When she passed away, I wanted some things that belonged to her to remember her by. It was such a shock for me to realize that her clothes fit me perfectly. It’s as if they were made for me (she was also a very tall woman) and since then, wearing some of her clothes, however simple, have become a way for me to honor her and the memory of her. It may be simple, but to me it’s an absolute treasure.
The boots are awesome; they’re kneehigh and made from a faux-snakeleather stretchy material, so they fit perfectly around your legs without sagging and without cutting of your bloodsupply. I don’t have particularly large calves, but do have trouble sometimes finding boots that fit. Stretch is really the way to go then!
If I wear these with a shorter skirt, it makes me feel like I should be walking up an down the red light district… but with a longer skirt (so you can’t see where the boots end) I find them so sexy in such a sophisticated way. The belt is part of a dress I never wear, so I just took it out and wear it with other things :)
I tried doing some portraits, but it got so windy outside and my hair was having a life of its own. I’d like to think it’s my grandmother saying hello, but I’m just sentimental like that :). I do think she would have liked the outfit, she was always so proud of me and telling me how beautiful I was. Every girl deserves a grandmother like that!
top forever21 (size 1X) – skirt vintage – boots Sasha – belt part of a dress – necklace Primark