Thursday, 28 August 2014

Restyle Day 28 - Maxi

Today’s style prompt is perfect for me but finding the right piece to wear was slightly tricky. I found this Hawaiian print maxi wrap skirt in the costume section of Red Cross Duncraig. The costume section of an op shop is always my first stop, it’s usually where you find the vintage gear and all the ‘weird’ clothing that I absolutely love.  

Being a tall girl I often hear my shorter friends lament that they are too small to wear a maxi dress or skirt. Well my friends, let me tell you, wearing a maxi dress or skirt as a tall lady isn’t a piece of cake either! A lot of the time items that are designed to be ‘maxi’ are actually skimming two inches above my ankles, which is a very odd length. Finding a full length skirt or dress that falls at the right place is tricky. Usually vintage pieces will have extra fabric folded up in the hem so all I need to do is let it down a bit. But more often than not I’ll buy something from an op shop that’s meant to be maxi and hem it to a midi length instead.

Luckily that wasn’t the case with this fabulous skirt. It’s perfect just the way it is and I didn’t have to do a thing! The colours and print of this skirt are so tropical and exotic. I just wish I was swanning around in Thailand right now, rather than posing precariously in front of a garage (but isn’t it a lovely colour?!). This is a very summery look and one I can’t wait to whip out when the weather warms up.

Skirt: Red Cross Duncraig $6
Hat: Op Shop
Top: Zara
Shoes: Seed
Sunglasses: Ray Ban


  1. This outfit is actually PER-FECT for today's weather if you're out in the sunshine, despite you probably shooting it on a much colder day :)
    The last photo is very Angelina haha in the best way possible. Legs are a tall girl's favourite (I would know!)
    Steph x

    1. thanks Steph! I'm so glad the sun came out today, but you're right, I shot this look a few weeks ago with whipping wind and freezing temps! My last photo is definitely Angelina inspired, I just wanted to show off the split in my skirt hehe xH