It's a Wrap!
...couldn't resist that cheesy title!
it's just that celia, one of the bookstore owners, gave me 4, that's right FOUR,
four vintage indian wrap skirts to do with as i please.
thus it pleased me indeed to wear wrap skirts four days in a row!
i had grandiose plans to style them very differently and to write about the versatility and diversity of the wrap skirt.
but then it got hot (abruptly 85 degrees last week) and i got comfy instead.
so day one, styled with my fave vintage tee shirt, the baby blue rhodesian ridgeback shirt.
this particular skirt is the classic Indian print in dark burgundy and navy blue against a gauzy cream cotton background. i like to tie them high around my waist and wear things that show the waistline, otherwise i end up all hips.
the next day was darin's birthday. i saved his favorite one to wear on his birthday.
this one is quite unique, a gorgeous shade of summery blue with exotic birds on the fabric.
i had dreams of wearing it with a tucked-in victorian style white blouse and little knit vest with boots (an old-fashioned outfit darin would love). buuuuuttt...it was super hot that day and i had to regress to summer clothes.
still it felt pretty good to frolic around in this flowy tank top i got from becky's clothing exchange,
with a strand of colorful beads i borrowed from my mom. (free outfits, yeah!)
i didn't take pictures the next day, which was the day i wore the one full-length maxi skirt of the group.
it looks very similar to the one from my mom, and i wore it a little tank top, no bra, bare feet, feeling very very hippyish indeed.
next day i had to work and guess what? it was down to about 50 degrees again and pouring rain!
my wrap skirts saw a wide range of climates (see, versatile?!)
so i wore this recently thrifted vintage argyle print mauve sweater and boots.
good bookstore outfit, no?
this skirt also has pretty little birds on it. sorry for my terrible lighting, but i do like how it brings out the warm earthy tones of the skirt's cotton fabric. one of the reasons i love these skirts is because they seem to be a good reflection of nature, with prints of birds, flowers, leaves, vines, and fabric that seems so, well...natural. all these skirts are soooo soft and worn perfectly, with nice wide straps and belt loops to tie them around you.
here ends my ode to the indian wrap skirt.
do you have one?
tell me how you wear yours!
and if not, i hope i have convinced you that they are an indispensable staple of the neo-flower-child's closet.