Thursday, December 30, 2010

Black Velvet Maxi Skirt

How is everyone's holiday going?  I actually really love the time between Christmas and New Year's.  I feel a little invincible.  So much has happened in 2010 and I'm about to kick it out the door.  I am so hopeful for the new year.  Just you wait 2011, I have a feeling you are going to spectacular.

My Christmas was great.  I flew out on Christmas Eve to visit my parents in Austin.  It was incredibly relaxing to just lounge around the house and eat cookies and watch tons of cable television.  I miss cable.  On the day after Christmas, I got completely caught back up on the last season of Weeds.  I got to spend lots of time with parents, and being an only child... I really like that.  Anytime I can have all the attention to myself, of course, I totally prefer that.

I have a story for yall today.  When I was in junior high and high school, I had this long black maxi skirt.  It was stretchy polyester with a split that went right up the front right below my knees.  When I walked, the flaps of the split would whip back and make this slapping noise.  Although, I hated walking in that skirt, I loved the way it looked.  Maxi skirts can look so elegant and feel so casual.  Let's take the exhibit above.  A black velvet maxi skirt (ahhhh!!!).  I feel so classy and meanwhile I am sitting cross legged on my bed still wearing the same skirt (I'm writing this at night).  I picked this baby up at Buffalo Exchange in Austin.  I think the Buffalo Exchange in Austin is probably my favorite resale store in the world... yep.

Red blazer: Gift from Sam
Gray t-shirt: Lands' End Canvas
Necklace: Beacon's Closet
Maxi Skirt: thrifted, Buffalo Exchange
Flats: Old Navy

By the way, I am slightly obsessed with Lands' End Canvas at the moment.  I love all the stuff I got from them.  And, they aren't paying me to say any of this, I just really love their stuff...  true story.


  1. LOVE it. I may sport a maxi skirt today out of solidarity.

  2. I really love it too! I wore my maxi skirt the other day and did not pull it off nearly as expertly as you - the whole look is really great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. I love that necklace, it looks great with the blazer :)

  4. The black maxi skirt is adorable. I have to to test out this look and this is such a great inspirational outfit. BTW I also have heard that Lands End Canvas has amazing stuff - I have to check it out.

  5. I got 3 things from L.E. Canvas- per your recommendation and LOVE them all!!! I got some amazing herringbone tights, a skinny yellow belt and an adorable navy t-shirt dress that is going to rock come Spring time... but I've already worn it with a cardi :) I'm going to be back there again soon :) thanks for the info!

  6. i've sure had you on my mind lately! funny stories from high school (that i won't mention here ... cause, well. high school = awkward.) i am also quite the blog failure - i just noticed you replied to a question in september that i forgot i had asked :) thanks for replying, btw.

    happy 2011!



Related Posts with Thumbnails