dressed up like a lady: Spring is the season for skating.

May 13, 2008

Spring is the season for skating.

The sun takes its sweet time coming out after the murky late-winter months in Michigan, so what better way to celebrate the long awaited appearance of spring than to wear this vintage, probably-1950's ice skating skirt I got at the Getup. When I first tried this darling thing on, I could swear it didn't quite fit, but I subsequently spent the next week dreaming anxiously about it and when I went back, it seemed to fit just fine. Maybe all that feverish pining made me drop a pound.

Skirt: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
All from the Getup
T-Shirt: American Apparel
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters

Friend, fashion confidante, and proprietor of the Getup Kelly tells me that the skirt had been worn by the daughter of the woman she acquired it from, and the mom was very keen on telling of her daughter's accomplishments. I may not be carrying on its legacy with winter-time athletic prowess, but at least I'm paying tribute with lots of fashion love.


  1. oh my what a gorgeous little skirt! I love it and the whole look.

  2. Thank you! You are very sweet! And your blog looks full of beautiful words and nice pictures too, so I hope you don't mind if I make it a regular stop. :)


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