12.05.2011

meet me half way.

not mini, not maxi, but just right.
i've been lusting over those accordian pleated midi-skirts for a while now, and i finally came to the realization that they just aren't for me. the full pleats make me look wide, and the just below the knee length makes me look short. i felt this was a nice compromise. it still had enough volume, and the longer, almost maxi length paired with high heels lengthens a bit. plus is flows prettily in the wind, and it's machine washable.

do you prefer minis, midis, or maxis?

(skirt, old navy (buy); sweater, f21 (cute heart patches)(similar);
shoes, jessica simpson (similar))
asahi salad: shrimp, tofu, cucumbers and avocado over
a bed of lettuce with soy dressing.
we all have these caught-mid-shot-adjusting bloopers, right?

this started off as a background show that played while i was reading blogs. then, i noticed a couple of cast members from current popular shows like pretty little liars and twilight. i always like to see them out of their familiar element. the storyline isn't new...single mom and two daughters trying to make it in the big city, bratty rich kids vs. struggling "scholarship" kids, affairs and failed relationships. everything about the show is a cliche, but i found myself coming back for more predictable twists and mediocre acting.
for keeping me up till 1am, this one gets a:
 

46 comments:

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Great outfit, I love your choice of colours.

zeys said...

İ love your color block..you look so fresh

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JennaStevie said...

The green and blue together is so great together!! I love the pleats and the elbow patches here in this look. I am more a mini skirt girl, or just to the knee. Anything else feels weird on me, I need to try out some maxi's though
xJennaD

Sharon Lei said...

Oh I Love that skirt! I ador the length, but what I love most is the color. Surprised it's from Old Navy. ON really on it as of late, huh?!!! I didn't see it in the store, last time I went. Does it run true to size? I'm normally a 10 or medium bottoms at ON. You think medium would be ideal?

Hope your week is off to a great start, love.

xx Love & Aloha

Call me M said...

Really nice outfit. I liked the top with the elbow patches.
I actually like midis the most. And I think they are the only ones that look good on my figure. I like pencil skirt a lot, even since I was a teenager.

Jessica said...

Beautiful outfit. I love your sweater. And that skirt is amazing. The colors are so pretty.

Unknown said...

I want everything in your outfit. the color combination is perfect!

Jewel Delgado said...

I love the colour blocking and the patches! :)

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Bravoe Runway said...

I've never had tofu on a salad...is it good? I think this length is perfect on you and just like you, the accordion pleated skirt is fun and I prefer it as a mini :)

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

So funny you indicate this is the right shape and cut for you cause this is the one shape I have major issues wearing. My legs are skinniest right in that area and it looks weird on me. Love the colors together.
I will have to check out the show.
Daphne.
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Justine said...

You look fabulous! I love the color combo and the slit in the skirt!

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james said...

you look so good, girl!!! i love the color combo :) and i prefer all three! it depends on how im feeling that day.. if i feel gross and look bloated, maxi or midi all the way! and if im feeling a little saucy, mini is my middle name! (my BF calls me that, haha) hope you have a great week babe!
x jamie

Anonymous said...

Love this outfit! I love the length of this skirt and how it shows off the Dany platforms:-)) I have those, and love them so much!

Unknown said...

I am absolutely loving this look! The elbow patches are great too :)
xo Jac
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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Love the skirt. I love all three- minis, midis, maxis.
I'm going to have to watch Beautiful People, it sounds like my kind of show.

Anonymous said...

great color combination.love the maxi skirt and heels. stunning you!

Abby said...

I love long flowy skirts! That one is really cute!

Fashion Pad said...

I absolutely love this look. You did a fab job styling this skirt. I too realize that pleats in the midi/maxi length make me look huge. Lovely blog, I'm now following ;-)

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Meri said...

haha- I watched that whole series on Netflix when I was home stuck after surgery! Its pretty cheesy but I liked it.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of Beautiful People, but it sounds interesting enough. Maybe I'll check it out during my winter break.

Since I'm short (damn you, Asian-ness), I like minis. Even tho, when I wear it, it doesn't look like a mini. LOL

Frannie Pantz said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE this Oomph! The bright colors are amazing and the elbow patches are rad. I am a HUGE midi fan. They just feel so ladylike!

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

omg i love this outfit! i heart the little patches on your elbows and the all the colours! love love love! i have been a maxi girl for awhile but this summer i am leaning towards the midi

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Unknown said...

love the color combo. thats a great skirt. you look great.
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Jackie said...

OMG I love everything about this look! That patch sweater looks great with this skirt.. love it.

I think I'm a mini kinda gal cause I'm short and a maxi would make me look shorter but you match all three :)

Anonymous said...

I adore this look on you, I do. so preppy nouvelle.

Chyrel Gomez said...

i think you look awesome from my angle. haha! it's hard to choose but midi skirts sometimes make me look shorter while mini skirts make my leg appear longer and i haven't really tried the maxi skirt. i personally think you look awesome with maxi dresses and those mini's too.

haha! where does that leave the midi skirt. XD

Rachel - Notes from my closet said...

I love this colour combination! blue and green look SO beautiful together :)

Love, Vanilla

Kaari Mulk said...

Wow, these colors are amazing together and this all just looks so damn perfect!

Lifizine

Fashionable Rose said...

wow girl i think this length is flattering ! i love the combination of the colors !!

Kira Lilly said...

obsessed with your shoes!

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welldressedmaker said...

that skirt is GREAT on you! and I love how it's paired with that gorgeous green jumper-- with the cutest elbow pads! I personally like mini skirts because they make me look less of a shorty!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Baby Budget Blog said...

I do like all three but with midi's however I must pair them with sky high heels like you've done. I grew up having to wear long skirts everyday for religious reasons so I'm a bit wary of them now hahaha. Great color combos btw!

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Nicole said...

Love your outfit and the colors! I, too, can't seem to work with midi skirts too well, although I have one that I desperately try to make work. It's about the same color as your skirt, too.

I just found a pleated knee length skirt from the Limited. I was worried it would be too long, but it turned out to be the perfect length!

I'm not sure if I responded to your comment on my blog about Outback Red, so I am doing so now. Have you had a chance to check it out yet? There doesn't seem to be a whole lot offered in the store, well, at least in my store, but it all looked really nice!

Cel said...

I love me a maxi, but for practicality, midis work best. Long enough to let me feel modest and not worry about the wind blowing my skirt up, and short enough not to get tangled up in my ankles when I'm walking around everywhere. I do like shorter hems in the warmer seasons though. I love the colour of the sweater and the skirt together here... and your salad is making me hungry!

Fashion Flirt said...

I love all three lengths - just depends what I'm doing! I'm really into the midi lengths right now, mostly because it is fun to flash a bit of brightly colours tights ensconces ankle, but be mostly covered up and protected from the frigid wind!

I love the elbow patches in cognac, echoed in the colour of those AMAZING platforms. Those flashes of nice warm colour in a nice cool coloured outfit really makes everything pop!

StyleIDnet said...

This outfit is to die for! Your skirt and purse are killing me! gorgeous.

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SpryOnTheWall said...

LOVE these colors together and that salad - oh man, I could go for that right now! I think I'm better in skirts that hit right at my knee (or just below).

Bronzed Humanity said...

Love the color of the skirt! and the slit! HOT! Your hair is getting super long!
xx

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Sia said...

The length is perfect xoxo

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

cute look

Paula said...

That´s such a fab look, love the shoes and skirt so much! The jewellery is also gorgeous dear. Thanks for stopping by my blog btw, I love yours! I´m following you now, do follow me if you like my blog too :)

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xx

A Very Sweet Blog said...

That second to last pic of you is priceless. Work it girl! Lovely length on you! :D
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( elisse ) said...

I'm not saying I wouldn't go maxi, it's just that I haven't found one that fits me well.

Unknown said...

Those elbow patches, I love them! Also the green and blue color palette! You look wonderful dear!

Yani Animuss said...

I love the colors and flow of this outfit :)

Stacey said...

Ooh I love blue and green! And that slit makes it just light enough

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