Top: Target (Thanks for the tip, Lilly!) | Skirt: JCPenny via Buffalo Exchange | Wedges: Target
See this yellow skirt? Looks all innocent and cute, and maybe like it'd be fun because it's such a bright color, but don't be fooled, friends. You see, this lovely little thing caused me to put a shopping ban on myself during September.
I KNOW. I thought I would cave in, but I'm so glad to say I prevailed and it wasn't even that hard!
I got this skirt from Buffalo Exchange in the middle of August, and since I recently learned to sew I intended to take up the length a few inches. It was originally like this:
Please excuse the horrible lighting...
The longer length was fine, but I felt that taking off a few inches would allow it to be more casual, which would be more versatile for my lifestyle. But it sat on the back of my computer chair for a month and a half. A MONTH AND A HALF, PEOPLES.
And some days I'd come home with new purchases only to have this yellow skirt staring back at me. Finally, sensibility kicked in. How could I buy more clothes when there is a garment lying around that I haven't ever worn?
So, I hunkered down and tackled my fear of doing my first hem, which especially scared me because it involved cutting off fabric. I'm proud to say I did it...but don't look closely! :) It's not perfect, and it was hard because there are actually pleats in the back like this:
Photo from www.jcpenny.com