Top: Velvet (hand-me-down)
Skirt: BR outlet
Necklace: c/o Anirtak
Sandals: Madden Girl
This skirt is about two or three sizes larger than I normally wear, but it was the last one in the clearance racks and super cheap, so my sister (who is about the same size as me) bought it during our last trip out to the outlets. After wearing it out, she decided that it wasn't that flattering on her so she gave it to me. I had planned on taking in the sides so that it would sit higher on my waist, but I decided to try wearing it out first (and taking pictures) to see how it fit before altering it. Hmm... it doesn't look too bad, so I may just save myself the sewing time and leave it as it is.
This top, which is actually a tunic, was a hand-me-down, and I had originally planned on hacking off the top and adding an elastic band to make it into a skirt (the bottom half of the tunic flares out perfectly), but because I'm familiar with how expensive the brand is, I couldn't bring myself to cut it up and it was just sitting unworn in my "to sew" pile.
Fortunately, the tunic got its second chance at life last week when I was drooling over Sorren's lace shirt on Everybody Everywear lace day, and realized that I could achieve the same look by just tucking my tunic in! Genius me had not even thought of that. I totally saved all the agony and sewing time, along with the very high risk of me ruining the garment completely.