Thursday, October 11, 2012

Maxi


Everything: Target

I was never that big of a fan of maxi skirts, especially living in Seattle where half the year is rainy and maxi skirts that drag around in the mud? No thanks. But I changed my mind when I was pregnant and pants were the last thing I wanted to wear. I found this size XL maxi skirt in the 75% off clearance racks for only $4, and the length was just right, but the waist was a little loose. It was the softest and most comfortable thing in the world and I decided that I'd alter it after having the baby because I had no idea what size I'd be by then, and just wore it as it was while pregnant.

Since it was too big, I had to hold it up with a Bella band, and one day as I got up from my desk at work to use the restroom for the 200th time, my butt felt surprisingly breezy. I quickly realized to my horror that the waistband had totally slipped down and my entire bottom was exposed. OMG. I looked around and thankfully no one saw... well, I think no one saw.

Needless to say, I altered it to fit better after that.

26 comments:

  1. Two comments.  First...well, no words, just gasping at the thought of you with your butt hanging out at work hahaha.  

    Second, "Everything: Target."  You are a woman after my own heart.  

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  2. What a nightmare situation with the waistband issue! I'm always worried about that when I wear skirts/dresses and leave the bathroom.

    Love the maxi with the chambray shirt. 

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  3. I love it with the chambray shirt and beautiful belt! And OMG about that story. Worst nightmare! Hope no one noticed!

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  4. Hahah - this post made me laugh out loud. We've all had those moments. I'm sort of with you on the maxi here in San Francisco. So cold - what to wear it with (previously in Atlanta i wore with tanks & flip flops). I love how you've styled it here, and I've got all these pieces in my closet already - even better!

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  5. Oh man I hate wardrobe malfunction. Hopefully no one notice. Like you I wasn't a maxi skirt fan until this summer. I can understand now why ladies love wearing maxi skirt. Have you consider slimming the waist?

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  6. i always thought i didn't like maxi skirts, but i tried on that same skirt at target and fell in love.  i didn't buy it that day, but when i went back for it a few days later, it was gone!  i still haven't forgotten about it.

    also, what a funny story!  i seem to have those things happen all. the. time.

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  7. OMG!! Good thing noone saw.. well at least you think noone saw... lol!

    Either way that outfit is adorable on you! I love the chambray with the maxi skirt. But I feel the same way, since Seattle rains half of the year.. what's the point of dragging the maxi around in the rain and mud. Gross. lol! But during the non-rainy days.. they're perfect! It's like leggings, all around comfort. ;)

    xo - Sheila

    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  8. I'm glad our restroom in the building has a full-length mirror so I can be sure to check if things are hanging out before I leave... but this morning I was fixing my pants in the office kitchen because I noticed the top of my underwear sticking out over my jeans (SORRY TMI?) and a few hours later when I went to the restroom one look in the mirror made me realize that I had accidentally tucked my shirt into my jeans as well, and it was NOT in a casual half-tuck sort of way. Good thing I was sitting most of the day :)

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  9. Thanks, Lisa! The belt was the last one I found on clearance at Target and wear it almost every day, despite being a tad too small for me... it's usually worn on the last hole or 2nd to last hole, which looks kinda funny. Oh well!

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  10. Thanks, Lauren! Yeah, it's mostly too cold or wet to wear maxi skirts, so I'm enjoying the cool (and dry) fall days to wear mine!

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  11. Yes, I've since slimmed the waist :) Now it's perfect!

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  12. I HATE it when that happens! And it happens pretty often because I can never make up my mind, or I want to wait until I can get a better deal on it with a coupon/sale/clearance mark-down, and then they're gone.

    I think mine might have been an online return, and they had a different style in store that was similar but a heavier material so it hung really nicely and would swish around when you walk. Was it that one?? Because I really wanted that one, but my cheapness made me choose this one.

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  13. I love that everything is Target! And I hope no one noticed too! 

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  14. Love the cute maxi look. :)
    And yikes. That's all. Just yikes.

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  15. you look beautiful in a maxi skirt!  :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  16. I love this! I can't believe you bought it for $4! What an awesome find! You're certainly not even close to an XL though. I'm glad you had it altered. :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MinuetCrochet

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  17. I thought I commented on this yesterday, but obviously not! In any case, OMG is right! Unexpected breezy feelings are never a good thing. And, I think this may be the chicest Tarjay ensemble I've seen. Have a great weekend, Kimmie!

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  18. You definitely made me laugh with your maxi story, haha. I never used to like them either until I tried a maxi dress and fell in love. :)

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  19. this is a perfect outfit! right up my alley :)

    xx. Hybrid Hunterfollow each other?

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  20. Kimmie!

    Greetings from Toronto, Canada!

    My sister and I just discovered your fashion blog, we love it!

    Love the black maxi!

    Is the necklace from Target too? :)

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  21. Hi Anita! No, the necklace I bought a loooong time ago from Macy's :)

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  22. Thozhi Mitr FriendOctober 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Ooopss!!!! That's sad... Things like this do happen.
    Once I had my jean's zipper open, in front of, thank god, a bunch of ladies.
    I hope no one noticed, coz I was wearing a thigh length tunic!!! :)
    That skirt was just $4!!!!???? I'm jealous of u!!! Love the skirt!!!Do drop by my blog Kimmie!!!
    I'd love it if you visit & follow as well! :)
    FASHION PANACHE BLOG

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  23. LMAO. That would definitely suck if someone saw. Hahahhahaha. Great story though!

    And you look really awesome in this skirt! I love this look! It's super chic blogger kindof style but still down to earth enough to not be like, I'm too cool for you, yaddamean? Yea, me neither.

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  24. HAHHA I totally laughed out loud at your comment. I know exactly what you mean. :)

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