Painted Pretties

It’s funny how you can want something forever, then once you get it, it sits in your closet without you wearing it for eons. That is the case with this skirt…

For ages I longed for a painted Mexican circle skirt, but I had a hard time decided on what kind of images I wanted (I especially had a hard time deciding which I loved more, bulls and matadors or donkeys) and price point. Because, seriously, these babies are not cheap. Finally, months ago, once just fell into my lap at a local rummage sale for a much more reasonable price for my pocket book! And it had a fantastic image too! Dancing couples, music notes and cacti! It was slightly messed up with the ties (someone had hacked the ties to bits), and it was a little on the big side, but I got creative, and made it fasten strictly with hooks and eyes than with hooks and eyes and a bow. But even after it made it out of my repairs pile it hung in my closet because I didn’t feel like I had much to pair it with top wise, until I pulled out my summer wardrobe, where this teal blouse had been tucked away.

How about you, have you ever had a similar dilemma?

Blouse: Expo
Skirt and Purse: Local rummage sale
Nude Fishnets: Oroblu, Nordstrom
Bangles: Here and there
Bakelite Ring: Hattie’s, Portland, Oregon
Brooch: Some antique mall along the coat in Lincoln City I think…
Shoes: Miss L Fire

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