The whole hearted half skirt

by jennine on October 6, 2008

They used to say hemlines reflected the economy… then they said, it didn’t matter anymore… but I’m wondering since this year hemlines seem to be all over the place, even on the same garment… if the old adage is actually true. Either way, from Luella, Miu Miu, Sonia Rykiel, and Haider Ackermann… to name a few … there’s quite a number of multi-layered, multi-length skirts and dresses on the runways for the coming up spring season.

Of course I couldn’t let these go by without trying out some of my own versions of this look. I happen to think it’s genius, like what to do with those vintage aprons I have hanging around… or maybe… how to get the most wear out of the countless skirts I already own… why not wear two at a time? Using two belts (while I’m at the multple kick,  why not go all out?) I belted on a lighter fluffy skirt that’s almost too airy to wear on it’s own. It makes the lace tiered mini a little less mini and a little more tiered.

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1 moi October 6, 2008 at 9:11 am

Now that’s a look


2 Fajr October 6, 2008 at 9:38 am

That’s a fun look. Did you sew them together or just belt them??? T


3 Punky October 6, 2008 at 9:41 am



4 ainee October 6, 2008 at 9:59 am

Genius! But I wish there are less ruffles and pleats. Or, combination of both.


5 jennine October 6, 2008 at 10:10 am

aw thanks!
@fajr… i just belted them for the time being.. im sure to keep them secure, pinning would work just fine, esp if you don’t want to commit the two skirts together.


6 SwanDiamondRose October 6, 2008 at 11:46 am

i’m starting to think i am out of it clothing wise! thank god for freshness.


7 Fresh feeling October 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Found your blog on twitter, just wanted to say I really like your blog, looks very nice! Will definatly check back later ;)


8 Mary October 6, 2008 at 2:43 pm

wah, love it!


9 crabby rangoon October 6, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Style Rookie was similarly inspired…


10 jennine October 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

ohh, i’ve never seen style rookie, she’s adorable!


11 pretty face October 6, 2008 at 3:13 pm

I love the new heart inspired look on your header!

I really like this look too, and I have to say, you look really fantastic - really slender. x


12 vasiliisa October 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Whoa! I actually tried this look at home… but decided I couldn’t pull it off!


13 hailey October 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm

looks great, good interpretation.


14 daisyfairbanks October 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm

That’s a sweet interpretation, and a great way to incorporate aprons into a modern look!


15 jennine October 7, 2008 at 12:08 pm

pretty face, thanks, it’s a work in progress, eventually, i’ll nail down that header.
vasilla, i can’t believe it!
daisy… thanks now about those aprons…


16 Fashion Fille October 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm

hmm i’m not sure how i feel about this. but dayuummm, you can reallly pull it off!


17 Julia October 8, 2008 at 12:24 am

I have tights-envy. I love your outfits!


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