I am a little afraid of some things in my closet. The color or the shape or the pattern or. . .something just makes me avert my eyes when I see it. If I can’t see it, it probably can’t see me.

I’m getting braver though. I often think to myself that I’m wearing something without a second thought that, a year ago, I wouldn’t have even considered.

I won this skirt last summer from Kayla‘s 21 Day Challenge, and I loved it. Except it was so. . . stripey. And scary.

I finally got brave enough to wear it to church one Sunday. The heavens parted and angels sang and I loved this skirt.

Shirt: Anthropologie, Skirt: Le Vie Petite,
Belt: Gap, Shoes: Payless

I even look smug about leaving the house without changing into something black and boring.

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  • Reply Ashley and Dave April 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I can't believe it took you a year to wear this skirt you silly girl!! Its SO flippen cute!

  • Reply Holly Hoffman Spears April 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    holy cuteness!

  • Reply RA April 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I love the skirt, but what scares me is the color palette. I never wear red/white/blue because, well, AMERICA! But I like this very much. On you. Not on me. 🙂 I would wear it with green, probably. Big shocker!

  • Reply Erica April 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    i LOVE this outfit! You look fabulous!

  • Reply emandtrev April 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I love, love that skirt. I wish I could still buy it. You look fantastic!

  • Reply Jenny April 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    it's SO cute!

  • Reply Nicole April 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    When doing Kayla's Challenge, I really hoped that, if I won anything, it was that adorable skirt. I was happy that you won it, since I think you're pretty fantastic. Now, seeing it on you, I'm doubly glad, because you look so great! Way to overcome fears!

  • Reply Chrissie April 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I love it! There is something a bit retro/vintagey about the whole look too, and it looks awesome. Yay for bravery!

  • Reply Laura {a spoonful of joy} April 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    that skirt is adorable! and it looks great on you.

  • Reply Madeline April 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love it!

  • Reply Elsha April 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Love that skirt!

  • Reply Lexilooo April 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE that skirt! I saw a pattern somewhere, to make something very similar. I'm dying to try it, but as discussed, am afraid of my lack of sewing skills!

  • Reply Megan April 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Does it make me terribly unpatriotic that the red/white/blue color combo makes me think "France" more than "America"? Ah, well. At any rate, I love this skirt– the stripes are such a wonderfully bold pattern, and it looks like the fabric is sturdy (I am bad at fabric adjectives) rather than droopy. So lovely!

  • Reply Operation Pink Herring April 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Dude, that is one adorable outfit.

  • Reply Shalini April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Ooh, I love it.

  • Reply Bethany April 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    um YES.

  • Reply Allison April 19, 2012 at 12:35 am

    I love that skirt on you!!

  • Reply Faith - Sweetened Style April 19, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Super cute! I love that mix of colors! Good for you for wearing it! 🙂

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  • Reply Stephanie Lee April 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Love the skirt. SO cute! I must not have seen you at church that day?

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