02 November 2011

Minijupe

Living at home has a million reasons to stay but occasionally my mother's opinions on my outfit give me a reason to want to leave. "That skirt is so short I can't even look," she said to me this morning as I sashayed into the kitchen. I saw a very similar outfit on one of my favorite blogs Helmi otsalla recently and was waiting for a good day to try it out. The skirt is most certainly a mini skirt, but I'm literally buttoned up everywhere else. Living with my mom has subtly influenced my style in that way, because I could never wear anything but long sleeves with a mini-skirt (to work at least). Before I even leave my room I can usually guess exactly what she will deem appropriate.
Thanks mom for my some of my own strictly self imposed style rules. If you wear a low cut shirt don't wear a short skirt, shoulders should be covered at work unless the air conditioning breaks, and always carry a sweater. My favorite is the fingertip test; if the skirt is shorter than where your fingertips fall you can't wear it in public. I'm not sure if she's actually said any of these out loud, except the fingertip one, but they have been imprinted upon my brain and there they will stay.
Back to my original point, I sashayed into my kitchen and after she couldn't look at my skirt I dropped my arms and measured the length of my skirt which was just the right length. I felt kind of awesome today.
Madewell checked blouse, AA cord skirt, H&M boots, Halogen purse, Juicy necklace, vintage necklace, vintage enamel ring, Hue tights, (BB Dakota jacket not pictured)

30 comments

  1. Psh, that skirt is adorable. I think your mom only thought it looked short because since it starts at your waist rather than your hips, your legs look longer and thus your mom simply thought it was because your skirt was too short.

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  2. Too cute !
    Alice xx

    wishiwereaudrey.blogspot.com

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  3. Eee this is too cute! I L O V E the blouse and boots ^^

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  4. Plus, it's corduroy, which makes it awesome!  My mom definitely specializes in that kind of understated passive-agressive criticism which can ruin an outfit.  But I guess the day our moms are completely happy with how we dress, we'll have turned into them. :)

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  5. I think the skirt is perfect! I feel like opaque tights make the shortest of hemlines that much more appropriate, but that may just be me trying to justify those short lengths since I had similar comments from parentals. Your outfits are always so cute!

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  6. well Kalllies mom. I love this skirt, i tried it on the other day infact, it is so swoooooshy. Just waiting for the next pay cheque :) xx

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  7. Very sweet! I love a shirt buttoned to the neck. And that skirt is a really nice shape!

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  8. I adore this outfit! I have similar rules in that if you expose your top half, don't expose your bottom half etc. The shirt looks perfect with the skirt, and it's not like you're wearing sky scraper heels, these boots are very chic with it! xxx

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  9. so lovely!!xoxo

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  10. I don't think the skirt is too short. Especially because you are wearing tights underneath. 
    I really love the blouse! 

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  11. Very pretty outfit.  And interesting commentary on your interactions with your mother.

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  12. You look completely tasteful! Especially with the black tights. This is a very inspiring look. 

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  13. cute :D :D
    I definitely will following you if you follow me :D
    Decimal Shoes

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  14. Oh I'm so happy I found your blog, love your outfit! xo

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  15. I love that you buttoned that top to the very top one :) very cute! Precious as always xx

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  16. Well...it's not that short :-) You look great, there's no reason to wear something off-the-regular from time to time!

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  17. THIS IS SO CUTE! Wow, I didn't realize how lucky I am to have a non-strict mom. I'm pretty sure every mom knows the finger tip test, though. You look really great! I love blouses buttoned all the way up to the top and it goes very well with the skirt! The boots are divine, too.

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  18. I think that skirt is awesome! I really want one like it. The shape is great and so is the color. The gingham top is super cute with it.

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  19. AW i hated that about living at home too! the skirt is fine, i wouldnt even consider it that short ;) i love this outfit so much!

    <3 steffyhttp://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  20. Stunning! The whole outfit is simply perfect.

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  21. Samantha F SundiusNovember 5, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    I read the title of this post too fast and I was like "Mint Julep ??!" While I do (greatly) appreciate the wonder that is la mini jupe, I think you should do a mint julep en mini jupe post.

    Please.

    xxo

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  22. I fell in love with this skirt at AA but I'm desperately trying to resist! It looks ace with the checked shirt - skirts are never too short, especially with tights lol

    http://www.thecaptivatinggrin.blogspot.com/

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  23. your skirt isn't that short! you look absolutely adorable and preppy-funky, totally works. And yeah, moms are the no 1 source for that sort of stuff. You have a positive opinion towards it but I know so many girls whose moms kept them down by talking about what they shouldn't wear because of their body shape etc and that shiz pisses me off so I don't follow mom rules! :D

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  24. haha we had that finger rule test at my high school.. bad for the taller/longer-armed girls. I'd say this skirt is def a good length though regardless, and you have tights on, which kind of validates even the shortest skirt/dress in my book. Either way you look just darling with the plaid & corduroy! 

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  25. my mom still does that whenever i come to visit her.  when i'm walking up the stairs and i'm wearing a short skirt, she's fond of saying "WOAH channie, i can see your whole address!!"  i love that skirt on you though, and i don't think it's immodest at all.  especially with the tights!!

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  26. Yea, only if you come drink mint juleps with me. How is Paris in March? 

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  27. you look so cute! I know want that skirt. xo lincoln!

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  28. your necklaces are really sweet. I like them.

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