Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maxi to Hi-Lo Hem

black on black step in air smiling library black roses on vines lady of the castle
H&M lace chest sweater dress (S) // Pitaya/Solemio sheer pleated maxi skirt (S) (tucked in as a hi-lo hem skirt) //
From Taiwan opaque teal tights (M/L) // Pitaya yellow patent skinny belt (S) //
Fioni for Payless zip up black cutout booties (5) //

Photography: JJ

BUSINESS IN THE BACK, PARTY IN THE FRONT. Hi-lo hem, fishtail skirts, mullet skirts - there's a different name every week for this style of skirt. What makes sense to me is the fact that it's high in the front like a mini/knee-lengther and long in the back like a maxi. It shows off your legs, shows, and you get a big tail trailing behind you when you strut. While I've been hunting high and low for these all season, I decided to faux it by tucking in the front of my sheer maxi skirt into the waistband and secured with a bright yellow skinny belt. It's not exactly the same thing, but it's more like a really long tulip hem and shows a bit of leg (which I dutifully covered with bright tights to vibe up the black-black block). This also made it slightly easier for shorty me to walk without tripping.

JJ helped me snap these shots in the walk of naked gingko trees quickly after a delicious carvery wrap lunch at Holmes Lounge (1/27). Their house sauce plus a tad of spicy barbeque makes my mouth water just at the sound of it (like right now ... man I feel like one of Pavlov's dogs). It was freezing, so campus bystanders onlooked quizzically while I threw off my coat and pranced around for a few minutes trying to look as un-cold as possible. This weekend consisted of hanging out, attending the best ever Lunar New Year Festival performance, eating dim sum, pho, bubble tea, and Asian supermarket shopping. Somewhere in the fun, there's work to be done. One is as a poet, in the mood before you know it. (Ima dork, forgive me)

By the way, I announced the winner of the Poshlocket giveaway in the original widget. Congrats! Don't worry there's another giveaway for you lovely readers tomorrow!

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Readers - do you get creative with your maxis?
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14 comments:

Michelleesque January 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM   said...

Gorgeous skirt! I love the contrasting accessories!

Rainy Days and Lattes January 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM   said...

You look amazing, Angie! :) I think the unexpected yellow belt makes it fun :) I love that! And I love your flowy dress.. it's like you have a cape. U can totally go vamp with this outfit too!

Karen January 30, 2012 at 1:55 AM   said...

Ooh this outfit is lovely!! Creative, flowy, lacey with pops of yellow and teal.. that's such a fun skirt and you look gorg in it.

Phoebe Limanta January 30, 2012 at 2:32 AM   said...

I loveee how that belt breaks up the black! Such a beautiful outfit Angie :) x

Nic Nic January 30, 2012 at 10:05 AM   said...

ooh I do like your lacey top and your subtle colour blocking going there!!

Stephanie Noel January 31, 2012 at 12:37 AM   said...

I LOVE the pop of the teal tights under that waterfall skirt

xo!

yiqin; January 31, 2012 at 1:32 AM   said...

that dress is STUNNING <3

Really Petite January 31, 2012 at 10:04 AM   said...

So pretty Angie...love the draping/waterfall of the skirt : )

Oreleona January 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM   said...

angie!! you look so model-esque! i LOVE the outfit!! esp the lace top and the bright blue tights!

missy pig February 1, 2012 at 12:31 AM   said...

those are hot heels! And I recognized them from Payless! I wanted them so badly but my shoe collection is ridiculous.

Love the blue stockings, they're a cute contrast to the all black. :)

cynthia February 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM   said...

love the outfit! Very nice touch of gold with the belt. :)

v&v February 8, 2012 at 1:40 AM   said...

What a stunner!
too beautiful!
and you wear blue stockings so well! <3
thanks for posting and inspiring us!

xox

LeeAnne, Style N Season February 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM   said...

Love this look. Black with teal and yellow twist!

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Marianne M. March 9, 2012 at 7:26 AM   said...

i've tried writing this comment down but it wasn't easy after reading your post about your mother, i was too emotional to write coherently.
however i love the color combination and lace details, the yellow touch is beautiful and i can't help but appreciate it.
sorry for overwhelming you with comments, i hope you don't mind...

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