A Fancy Skirt Makes Your Graphic T-Shirt Shine
Melonkiss was generous and gifted each of us a graphic t-shirt, but there was no money provided for the post. All of our opinions are honest and true! And if you want a shirt for yourself use the code jtouchofstyle.com for a 10% discount
Quote of the day: “One key to knowing joy is being easily pleased.” Mark Nepo
As I was admitting in the last post about the graphic tees, I seem to want to add some fun and flair to them. And even though I presented this same category in last year’s series about t-shirts (see it here), this time it’s even bigger and better (well, at least in my opinion). The other way I tried to style these same t-shirts was with a jacket (here).
Because this time, I really wanted to make our outfits stand out. Thus the skirts that I showcased this time are ones you may never have thought about pairing with a t-shirt. You know, the “special” and only for dressy ones! But that’s been one of the messages I’ve been trying to get across. Dichotomy in our outfits shows a modern edge. And besides, why save things for “good”. How much better is it going to get, anyways?
Stayed tuned for the last post in this series where I’ll give some feedback about these particular shirts in case you’re interested in one of Melonkiss’ items.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This skirt is the one I wore for our holiday party outfits (here, here & here). The history of it, is that it was the skirt of a dress that used to be my mother’s. We even found the receipt in the box saying it was purchased for $38. It was a full length dress and mom was going to shorten it for me. However, we noticed that the lace of the bodice was falling apart. So I had the idea of cutting off the top portion and wearing just the skirt. It’s gotten quite a revival since, as I’ve worn it at least a half a dozen times. But, I admit, I wear it mainly for dress up and parties. Thus here was a good way for me to practice what I preach!
The orange sunglasses were given when we attended CorePower’s yoga on the rooftop this summer! Can I tell you how refreshing it was to do yoga out on the rooftop patio and see the sun setting? It really made me realize how blessed we are!!
Skirt: Mom reconfigured (similar here lighter blue & shorter and here in a dress)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Shoes: Payless-thrifted (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: When we styled this for Nancy—she was less than impressed. And as much as I want my readers to be able to relate to our outfits, I also want us to stretch our thinking. So I googled the subject and found this blog post to show her that I’m not the only crazy one around! Now I realize this may not be how you want to go grocery shopping, but how fun to show up for brunch wearing a tee and glitzy skirt!
Since the t-shirts are quite long, we bundled the extra material into a ponytail holder at Nancy’s waist. Then I pinned a brooch over it to help camouflage the elastic.
Charlotte’s (70’s) Graphic T-Shirt Outfit: Now I have to admit mom wasn’t as put off by this category as I expected. Either I’m wearing her down some, or she just wanted to show off a new (thrifted) purchase!! This skirt is not only a print with pizzazz, but it’s also three dimensional. I can already tell that we’ll be wearing this again this winter with tights and boots!!
I even got mom to wear her ankle boots with this skirt. Since they are basically skin colored, she likes the fact they don’t make her look shorter!
Skirt: Harris Wallace-thrifted (similar here)~~T-Shirt: Melonkiss (here)~~Boots: Hillard & Hanson (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here I love this one and might have to get it myself!)
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