I love shopping eBay for my Anthropologie collection. My current love affair with Anthropologie is on the back burner as they work through their identity crisis. Meanwhile I fan the flames of lovin' with pretty 'lil eBay purchases like this peacock scene skirt. In case you didn't notice I am kinda obsessed with things on my clothes; embroidery, flowers, animals, different textures. I
like need interest in my clothing. This skirt was purchased a size too large but how could I resist this work of art even if it meant tailoring? So I took this a-line skirt to a tailor and had him take the skirt in to fit me and make it more of a pencil shape. He did a great job. I had to sacrifice the pockets to get what I wanted but in the end I got a pencil skirt in a size 2 that makes me so happy to wear it. It's also easy to mix it up; it has a blue waist band so is perfect for tucking in tops, or you can totally dress down this all cotton skirt with a tank and flip flops for weekend wear.
It isn't obvious, but there isn't actually any purple at all in the skirt. I don't generally do matchy-matchy; I prefer to coordinate or just add lots of color in the same shade/palette - whatever that's called- to make my outfits work.
Top: Anthropologie (forgot to check brand)
Skirt: Anthropologie (don't know the name)
Necklaces: Anthro and a local boutique