Face My Fears

Today’s Winter Edition Challenge prompt is “Something that scares you”, which for me is wearing my hair down. I like having long hair, but my lank hair refuses to be curled or styled in any way other than up and/or in a braid, so whenever I wear it down, I’m afraid I’ll end up looking like the little girl from The Ring. The headband helps somewhat, but don’t count on seeing it on the blog again soon, because I absolutely hate having hair whipping around my face or on the back of my neck.

The maxi skirt is for the ABC’s of Style challenge, “O for Closet Orphan.” I guess it scares me a little too.

Well, that’s it for the Winter Edition Challenge! Once again, big thanks to Kayla of Freckles in April for hosting. It’s been really fun and inspiring.

Top: Forever21; Skirt: thrifted
Flats: thrifted; Brooch: vintage
Headband: Target

P/S: I got photo-bombed by this kitty, but I didn’t mind one bit because he’s so friendly and adorable!!!


Frida

The next Bloggers Do It Better challenge is maxi skirt. I’ve chickened out of the maxi Everybody Everywear challenge a couple of months ago, but since then I’ve been more and more interested in trying this out, and now I’ve got no excuse! Of course it means I had to break my shopping ban, but it’s been broken a long time ago so it doesn’t really matter 😛

I tried out a couple of skirts at my local thrift store just so see what shape I like, and in the end decided that I prefer the fuller silhouette (I always do.) Also because I’ve pinned this look (by Starr Crow of A Though Is The Blossom – doesn’t she have the coolest name ever?), plus it reminds me of something Frida Kahlo would wear. The only setback is that the full skirt looks much more casual than the straight one so I can’t wear it to work.

So yeah, I’ve finally broken the ice with the maxi!

Skirt: thrifted
T-shirt: thrifted, remixed
Cardigan: Wet Seal, thrifted
Sandals: Payless
Belt: thrifted