Remixed Mix

Top: Victoria’s Secret

Skirt: (remixed) Eliza Parker

Belt: Glassons

Shoes: Wittner

Check out the light! I took today’s outfit shot in the MORNING when we had some natural light flooding the corridor. Amazing, right?

I still miss the light from The Wall sometimes, but taking my blog photos in front of the – albeit gloomy – lifts will have to do until I can a) not get all shy and silly in front of an actual photographer, and b) not feel self-concious posing in a public place. (Or c) quit my job so I’m always home during the 10:30am magic-hour at Chez Lillipilli!)

So what’s with the “remix” in today’s blogpost? This beautiful, beautiful skirt started out life as a beautiful, beautiful dress!

It’s one of a pair of particularly lovely party dresses that Jessica at Eliza Parker at has sent to me over the years, but because this one – the Andorra – was SO similar to the Monaco every time I had a fancy event I had to decide between the two dresses.

The Monaco usually won out, because I found that the bodice on the Andorra got dragged down by the weight of the skirt, and I would spend all evening hoiking the neckline up.

I finally decided that I would get more wear out of the dress as a skirt, but because of the lining on the skirt and the wonderful deep pockets I wasn’t confident about doing the alteration myself, so I took it to tailor who put in an elastic waist that’s pretty utilitarian-looking.

Fortunately I have plenty of belts to cover it up, and I have to say: I LOVE my new(ish) Andorra skirt! It’s less dressy, but considerable more versatile.

Because of the heavy weight of the fabric it moves beautifully, and I found myself swinging my hips in a more exaggerated fashion all day to enjoy the swoosh of fabric around my legs. It looks great with the polkadot blouse, and I’m looking forward to trying it with a white blouse and a contrasting belt too. The navy and white print will go with pops of bright yellow or red.

13 thoughts on “Remixed Mix

  1. I discovered your blog ages ago and instantly fell in love with it and spent hours trawling through the archives. I can’t recall if I commented at the time, but I wrote your url down in a notebook so I could come back, which I then lost! Somehow I stumbled upon your blog yet again and I’ve now got you on bloglovin’ and bookmarked, so I don’t miss another post!! I adore your outfits ; ) Pink Haired Princess x x x

  2. Oh this is perfect! That top by the way, love!!!!!

    Ok the skirt….. Wow! You really did a great job.

    Oh and one more thing, the light is wonderful. You shouldn’t be shy in getting someone else to take your photo! You are gorgeous and it’s fun too. My fiancé takes my photos now, well most of the time…. And they look so much better when he takes them!

  3. Lovely sophisticated combo! Can just imagine the swish and sashay! The skirt is gorgeous and love the pattern mixing. I do love that shirt- I think I’m a polka dot short addict!!!

  4. This looks fantastic! I think you definitely made the right decision to make this a skirt. You look absolutely stunning. 🙂

  5. Gorgeous outfit & pairing of patterns. Love it 🙂 But your hair…that really stood out to me first. It’s stunning & shiny. (colored darker? cut?)

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