Sunday, July 17, 2011

This Might Blow Your Mind


The Apron Is the Skirt.

They're all one thing, ya'lls.


A few weeks ago, while rifling through a heaped up pile of vintage linens, I yanked the most perfect apron from the bottom of the pile. The colors! The pattern! It was meant to be.

Wait one minute - it's a skirt?

It is, in fact, a skirt.

The vendor sidled over and said that he thought it just had to be vintage, even though there was a tag in it. And he seemed like a guy who might know a bit more about fashion than your Average Joe.

Well, as much as he probably knows, I happen to know a little more.

I recognize an H&M tag when I see one. I also recognize my size when I see it. Oh, and fate. I recognize that, too.

But mostly, I recognize that $4 for an apron skirt in the perfect shade of aqua is a deal that I wouldn't dare deny.


It's a little froufy, so I keep the shirt simple and add something with a bit of heft.


Then I top it all off with several drips of raspberry ice cream.

46 comments:

  1. that is just stinkin' awesome!
    looks adorable.
    love the mix of the outfit. :)

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  2. I want the skirt!!!!!!!!!!!!! So cool and super vintage! Nice!

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  3. I swear (Law.) that you make everything seem so dang dreamy.

    xxoo

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  4. hottie :)
    the raspberry drips like totally make that look. xo

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  5. Adorable, vintage, H&M or whatever. Cute, cute. And that necklace--where did you get that cool piece?

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  6. I think your skirt is just adorable on you!! The key & mini license plate necklace... I want! :) I loved those little plates as a kid but I don't think I have my dad's plate anymore.

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  7. I love your necklace and who says that ice cream splattered on shirts isn't the new "it" thing in fashion???

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  8. Love the skirt. It wouldn't be summer without a few drips of ice cream.

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  9. your skirt option is so much cuter than all the dresses I posted on my blog! Love it!

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  10. That 'skapron' reminds me that I was going to be like the movie,Julie and Julia, and work my way simultaniously through the Bread Bible, and the Apron Book,making an apron, and two kinds of bread, and blogging about it...it kinda fell by the wayside!I did make some cool aprons, tho!

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  11. Adorable, although I am going to admit this...

    In the last post, I thought the reason that Saturday was so crazy was because you had gone out in public with your apron on your bod. I was waiting for you to get to that in the post. Then we were going to laugh and laugh about it.

    But you never got to that part. So I thought maybe that's what all the cool kids are doing these days...wearing aprons to go get ice cream.

    I can easily be duped.

    I love it though. So cute.

    Glad we had this honest moment.

    bye

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  12. this is so sweet!
    i might just have to hit h&m and make me one-a those babies.

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  13. The necklace was a gift from my friend Becky at: http://farmgirlpaints.blogspot.com/

    I LUV it.

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  14. i'm agreeing with the above - you are always adorable :) and i'm thinkin' the raspberry ice cream (yum!) makes the outfit!!!

    xo ellie

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  15. Oy, babe, can you snap a pic of the waistband???? Puleeze?

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  16. I had a similar skirt as a kid! I liked it because I could fill the apron with apples or other collected items like my Amish classmates.

    You make it look so dern (cause I wasn't allowed to say darn, but I was allowed to say 'O my!') cute! Kinda makes me want one again!

    O my! ;) If you had had all the time in the world you could make a killing Etsying those beauties!

    Rebecca

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  17. i knew it would be a skirt.

    not as cool, i wore my actual apron over my skirt into dollar general yesterday.

    yow.

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  18. unreal.
    seriously. you couldn't be even cuter.
    i have to laugh....last night i was chatting with my girlfriend about pictures we love that are intentionally missing the 'obvious' body parts...like faces. my MIL would have said, paige that would be such a cute picture. it's such a bummer that you cropped out her face.

    lovelovelove that funky necklace missy with the rockin figure

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  19. "The vendor sidled over and said that he thought it just had to be vintage, even though there was a tag in it. And he seemed like a guy who might know a bit more about fashion than your Average Joe." ((snort coffee)) Thank you for this..haha.

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  20. i love the necklace and the skirt. I don't do skirts ... i sit "Indian" like with the cross legs. what is the right term for that? is that politically correct?? probably unlady-like would work. anyway i love your skirt and your drippy-ness.

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  21. You are SO on the cutting edge of fashion. Can we be friends? I will cook you lots of yummy things just to be able to peruse your closet!

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  22. Love the skirt & necklace. I always accessorize with food. ; )

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  23. Wow, I nonticed the apron in the last post and meant to ask about it. How cool that it's both! Love your necklack and the simple tanks with it too.

    By the way, I love that your parents have a wine cellar they don't drink from! That's great.

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  24. wow! love your skirt/apron...and being vintage is just an added bonus ;) LOVE that necklace...thought i'd seen all of becky's designs...not so! i'll have to put in my order :)

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  25. And wonder of wonders, this was in my dashboard this morning:
    http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/07/apron-skirts-a-tutorial-and-download.html
    You have to make one for Ruby!

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  26. and what, may i ask, is an apron skirt without a few raspberry ice cream drips to christen it?

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  27. What!? Absolutely! After my comment about this lovely piece yesterday, you know I an appreciate a skirt with a built in apron.

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  28. Love, love, LOVE your apron skirt!! Waaay too cute :)

    XOXO,
    Angie

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  29. So cute, I think we should get Jess busy on some of these!
    xo
    CS

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  30. Love it! The raspberry splashes add a nice touch, I think.

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  31. well, friend, you are just the coolest... love the skirt and the chain and you.

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  32. Awesome and cute to boot!

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  33. Love the skirt...how perfect even if it's not vintage!

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