Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Texas Wedding in Summer Outfit

Top- H&M
Circle Skirt- Handmade (by yours truly using a vintage pattern)
Heels- Steve Madden
1950s Straw Purse- Buffalo Exchange

This outfit actually came together at the last second. My hair is naturally very straight, the complete opposite of what I prefer and combined with the humidity in San Antonio, Texas I did not have a fighting chance this day. Yet I still tried to curl my hair with an iron and wasted the time I should have spent getting an outfit on. On a whim I grabbed this skirt I had just made the day or two before and a top from H&M I've had for some time but never wore. Luckily it came together and I this is what I wore for the summer wedding of my two beautiful friends Valerie & George. (Photos of the wedding to come shortly.) 

The skirt is the first circle skirt I had ever attempted, I used a vintage pattern from the 1950s, some gingham fabric I had just picked up at a theater prop store near my work days before. I did not have any interfacing at the time for the waistband so I used muslin fabric, which I do not recommend, the band on this skirt folds and wrinkles after sitting. But the skirt is definitely not a loss even with the soft waistband and is one of my new favorite skirts. You can hardly see it but I also have a nude cardigan draped over my right arm that I wore later as the night got chilly.