2.18.2014

Camouflaged

Hi Friends!

If you read Monday's post, you know that on Saturday, my husband took me into Los Angeles to see the Diane von Furstenberg exhibit on the 40th anniversary of the Wrap Dress. You can read about my experience HERE. The exhibit is being held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which is in the heart of trendy Los Angeles...near La Brea, the Fairfax District and Melrose Avenue. It would be unreal for me to go into L.A. without dabbling in a bit of shopping. Who would do such a thing? Trust me, my husband knows that when we go to Los Angeles, there is going to be some shopping involved.

As we drove around the crowded streets, we happened upon a thrift store that looked like it had quite a selection from all the people who were coming and going. We decided to stop. I came across the tiered skirt that I am wearing today. Never have I had an interest in wearing camouflage until I spotted this skirt. I always felt like the look was reserved for tomboys, which would clash with my feminine ways. However, with this skirt, I was able to quickly visualize how I would style it, and I knew that I had several items that would pair with it nicely. For the price of a jaw-dropping $2.50, I couldn't pass it up.

Today's look: Camouflage skirt - Thrifted, T-shirt - Vince Camuto, Leather Jacket - Vintage, Shoes - Via Spiga, Mood Ring - Belonged to my Mom, Polish is Wicked by essie.







So here is what I take away from this post:
  • You can try something different, however, don't spend too much money on it...just in case you decide later it just isn't for YOU.
  • The feminine mystique cannot be camouflaged, even when wearing something that is traditionally linked to the male gender{wink}
 
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26 comments:

  1. How far is your closet from me again?! Heading there now to steal this skirt!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. Ha! I feel the same way about your closet!

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  2. Glenda that skirt was made for you!!! And watch out for that Cara lady, she wants to steal your gorgeous skirt!!!! Great find sweetie. Love the edgy touch with the leather vest. Again so Glenda_ish!
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Lenya, when I first saw the skirt I thought...Nope, that's not me. But since it was so cheap, I thought, "What the heck." I'm glad you like it and that it has the Glenda-ish quality :)

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  3. Is it still camouflage when you are clearly standing out in the crowd Glenda? You do rock this look, you know! And you're right...there is still feminine Glenda there, just hiding a bit.

    Glenda, I am always watching your proportions and silhouettes. I was quite surprised back when I learned that you were only 5'1" like me. There are lots of petite bloggers out there that wear a size 0, but not many that have curves. Thanks for inspiring me on my journey to a more flattering silhouette!

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    1. Oh wow Sue thanks! You inspire me to wear more color. I'm making baby steps.
      Yes, I'm only 5'1 and I wear a size 10 petite in most stores. If I purchase the regular size, I can usually wear 8. I have never worn a size 0 - not even as a teen. The smallest I recall in high school was about a 4. Thankfully manufacturers are now realizing that not all petite women are a size 0 without curves. Nordstrom and Ann Taylor Stores have always had great petite departments. But I'm noticing that more and more stores are catching on.

      My basic rule of thumb is this...
      When I wear something loose on top, then my bottom portion is more fitted and visa versa. I have a long waist-line so I let this work to my advantage. Sometimes I will let the skirts sit below my natural waist if it is a tad too short. If the skirt is long, I can always pull it up a bit because my waist is so long.

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  4. That thrifted skirt is fantastic! And the way you styled it was genius. You look GREAT!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. I thought you would dig the skirt Whitney! I think you've got me hooked on thrifting.

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  5. Love it! I wore camo for 4 years (Courtesy of the House of Uncle Sam) so I tend to stay away from camp now, but I can appreciate it on others. My daughter has a camp jacket that I love.

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    1. Oh wow, I didn't know you served the country. That is wonderful! I get what you're saying though.

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  6. Glenda:

    Most camouflage pieces are masculine-inspired so you scored big with the skirt. I like the pairing of the Moto vest with the skirt, as well. Of course, you had to shop. You were in LA, one of the best shopping capitols on the planet. :)

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, I scored with the skirt. It is growing on me. I used to turn away from camo. Now I'm starting to appreciate it.

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  7. Glenda,
    I love the tiered skirt, just the right thing to make a Camo piece look elegant. Of course you found it and paid so little, there's my girl! I love how you styled in with those gorgeous shoes and leather top. Super glam! The wrap dress does deserve to be celebrated, I am so glad you went!
    I have a feeling this new skirt is going to create alot of great outfits!
    Happy Thursday!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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    1. I think you're right Elle...this skirt is going to create some great outfits. I'm glad I went for it. Normally I would have put it back. This time I said what the heck. It's only $2.50 and it will be fun to style!

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  8. Glenda, Glenda, Glenda! My gracious this camo skirt is so AMAZING! i want it, i need it, i gotta have it. lol

    Thanks pal for linking your post with Fashion item Friday, our awesome blog hop for the inventive, creative and any other 'tive!' Have a fabulous weekend and see ya on IG!!! ♥

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    1. Renae, it was just sitting there all alone and waiting for someone to take it home :) I'm glad you like it. I can't wait to style it completely different.

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  9. This is such a great find and I love how you paired leather and lace up sandals with the camo skirt.
    Well done. I am stopping by via Renae of Simple Sequins and Love, Iris!

    Happy Weekend! Oh, P.S. LA has the best thrift stores!!

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    1. Hi Shon and thank you! I'm glad you like the look. I'll stop by to see you!

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  10. I love this whole look, with feminized biker/camo influences. The shoes are the finishing touch. Seriously love them!!!

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  11. Love the shoes, they give this outfit the feminine touch. I'd get this skirt too and I like how you styled it with a cool vibe. I'd enjoy seeing this show, sounds like a fun day!

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Ann, you would LOVE the show. It was super amazing. I'm glad you like the look!

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  12. Pretty cute in camo! Great styling, and if one must wear camo, it is far and away the best way to wear it ironically! So fun, especially with little jacket and wonderful shoes. And look! You are wearing print!
    Here, I won't wear it because it's got an entirely different gestalt. All is huntin', fishin' (why one wears it fishing is beyond me ... not as if the fish need to think you're part of the bushes) and just shootin' stuff up 'cause we can.
    In spite of the age of technological advances that make the world a smaller and a little more homogeneous place, there still are regional style differences ... some of them political. If there is a political print here, it is camo!

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    1. Yes Jan, I'm wearing a print. I stepped out of my comfort zone on this one.

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  13. You look lovely Glenda. Those killer heels are to die for. xxx

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    1. Thank you Elsie! They are my favorite :)

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