I mean, check out this wingspan!
The floral print was attractive, but I'm not gonna lie...this skirt totally reminded me of the outfits that the waitresses wore at El Torito when I was a kid. Perhaps that's why six-year-old Marisa was obsessed with going there for birthdays.
Wearing this skirt is a total workout, so it's time to make it a little lighter!
I decided that all the eyelet lace at the bottom of the skirt was going to go! I grabbed a seam ripper and started the journey to the center of the Earth.
Yep, as simple as this was, it took a VERY long time. Jules Verne could have written the sequel in the amount of time it took to get all the way around this seam.
I was left with enough material to make a bed skirt!
I took a lint roller to grab all the bits of thread that were still in the seam, because it was quicker than cleaning up by hand!
That's it!! I decided to keep the rest of the skirt intact and paired it with a turquoise tank and some heels.
What a huge difference in just one, albeit long, step!!
It's really like night and day, and this new skirt definitely wouldn't be El Torito appropriate anymore. Well, it's been SO long since I've been to one, so who knows...perhaps the wardrobe has changed since the early 80s!
This might be part of my Labor Day wardrobe...easy, breezy, and something that works with heels or flip flops!
Throwing it in the suitcase now!! It would have put my suitcase over the weight limit at the airport in the before stage :)