Dressed for: Nowtro

Already Pretty outfit featuring polka dot shirt, Kate Spade windowpane print full skirt, black pumps, black bib necklace, black bangle

Shirt – thrifted – similar
Skirt – Kate Spade via eBay
Pumps – Etienne Aigner via Ideeli – similar
Necklace – Target (no longer available) – similar
Bangle – Electric Fetus – similar
Earrings – Target (no longer available) – similar

So, you all loved “A Mighty Wind,” right? I’ve probably watched it a dozen times and it still makes me giggle. And I’ve stolen the term nowtro from it and forced it into regular use, despite the bewildered looks it earns me. And this outfit is extremely nowtro: Retro silhouette and styling, but a very modern print mix. I can just imagine my grandma’s reaction if I told her I was wearing polka dots and windowpane print together.

Since I failed to do so last time I wore this skirt, allow me to demonstrate the kangaroo pockets:


Never would’ve expected THOSE pockets in this skirt, wouldja? I know I didn’t.

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7 Responses to “Dressed for: Nowtro”

  1. Mia

    I recently got a thrift-store skirt that has pockets at the front like that! What an odd design feature it is. Then again, I haven’t worn the skirt yet, so maybe kangaroo pockets are an improvement over side pockets?

    Christopher Guest is my comedy hero. Best in Show is 100% my jam, but I catch myself singing the Sure Flo jingle (if you can call it that) more often than is probably appropriate…

  2. Ruth

    This looks great. Just thought I would issue a word of warning though re mixing black and white prints. I bought a black and white patterned shirt in a charity shop (I think what you mean when you say ‘thrifted’) that I thought would look great with a black white and grey skirt. But disastrous. Why? Because the whites were very different and the blacks as well. It may not sound as if it matters, but believe me it does.

  3. Versatile Style by Tracey

    I love this skirt and would so love something similar after seeing and article in Glamour’s August issue that af a similar one representing the upcoming 40’s trend for Fall!

  4. bubu

    J’adore adore adore that skirt! And love how you have it styled here.