Dressed for: Ruffles

Already Pretty outfit featuring raspberry tank top, pink ruffled Anthropologie skirt, slouchy suede engineer boots, stretch bracelets, skull earrings

Tank top, Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Ruffle skirt, Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Earrings, Infrared Studio
Bracelets, thrifted and gifted – similar look
Boots, LOFT via Yoox (no longer available) – similar styles

Oh, pink ruffly skirt. You are pretty, but you are ever so troublesome. I swear people, when I wear this thing I spend half the day tugging and rearranging and trying to get various bits of it to sit flat. It looks great so long as I remain standing all day long. But I do that very rarely. I know many of you love this skirt, so perhaps someday I’ll put it on the chopping block for a giveaway! Perhaps one of you has more patience for the tugging. Or a clever ruffle-related solution. (Staples? Hem tape? Gorilla Glue?)

All that said, I’m so glad you all suggested trying it with maroons and purples. I’ll never go back to that rose-colored matchy tank that makes me look like Zombie Sal …

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22 Responses to “Dressed for: Ruffles”

  1. Kenzie

    I would snap up that skirt in an instant. When I saw the outfit my first thought was “how could I sew my own version of this?”.

    It’s probably beyond my skill level at the moment. But hey, a girl can dream.

  2. Megan Mae

    Aaah, the cutest! I think the skirt is so fabulous and romantic. I hope you figure something out, it’d be sad to pass up such a cute piece, but I understand sometimes clothes can just not work. All that said, I think it would be adorable with mint, teal, blues, browns, etc.

  3. Anne

    I have a gorgeous Betsey Johnson dress that I can only wear standing. I have probably lost 10 lbs since I bought the damn thing and its still too tight……in the boobs where I am not the least well-endowed. If it’s PMS time the dress is an absolute no-go. It is my Cocktail-party- with- lousy -food dress. I’ve tried to part with it but I just can’t.

  4. Heather

    I like it with the maroon, I’m a big fan of pink and burgundy together. And I tend to like dark tops with light colored bottoms, I’m just contrary that way 🙂

  5. sara

    why not put a few stitches on the bottom of each layer so they are attached to each other. This would reduce the movement/flying around, but would be time consuming to match the colors.

  6. Sheila

    I love every time you wear that skirt – it looks great with the maroon! I also really like the contrast with the rougher-edged boots.

  7. Ashe @ Ash in Fashion

    Is it the ruffles that you find yourself tugging? What if you got double-sided fusible interfacing? Then you’d put a thin layer between ruffle layers, iron and they’d “stick” together? Or you could try tacking (with thread and a needle) in very small areas around the skirt the parts that flip up and that you spend tugging down?

  8. sarah

    oh, how I LOVE you in boysenberry and pink – and the contrast of sweet skirt and rugged boots!

  9. Laurel

    I LOVE the color scheme! I would have never thought to put pink and maroon/burgundy together.

  10. Lynn

    You look great. I love that skirt — even if it is fussy and requires babysitting. 🙂 Love the boots too!