12.15.2010

RFF: Long Skirt, Short Jacket



I'm kind of happy about the long skirt trend. Longer skirts can be so much more comfortable than shorter skirts.  What do you think? Will you wear them?

Plaid Top: Target
Belt: Thrifted, $2
Skirt: HMD
Shoes: Ross, $11. 
Leather Jacket: Thrifted, $8 

I have a save money tip! The shoes I'm wearing were originally marked like 30 bucks or something. They were on clearance, and I also noticed a tiny little scuff on the side. (very fixable) I asked the nice little Ross lady if I could get them discounted due to the scuff. It really was pretty tiny, but she gave me 15% off! A lot of times the additional discount means no returns, but at $11 bucks who needs a return policy? 

Look for small blemishes that are easy to fix. I feel that if you're purchasing clothing or shoes brand new, they should be in mint condition. If they're not, ask for a discount and fix it yourself!

I've done this thrifting too. I recently bought a skirt marked at $8 for $5 because it had a small tear in the back where the slit was. Once again, easy fix!

32 comments:

Rae said...

You look adorable.

I won't be rocking the long skirt trend, because I'm short and curvy and in a long skirt I look shorter and duggar-esque.

Bridget said...

looove long skirts- and this outfit!

Heidi Jo said...

you look lovely. target had a leather wanna be coat EXACTLY like that on the clearance earlier this year. super cute.

i have to stop visiting here. because i am in deep hate with my hair, and seeing yours makes it worse.

Kate said...

I'm tall, but still can't pull off the long skirt look. It's adorable on you, but I have a little waste and bigger hips, so long skirts make me look wider than I really am. I'm loving the plaid shirt!

ElisabethCS said...

Cute outfit! You have such a gorgeous backdrop for pix...and as always, gorgeous mama!

à la Modest said...

I think long skirts make legs look longer. I do enjoy maxi skirts. It's great for the colder seasons too when you can slip on the thickest leggings and they will be concealed! I wonder why I don't have much of them!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I am loving that short jacket. Too cute!

Jessica said...

I agree with the long skirts!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your green shirt! You look so nice!

Amy said...

You are so cute, seriously! And I LOVE your new blog design, adorable!

Rebecca said...

I love the maxi skirt trend! I've just yet to find a skirt I like. And that jacket is a killer find! Gorgeous!
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Anonymous said...

15% from $30 is not $11. Just sayin'...

Sarah loves it all said...

Anonymous, I know. The shoes were already on clearance, and then she took an additional 15% off of that. I can't remember what they were marked as clearance, I just remember the end result was $11.

Kayleigh said...

I need to come thrift shopping with you! I love that jacket and the flannel!

Sydney said...

Ha that's right Sarah, show anonymous who's boss. Love the outfit. You are just too cute.

kristine said...

You look great! Again, I love your cute short hair. I wish I could pull off long skirts like you! I tried once and failed miserably.

Kristine. Or Polly.

kris said...

Love your thrifted jacket. Awesome purchase. You look beautiful.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Great outfit!

Amy N. said...

I feel at my height (or lack thereof) long skirts just make me look frumpy but I guess you proved me wrong. Super cute.

Justine said...

Great skirt. I am not sure if I can wear long skirts. I trip so often even in flats.

Great tip for the shopping :)

Just Better Together

Lise Marie said...

I love the long length trend. It is wonderfu and keeps the legs warm. You look great today!

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LindsFM said...

I've really been considering buying a long skirt and I think you just confirmed that I need one. I just discovered your blog today and I love it!

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Elaine said...

You WORK that long skirt!! I haven't worn a long skirt since my choir dress in high school. YOu make me want to buy some now!

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Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from wiww. firstly you've got the most scenic background, hands down. But as for the fashion, love that the long black skirt is so versatile.

Elyse said...

You make me want to rock this idea!
This is so adorable.

and I want your shoes lol

Ana Paula from Get Craftin {crafts and a little fashion} said...

I love the long skirt look on you, on me idk if it'd work so great. I think i might be too curvy, but I still have to try it. And yes those red tights are so fun, it always plays up an outfit perfectly huh! :)

LyddieGal said...

I think your jacket is gorgeous! It really polishes off the look!!

I'm always hoping to get discounts for little marks - the most i've ever gotten is 10% though!

Chic on the Cheap

Kirsten said...

You look too cute, and the background is gorg....I want to visit there!!!

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

brittney said...

wear long skirts? i WILL! and DO! but i don't have any evidence of that yet on my blog, because it's just a wee babe. not even 2 weeks old yet...
what a great wintery outfit you wore here. so lovely.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Love your outfit! And I have yet to wear the long skirt trend, but I really want to try!

New to your blog but loving it!!

ag. said...

You're gorgeous! You wear your hair so well (...is that weird to say!?) I love it!

Katie said...

Love frugal tips! :)

I am so happy long skirts are in right now. I've owned a black jersey knit one for a while now and cannot waittttt to break it out as Monday is my last day of the 30x30! It's one of my favorite things to wear - so soft and so comfortable!

You look adorable. LOVE the plaid!

Savannah said...

I've just recently been looking to try long skirts, I think the fitted top, belt, and shoes makes the long skirt a total DO!