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    is a virtual space where Liyana Aris documents her evolving modest personal style, which is based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest and doing it all on a budget; about 93% of her closet are filled with affordable things. (PS: The remaining 7% has a lot to do with her secret addiction to Adidas shoes and her occasional splurges on discounted high-end bags and clutches, shhh.) [+]
    7.10.14 .

    Striped Maxi Skirt


    People usually associate vertical stripes in fashion with Beetlejuice, the guy that you love to hate but love anyway (note: If it's Robin Thicke at the VMA's you think of when you see them stripes, just.....no).

    But as I looked at myself in the mirror wearing this striped maxi skirt, I didn't think of the devilishly annoying ghost but I felt more of a connection with Obelixof Asterix and Obelix.

    I really liked the 'idea' of this skirt when I first bought it; after all, the vertical stripes trend made such a big entrance into the style arena last year. But, a trend that reminds you of either a ghost or a comedic cartoon character? Hmmm. (Hence, my bad take on Shakepeare's Hamlet's line.)

    All reminders aside, seriously, a billowy, high-waisted, A-line, vertically-striped maxi skirt is one of the hardest things to wear and to match, as I discovered with this one.

    Black t-shirt: Pull & Bear | Sleeveless denim jacket: Twins de Castle | Skirt: Girlies Barn

    It was in my closet for ages and ages; I kept trying it on with different tops but I didn't really like most of the pairings. Finally, matching the skirt with a plain black long-sleeved tee and my sleeveless denim jacket seemed to look the most OK.

    At the end of this exact day, I handed the skirt to my sister, who already loves the skirt more than I ever did.
    Nope. No regret.

    People usually associate vertical stripes in fashion with Beetlejuice, the guy that you love to hate but love anyway (note: If it's Robin Thicke at the VMA's you think of when you see them stripes, just.....no).

    But as I looked at myself in the mirror wearing this striped maxi skirt, I didn't think of the devilishly annoying ghost but I felt more of a connection with Obelixof Asterix and Obelix.

    I really liked the 'idea' of this skirt when I first bought it; after all, the vertical stripes trend made such a big entrance into the style arena last year. But, a trend that reminds you of either a ghost or a comedic cartoon character? Hmmm. (Hence, my bad take on Shakepeare's Hamlet's line.)

    All reminders aside, seriously, a billowy, high-waisted, A-line, vertically-striped maxi skirt is one of the hardest things to wear and to match, as I discovered with this one.

    Black t-shirt: Pull & Bear | Sleeveless denim jacket: Twins de Castle | Skirt: Girlies Barn

    It was in my closet for ages and ages; I kept trying it on with different tops but I didn't really like most of the pairings. Finally, matching the skirt with a plain black long-sleeved tee and my sleeveless denim jacket seemed to look the most OK.

    At the end of this exact day, I handed the skirt to my sister, who already loves the skirt more than I ever did.
    Nope. No regret.

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