These poor flamingos have been cooped up in my closet for months now! I fell in love with this flamingo print the minute I saw it, but was a bit surprised at just how long and pouffy this skirt turned out to be. It looked perfect on the model, but on my short self the hem landed at pretty much my ankles, and not just below the knees as most midis would. I felt kinda silly when I tried it on and the look on my boyfriend’s face when he saw it wasn’t comforting either. To be honest, that’s why it took me so long to wear it. I always envisioned pairing it with cute flats, but that wasn’t even an option in my case. Given the cut and pouff factor I was a bit nervous to wear it just anywhere, and so it waited for that perfect summer night out. I finally let the flamingos loose last week when we went out for Thai. And the skirt no longer looked as scary to me (as it did when it was on the hanger) after I wore it out. I think even my boyfriend was impressed after the fact.
Has this every happened to you? Where something you bought doesn’t look anything like you envisioned, but you found a way to make it work? Would love to hear your stories.