I apologize in advance that this is going to be such a short on pictures post, but we were in a hurry getting everyone ready and I quickly took a couple pictures before I even had my makeup and hair done.
|Vintage brooch I wore. I thought it kind of went with the design in the skirt.|
My love for circle skirts I have expressed in previous outfit posts, but this skirt is extra special. First of all it's a quilted circle skirt, and I don't think there's much else in the world to compare with the luxuriant warmth and glamour one feels while wearing a quilted circle skirt. It has to be one of the best winter wardrobe items for every vintage wardrobe. I purchased mine on eBay several months ago for about thirty dollars, which is a crazy steal. I couldn't wait for it to get cold enough to wear it!
|Pattern design on the skirt. It's black and gold with a little metallic sheen to it.|
There was only one issue with the skirt when I got it in the mail. It was in near perfect condition, even the belt, but it was about four inches too small! I did know that when I bought it, but it was such a good deal, and I knew there were some reasons why my waist was bigger than I wanted it to be.
My biggest problem was that I wasn't diagnosed with diastasis recti until I had a hernia, and had been doing lots of ab exercises because I didn't seem to be getting any smaller in my waist no matter what I did or how much weight I lost. When I went in to a doctor, I was told I had a gap between my muscles of four to five fingers width. That means you could put the width of a whole hand flattened between my muscles. (I'm sorry to be so gross.)
I wanted to avoid surgery if possible at all costs. First of all, there was no guarantee that either surgery for either problem could permanently fix anything. Secondly, both surgeries could be undone should we ever have more children. Thirdly, who wants to have surgery?!? So, physical therapy, and knowing what exercises not to do anymore, and now four almost three months later my gap is down to 2 1/2 finger widths and my waist is almost four inches smaller! And now this amazing skirt fits!
Shirt: black turtleneck given to me by my mother-in-law for Christmas four years ago
Skirt: vintage quilted circle skirt purchased off eBay
Black tights purchased who knows where a few years ago.
I wore gold tone shoes with it, but forgot to take a picture of them.
Do you ever buy vintage that's not quite your size?