orange crush

Top: Country Road | Skirt: thrifted
I bought this skirt with the intention of shortening it (inspired somewhat by these Lover shorts). However, I’m now thinking of keeping it as is. There’s nothing worse than hacking away at something and then later realising you should have kept it in its original condition.


  1. Cucu September 23, 2010

    Great look!


  2. jess September 23, 2010

    amen! I bought a top from an op shop the other day and hacked it up and hated it after. A little bittersweet – it only cost me $2 but I can't go back and buy another. This skirt is lovely x

  3. Vicky September 23, 2010

    I hack at things a lot, end up taking too much off, and then completely ruin whatever it was. I think this would look nice either way though. At least keeping it this length, you don't risk anything x

  4. SMASH September 23, 2010

    Keep it! The color is beautiful 🙂


  5. Sundari September 23, 2010

    It looks very unique. Unconventional now days to have a long skirt especially this shape.

  6. Hannah September 23, 2010

    I like it this length. I think it's nice to see a skirts that aren't not either knee or mini length. It's a little more mature… in a good way. Like, a stylish way.
    I forgot about school holiday at the shops today… way too much skin :/

  7. Lulu September 23, 2010

    i really like it like this. it looks absolutely gorgeous and so unique! especially with that top =]

  8. FASHION PROJECT September 23, 2010

    love the colour of this skirt, perfect for autumn !
    great find.

  9. Sobinique September 23, 2010

    I always hack away too much.. I think you should keep it like this, it looks great!

  10. Victoria India September 23, 2010

    Looking great! xo

  11. soph (owl vs. dove) September 23, 2010

    @jess: that's exactly the problem. Cheap as chips, but you only get one chance to make it right!

    @vicky: happens to me way too many times. If anything, I think I'll get a tonne of wear out of it like this and then maybe down the track I can always shorten it if I get bored.

    @Sundari: Other than the colour, the shape is exactly what got me. I feel kind of Mad Men-ish when wearing it haha

    @Hannah: True. I'm also loving longer skirts atm. Kids these days should take note haha.

  12. Thrive on Novelty September 23, 2010

    Love your outfit! that skirt is stunning xx

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  13. Nav September 23, 2010

    you look ace!


  14. annamargrete September 23, 2010

    love the skirt long!

  15. LUU H. September 23, 2010

    hmm, i like this length too,but maybe you should find a way to "shorten" but its still in the orginal length. if you know what i mean..

  16. Christina September 23, 2010

    That skirt is actually brilliant. I say keep it that length, it's a great length and it suits you!

  17. June Paski September 23, 2010

    I loveee ur skirt, the colors looks very delicious!

  18. chow (heart+bleecker) September 23, 2010

    absolutely amazing colour. i love orange, people seem to be so afraid of it, but i think it's rather easy to pull off! and you do so well xx

  19. rosanguyen September 23, 2010

    Hey Soph. I wouldn't reccomend yesstyle. Really bad! I ordered $250 worth of items but… $100 worth got cancelled!

  20. menina raposa September 23, 2010

    LOVE the skirt! such cool look… love it! 😉

  21. Mumbles September 23, 2010

    The skirt is great
    Ahahah I know what you mean
    maybe you can keep it like that for a while and then make it shorter


  22. Fashion-Resort! September 23, 2010

    I love the skirt!! im n love with that one..<3

  23. Becca Jane September 23, 2010

    Have to say, I kind of like it that length! And I LOVE the colour

  24. Anna Katrina September 23, 2010

    im so glad you didnt shorten it its adorable the way it is length and color!

    stop by sometime<3

  25. Emma September 23, 2010

    It is a lovely skirt, and what a lovely colour; great find! x

  26. Tilly September 23, 2010

    Aww it's lovely indeedy! Don't cut it! I'm insanely jealous you can pull off that lenght skirt and still look lovely!! I'd most definetly look like a granny! xxx

  27. filthy g September 23, 2010

    i agree, give it a run at this length and once it bores you, alter it! 🙂

  28. Barbara September 23, 2010

    oh beautiful 🙂

  29. Becky Jean September 24, 2010

    Definately keep it as is!!! I know this length is coming back in… and the colour is great. Dont touch it!!! xo

  30. Dylana Suarez September 24, 2010

    That skirt is just so wonderful!

  31. Black Adder Fashion September 24, 2010

    Fantastic Skirt!
    I am loving you blog… Will be sure to follow

    xx Black Adder Fashion

  32. muchlove September 24, 2010

    You pull off that look so well!
    I also have a skirt that I kept meaning to crop, but lately I've been wondering if I'd regret it later … hmmm.

  33. notjustmedical September 24, 2010

    I love it so much as it is. Don't you dare shorten it!


  34. Karoline Kalvø September 24, 2010

    Love your blog. Amazing style. Stunning.

    Karoline @ SECONDHAND NEWS

  35. Harriet September 24, 2010

    I actually really like the current length. If it were me i probably wouldn't be able to get away with it as I am *too* short but from the photo I really like the length on you. Besides, calf length is very in this season!

  36. Stefani September 24, 2010

    Love the color of the skirt!

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    How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

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    Thanks and love,

  38. I am Vintage Lover September 25, 2010

    I agree! Plus there are so many short skirts out there that its actually hard finding a really nice pencil skirt – especially vintage. If you love vintage I'd be glad if you found the time to visit my blog – if you like it (and I hope you will), feel free to comment and follow of course. Much Love, VLxo.

  39. Dalena Vintage September 29, 2010

    Keept it! Love the fit, length and color.

  40. Jen O October 1, 2010

    Love the fit & color too–seems like hems are dropping, so you must be ahead of the pack.
    ps, great blog, so jealous about the Valentino show…

  41. Joannah February 7, 2011

    Let me tell you now. Your hair is gorgeous!


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