BEFORE I PROCEED TO TAKE out my winter artillery aka warm jackets and cozy knits, I still have one more late summer outfit to share with you that I recently wore on one of those days when the weather was still going back and forth 30 and 40°C. Of course, I am all wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of hot tea while writing this, but let’s suspend current reality for a second while I tell you the story behind this yellow skirt.
For those of you who have been with me for a while, you know that I have creative outbursts that don’t respect time of day. I am known to get up at 1AM because an idea will keep on drumming on my head like a woodpecker, and won’t stop until I grab a sketchpad to jot it down. This time, I drew a short paneled skirt, and the next day I made it. It was too plain in my opinion so I folded it and left it in a wardrobe corner to sit out for two years for not being special enough.
Fast forward to the recent present. I was cleaning out my wardrobe and trying on things when my brother knocked on the door and asked what I was doing.
“The skirt is nice,” he said, “especially the color.” Hmm… Okay I’ll wear it. And I did. Next thing I know, people on the street, colleagues and friends start asking me about it. I start getting compliments. People start asking me if I am willing to make them one. “Sure,” I say, bewildered.
It’s a simple paneled skirt. Yet, so many people liked it.
Moral of the story? I guess, there is no such thing as not being special enough.
Bag: Mona //
Shirt: H&M //
Skirt: My design //
Sandals: Mango //