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3 Ways To Wear: The Midi Skirt (for the less-than-tall girl)

Let me just start by saying that before this, I absolutely detested midi skirts and dresses. But only because I thought they made me look fatter and shorter. I came across this lovely midi skirt with a blue baroque print on my Melbourne trip for only $10 so I thought: why not challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone?

Personally, I always thought midi skirts (pencil or skater or circle) were a fairly prim and proper piece and in case you don’t already know, prim and proper isn’t really me. But I tried to find ways that I could wear the skirt that were both flattering for my short frame and that would also suit my personal style.

So before I start, I’d like to share what I figured works best for bodies like mine when it comes to the midi pencil skirt:
1. Heels: Since the midi skirt already swallows up so much of your legs and waist, you’ll want to add as much length to your lower half as possible. Heels are the instant cure to short legs and also create the illusion of slimmer legs.
2: Crop tops: Okay, so I’m not talking crazy short or revealing crop tops but more of tops or shirts that stop right before your belly button (or at your belly button). Too much fabric on top will further swallow up your frame and just mess up your lines. The same effect can be created with tucking in longer shirts.

#1: For the party girl with class.

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This black crop top (selling) is so embellished already, I didn’t really need accessories so I just slipped on a simple skull ring and silver-toned bangle. I love the vibe the hat adds to every outfit (basically, I feel like rocking a British accent every time) and the chunky heels help add height and a little finesse. I would totally wear this look out to parties or dinners.

hat – topshop, bag – versace k/o from styledasher

#2: For those who don’t do dressy.

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Alright, let’s be honest. This skirt is not an easy piece to dress down. Even by itself, it’s a rather formal piece. I remember my friend telling me once (regarding prom) that she was the “queen of underdressed”. So here is my take on the “casual” way to wear this skirt.

I paired it with an oversized graphic cropped shirt and my favourite black flatforms instead of heels this time. To add a pop of colour, I chose this neon pink bag (selling) that also helped make the outfit more fun and casual instead of dressy. Then I piled on some beaded bracelets and a matching necklace.

shirt – h&m, bag – aeropostale

#3: For the ‘lace and leather’ lovers.

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Pairing lace with leather is one of my favourite ways to blend sweet with sexy. I chose a white lace corset to wear underneath the skirt, then threw on my leather jacket over the whole thing. I used the same thin heels from the 3 Ways: The Knitted Sweater post to add more elegance and vintage class to the look. Matched my knuckle ring to my studded phone case which was also adding a nice rebellious streak to my outfit.

jacket – zara, heels – zara, necklace – diva

Please know that I’m selling the embellished crop shirt from the first outfit and the neon pink bag from the second outfit too! Do check the “shop” page for more details!

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christmas cleaning

Since I came back with more than 30 kilos of shopping from Australia, I realized that I have nowhere to put it. So I figured I should at least try to donate some of my clothes this holiday to the salvation army… But I have found some really nice pieces that I have that was hardly if not, never, worn and it would be such a waste to give them away.

Most of these clothes are from brands like Bershka and F21 etc. so I’ll be pricing them accordingly to their original prices and how many times I wore them. I am only selling those in mint condition :)

If you are interested in any of the items, please contact me at thefashiondisciple@hotmail.com (only if you are really intending on buying though!) and I can send you more pictures and details. Payment methods can also be discussed there.

So, let’s get started!

Bottoms

IMG_0728Bershka Floral Shorts, UK6, $25
A beautiful piece that looks great with delicate simple tops. The floral print has very pastel-ly colors but has a dark and grunge-y feel to it when worn. 

IMG_0733H&M Highwaisted Shorts, UK 8, $25
Only ever wore this once but it’s a really pretty piece with gorgeous crochet details at the pockets. Will warn you though that these shorts are quiteeee cheeky (if you know what I mean).

IMG_0735Tribal Print Skirt, S, $10 (sold)
A very lively print that is soooo fun to wear during Summer. Looks great when contrasted with more elegant fabrics like white lace or crochet.

IMG_0734Stradivarius Gold Velvet Skirt, S, $30
Never worn this piece before but the fabric itself is simply gorgeous. It’s a great twist to the usual bandage skirt with a material that’s perfect for the holiday season. I would personal wear it with black chiffon tops or any other lighter fabrics to contrast with the heavier velvet.

IMG_0732Dipdye Highwaisted, UK 8, $25
I had these custom made for me originally from a pair of uniqlo jeans so the material is really good, no need to worry about tearing etc. Studded pocket details and frayed ends that look cool folded up as well.

IMG_0730H&M Silver Shorts, UK 6, $20
Statement piece that can be dressed up or down with the right pieces. The silver colour is really great and doesn’t run in the wash. 

IMG_0729Tie-dye Highwaisted Shorts, UK 8, $25
Gorgeous coral tie-dye colours and vintage looking buttons. Looks great paired with casual, simple tops and sandals or chuck taylors. 

IMG_0738Bershka Floral Leggings, M, $15
Gorgeous pastel colours and light comfy fabric. Looks best paired with neutral, flowy tops for Summer.

Topshop Disco Leggings, UK 6, $25
Bright neon colors on a dark background. Great for parties, good (disco pant) material.

IMG_0727Topshop Sequined Skirt, UK 6, $30
Beautiful beautiful piece that looks amazing with just about anything. Great for holiday occasions and parties.

Tops/Bralets

IMG_0789Forever 21 Fringe Shirt, M, $12
Love the painted feathered skull on the front, looks very hippie-ish. Looks great with destroyed denim and stappy sandals. Great casual festival piece.

IMG_0787New Look Leopard Tank, UK 10, $15
Best worn with a bralet underneath with a pair of cut-offs. Light, breathable fabric that’s great for Singapore weather!

IMG_0784Black Chiffon Crop Shirt, OS, $20 (sold)
Pretty sheer piece that looks extremely chic with anything highwaisted.

IMG_0783Long-sleeved shirt with sheer leopard chiffon on the shoulders and upper back, OS, $12
Bershka B&W owl oversized t-shirt, S, $15
Forever 21 aztec crop top with black lace panel on the back, S, $12
Aztec print t-shirt, OS, $12

IMG_0779Aeropostale tanks, S, $8 each (blue sold)
Vibrant colours the look awesome layered under neutral colours. Flower embroidery details.

IMG_0778Digital Age Bralet, OS, $18
Interesting caged back (elastic) and sateen fabric. Looks uber chic with skater skirts.

IMG_0776Bershka Crochet Corset, M, $28 (sold)
Only wore this once while I was in Barcelona but it’s a pretty top that instantly adds femininity to an outfit. Looks perfect with florals and pastels.

IMG_0775Cotton On Lace Crop, S, $10
Sexy yet feminine and casual. Looks great with tighter bottoms.

IMG_0774Topshop Belief Bralet, UK 8, $18
Awesome tie-dye print that can grunge up a look instantly. Kind of reminds me of black ink dropped in water.

IMG_0772Sweetheart Caged Bralet, OS, $20
Looks very ballerina-esque with a matching circle or skater skirt. Extremely comfortable material, beautifully elegant piece.

IMG_0769 Miss Selfridge Crochet Crop, UK 10, $20 (sold)
Lace and Crochet Crop, OS, $10 (sold)

IMG_0763Aztec (sort of) Bustier, OS, $15
Looks really funky and grunge especially when paired with highwaisted shorts.

Dresses

IMG_0761Pull&Bear Floral Bodycon Dress, S, $28
This print is soooo gorgeous in real life. The bright florals on the white background just really pop. The hem just about touches the knees and the cut is flattering and elegantly sexy. Looks pretty layered under a more structured, masculine piece in darker colours (eg: army green).

IMG_0760Daisy Playsuit, OS, $30
Tie back chambray playsuit with adorable daisy prints. The design is extremely retro and unique. Haven’t found anything else like this.

IMG_0759Zara Lace Dress, S, $40
Gorgeous dark grey lace skater dress off the Trafaluc collection of Zara. Never worn this out so it’s still in perfect condition.

IMG_0757Lace Skater Dress in Oxblood, OS, $22
Lovely colour for the holiday season and a very comfortable flowy fit. The hem is very slightly asymmetrical with the lace overlay longer in the back.
IMG_0754Lace Skater Dress in Navy, OS, $22
Elegant and pretty dress that looks great casual or dressed up.

IMG_0750Silver Sequined Dress, OS, $12
Padded bustier and sequined bodice, flowy black chiffon skirt.

IMG_0748Outfitters Aztec Dress, UK 6, $32 (sold)
Lively and fun print on a causal fabric. Perfect for beach and Summer parties.

IMG_0746Bershka Asymmetrical Dress, S, $40
Gorgeous cut that reminds me of a Greek Goddess. Looks so so amazing with stripy gold sandals and a headband. Beautiful colour too that’s perfect for festive occasions.

IMG_0726Topshop Crochet Dress, UK 8, $32
Cheeky crochet midriff adds a little fun to the elegant dress. It has a button down back and built in pockets. 

Thank you for reading, and happy holidays!