Who: Molly Sullivan of Chimerically Yours
What: Vintage 1960′s Miss Lewis Skirt
Where: Armstrong’s Vintage Clothes Emporium in Edinburgh, Scotland
How Much: £9
When I Use It: I find this skirt particularly inspiring whenever I take a café writing day. The sleek fit of the pencil skirt style, and warm material offer a sense of confidence and comfort, while the ’60s feel of it brings me as close to time travel as one can possibly get. There is much to be said for a piece that begs the question “Did my mother wear something like this once?” The answer: “I sure did, honey. But it was probably a lot shorter.” Thanks, Mom.
Shopping Tips: When I tried this skirt on I noticed a button was missing, which is to be expected when engaging in the rigorous quest that is vintage shopping. While it may seem a bit rude, it’s a smart idea to point faults such as this out to the sales clerk. It was very easy for me to fix the problem myself by moving a few buttons around, but you might snag a hefty discount that is well worth the inevitable blush from having to ask for it. Besides, mending only makes the item more personal and, if nothing else, gives you a good story to tell your fellow fashionista friends.
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