Great Scot! A Vintage Skirt!

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Who: Molly Sullivan of Chimerically Yours

What: Vintage 1960’s Miss Lewis Skirt

Armstrong’s Vintage Clothes Emporium in Edinburgh, Scotland

How Much:

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.

Attention Blog Readers! We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us ( a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!

About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

6 Responses to Great Scot! A Vintage Skirt!

  1. Sophie 07/27/2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Cute skirt! And that response from your Mom, haha! Just wonderful 😀

  2. Eleanor 07/28/2010 at 3:48 am #

    What a beautiful skirt! I love the colour!


  3. mila 07/28/2010 at 4:13 am #

    Oooh love that skirt!

  4. Braiden (ModCloth) 07/28/2010 at 8:47 am #

    Many months ago, Molly sent this picture to our customer care e-mail address. We usually print and hang all customer pics we receive, so it’s been on our wall, behind my head for a while. Glad to see you made it to the blog!

  5. Molly 07/28/2010 at 11:19 am #

    I’m glad it made it too! I was waiting eagerly. Thanks ModCloth 😀

  6. Suzanne 07/28/2010 at 1:02 pm #

    so true about the discounts! i always get nervous asking for a price cut, but it’s worth it! great skirt, and great styling!

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