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I’ve had this skirt since I was thirteen years old and wear it constantly. I found it at a flea market in a pile of 50s deadstock. I guess there is a point that you should part with your most well-loved clothes…but this skirt has spent 10 of it’s almost 70 years on earth with me. That has to mean something! I’m sure if you are a long time reader of Sea of Shoes…you would recognize this skirt. I’ve used it countless times for so many looks.

With a full skirt like this, a tutu is a must. I wear a lot of 50s full-skirted looks so I own a few different crinolines and tulle tutus of various levels of fullness. It seems a bit ridiculous to own multiple tutus, but skirts like these are nothing without an incredible tutu underneath. I highly recommend the tutu as an investment piece. Sometimes you need that drama!

Wearing a 50s full skirt (similar skirt here) with a tutu underneath, an off-the shoulder ruffle crop top, Stuart Weitzman heels, and Dolce and Gabanna bag.

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I got these jeans from Collection LA when I was at A Current Affair. Orange tabs with a perfect fit! I have been living in these. I wore them yesterday to run some errands and debuted a gorgeous new baby-bag from Strathberry. I love the robin’s egg color. Had to show you guys! Worn with my favorite Dior pumps.

 

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Recently I had a cocktail event to attend and realized my wardrobe was seriously lacking in the classic LBD department. My closet is replete with over-the-top 80’s pouf dresses and 50’s novelty skirts….but everything felt too loud for the occasion in question. I already feel like a fish out of water at black-tie affairs, and I really wanted to be comfortable in my skin for the occasion. I began the quest for the dress that would look perfect not just for that evening, but something that would feel timeless and chic for years to come.

I saw this Tibi dress pop up on Net-a-Porter and decided to go for it. I loved the flowing shape and one shoulder neckline.  I did not realize until the dress arrived that it can be worn so many ways. You can leave it loose, like I did with my sandals for daytime, or you can tie it around your waist for a more dressed up look. You can make it into a halter dress too, actually. I am very, very happy with my purchase. This is a forever dress!

For my daytime look I’m wearing: Tibi dress with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Celine sunglasses, vintage earrings, and Ferragamo bag.

For the evening look I’m wearing: Tibi dress with Dior pumps, Nathalie Trad clutch, and Dior pumps.