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30 April 2012

I found, didn't try on, and purchased this pretty blue skirt at the Goodwill the other day . . .
It was seemingly perfect and thanks to an elastic waist and an appropriatish length it required no alterations and for two dollars -- the blue was mine.


Then I got home and tried it on ...
bleeeeeeeep!
a skirt disguised as culottes.
how very flattering.

(And before you judge -- please know that I have a pair of calf muscles on back order from a reputable internet company)

I realllllly, really wish I could report what exactly Simon said about the awfuls but I like to keep things expletive-free at the Camp.

Next thing you know I'm going to be in the market for and purchase a seemingly sensible floor-length denim jumper only to come home and find that I had actually purchased wiiiiide leg denim overalls.  Just you wait.


34 comments:

  1. I love a good laugh in the early a.m.'s!

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  2. Just enter and leave a room sideways :)

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  3. That is ridiculously awesome. And why would i judge? I have always wanted to have skinny calves like yours. I can't wear most skinny jeans because i can't pull em over my calves, let alone my thighs.

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  4. I don't know.., It's like naming your child Bertha. If your cool enough, you can pull it off...

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  5. You and I might be calf twins.

    This totally made my day.

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  6. I can always count on you for a laugh! How terribly disappointing, the "skirt" looked so pretty from the side.

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  7. 1. I'd (almost) kill for your calves. A piano could stand on mine. Blech.
    2. I think you can pull off the culottes.
    3. Can you alter them into a skirt? I bet you could.
    4. I like the coral and blue combination.
    5. Where'd you get the shoes. I'm smitten.

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  8. Awwwwwwesome.

    Love those shoes, though.

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  9. Holy. Moly. I just laughed so hard! That was hilarious! And how awful that it didn't turn out to be a cute skirt?!

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  10. hate when things like that happen- so disappointing!

    and totally jealous of your slim calves.

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  11. You HAVE to turn it into a skirt! When I saw the before picture, I thought....she has the best thrifting luck!!! I would love to know what Simon's choice words were...even as a KID he couldn't handle coullottes. One of Mom's friends would wear them in pants version (ask him, he'll remember)---he Couldn't Handle! hahahah. love it.

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  12. Hahahahahahaha....day made. I actually had a similar experience once. I bought and adorable "skirt" from a questionable shop in France. Got back to my room and realized I was now the proud owner of an equally questionable pair of harem pants....never worn again.

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  13. DYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please wear them every day. Stay-at-home-mom bringin' culottes back!!! You will forge the path for women everywhere to avoid chaffing between the thighs daily :)

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  14. bummer! you could turn them into a skirt, no?

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  15. haha.. I actually like them! Pretty sure you could start a trend. Everything comes back eventually :)

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  16. Made my morning. It/they looked so cute from the side, too... Alteration opportunity, yes?

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  17. Gender confused thrifting is a growing epidemic ...

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  18. BlEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeppppppppppp!!!!!!!! The best part.

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  19. *Trombone sliiiiide*
    I purchased a delightful pair of woolen houndstooth walking shorts with a fly zipper that was longer than my arm and turned it into a skirt over the course of at least 7 months. I now have to wait until next December to wear them. I double dog dare you to convert and wear yours in less time.

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  20. Awesome! rock them anyway! hahahaha

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  21. Bahaha! Would you mind lending them to me? We must be shopping in the same section!

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  22. Hahahaha!! Those are so awesome.

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  23. Rats! It was too good to be true I guess. Probably too much of a pain to make into a skirt too.

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  24. Oh snap! It really was such an adorable fake skirt, too....

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  25. I was dying from a cute $2 find
    and then I scrolled down.
    Bahahahahahaha!
    Almost too awesome to even believe.

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  26. Whaaaaaaaaaat. I seriously bought the EXACT same shorts-but-looks-like-a-skirt deal at my local Goodwill last week! I kid you not. The only difference is mine is green and I knew it was shorts but I made it into a skirt. Crazy.

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  27. Rock dem culottes. they are back in style. im serio.

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  28. you're bringing culottes back...yep!

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  29. hahaha! Culottes... oh, the memories. I grew up in a strict no-pants wearing house, so I know all about those babies! I don't care if they're ever stylish or trendy, I don't think I could force myself to wear them again! lol

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  30. I say it's a lovely skirt oops!cillotte.

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  31. Personally, I like that it turned out to be culottes! No seriously, I think they are awesome. NO SERIOUSLY.

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  32. lol... I was clicking around your "sewing" tab and ended up here. So funny that it looked like a skirt at the store BUT at least you were able to turn it into one.

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