Magic Wrap Skirt & White Tee Shirt: A Little Adventure

Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.

I’ve never been one to venture too far out of my comfort zone…

THE STORY

…I know, based on my “I’ll do whatever I want” attitude in regard to my clothing and hair, one might assume I’m the adventurous sort. Well, guess what? I’m not. I’m sure that has something to do with the chaos and uncertainty of my childhood; pretty much all of my quirks can be tied to that in some way.

I do aspire to being adventurous. And by adventurous I don’t mean things like jumping out of airplanes and deep sea diving with sharks with fifty pounds of raw meat strapped to my back. I mean simply trying new things like going to restaurants and shops that I’ve never been to or finding fun things to do within driving distance of home. Simple stuff, you know? No, I’m not agoraphobic; I’m just very much a creature of habit. Habit and routine brings comfort. And safety. Things that the six year old in my brain craves. The thing is though, the adult in my brain is saying, “What the hell is going on? Let’s do something different.”

With that in mind, I’ve started checking out some places in my immediate area. Two of which you’ll read more about in The Outfit portion of this post. And this morning, when I’m done with this post, my daughter and I are going to this cute little cupcake/donut/coffee shop I just noticed while driving through town the other day. Once my foot is more fully healed, she and I are going to go on a little walking tour of both of our local small towns; we live right in between two of them so I’m sure there’s plenty to of things we don’t know about. There is also a really cool event going on next month about an hour away that I am most definitely going to. And come hell or high water, we will be going to see the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker again this Christmas. Baby steps my friends, baby steps.

THE OUTFIT

This skirt…omg, you guys. It came with directions. I’m not kidding; directions with pictures. You can wear it twelve different ways, although I suspect with some playing around the number is even higher. I found it at a local shop that I didn’t even know existed until my favorite student ever (seriously, if you haven’t already, go read about him) told me about it. It’s called The Emerald Tablet and they carry a hodgepodge of holistic products, teas, oils, crystals/gemstones, home decor and yep, clothing; it’s like a bohemian dream.

The cool thing about the magic wrap skirt (yes, that’s what it’s called) is that no two are the same. Each one is made from vintage saris. So even if some how, some way you showed up at a party where everyone was wearing a magic wrap skirt no one would look the same. Each one is unique. And in light of the fact the magic wrap skirt is like the MacGyver of the clothing world, I promise I will do another post highlighting other ways to wrap/tie/wear it.

For the observant folks out there…I’m talking to you Jodie…lol…you may have noticed that while I’m wearing Birks they are not my brown pair which I lamented about Monday because they are the only shoes that I own that fit my still surgery-swollen foot. I could not take even one more day wearing only my brown pair, so I knew I needed another pair. I headed out the other day to another recent discovery, a local (about 20 minutes away) small town family owned shoe store, Vince’s Family Shoes, that carries seemingly every Birkenstock known to man.

Here’s the secret: ask them what they have in the back. Why? Because once they have an idea of your taste and what you’re looking for, they disappear through a door, that in my mind leads to this secret magical world where Birks grow on trees and if you close your eyes and wish, the Birkenstocks of your dreams appear. When they return, in their hands are at least three or four pairs of Birkenstocks that you love. You will want all of the shoes. Seriously though, in the back they have a lot of previous season’s styles and colors that are no longer available (meaning everyone won’t be wearing them) and they are often discounted. The pair I have on today are the same style as my brown pair (the Granada), but in Twilight which is a discontinued color. The moment the box was open and  I saw the gorgeous deep blue on my most favorite style of Birkenstocks it was a done deal my friends.

THE TIP 

Check out small local shops. You never know what hidden gems you might discover.

THE LINK UPS

Check out the weekly link ups I participate in for even more fashion and style ideas…

Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks. Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks. Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks. Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks. Magic wrap skirt, white tee shirt and Birkenstocks.

Skirt: Similar;  Tee: H&M (Similar);  Bralette: American Eagle;  Birkenstocks: Similar

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5 Comments

  1. 06.23.2017 / 9:49 am

    Okay, funny girl!! So I notice your new shoes—just call me stalkerette!!! 🙂
    But what an incredible idea to make this skirt from a sari!!
    I may have to get my mom on that ASAP (because you know she has a sari in her closet–really she does!)
    Have a fabulous weekend…I can’t see what you’ll be up to!
    Jodie
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  2. 06.23.2017 / 10:31 am

    Love love love. Of course, with an Indian name like Sheela, I own several sarees and love them all SO much for the intricacy of the embroidery and beading. I also learned from an ex-boyfriend that different qualities of saree fabric were reserved for specific castes of the Indian community. So the higher up one on the ladder, the better the fabric used (think silk for the “blue bloods”, rough cotton for the peasants). And that as part of a marriage dowry, a bride could easily ask for (and receive) up to hundreds of bales of safee fabric of a specific price range!! I was intrigued, and not a little disturbed as the notion that the caste culture still existed. On a much more pleasant note, I am SO in love with how you wore yours with an SWT. Cool levels shooting through the roof here. And let’s not forget those delicate wrist candy xo

    • 06.23.2017 / 10:32 am

      God, Sheela, check your spelling when you’re typing in haste GRIN

  3. 06.24.2017 / 12:42 pm

    So I guess this means it’ll take quite a few more years before I can convince you to drive up and visit me? ; ) I promise we are friendly in Canada.

    That skirt is sweet. What a fun idea to make it out of saris.

    bisous
    Suzanne

  4. 06.26.2017 / 3:30 pm

    I love the colorful accessories you’ve added to your boho chic summer OOTD. Bright, happy colors have the power to change our mood. Love it, doll. Xo Jonet