Floral Pleats and Mint (plus altering a size 16 skirt)

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Top: J.Crew – size XXS (similar here and here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor factory {tailored, style #333769} – (similar herehere and here)
Shoes: Halogen – size 4.5 (similar here and here)
Purse: J.Crew (cute here and here)
Necklace: c/o Ily Couture (buy here)
Bracelet: c/o Stella & Dot (buy here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Watch: Kate Spade (in blackgoldsilver and rose gold)
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Happy Tuesday! I fell in love with the print and pleats of this skirt when I was shopping in the Midwest. There was only one problem…it was a size 16 regular! Yeah I know…crazy! It was on final sale for 9.88 plus my sister had extra 30% off coupon. I figured for $7, I could risk trying to take in the skirt. “I” meaning my mom. lol I showed it to my her and she said it could be done but it wouldn’t be as easy as I thought. Well here are the results! Amazing right? 
Floral Pleats and Mint
Since the zipper wasn’t in the middle, my mom only tailored one side of the skirt (non-zipper side). She had to remove the waistband and reattach it. It’s fully lined so it took twice as long. I wouldn’t recommend or advise trying to alter something that is more than a couple sizes too big. This was one of those fluke type things that luckily turned out. I know this skirt be well loved and worth my Mom’s hard work.

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I’m really lucky that the length is perfect otherwise it would have been much more difficult to alter. I’m so happy with the results and my mom is a genius!
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Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day! 🙂
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  1. Stunning! The mint top just looks beautifully perfect and a get simple pairing for that skirt! That’s an awesome skill to have! Being able to custom pieces! Yay to the amazing sewing!

  2. Love this gorgeous outfit and seriously, huge props to your mom for turning this skirt around into this lovely piece!

  3. How does the heel on these compare to the heel on the Kate Spade lilia houndstooth pumps? I have these Halogen pumps and want to get the Kate Spade pumps but I keep reading that the heel on the Kate Spade ones is high.

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