Realizing that I had worn my khaki green pencil skirt A TON so far this summer, I decided to make a circle skirt in almost the same color fabric! I have so many "safari" shirts and blouses now that my closet was begging for another skirt to wear with all of them (*cough* begging you guys, begging *cough*). I actually bought the fabric for this skirt with some birthday money, so it's a birthday present in some ways. I am super happy with it! I love how the thickness and body of the twill help the skirt stick out and look full even without a petticoat.
In full safari inspired fashion, I paired the skirt with a classic khaki safari shirt from Banana Republic. The best thing about working at BR is when the things I want go on super sale- I get first dibs on them! I couldn't let this shirt go, it was too classic! I picked up the belt at work a little while ago too when it also went on super sale. I don't actually buy much from Banana Republic anymore, the new head designer is much more modern/hip than I care for. Every once and a while something classic will slip in with the sort-off new collection. I just finally gave in and bought a little silk blouse yesterday that is perfectly 50's looking, I'm sure I'll have photos of it soon!
I also wore my straw pith helmet and lace-up front boots from Amazon. I am still so happy with these boots, they were so inexpensive! I made the scarab brooch from a glass cabochon I found on etsy. I am always on the look out for Egyptian themed jewelry but sometimes it is easier to cobble something together from parts than find something finished in my price range. It's funny because in reality I am quite terrified of large bugs/insects/beetles ets. (or small bugs/insects/beetles etc....) I only like bugs or spiders if they are in jewelry form, in that case I tend to really like them!
|Shirt: Banana Republic|
Skirt: Made by me
Belt: Banana Republic
Hat: Amazon (here)
Boots: Amazon (here)
Pin and Earrings: Made by me