I thought to call this look "bus driver chic", because it's very uniform-ish. Then Steve said I reminded him of Alice from the early episodes of The Brady Bunch. I'm ok with that too.
Not sure where I got this skirt. It's one of those that seemed like such a smart purchase...a basic, navy skirt. But the waistband always sat low on my hips, only drawing unwanted attention to my widest area. I finally concluded that if I wasn't going to do something about the fit, it was going to have to find a new home. So I devised a way to take it in without the use of a sewing machine or visit to a tailor. Basically, I pleated and hand-stitched the waistband. And for what it is, doesn't look too darn shabby. If anyone ever noticed, I would be surprised. I would do a DIY on this
convenient cheap maneuver sometime, but I fear the judgement of real sewers everywhere.
What matters is that I solved the problem and the skirt gets a chance.
Shirt: JCPennyNecklaces: ?
Skirt: American Eagle, thrifted?
Shoes: Unlisted via Herbergers