To me, the best part of dressing up is the opportunity to add a little bit of who I feel like, who I want to feel like or who I want to project myself as today. Being a nerd and a tomboy at my true heart, I used to never care for feeling like a girly princess. But the more I work, get stressed and tired, more I crave feeling girly. And maybe that is why I love this Anthro tulle skirt so much!
It is amazing how we evolve, isn’t it? I used to worry about whether it was appropriate to wear a tulle skirt over 40 (even in our post-Carry-Bradshaw day and age when old fashion rules no longer apply!). But after wearing the skirt a few times, I fell in love with it. To keep it classy, I try to to understate the skirt a little. This time I paired it with a light grey sweater, string of pearls, and nude heels. To me, it’s a perfect outfit for a dinner date! Sometimes I also love dressing it down to a casual look and wear with sneakers and a big shopper bag.
Last time I wore a tulle skirt was when I was six, I asked my mom to make me a ballerina tutu for the christmas performance. I was supposed to be a snowflake and twirl around the christmas tree. Mom couldn’t find a tutu anywhere (it was not a popular item in Armenia during 70s), so she promised me to make it herself. I watched her working on it, but the results were very disappointing. The skirt didn’t come out anything like how I had envisioned! So I wore the skirt for the performance but never again. Never in my life I could imagine that I would eventually have my true tulle skirt moment and be sporting it to a date night 40 years later!
Do you wear a tulle skirt? If yes, how do you style it? If no, why not?!
♡ Zuma A.
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