Thursday, October 22, 2009


I don't know if you know this fact...  it should be pretty much common knowledge. But if you happened to not know... I LOVE ruffles! 

I don't really know what it is about them, but it is love. And as midterms and busy bee-ness is winding down, I am starting to get back to the interwebs of fashion again. And I was hungrily taking in notcot this evening and came upon this amazing ruffled skirt!

The Precious Skirt in Electric Blue by Katy Rodriguez, $785,  is so gorg, it is truly to die for. The full ruffles and the amazing color!

I think it may just be the luscious romantic nature of the ruffle that I love so much. They remind you of an old love story. 

And while I am in love with this skirt... its price tag is anything but LOVE for a fashionista on a budget... so I did a little browsing... Trying to find something anything, that could live up to Katy Rodriguez's skirt but on a budget and I only found some sad attempts. Nothing that would live up to the amazing volume or color of this skirt... 

But here are the ruffly fruits of my skirt search:

First, I have the Strata dress from ModCloth $199.99
-I have mixed feelings about this dress, I am not sure if I like it or not. The thing that caught me about it, was how structured the top looks with its knife pleats it looks almost like armor then you get to the skirt and its full and voluminous with soft ruffles. 

Second, I have the Plum-struck dress, also from ModCloth $72.99
- I like this dress for its awesome color, and the ruffles it featured aren't perfect, they are young and flirtatious, different, much like those seen in the inspiration skirt. 

For a fun skirt I found this on from Forever 21, for $13.80. 
- I think the peplum gives it something fun and young, though not nearly as amazing as the original skirt. 

And for a classic look, inspired by this offbeat skirt, I found this AMAZING dress from J Crew
Ruffled Edelyn Lawn Dress, which was $118, but is now $98 
- in Shadow of course, I think it captures the softer, classic romantics of ruffles in a very prim and proper way

But in life news, I have been drawing figures and clothes in class, its so much fun yet stressful at the same time. And as i mentioned earlier midterms are pretty much done although mine spread out for like two weeks, but anyways school is starting to simmer down, so start to expect more posts from me! 

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