A Musing Skirt

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dear readers, boy am I happy to be sharing this post with you all today! However, I will not reveal to you all the reasoning for this just yet :)
This week the weather has ceased to be nippy and I feel as though the attitude, atmosphere, and ambiance of campus has somehow changed simply because the weather has chosen to smile upon us. While it might have been rainy yesterday morning, the day proved to be quite sunny and inspire the need for photos, reading books, and taking pictures of natures marvels. 

If you cannot tell, this is my current read, and after skimming the first line upon starting this book, I fell in love...with everything about it, from the writing style, to the characters and words. This is definitely a highly recommended book from my perspective, as is the movie based on this book (which is fabulous in itself). 

As I mentioned above, since the weather has been splendid, it has brought out all of the wonderful beauties of nature:) These rain lilies have been a favorite flower of mine since my days of dressing up and picking these beauties to grace the play house table for tea time. I absolutely adore the aromatic aroma they give upon a quick sniff :) and an interesting side note is that you can actually eat their bulb's because they are like miniature onions. 

I am not quite sure what type of tree this is, but it smelled heavenly, and the buzzzz bees thought so too!

Oh, and let us not forget about the graceful dandelion whose feathery seeds inspire withing us the need to close our eyes and blow our wished into the wind, taking them away to far off places!

Okay, for the big reveal (it is really not that big)....have you guessed the reason for today's blog post? Well, lovely readers, for those of you who had the chance to watch my Q&A video, I answered a question as to which Minnie's Menagerie item was my favorite! However, as you all now know, Minnie's Menagerie is what I title all of the pieces I have collected from my grandmother. Thus, in the video I mentioned a wonderful multi colored striped full 50's skirt....and finally today it has been given the opportunity of gracing the pages of the blog!! Hurray!!!
Skirt: Vintage (Minnie's Menagerie); Top: Thrifted; Sweater: Old Navy; Shoes: Sperry's; Socks: Forever21
What do you think? Isn't it just splendid!!! I absolutely love this skirt and for some reason it always urges me to mix and match patterns and prints. Therefore, most often when I wear this skirt I pair it with a checkered button up shirt. For this ensemble I paired it with a fun red and white checkered button up sleeveless shirt. Funny thing, I actually wore this outfit to work last Friday over spring Break and I was blown away by the number of complements I received, many of them being that they loved the mixing and matching of prints, and as always that was fun to hear and smile about :)

I was so happy that the day proved to be so lovely, I only wish I had the time to actually enjoy it longer than sneaking away for a quick photo shoot before my last class of the day.Quite honestly I was surprised at how quickly the weather heated up, but then again, why should I be surprised, I live in Texas for goodness sake!!! However, despite the looming elevated temperatures coming our way, I am sure the rest of this week I will find the time to escape outdoors and bask in the glorious sunlight while doing homework, finishing my book, or maybe even do a little writing, who knows:)

Sunglasses: FiveBelow

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu.....until next time:)

What do you think of my Grandmothers skirt?

How is the weather where you are?

Have you ever read "The Book Thief"?


  1. Oh Madison!!! I can see why you love that skirt! It is positively dreamy! The silhouette, the drape, the chevron... so perfect!
    We had some lovely weather over the weekend, but now it is chilly and dreary again. Hopefully it will lighten up soon!


    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. Oh, thank you so much!! I am so excited that I was finally able to share it with you all:)

  2. That skirt is simple incredible! Love love love!


  3. Beautiful skirt! SOOO timelessly beautiful!!

  4. Super cute!
    I watched the Book Thief, made me cry. That period in history was such a horrible time.
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

  5. Oh my yes!!! The book thief! It's SO amazing and utterly beautifully written. Have you reached the end yet? YOU WILL CRY. I dare you not to cry. :-P It's a very good book - definately one of my favourites. Can you tell?

    Also, I love your look - the skirt is gorgeous on you. You could've popped out of a movie or something, totally. You're gorgeous - (I also think you look a little like Rosamund Pike, by the way.)

    ~ Naomi

    1. No, I have not reached the end yet, so I might just cry??Thank so much for the lovely complement:)

  6. That skirt!! And your photoshoot made me smile. ;)

    1. Oh, thank you Bethany! I am so glad that it made you smile...it most certainly brightened up my day when I was taking the pictures:)