What's old is new again

This skirt has been around since the start of the blog... one of the first things I blogged about, actually. I bought it for $19 on sale from Gap and it sat very low on my hips - was that the style then? Then a few years later I considered getting rid of it, but instead altered it to be high waisted and wore it as a mini.

When I came across it again, after not having worn it the past few winters I thought I might alter it once more, this time to sit lower, more at my natural waist, and I think it's finally perfect.

It really is a beautiful, well made wool skirt. I'm glad I never gave up on it.

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The Rundown
Plaid Button Down J.Crew Factory similar
Navy Cable Knit Sweater Target similar
Grey Wool Skirt Gap similar
Cutout Oxfords G by Guess similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Wool Baseball Cap San Diego Hat Co. via Zappos
Bracelet Belonged to my Grandma
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Nail Color Essie Sole Mate


  1. That is a beautiful skirt and it's a good thing you never got rid of it. How did you alter it to sit lower? I wish I had more sewing skills! Great bag, too!

  2. I adore your hair here and it is perfect with your sweater and that much loved again skirt!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  3. Alterations can really transform a piece of clothing! I'm glad you held on to it...it's a classic skirt!

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  4. I'm glad you kept the skirt, it's fun and flippy! And great preppy look for today!

  5. Glad you kept the skirt and adjusted it to the current style. Looks great with your blue sweater.
    I have quite a lot of old pieces that I mix with new ones. Too bad I gave away a huge amount of high priced clothes several years ago... now I know better and have an excellent seamstress.

    Annette | Lady of Style
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  6. What a beautiful skirt! Thinking back, I think we did used to wear our skirts low on our hips - with skinny, embellished belts over top, if memory serves. (What we were thinking?) Most of my clothes from that era are long gone and there are a few that I wish I hadn't given up on, although nothing as beautiful as this skirt. There is nothing as perfectly classic as gray wool, and I love the way you add a twist on that timelessness by adding your ball cap!

  7. I love that skirt! Such a versatile piece.

    Style Diary

  8. I am so glad you did not give up on it.
    It is a fab skirt !!! and now matches your cap.

  9. what a beautiful smile, dear!!
    you are so gorgeous:)
    that sweater matches perfectly with your eyes.


  10. i'm glad you decided to keep it...it really does look great on you!

  11. Love the look, super cute skirt and loving the hat!

  12. Love this layered look! And the baseball cap goes perfectly with this outfit. I always keep clothing a long time because I have ideas of altering them to make them fit better...but it rarely happens! Glad you kept the skirt and made it work!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  13. Love that sweater. A cozy cable knit sweater looks really good these days.

  14. I'm glad you kept the skirt too. It's a great piece and looks wonderful with your cozy sweater!

  15. That skirt is so classic! And I love that you have had it for years. Some of my favorite pieces I have had for longer than I care to admit. You look adorable, and I love the skirt + cap combo!


  16. Oh I'm glad the skirt worked out - it really is so pretty! And I love the baseball hat with this outfit - preppy in such a good way!

  17. that's a great skirt Lydia. it can be paired with so many things. love the way you styled it here.

  18. I'm glad you never gave up on it either! This is a really cute skirt and I think it goes perfectly with your new hat!

  19. I really like this and I'm so glad you finally have the skirt how you want it. :)

  20. You cant go wrong with a grey wool skirt.


  21. haven't been by for a while...this look is adorable! The hat totally makes it. super cute!

  22. I love it when you can repurpose clothing and make them feel new again!

    xo, Nina

  23. That bag is amazing!

    Great outfit! And I'm so looking forward to winter in a few months here in Australia :)

    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  24. It would definitely be a shame to lose it - such a wonderful skirt! And the whole look is very beautiful! x

  25. The baseball cap looks so cute on you...I love that caps are made girly now :)

  26. that is so awesome that you've had that for so long! love!

  27. Hip skirts... man, that must have been back in the day! I remember hip skirts. And skorts. Skorts were pretty cool. I'm getting off topic. I love that you've still got some pieces from the start of the blog--I've only got a few, too!

    I love how you paired it with that cap. You're definitely finding new, fun ways to style that hat, huh? :D

  28. It's a beautiful skirt, it's perfect for winter, you took a good decision. And I love the outfit too!

  29. This is a favorite seasonal essemble(love it all, so glad you kept the skirt:-)on you, so cute too!


  30. The skirt is really cute and looks great on you. I'm in love with your sweater. Gorgeous colour!

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  32. You are so beautiful, love outfit and these color.
    Thanks for your comment.
    see you

  33. Beautiful skirt! Glad you held on to it and also loving the way the baseball cap looks with this outfit!

  34. Beautiful skirt! Glad you held on to it and also loving the way the baseball cap looks with this outfit!

  35. I seriously LOVE the preppy-chic look of this outfit. And the cap is the perfect accessory.

  36. I seriously LOVE the preppy-chic look of this outfit. And the cap is the perfect accessory.

  37. What an adorable outfit - love it!!

  38. Love love love this preppy look! That hat is perfect on you!
    xo Adri

  39. I like the shape of this skirt! Also, the hat with this outfit = perfection.

  40. That skirt really is beautiful! I love all the recreations!

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