Hello lovelies! Thanks for bearing with us as we get through this busy time of moving and settling in our new home 🙂 We are so excited to be once again featuring the fantastic Emileigh of Flashback Summer on the blog! I must say that when I first saw the content of today’s post, my jaw dropped. Isn’t her skirt simply incredible?? And SO Emileigh, too! Anyway, I’ll stop rambling and let her take the stage for a while and tell you all about her Middle-Eastern 1950s Circle Skirt…
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Hey guys! While the Boyer sisters are out galavanting and having adventures, they asked me to share a post with you all. I am very excited about this one because it features one of my favorite purchases ever, and you are the first to see it debuted!
I blog over at Flashback Summer and my fashion aesthetic is a combination of vintage Western looks and styles from other cultures, oftentimes mixed together to create a look that feels “me-ish.” Before college I lived in Egypt and Sudan with my family, so I especially love to collect vintage pieces that reflect Middle Eastern and African motifs. This skirt has been on my list of favorite Middle Eastern prints since 2013, and I was elated when it came up for sale!
It was a bit expensive for my budget, but I’m learning to change my mindset and be willing to buy fewer, more quality pieces that I’m absolutely in love with instead of impulse buys here and there. I think this one is worth the money!
headwrap: made by me / skirt: FB group / sweater: JC Penney? / shoes: estate sale / purse: gifted
The skirt features intricate minarets (the tall towers that are attached to mosques), palm trees, and a desert city skyline. It reminds me of the city in which my family currently lives in Egypt: a mid-sized city that feels more like a giant village with traditional architecture and desert plants.
I don’t typically wear giant 1950s skirts, but this one is just too good to pass up. I think I need about three more petticoats to really fill it out, but my one will do for now! Oh, the beauty and curse of huge circle skirts!
I paired it with a turban-inspired gingham head wrap that I made and a necklace I also made myself. The beads are from my mother’s collection that she has gathered from her travels, and the center pendant is a Coptic cross. I think the red pops so well with the graphic, bold black and white design of the skirt. It’s a classic combo!
Do you have any special items that you collect in your vintage wardrobe?
How do you feel about investing in more expensive pieces?
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Thanks so much Emileigh! It was such a pleasure to have you again, and feature your latest vintage score 🙂 Be sure to head on over to Emileigh’s wonderful blog and follow along her many sewing & vintage fashion adventures!
-Charlotte, for the B. Sisters