The Skater Skirt

Shirt & Bag: thrifted   Skirt: Rue 21   Jacket: Target   Boots: Just Fab   Necklace & Watch: c/o Shop Lately

When this skirt appeared on the $2 clearance rack at Rue 21, I pretty much yanked it out of the tangled web of hangers and all but dashed to the front to purchase it. I was a tad bit excited. A skater skirt with dark, autumnal florals printed on it? Yes!

So recently through Facebook, I've gotten some pleasant comments on my photographs that led to requests from acquaintances and friends. 
"Would you do photographs for us?"

It's always a flattering thing to be asked, especially as someone who's getting more and more intrigued by photography. I won't lie, I've entertained a daydream of owning my own photography studio one day. Hey, who knows, right? When I did my teacher's wedding and she paid me an amount that I make in one week, it sunk in how people would actually pay me to do something I already love.

So I reached out to a local professional photographer in my area and asked for her opinion on pricing. She checked out my portfolio and said if I ever wanted to stop in her studio to chat some more, that'd be fine. I'm already looking forward to our talk! Who better to ask about this career than someone who's already done it, right? 

Oh, and on a random note - CATCHING FIRE WAS AMAZING! 
(insert fan girl squeals here)

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out
Proverbs 25:2


Laura Whitman said...

This skirt is just so adorable - love the pattern! And for $2, you can't go wrong! You are just so adorable!

Glad to hear that many people are noticing how awesome you are photography wise - you are so talented!

Also, Catching Fire? So. Freakin'. GOOD. There were so many times I thought my hear was going to break from so much emotions.


Sandra Leiva said...

Love your booties, dear <3


Constance said...

Love it! The skirt is gorgeous and I like you have paired it up with the mustard blouse and gold accessories. You look beautiful!

Ashley Taylor said...

Congrats on the photographer meeting! :) Good luck on your new possible business?

xo Ashley

Alexandra Zakharova said...

How cool is that outfit! you look so edgy and chic, Linda! You are always so original! Those photographs are adorable as well)
Wish you a blessed day ahead!

Izzy said...

what a total bargain! I love floral skater skirts like yours :) ps. you have been featured on my latest blog post for my Reader Feature! :)

Metallic Paws


i love skater skirts! and that one is such a steal, lovely outfit too!


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Belated Bloomer said...

So happy for you! I've also been asked to take some photographs, but mostly for free. LOL :D I think you've got the eye so you've got the back of the lens covered! It helps to have a fashionable photographer too 'cause you know they'll give sound advice on what clothes to wear for the shoot.


Viv said...

Great way to make this a fall outfit.. love it!

caffinatedlove said...

Oh my gosh, I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! You totally deserve this and I hope you pursue it whole hog and make money and live your dream. You really are a wonderful photographer. :)

This outfit is perfection. It's so late-back and yet elegant.

Have I ever mentioned that you have two super-cute moles in almost the exact same place? Every time I think you did some clever, super-fashion forward makeup trick. But it's just your face. ^_^


Shamu Boo said...

What great colors and such a cool skirt. Great pattern and have to say wonderful length too :) You + tights is such an amazing equation. Always makes my night to see it :) And that closeup!!! What stunning features you have, just missed those deep, beautiful eyes. But such a smile! Wow! Lovely post, dear. GL on photography and jealous of you for seeing CF. Where is the mockingjay :)

Maiken said...

sunshine... oh how I miss it! I also miss light skirts, dresses, light everything! so obviously I really enjoyed those warm photographs and your outfit is sweet too. leather, studs, florals, colours.. all works really well together!

ps. I'm going to go and miss summer now :P

Maikeni blogi - part of me

Ester Durães said...

I love the print of your skirt, it's so pretty and bright! :)
Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

Ali Hval said...

Yay! That's so awesome about your photography, Linda. You'd be surprised how many people can't take their own pictures lol, but hey, that's better for us! I've done a few family shoots for neighbors and friends and usually just let them pay me for how much they think it's worth... and usually it's a lot more than I could have asked for. x___x that's good that you're asking a photographer about it, though! GOOD LUK!

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and your skirt is so super cute! *___* $2 is such a steal.

OrigamiGirl said...

I like that little necklace with the arrows. Veru unusual.

Danny said...

the skirt is super lovely, awww. love the print!

Alexandra Marie said...

So very lovely and adorable! Alex

Pop Champagne said...

2!!! it can't get better than that lol awesome find!

Samantha said...

Aww, you did the fall version of the floral print perfectly! As if you scored that for only $2. You jewelry is so lovely too and yellow looks beautiful on you! I'm excited to see the photos you do with the new photographers :)

Candida Maceo said...

Two dollars for that skirt? Amazing!! God I love steals like that, they get my heart racing - is that sad? The skirt will also transition well into Spring and Summer.

So glad you're investigating and pursuing a passion! Can't wait to hear what happens for you.


Mili said...

$2?! What a steal! A skater skirt is so easy to wear, and yours is even prettier with the print :) Good luck with the burgeoning photography business!

Mili from Call me, Maeby

Lisa said...

Omg what a great deal on the skirt! I love this outfit!

The Lovely Memoir

Kim Alston said...

Now that is awesome! For a professional photographer to say that, shows you have a gift for it! Get paid! Get paid well! I think skater skirts are so cute. What an excellent price!

Toks said...

Good for you!!!! Go ahead and get paid for something you love doing!!
Such a cute outfit today.

Avi said...

I KNOW!! CATCHING FIRE WAS AMAZING. I already saw it twice. I love all Effie's Costumes.

About your skirt....really? 2 dlls? Lucky Girl! And about your photography, you can do it and work for it, Linda :D


libys11 said...

you look really lovely!! love the colours in this outfit!!! so pleasant to the eye! :D

can't wait to see catching fire!! :D

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Sonya Mann said...

You pull off mustard so well! I wish I felt like I could wear that color since it's so quintessentially autumnal.

Madeline Wainscott said...

Ahhh, you look gorgeous!! And I can see why you got so excited about this skirt. Such great colors on you!


Putri Valentina said...

Beautiful skirt and shoes :D


Roosa Savo said...

I like your blog! It's so positive. Mine is always not so positive. You seem like a great person :) I feel like you should go for your photography dreams. Just like you said, who knows what's gonna happen, right? I also do a little photography, it's a great hobby. Anyway, keep up these posts I just started following you on bloglovin.

S said...

Lovely skirt and boots!!!!
Nice photos, very cute look!

czarianonuevo said...

wow! that floral skirt is radd!!! so lucky to have it Linda! the floral print is gorgeous!!! and of course, i LOVE how you styled it!! so CHIC!!! the yellow shirt and the boots are very nice additions!!!!

it's really evident how your photography skills improve and i'm really glad how you turn this passion to something you can consider work :)

czarina :)

Gaby de Modacapital said...

Amazing outfit. Love that beautiful skirt! :)


Istvanffy Emma said...

such a cute skirt! I love the entire outfit, your clothes are really awesome<3 :)

Emma xx

Ashley Lachterman said...

I just discovered your blog and love your style! I just started my own blog and I can't seem to figure out the design just yet although I love yours! Its TheCoutureSet if you want to check it out! Consider yourself having one more definite viewer! Much Love xx

JANICE G said...

very cute :)

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Sabrina said...

Love the print of that skirt. Looks perfect with the mustard!


Rosalinda Tjioe said...

I'm loving the skirt <3 xx

Nicole Aguinaldo said...

Stunning outfit! I love your boots :)


katie said...

Um, is that GREEN grass rhere? Dude, I'm just a tiny bit jealous, we just got another three inches of snow. Also still looooooving those boots, they're so awesome with the studs! I might have to give in and just go order these boots, you've worn them with sO many different outfits that theu seem really versitle. And how totally awesome about the
meeting with the photographer! I'm really proud of you for being so brave and just going for it, that was a wonderful idea to get some advice. Go Linda!
Have an amazing Thanksgiving. I wanted to say thanks for being such a great blogging buddy, I feel very thankful to have gotten to know such a sweet person.

Peet said...

Wow, that's so cool!! Everything is cool!! The fact that you shot your teacher's wedding, that you're getting into photography, that you're gonna have a 'business' chat, everything! And who knows, maybe they'll offer you some position or work, that would be great, right?? I really like these shots, babe, the one where you're sitting under a tree's just perfect!

Mica T said...

That skirt is beautiful, and such a bargain! :)

So nice that you will be able to chat to a photographer and get some tips about how she started too :)

Away From The Blue

Vett Vandiver said...

you look awesome!! happy for you!

Lily Fang said...

Ah, Linda! You know how I'm a sucker for a good skater skirt--and at such a hoppin deal! (Pretend that's an actual adjective that people use haha). Of course you've managed to style it with that girly edge that's uniquely yours.

I've been keeping up with your blog, as always, so I'm happy to get the chance to leave a little note. Sounds like you've been busy, girl! And EEEEEEEEEEE! So excited for you about photography. You have such a creative perpective on things and I know you love it, which makes all the difference.

And oh, Catching Fire--I tried to go see it last week but tickets were sold out! Glad it got your stamp of approval; I'll try again soon!

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! You'll be in my prayers and thoughts as well (:

Amanda said...

Love the way you put this look together =)

Voetbal said...

CUTE outfit babe! And happy thanksgiving to you!



Rachel Ashely said...

Love the floral with the yellow blouse!

Rachel Ashley

Anonymous said...

Skater skirts are absolutely everywhere this year! I really love your floral one :)

Xo, Hannah

his little lady said...

You always have such fun style! You look great girl!!
xo TJ

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