Quite The Oxymoron

Skirt: Modcloth Fashion Frenzy Skirt
Top: Vintage (Minnie's Menagerie)
Shoes: The Shoe Department
Necklace: Vintage
Broach: Thrifted
Starfish Earrings: Icing's
Sunglasses: Sam Moon
**Pictures By Me**

In honor of "Shark Week" (yes, that is a thing) I thought it was high time I showcased this skirt on the blog that is quite the oxymoron. Why an oxymoron you ask? Here is why......I HATE sharks (or more so have an unrealistic fear of them) and yet I bought a skirt with sharks on it! Thus, we have a girl who despises sharks and yet she fell in love with a shark skirt......that is quite the oxymoron if I do say so myself (which I do). 

If you were wondering, this was the skirt that I picked up when I visited Modcloth IRL in Austin. While there were so many darling styles and prints to choose from that day I have always had this mindset that you should "go big or go home" in regards to those "one of a kind" trips or store visits. Thus, that mindset prompted me to get the Fashion Frenzy  shark skirt over the practical red skirt (of course) because visiting Modcloth IRL in person was one of those "once in a lifetime" opportunities and in those moments you should commemorate with something equally as "one of a kind."

To be honest, when I first saw it I thought it was the coolest thing ever (despite my disdain for sharks themselves). Once I tried it on of course, I knew I liked it even more! Therefore, when I realized that this week was Shark Week (which I will not be celebrating besides this "shark themed" ensemble) I knew that this skirt had to make its debut and so we have a 1950's take on a shark print novelty skirt.

The skirt itself is super comfortable with the elastic waistband in the back and the fact that the sharks are water colored print with hints of pink and lavender are utterly to die for. I will definitely be wearing this skirt all throughout the summer, including wearing it on our vacation in July (more details coming soon) because who doesn't wear a shark printed skirt in the summer! 

Apart from this darling oxymoron combination, taking pictures for this post was quite the adventure! I would have much rather taken these pictures on a beach or near the ocean, but alas I didn't have 2 hours to spare in a road trip. Therefore the pond at our local college was chosen. Note to self: try not to run over the rocks so quickly that you loose your balance and your foot slips into a watery hole while getting dreadfully mutilated and scraped up in the process. Whoever says blogging isn't dangerous, I can prove you wrong! LOL In short, it was a good thing that these pictures were not actually taken by the ocean, as if this same accident, that resulted in a blood soaked ankle (and my brand new sandals being christened with blood) had happened near shark infested waters I would have attracted sharks from near and far and likely would have lost a foot (not really).

I can't help but laugh over this combo because I LOVE it so much and at the same time it screams "OXYMORON" for anyone who knows my feelings towards sharks (and to think I used to want to be a marine biologist). Not only that, but the fact that taking these pictures resulted in a wounded blogger makes me laugh even harder!! LOL.......

Therefore, HAPPY SHARK WEEK to any of you that celebrate it with Discovery Channel by watching show, after show, after documentary, on the fascinating and terrifying life of sharks that make me never want to step foot in the ocean again.......I however am content to stay on dry land with a book knowing the closest I will ever come to a shark (fingers crossed) is in wearing this skirt. 

P.S. If you didn't know it before, I can be quite a sarcastic person.....this post is an example of that:)

Do you like sharks?
Does your family take part in Shark Week?
What do you think of a shark printed skirt?
Share something about you that is an Oxymoron!


-Madison

12 comments

  1. Okay, I don't exactly like sharks, but for me to do something similar to this outfit with oxymoron qualities, I would have to wear a skirt with snakes or spiders on it. The mere thought of it actually disgusts me. :)

    Sarah
    www.sewcharacteristicallyyou.com/blog

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    1. Ah, yes...snakes and spiders...ugh!
      -Madison

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  2. That skirt is adorable; I'm not a fan of sharks in the sense that they frighten me a bit, but I love shark week and watching documentaries about them.
    www.thedivinepresence.wordpress.com

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    1. Okay....I actually kind of do like watching documentaries about them, but then I get freaked out to much:)
      -Madison

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  3. LOL! This post was adorable as is your outfit! So cute! I actually love that skirt! The cut is one that I love, but the print is hilarious and cool at the same time! I actually didn't know it was shark week! ha! Hmm. . . an oxymoron about me? I love all things feminine and being a girly girl, but. . . I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BIG TRUCKS! I want an F350 some day! LOL! Thanks again for this post! Super cute!
    Blessings,
    Victoria
    https://rufflesandgrace.wordpress.com/

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    1. This cut is definitely my favorite skirt cut! That is too funny about the F350 truck:)
      -Madison

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  4. Cute summer outfit! :D I don't like sharks either...been known to have irrational shark fears...but your skirt is fun. :)

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    1. Yay....fear of shark friends! Glad to know I am not alone:)
      -Madison

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  5. There is something powerfully cool about the juxtaposition of a pattern starting fierce sharks and the sweetness of a pretty pink shirt. Awesome styling and a truly fabulous novelty print skirt!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica!
      -Madison

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  6. I nearly bought this skirt during the ModCloth IRL pop-up in Austin just because I love the fit so much, but I don't have any feelings about sharks (or any affinity for Shark Week, really), so I didn't think I'd wear it much. Turns out I'm obsessed with your vintage nautical styling!

    xo nicole
    writeslikeagirlblog.com

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    1. Isn't the fit FABULOUS! I admit that the print is a bit out here but somehow it inspired me and a "nautical" theme seemed like the perfect combination. Thank you for your lovely comment Nicole:)
      -Madison

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