Skirt: Modcloth Fashion Frenzy Skirt
Top: Vintage (Minnie's Menagerie)
Shoes: The Shoe Department
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!