Emerald Maxi {Thrift Style Thursday}


There is something mysterious and endlessly sexy about a maxi skirt! There is a saying in Russian – “Within every woman there is a mystery” (Есть в женщине какая-то загадка), and the maxi skirt adds on to that, concealing the legs, and leaving more to the imagination.

My emerald green silk skirt has been in my wardrobe for the past 2 years, it’s a vintage Sears brand, and came from a Salvation Army. Yes. it’s worn out in some places, there are a couple of stains, but it’s beautiful to me, and I hope to you as well! I never had much luck finding a good maxi skirt at a thrift store, probably because I am looking for something specific.

Tips on finding a perfect maxi skirt:

  • Look for a light fabric, like chiffon or a silk blend.
  • A lot of times vintage maxi skirts have amazing prints, so don’t ignore those.
  • A maxi skirt is easy to alter to fit your body! The elastic can always be taken out, and replaced (if it’s a wide vintage type of elastic with three rows of stitches, cut it off altogether and create pleats or a new casing altogether)
  • A maxi dress can be easily turned into a maxi skirt!



I paired my skirt with a peplum top and a beaded knot necklace that I’ve had for years. When outside, I threw my Via Spiga coat over the whole ensemble, added this brown Etro clutch to match my suede Mexx boots, and was ready to get out the door, only to get right back in 😉

ViaSpigaCoatMaxiSkirt MaxiInTheWinter

I will be honest with you, I put together another maxi skirt outfit, that I was going to share in this post, but decided to save for next week! But this is how excited I am because tomorrow is FRIDAY!


And as always – check out how other girls styled their maxi skirts!

Kristi //  Alligator Toe

Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
by Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity

Enjoy your day!



  1. Beautiful skirt. Such a gorgeous color!!! Love it!!! ~Sophia

  2. I love these photos! So joyful! And I love your maxi pick!!

    • Thank you so much! Yup, that’s how happy I am to have Tuesdays off – all of my Thrift Style Thursday pics are normally taken then 🙂

  3. Guuurl, i love this outfit on you. Such great spring inspired colors. The peplum shirt is so adorable. I think peplum style suits so many different body types and it’s so flirty & girly. Love it 😀 xo

  4. So… green is just an amazing color on you! Well styled ;D

    <3 Carsla
    Founder & CEO of Connect-the-Cloths
    A stylist, foodie, & writer's blog in development.

  5. I’m a sucker for anything green, that skirt is beautiful!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  6. I love the color of that maxi! It is great inspiration because I am always attempting to wear my maxi skirt in the winter time!


  7. You’re going to make me break my clothes spending ban with these pictures!!! Clearly I need to get some maxi skirts, and now I’ll be on the hunt the next time I thrifting! Love the peplum with the maxi skirt…what a genius idea! Gorgeous look 🙂

  8. Oh, I agree with you that leaving it to imagination is so much more fun!! You have great style!

  9. I had to come check out your winter maxi look after you tweeted about mine! I love the color of this skirt and that you’re brave enough to wear one in the winter too! Looking good!


  10. Love the color! Looks great! I can’t wait to see your other maxi skirt 🙂

  11. Loving this post. It reminds me that there are some clothes that are special to us for our own reason. As always, you look gorgeous! Love you to link this up to the style hop this week: http://stillblondeafteralltheseyears.com/2014/01/golden-globe-fashion-stars-45-fashionista-style-hop/

  12. I’m still so in love with emerald!! Love the combinations of the greens!

  13. Maxi skirts are the best! Yours is so pretty, I really love the emerald colour. Also, that picture of you jumping is really lovely 🙂 xx

  14. This is definitely a gorgeous maxi skirt, I absolutely love the color!! And isn’t it just so much to twirl around in a maxi skirt and play around with all that fabric around your legs??? (I did a spinning pic, too, I just couldn’t help it haha!) 😉

  15. That forest green maxi skirt is very pretty!! I also love that lime green peplum, reminds me of my peplum top, I love so much in black.

    • Thank you! I’ve been wearing a lot of green on my blog lately! Trying to get spring to come sooner!

  16. Love your maxi skirt

  17. I looooooove maxi skirts. Gorgeous color, I need to get some in hues besides black and grey….

  18. I always love a maxi. And that printed top is so fun!

  19. Love! I also think it would look great with a black moto jacket.

  20. wow, Z! I love the color and style of this skirt. It’s super gorgeous! great outfit all together and of course your hair looks amazing! xo


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