I got my inspiration for my 18 Skirt from a fun holiday handbook called Merry Kitschmas - a great friend of mine presented the book to me when she came across the page called 'Why do you think they call it a TREE skirt?' - it basically tells us, with tongue in cheek, that there's no reason the tree should look better than YOU. My friend Kathy knew that I would not only appreciate the humor but would actually want to make the tree skirt to wear! (she was actually a bit afraid I would take the idea literally but at the same time, hoped that I would.) This contest allowed me the opportunity to pull out all the stops and finally try one on for size. I'm all about lush fabrics, sparkle and fine details so it was fun to cut out the giant #1 8s in pale aqua ultra suede, apply them to the rich charcoal polar fleece (comfier than wool flannel) and outline them in Swarovski crystals and sequins. I saw the button trim at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago and was inspired to add an under layer to set it off nicely.ANEISHA IS WEARING DKNY fur vest, $98, black bead necklace, $28 pewter necklace, $30, square necklace, $35, silver and black necklace, $28, and bow necklace, $30, all from Macy's; Mossimo long sleeve t-shirt, $9, and black tights, $5, from Target; Coach boots, $348, and Preston & York leather gloves, $90, from Dillard's St. Matthews Mall.[Kadie Hays] IS WEARING: INC silver dress, S99, beaded silver bracelet, $32, from Macy's; MLLP black cardigan, $88, Jessica Simpson boots, $198, from Dillard's St. Matthews Mall; black tights, $5, from Target; silver cuff, $60, silver bangles, $35, from Rodeo Drive.
We're 18 and the Sky's the Limit! Anita Oldham; Tiffany White; Wendy Anguiano Today's Woman; Dec 2009; 19, 12; Docst
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