When you are a little girl, you are obsessed with being a ballerina (at least I was). While I did not take many dance lessons, I sure did love dressing up in my leotard and tutu a lot.
Fast forward to being an adult, and a huge Sex and The City fan. Who can forget the opening credits where Carrie is wearing her pink tulle skirt? While not so practical, a tulle skirt has been on my list for quite some time.
I finally settled on the Amalia Tulle Skirt from Anthropologie (by Seen. Worn. Kept.)
The Anthro community either loved or hated this skirt. The online shots made it seem a lot more streamlined than it really is. People were upset with how "big" it was in real life. While I do agree it is a statement skirt, I don't think mine is too poofy.
Sometimes, tulle can be stiff and scratchy. I was pleasantly surprised with how soft and light this skirt is. Under the multiple layers of sheerness, there is a soft t-shirt like material lining. It just feels great on! I just love the colors too - a muted floral print in shades of orange, mauve and eggplant are on the first two layers. By having the print on two layers instead of one, it gives it an even more magical effect. Under that then is layer after layer of nude tulle.
I paired it with an eggplant shell (Kohl's), Gap jean jacket (consignment shop), Gomex heels (Zulily), and a wood bead necklace (local Charitable Union gift shop).
Moral of the story? You are never too old for tulle. Nor do you have to be a ballerina. It should be a necessity!