Waters Wears: Zebra Gum Skirt (Plus Day To Night Outfit)

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I received this skirt from my sister-in-law after a closet clean out. Although it reminds me of traditional Mexican dresses (probably because of the rich, bright colors) my friend, Kelsey, said it made her think of “Zebra Gum,” a staple from both our childhoods, which was apparently commonly called that by us 90s kids even though the real name is Fruit Stripe.

I wore this outfit to church and out for lunch afterward in the morning with my husband, but switched the skirt and shoes out for something more comfortable for a trip to the movies later that night with friends. I decided to get pictures of both the outfits since I had time, so you could see the transition.

Morning –

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I think Mae said she got this skirt from a shop on a trip to San Francisco, but I’m not sure if I’m remembering correctly. The tag had a website listed, but the website doesn’t exist anymore, so that’s sad. If I find out more about this dress or its makers I’ll be sure to update.

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I think the bright colors make me happy.

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I made these bracelets a while back and I’ve worn them here before. Though the blue doesn’t match the blues in the skirt, I thought it still looked nice with this outfit. The ring is from Forever 21, a few years back. It’s a favorite of mine, I love that it’s a double ring but delicate, with a hummingbird and flowers. It’s also nice because the band sizes allow me to wear it on several fingers, so it’s a little more versatile.

Evening –

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I switched out the skirt for these shorts, which I’m still digging. I think they, along with the bright red shirt give this outfit a retro look, although the tie-front and boat shoes probably help.

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My friend Elise, who helped me take these pictures a while back, made me try this on while on a trip to our local Factory Connection. Before I put it on I didn’t really like, it, but once I saw it on I actually liked it a lot. Paisley’s kind of my favorite print so that probably helped. :) I think it looks great over bold colored tanks like this one, but would probably also be nice for a little extra coverage over a sleeveless dress.

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These shoes were a gift to me from Kelsey’s father before I went on a trip to Europe a couple years ago. They’ve accompanied me on adventures in Germany, gotten utterly soaked while treading through puddles (some more like small ponds) and pouring rain in Paris. They’re a bit worn and dirty, but I haven’t bothered to clean them. They’re a nice reminder of those memories.

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Dragon-baby. Full name Blue Eyes White Dragon. If you get the reference gold star for you. :) He slept on the bed while I took these outfit pictures and was fixated on the blinking light of the camera while I grabbed a picture with him.

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Hope you had a beautiful Sunday!

A church sign I saw last night that said “Jesus Christ’s love casts out fear,” at a moment of prayer about this very thing, reminded me of this verse: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” – 1 John 4:18 It is a thing I have been struggling with lately, and looking over these outfits, being reminded of the day they were taken and all its thoughts and events, compelled me to share this here.

Skirt: Unknown at the moment
Button-up/Tie-front: Poetry
Tank Top: No Boundaries
Shorts: Beta House
Wedges: Dr. Scholl’s
Flats: Call It Spring
Bracelets: made by me
Ring: Forever 21 (old)

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