The Traveling Yellow Skirt has arrived in Sacramento, California.

YES!  I have waited patiently (and no so patiently) for the skirt to be sent my way ... I have been thrift shopping and image collecting to prepare for this post.  To be included with the likes of the previous TYS wearers is an honor (as I hold a fashion award and wipe away imaginery tears).

This is a skirt that DEMANDS bold pieces and accessories, it is a whole lotta skirt.  Without further ado, I present The Traveling Yellow Skirt ~

The first image was captured along the riverfront walkway with Sacramento's tower bridge in the background.  I had so much fun with this photo shoot.  Does it come across that I am happy to be alive?  I hope so, because that was my thought at that moment.

This second image is my fashion mag shot - I love the lighting, the outfit, and the industrial background with a touch of elegance.
Outfit details
Fio green acrylic ruffled sweater (thrifted)
Insane Clown Posse belt (thrifted)
Traveling Yellow Skirt (via Melanie at Bag and a Beret)

I added the pink flower with camo background (a nod to my blog moniker, Thrift Shop Commando), salvaged from a poorly constructed garment.

There is even a TYS Barbie!

Look what landed in a recent issue of Harper's Bazaar.  Right on trend and an iteration of the TYS (Alla Kostromichova by Erik Madigan Heck).

A nod to those previous skirt wearers ~ the instigator of TYSFS, Melanie of Bag and a Beret.  M'kay so I cheated a little, this is not the post of her wearing the skirt but I just ADORE this image.

The fashionistas, in order of appearance, Sarah, brainchild of the TYSFS, at Misfits Vintage (Australia)

Helga Von Trollop (New Zealand)

Edie Pop Factory Mom (Italy)

H O W    I T    W O R K S
  1. Request the skirt by email to the current skirt-holder, who will announce its next stop.
  2. If you like, alter the skirt with paint, sewing, markers or other means. Please try not to shorten the skirt much because the length is part of its charm, and please maintain the skirt's flexible sizing. 
  3. Post a photo of yourself in or with the skirt as real wear or inspirational wear and I shall post a photo here too as part of a Global Compilation (GC).
  4. If you are REALLY inspired, post a short video clip of you twirling or dancing in the skirt so "Just Bad Enough," my art project band with Sandra, can include it in a "music video" GC.
  5. Announce who the next skirt-holder will be on your blog. If you do not receive any requests, it will be time for the skirt to fly home to Melane at Bag and A Beret.
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Way to go, Tami!!! I'm so moved by the joyful exuberance of your photo on the bridge, and what a lovely growing roundup of incredible bloggers. Nicely done!
Maggid said…
Oh, What a Lot of FUN!!! Thank you for sharing -
Thank you for completely dazzling me this afternoon -
Renewed, i'm off to my next encounter with Joy . . .
Unknown said…
This is such an cool idea! Too bad I'm probably too short for this skirt :(

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Helga said…
Hurrah! Tami, you are rocking the TYS BEAUTIFULLY!
I love the embellishment, your styling, and the settings for the pix!!! WOOHOO!
Excellent round up post about it all, too!
Tami Von Zalez said…
I'm a mere 5'3", on a good day. I thought of hiking the skirt up and doing a bustle or sitting down and tucking the massive amount of material underneath me. I like what I ended up with ~
Tami Von Zalez said…
Why thank you Mrs. VT!
Unknown said…
I love this, it's right up my alley ;) you look wonderful in it too! What a cool idea to connect women !
Thanks for stopping by my blog today too, glad I'm not the only one who has black and blue days, ha!
xoxo- Kaara
Jeannie said…
I LOVE this idea, and you look great!! Thanks for visiting my blog, following you now. I sincerely can't wait to read more!
xxo. Brass Knuckles
You are so cool!

Gosh the skirt almost matches the bridge. I'm trying to remember the bridge color. Maybe it was a sort of gold. It's been quite a few years since I've been to Sacramento.
Tami Von Zalez said…
*grins* Why thank you. I have been accused by my kids of being "nerdy," I hope I've grown into "cool!"

When I first saw the skirt on Melanie's blog, I just knew the bridge was the perfect background. Course, it has been described as much worse than the color gold ...
RetroSandie said…
You look fantastic in your bridge shot! Love it!! A salute to yellow-skirt-wearers everywhere!!!
What a fabulous and fun piece! I love how you styled this. Thanks for linking up!
Nicole said…
Those are some cool photos in the traveling yellow skirt. I haven't heard of this but it reminds me of the traveling red dress that has been going around. Neat group fun!

Tami Von Zalez said…
I never knew there was the Traveling Red Dress. When I searched it, my fav image that came up was one of a guy wearing the garment, he looked like he was having too much fun!
Anonymous said…
You look amazing in the yellow skirt and you added a wonderful embroidery to it!!!I love, love, love both the photos, especially the fashion editorial shot with the industrial background!!!!
You did a fabulous post, the traveling yellow skirt Barbie is the perfect mascot for our project!
Love xxxxxx
This skirt is like a powerful, energetic ballad come to life! It's radiate, fun, uplifting and looks nothing short of incredible on you!

♥ Jessica
Jillian said…
Stumbled across your blog today. The traveling yellow skirt is interesting, but I am also excited to find another Sacramento blogger :)

Jenna said…
What a cool idea! Love it!

Jenna @
You are fabulous and I love your styling of the skirt. I also love your joy of clothing and life.
Anonymous said…
You've done a fantastic job of styling this magical skirt!
Becky said…
I love it!! I've been following the skirt lolzzzz
Nice to meet you!
Becky :)
Patti said…
Fabulous! I love your additions, and your exuberant, delightful poses!
Unknown said…
LOVE IT!!! Great locations, and I love the olive green cardi and the pink flower. And Barbie is getting in on the act, too! I'm pathetic, but I Love Barbie!
pao said…
Ahh, you are a delight in the traveling yellow skirt. And painting the bridge to match it was sheer genius! Way to go.
Ladies Holiday said…
This is what I call fun! Way to go you- thanks for sharing this on the photo Friday blog hop- it brightened my day ;)
Megan G said…
I've been so impressed by this project! Thanks so much for sharing your part in it and the refresher of the past wears!
Wilson Tom said…
Thanks for visiting my blog, i have started following your lovely blog, would love if you also started following me back.

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We are: Clamco said…
I love the shot with the yellow bridge in the background!
Anonymous said…
LOVE what you've done with it!!
Tami Von Zalez said…
Seems Sacramento is a blogger haven - off to visit you ~
Tami Von Zalez said…
Gotta love the Barbs ~
Tami Von Zalez said…
Yes, it was quite a feat convincing the city to paint it to make my skirt - but you know, I got pull ~
Unknown said…
thanks so much for popping by- I want the skirt sooo bad!!!
Pick me! I am now following you :)
Anonymous said…
Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog!
Your outfit shouldn't work at all - but it does, and fabulously! I love your joie de vivre. It's the best accessory in the world ;-)

Spashionista (Alicia)
mispapelicos said…
Love, love, love
Krista said…
You are sunshine on that waterfront! I love what you added, makes me think of tankgirl who I love!
Tami Von Zalez said…
I'm not sure where the skirt is headed. I sent it off to Canada and I think there may be fisticuffs over where it will head next ...
Tami Von Zalez said…
I know - the odd bright yellow you think wouldn't go with chartreuse but when I saw the top and the belt, I just KNEW they were meant for each other.
Tami Von Zalez said…
I am pleased to be likened to tankgirl - what a hoot!
KZ said…
This is a fun idea. You look lovely in that skirt, Tami. It's a shame you couldn't hold onto it a little longer.
Sherry Ellis said…
Love the skirt! Looks like you had fun with it!
Beryl said…
Love this idea! Thanks for the fun.
Ms Misantropia said…
I was just staring at the screen, scrolling up and down, wondering why all these women were wearing the same skirt... So weird, what a fun idea!
Love the "Don't be delicate..."!
Tina said…
That is a cool idea. Loved your shots! Much more believable than those traveling pants that fit everyone...sigh.
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge
PK HREZO said…
What a neat thing to do! Love all the pics! Too cool!
farawayeyes said…
Holy carp! What an incredible idea, incredible post and you ain't so bad yourself. Nice to meet you Tami. In the immortal words of 'Arnold", I'll be back.
Laurie said…
What fabulous fun!!
I adore this idea. I was involved in a similar Shirt Project that went around the world but alas it never came to me in South Africa! I'm your brand new follower and you look brilliant in the yellow skirt.

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