If I ever get around to it I might go back and do some more beading on the flaps of the skirt to make them 'pop' a bit more. That being said I don't think I'll do it again for a while! I'm happy to put away the beading needle and embroidery hoop for now.
To finish off the outfit wore it with a pair of long black gloves and cheap Oxfords that I picked up from Rabens Shoes for $30 (score!):
And to finish, I have to post the most amazing photo of my friend Michaela doing her version of a famous Lupe Velez pose. Enjoy!