My friend also called it a "can can!"
Until I stopped by a thrift store and bought this circle skirt for $2.50. (My husband said bemusedly, "I never thought I'd be married to a woman who wears sequins." The sequins are there, a little subdued in the photo - thank goodness, because I intend this skirt to be daytime wear!)
Somehow I remembered my bagged up crinoline and looky, it goes under my skirt and makes it so deliciously swishy and wide!
When my dear friend Rebecca bought me the white flower brooch, I had no idea what I would wear it with, but it was selected under the principle that "if you gather things you love, they will play together nicely."
I love how all the elements of this get-up go together, but I don't feel matchy-matchy or costumey. I wore the outfit again today to substitute teach, minus the crinoline and the brooch, with more casual black shoes.