It's really cute, and I have to say, your face in the before picture is totally priceless. Hehehe.
In my family, we're totally cool with being like "hey, not my style, can I return it and get something I like?", so in your situation I totally would've done that and gotten lots of money to go thrifting with.
That said, I know a lot of people's families aren't like that, so yay for making an awesome skirt you'll wear out of an expensive one you didn't like. ^_^