After months (sadly I am not exaggerating) of searching, I finally found a high-waisted skirt that WORKS! I broke it out for the Bachelorette finale party (this comment deleted cause apparently not everyone has seen it, :-s) along with my new American Apparel sash. Perfect combo! (blurriness due to mirror: sorry!)
Skirt: Joe Fresh, Sash: American Apparel, Necklace: Diva (Australia), Tank: Garage.