I've been trying to make some Big Decisions about what parts of my wardrobe to let go of-- partially in anticipation of a big move in a few months, and more pressingly, looking forward to a clothing swap with Melina and Fuchsia. When I was pawing through my closet this morning, Ali pointed at this skirt. I protested, but she was right-- she had never seen me wear it in our three year relationship, yet I was carrying it around with me everywhere I moved. I accepted the challenge, put it on... and realized that I loved it.
Part of the reason that this skirt hasn't seen a lot of action in the past few years is that skirts, well, terrify me. It's no secret that I'm short-- really short. Clothes with the wrong proportions overwhelm me, and I've often found that skirts, even with tops tucked in, make me lose my waist and feel like a big boxy mass. Dresses, on the other hand, feel great, and are easy-- but lead to the cardi-dress-boots rut.
So here you have it-- I've saved this barely worn skirt from being purged, and found something in my closet that I feel pretty great in. If only I'd accomplished that much in my work today...
Top: Long tunic from H&M
Skirt: J. Crew (2008? 2009?)
Boots: Vintage Etienne Aigner (winter 2010)
Scarf: J. Crew Factory