In a rush, no time to waste. The game plan was to just run in, find that one thing that I’d been pining over since I first saw it, pay for said item, and get back on the road. Blinders on, locked and loaded on target (snicker), no deviations. But wait, what’s this fabulous concoction I see? A floral print, soft gingham pattern, tiers of flounce … oh my! Well, I suppose I could spare a second or two to check it out.
Such was the story behind the purchase of this floral and gingham maxi skirt and how it came to take up residence in my closet. Truthfully, I did hesitate just a bit, questioning whether the style was too young, whether the length was too long, and whether the tiers of ruffles added unnecessary attention to the width of my backside. And in reality, the answers to those questions, in no particular order, are “kind of/sort of”, “ya maybe”, and “fine, whatever”. I bought it anyway.
Gingham Skirt – (exact)
Is the style too young? I had been concerned that it was too “sweet” but I think that the muted gray of the gingham and the earthy tones in the floral print help to counterbalance that. Is the skirt too long? For the shorter than average gal, the maxi is not the most flattering length but that’s why I have footwear with heels. Do the ruffled tiers make my butt look big (oh, that’s a hard one to say out loud)? Well, it is what it is.
Not even the grimaced look on The Husband’s face when I appeared ready to take these photos could diminish my delight with this skirt. While it’ll be super cute with a tee and platform sandals but for now, I’m pairing this gingham darling with a denim jacket and lace-up suede boots while the weather is still on the cool side. A lightweight pale gray sweater, leather belt, and layered bead necklace round out the ensemble.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from the last week’s link up is Amy, who calls herself the Stylin’ Granny Mama. Amy has just started a monthly column on her blog featuring fashion ideas and trends that she might not really buy into but is willing to try anyway. Her link-up post fits right in the Reclaim-Recycle-Reuse theme from last week because both the vest and pants are thrift store finds that she’s worked into a polished and sophisticated look.
The items may differ but who hasn’t been distracted and weaken in their resolve “to not deviate from the list” while shopping? Despite those good intentions, there always seems to be temptations that are difficult to resist. Maybe, it’s just meant to be. Perhaps you’re wondering about the item I’d intended to buy in the first place during that quick stop? Never fear, that one was purchased as well and will be featured next week.
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