Antlantique Ascoli Skirt (one size) | purchased with credits at Garmentory
James Perse slub crewneck tee (size 1)
Birkenstock Arizona sandals (purchased secondhand from Slowre) | EVA/plastic version (great for summer!!)
Marsell Dritta 4 bag (mine is sold out) | white version at La Garconne
Have I mentioned lately how much I love a drawstring waist? They’re clearly having a moment in my wardrobe. I do prefer a combo elastic/drawstring to just drawstring (no elastic at all), but I can manage without elastic. This skirt doesn’t have elastic in it; it’s basically a very wide rectangle until you start cinching in the drawstring to create the waist. The genius of this skirt is that it falls flat in the back and is only gathered in the front, creating a much “sleeker” silhouette overall. IMO anyway.
I got this skirt basically on a whim because I fell in love with it. The color is beautiful, and I told you, I can’t resist a drawstring waist lately. Also, it’s crisp cotton (it’s a cotton/linen blend actually, but nice and structured and crisp – we’ll see how it washes), something I’m really loving this summer too. AND, I love the midi-length. (Here’s a shorter version in brown at La Garconne, but good grief…the price!! Mine was on sale for less than $200, which is a fair price I think.)
I’m not sure I’ll wear it all the time, although it’s very comfortable, casual, and chic, but it’ll be nice to have in my wardrobe; I think it’s a great dress down/dress up piece personally. Or maybe I will wear it all the time, who knows? I have learned over the years never to underestimate (or overestimate) an item of clothing – no matter how hard you try and buy with an aim to get the cost-per-wear down as low as possible, you can never tell until you actually get a piece in your wardrobe and start working with it.