I mentioned in my weekly recap post that I got this Splendid skirt when it went on sale last week at Shopbop (with my credit). And that my first inclination was to send it back; I packaged it up and labeled it and everything. But the more I thought about it, the more I knew I should keep it.
I’d been looking for a long, straight skirt all summer and never found one. I tried this one on a few times in the store, but wasn’t willing to buy it full-price, and I never quite fell in love with it (it’s long, and even the large still clings to my hips). But since I have credit at Shopbop, and it went on sale for $52, I decided to order it and try it at home to see if I could make it work (it’s sold out at Shopbop now, available at Nordstrom).
Needless to say, I decided to keep it. I wore it all weekend with a tank top and open cardigan on top. It’s still way too hot for that, but since I was mostly going from the car into restaurants, etc., where I knew I would be cold, I was generally comfortable. The skirt works best when I’m wearing something fitted like a tank and a cardigan on top – to show that I do have a waist – but I also wanted to try it with something flowy on top, like my Everlane Ryan tee.
I don’t wear my Ryan tee nearly as much as my tanks, and that’s mainly because it fits so strangely on me. It falls off my shoulders all the time (it’s a medium), which leads me to wear a strapless bra with it, so at least I don’t have to worry about my bra straps showing (which I hate). The tee is also smaller as it falls to my hips so it sometimes gets stuck there. I love how the ryan tee feels though, so I wear it mostly to and from Pure Barre and/or at home…
I do love the skirt, and find it to be very comfortable to wear – it’s actually almost like wearing shorts, except not, because all of my legs aren’t exposed every second – which sort of mortifies me. I’ll wear it a lot as the weather cools down with my longer cardigans and tank tops, and now with t-shirts and my Everlane Ryan tanks (my silk tank looks nice with it also…).
And now that I have this Splendid skirt (and the James Perse skirt I got via eBay that I won’t be able to wear until we get out of the 90’s/100’s), I’m going to be swapping out/getting rid of the only other long black skirts I have: a James Perse one that flares out at the bottom that I never really liked very much, and my Splendid foldover skirt (I haven’t worn it in quite some time). I know now that I prefer long straight, or slightly tapered/fitted skirts on my body as opposed to skirts that flare or widen at the hem. Not that I’m looking for any more black skirts or dresses, because I’m not, but at least with these trials and errors I finally understand and accept the shape I like the best.
Oh yeah. I’m also over the world’s smallest pony tail. I was waiting to get my hair cut until the weather cooled off a bit, because all I’m doing is pulling it back constantly, but I’m tired of it. I’m also pulling it back constantly because it’s too long…so why not just get it cut? I’m not talking pixie cut or anything again, just up to right above my shoulders, as it was in July. But then again…maybe it’s time to grow it out even more? Just to see? I’m sort of obsessed with this Emerson Fry model’s hair…Ugh. Why must hair decisions plague me so???