Bordeaux skirt from Anthropologie (no longer available)
James Perse sweater
Swedish Hasbeens clogs
I love this skirt so much (thank you Sharon for convincing me to buy it!), but man, it is hard to walk in. No, I take that back, if I roll the waist up so the hem doesn’t come close to the ground then it’s fine (I wore this in Italy with boots, walking several miles to the Vatican, around the Vatican museums and back again!). But if I’m wearing it with heels, they get stuck in the hem all the time; I was probably walking on the skirt half the time and didn’t know it. Yuck.
But this is the bane of my existence – skirts/dresses that are too long. I took a few new jersey dresses to be hemmed last week and remembered why I try not to do that – ever; the hem never looks the same afterwards. It always puckers a little. I’m sure I’ll be the only one to notice that, but it bothers me. I almost hate rolling skirts up at the waist more, but sometimes that’s all I can do to get them a length I can come close to wearing.
It’s hard being short 😉
Oh! I got a comment yesterday asking me what bras I wear with t-shirts, it’s a good question, so I’ll answer it in a post tomorrow!
I have nearly an identical striped maxi skirt that I fussed & fidgeted with in order to keep it from dragging the ground & thus me stepping all over it. If I hiked it up too high – then it was darn near under my boobs. If I folded the waist down – it would inevitably unroll as I walked about. I toyed with the idea of having it shortened but not at the hem – but by removing fabric closest to the waistband area. Which I have done before on a Rachel Pally maxi skirt with great success. But that was a solid colored skirt & I worried the striped skirt would look wonky. So I sold it on eBay. There will be another striped skirt for me out there that fulfills my wish list – not too long, not too heavy, not too too much fabric, stays put at my waist without having to fuss with it.
that’s an interesting idea – removing fabric close to the waistband to shorten the skirt. i have often wished i could do that with several dresses i have, but on this skirt, i’m not sure it would work – although the material is very similar to what rachel pally uses…or be worth it, really.
and i have also pulled skirts up to my boobs to make them fit. not a great look.
Love it!! (you know that you and I have the opposite problem with skirts and tops/too short for me!!)
Ok is it weird that I’m excited about your bra answer?
Also, jane’s idea is great! I’ve done this with dresses that have a seam either under the bust or near the waist but I can see how it would work perfectly on a skirt. Another solution would be to have the edge of the skirt serged