So, what's wrong with this skirt? Nothing, really. It fits well, and the colours are good on me, but I think it's the pattern that throws me off. I feel weird whenever I wear it. I don't feel like myself. And because of that, I seldom choose it. I think I've worn it about half a dozen times since I bought it three years ago from RW & Co.
I love the idea of A-line skirts, worn with adorable pumps and a fabulous bag to match... I love the idea of a jaunty, belted cardigan on top, maybe even with a rounded collar... I love the idea of Mad Men-esque ladies attire.
However, I don't really have a lifestyle that supports such clothing - like out on lunch dates with ladies-who-lunch. Or to meetings of the professional kind. Or to golf clubhouse post-war theme parties. Or picnics! (I do none of those things.) Yes, I can put it on, but when I leave the house during the day, I'm headed to the
liquor grocery store. Or fetching from the drycleaners. Or getting a kid from school. Or riding a scooter. Or standing in the grass in the park making sure my kids don't bonk their heads on all the hard/sharp/poke-y things. It's not all that fetching a scene, really.
Also, it's cool to be who you are, and wear whatever you like to wear (of course) but you don't want to look like a lady wearing a costume on the park bench while the people around you are wearing jeans and sweaters. Or whatever. Stilettos and lawns just don't mix - especially not at two in the afternoon.
In the daytime, I prefer pants of some kind. I can walk faster in them, and I just... feel correct. Nighttime is a whole other thing - though I usually opt for jeans or pants, when I wear skirts, I often like them short and sparkly.
So, when exactly will I wear this skirt? Right. Almost never. So out it goes.
Also in the pile is this skirt, which I wore a whole bunch, and needs a bit of TLC I'm not willing to give her, because we broke up already, and I'm already looking to date other skirts. Sorry, girl... It's not me, it's you.