This skirt has a great story to it.
My friend Kelly showed up at a party, I think early last Fall maybe? In this skirt. And I swooned over it. I told her more than once it was one of the most gorgeous skirts I’d ever seen. I could not take my eyes off of it. She just smiled and said thank you.
MONTHS later, she gave me one for Christmas. And that may seem really sweet, that she remembered and went and got me one, but no. She bought mine at the same time as she bought hers. So at the party, she KNEW that she had gotten me the same skirt I was swooning over. And she kept it to herself. THAT, my friends, is something I could never ever do. I can’t keep a gift a secret to save my life. I need you to open it as soon as possible.
I didn’t get to wear it much last year because it really looks best styled with a black top and black tights, and I was unemployed for basically all of Fall and Winter. So when the temps dropped into tights weather I knew I wanted to wear it as soon as I could. And then Nathan picked up this adorable little red saddle bag at the thrift store, and I just had to wear them together. The bag picked up the bits of red* in the skirt perfectly.
It’s so flattering! Longer than I normally wear, but a great fit. AND it’s a size 2. This is a great source of amusement for me. But when I opened the skirt and Kelly explained how she had bought them together and on final sale I was so nervous that she maybe over estimated my weight loss and I was really scared to try it on. I literally held my breath, because I wanted it to fit SO BADLY. And it did. Thank you, vanity sizing.
Also, big swish factor. SWISH SWISH. Love it.
And a close up of the amazing water color print, so you can fall in love too:
*OK, to be honest, it’s possible they are bright pink. I just can’t tell. In some lights, it looks red, in others pink.
Skirt, Gift (Ann Taylor)