Okay, I need your help. I’m having one of those days where I’m kind of living in my own head and focusing on my flaws. I’ve never really been a long skirt kinda girl – with dresses or skirts – but I’ve recently been intrigued by the idea of a maxi skirt.
I like that they look nice, even though you’re basically running around in a fancy nightgown. Not that I actually wear fancy nightgowns… but you know what I mean.
I recently saw this pin on pinterest, which sparked the idea that I might need a maxi skirt. I loved that it looks super casual with the comfy v-neck t-shirt, but has a little bit of edge with the fun flowy skirt and sandals. I wasn’t sure if the solid color skirt would work best for my figure though, since I could use a cool pattern to camouflage problem areas.
Last night I saw an ikat patterned skirt at TJMaxx for $24.99, so I snapped it up to try out at home. It’s made out of a super soft and stretchy rayon/spandex blend, so I figure it will wash and wear well. I’m 5’7” and the length of the skirt seems to fall where it’s supposed to by my ankles.
I paired it with a casual black v-neck t-shirt, long necklace and sandals. Looking at the picture, I think a darker colored sandal would look better, but I haven’t unpacked my summer shoes yet.
I really like the way the t-shirt looked knotted on the pinterest girl… but I don’t want to stretch out one of my favorite t’s by knotting it. Instead, I did a little front tuck. Looking at it I think it’s growing on me… it is out of my comfort zone though. Which can be a good thing.
So, I want to know what you think – am I pulling it off or should I return it?