This skirt by Susan Bristol is a big departure from the skirts I've been sampling this past year. Over the summer, I've snagged two skirts from this brand and in this profile (one of which I'll wear with a red crinoline for K.'s wedding). I was pleased to see that it worked with this troublesome ruffled orange silk blouse by Daniel Caron. The entire month of April, when I was working with pastels in every color, I nearly returned it to the thrifts. I'm glad now I held onto it. Below, the pairing of the Croft & Barrow sleeveless blouse with the peach & yellow cardigan, 100% cotton, by Anne Klein, looks very school-teachery to my eye. Psychologically, I must be preparing for the semester's first day, next Tuesday.
This skirt by Work to Weekend, a polyester/cotton blend has an interesting pattern in it. My daughter K. was with me when I found it and I could tell that she wanted it. I'm thinking it is too short or too tight or something...I haven't yet pinpointed the problem. Below, left I'm wearing a long-sleeved mustard tee with an orange gingham blouse by Anne Taylor. Does it look better out or tucked in? And is it possible that the shoes are actually the problem here? Do I need a heavier shoe with a higher heel?
Above left, the problem with the orange ruffles reveals itself--it's too short to stay tucked in. And the orange shell on the right, a favorite of mine, is too body hugging to work with an equally tight skirt.
Help readers, what's wrong with this skirt? I had planned to use it with several September looks. Should I pass it along to K.? It is likely to get lost in the shuffle of her wedding planning. The wedding is Sept. 17...