Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Get Over It

For some reason this skirt always feels very risqué to me, even though the shortest length isn't any shorter than some of the other skirts I wear. I think it's just the differential between the long back and the short front; somehow it feels like it's supposed to be a long skirt, but then there's that big opening in the front.

I figure I just need to get over it, because to me it works better as a bare-legged spring/summer garment than as a layered up winter one. It's more comfortable bare-legged, too, because there's no good way to prevent tights from sticking to this skirt.

This skirt has a very high waist, and it's made of a dense, slightly stretchy cotton blend fabric, which does a great job of smoothing out my figure. It's like a foundation garment only WAY more comfortable. I combined it with my snugly-tailored blazer to continue the slim line through the torso and to give me some volume around the bust and shoulders.

Underneath I wore my lace-trimmed full slip, which just peeked out at the neckline and below the front hem.

In other news, I'm really happy that my beloved San Jose Sharks have made it into the second playoff round, and are leading the series. Laura and I found a fabulous new (well, new to us anyway) venue to go root for our team, and Laura even got us some shark hats to wear. Stay tuned for some serious team spirit -- I'll be posting photos at some point soon. 

Also, have you entered my 3-year anniversary giveaway yet? There's still time -- the contest closes at 8 pm PST this Friday! Make sure you to leave your comment(s) in the original entry. The giveaway is open to international entries, too!

Blazer: All Saints.... Skirt: Skin Graft.... Shoes: Paolo

12 comments:

Cara said...

I too have a skirt where the front seems risque, but only because the back is longer! I'm debating giving it up - the back is so long that I feel it needs heels, but think it's too "leggy" in the front when I wear them. I love how you used a t-strap, it seemed to work well with both sides, so I'll have to try that!

Calluna Dellamorte said...

Jealous!

anon said...

I am sickeningly jealous of this skirt. Though I fear that IF I could find it AND afford it, my figure would prevent it from being a wise choice for me. Looks lovely on you, though.

Shybiker said...

What a fabulous skirt. I grasp what you mean about it seeming risque, but it's not the least bit indecent and actually that edge makes it more exciting. It reminds me of something a wild flamenco dancer might wear. :)

oxinsocks said...

I can't see your necklace very clearly, which is a bummer because it looks very interesting. Great outfit!

Sal said...

That blazer and skirt were MEANT for each other!

Sheila said...

This is such a fabulous freakin' outfit! Right up my alley.

I do love a mullet skirt, and this one is the best.

Cel said...

That skirt is fantastic. It looks like something you'd see on the cast in Deadwood. Very old west and ladylike, but sleek and modern too!

I'd probably find an occasion to rock this out with an accompanying feathered hat!

Amanda said...

Had to leave a comment because that skirt is amazing. Really, really unique and cute. The entire outfit is great (and you wear it well)!

wardrobeexperience said...

you're really having the best blazers ans jackets... this one is fabulous too.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

This is a wonderful silhouette and you have the best items. I love the skirt on its own. And it's definitely not too short (I should know as several of my skirts are!)

Anonymous said...

A bit late to the party, but just wanted to agree that the skirt is gorgeous and not too short at all. It shows off your figure very nicely, especially the back view! :)