Friday, May 14, 2010

Don't Rain on Moi's Parade

Enough with this wintry weather. Today, the skies threaten rain. Which I wouldn't mind so much if it also didn't hitch a ride along with gale force winds and 50 degree temps. Over all, though, I'm sick of my warm winter clothes and am itching instead to put on something cool and springy.

Like this Cynthia Steffe skirt, which has been patiently waiting all winter for just the right moment to come out of my closet. I purchased it last year for more than I should have, at the now sadly defunct Magnolia Boutique in Albuquerque, but then again, sometimes you get what you pay for with designer labels. Namely, awesome detailing, rock solid fabrication (including lining), and perfect drape.

Next to heels, I think I love wearing flirty skirts the best. I'm pretty sure they're why the word "jaunty" was invented, as well as the phrase, "Well, I never!" accompanied by a good twirl and indignant stomp out the door on said heels. I mean, just try ditching a miscreant boyfriend in 501s, a Gap tee, and some flip flops. Not quite the same.

Anyway, here's now I plan to pair it, once the weather cooperates.


Red and white striped sweater: H&M
Pink wrap around belt: Peter Som
Shoes: Keds

Not so casual, with a twist of Boho because I just can't stop myself:

Top: Fei
Belt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Michael Kors

I will, of course, iron the thing before I put it on next. Blush.

So, tell the Bitches: what's hanging in your closet that you can't wait to rock this summer?


the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

That's a seriously versatile skirt - now if we could only get the danged weather to play ball!

And you've reminded me that I neeeed to get me another LL Bean french sailor top - in a boatneck.

Fashion Butter said...

I have a blue and purple leopard print dress I am dying to wear. Sounds hideous I know (and very well might *be* hideous), but when it's 100 degrees in the shade around here, stuff like that seems to make sense.

Great skirt and that belt! Yummy.

moi said...

Pirate: Yes, yes you do. But that can't be the ONLY thing you can't wait to wear this summer?

Fashion Butter: I gotta see that dress. I loves me a leopard print, I don't care what color!

Aunty Belle said...

uh Miss Scarlett, ya' ain't showin' yore bosom now is ya afore noontime?

Not that Moi *is* displayin' decollete --but that Aunty is noticin' that Scarlett-esque waistline---wow. Assume youse invested in a boat load of gorgeous belts.

Love the skirt--love ladies in skirts as general rule anyhoo.

As fer what I is wearin fer summer is...well the batiste night gowns of course.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget to come by friday for the smackdown

moi said...

Aunty: Thanks for the compliment but the sartorial bane of my body type is teensy waist, big hips. Tailors love me.

Bama: Will do; most likely won't be able to participate with this deadline hanging over my neck, but I'll be there to drool and comment!

Athena Misty, aka "GeekGirl" said...

I love that belt!