H&M Sunnies and Trench / J.Crew Necklace and Silk Tank / Lauren by Ralph Lauren Belt and Shoes (c/o) / Coach Watch c/o) / Zara Skirt / Christian Siriano “Exotic Wing Flap” Bag for Payless (c/o)
Do you ever have those moments where you see an item of clothing and you are so taken with it that it becomes all-consuming? Well, that was me with this skirt. The first time I saw it was about a week ago when I was browsing around in Zara with a friend. I saw it on a mannequin and began frantically searching for it. Of course they didn’t have my size and then were plum out of it when I checked back later that week. Me = One unhappy camper.
Then, this past weekend, the clothing Gods shared the wealth and offered it up while I was at another Zara shopping with a client. All hope was not lost! I saw the distinct blue peeking out of a random clothing rack in the dressing room and like a ninja snagged it stealth-style. Don’t worry, I didn’t steal it from anyone, it had previously been discarded by someone else. Their loss.
I’m not sure what it is about this skirt that has prompted me to write an entire blog post about it (riveting, isn’t it?) but I think it’s the shade of blue that sparked my interest. These photos make it look like it’s bright blue but it’s actually more of a periwinkle. That happens to be my favorite color, so that probably had a lot to do with it. That, and apparently my subconscious held onto these images from Beth’s post on wide stripes and requested that I own something similar. As it seems, I now own a couple things similar to the items in said post. Check out the the photo on the right…her shirt looks extremely similar to the skirt I wore yesterday, non? And now this wide striped skirt. Oi. When my subconscious wants something, it means business and gets the job done.
P.S. Can’t wait to wear this skirt in Paris!