Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring/Summer Staple: The Maxi Skirt

Well, it's sunny and nearly 80 degrees in Texas today. Not at all shocking, but it has me in the mood to shop, shop, shop.

{Now that I think about it, rain, cold, sleet, and 100+ degree weather affects me the same way, but we don't need to discuss that today.}

Last year during this time, I was 3 weeks post-partum and the last thing I wanted to do was buy clothes. New yoga pants worked just fine, thank you very much. But this year, oh it is a different story indeed. It has been two years since I last wore my spring clothes, and of course, I don't like any of them.

*cue husband groans*

I have maxi skirts on the brain. Let us not discuss that I am 5'2" and probably look incredibly short and dumpy in them. They are comfortable and at least one step up from yoga pants, yes?

The powerhouse maxi skirt in my wardrobe is one that I bought back while I still didn't fit into it, that beautiful pink, Anthropologie Lengthening Rays skirt as seen on the gorgeous Erika Powell from Urban Grace Interiors. Believe it or not, I bought it about a week before she posted that--the last one, on sale, in a size too small. Her pic inspired me to fit into it and quickly. It's the happiest shade of pink, and I ♥ it. And of course, it's made for a Kendra Scott turquoise necklace. And also, it now fits.

Lengthening Rays Pink Skirt

So this year, I'm determined to find a comfy maxi skirt. I think it will transition well from my casual dress office during the day to pushing tiny trucks and tractors with the wee little man in the evenings. Below are a few I'm considering, with a dress thrown in for good measure. I have stripes on the brain. It goes without saying that any one I pick will have to be shortened if I have any intention of wearing flats.

Do you have any spring essentials on your list?

Maxi Skirt Mash Up


  1. ooh! I want a maxi skirt too! I totally remember that picture of Erika Powell when I saw it in the magazine. I like the black and cream v-striped one above too - looks slimming!

    1. I was thinking the same thing about the v-stripe. I'm ordering it today. I picked up the black one from Nordstrom last week and love it. So comfy, and straight, so a slimming silhouette.

  2. Darling - love that skirt with that necklace! I cannot pull off a maxi - they totally stumpify me - but I do love the look of them.

    Hope your little mister is on the mend; we had a similar weekend (and now week) here, and it's just heartbreaking watching them be so unhappy.

    1. It is so heart breaking! We're much better around here now, thankfully. Hope your house is restored to good health too!


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