Man, I’m glad the good old skirt is having a comeback. It seems kind of funny, doesn’t it, to be talking about things like skirts in such a strange social and political climate and with a huge election right around the corner, but like a lot of you I’m finding comfort in the unknown these days but looking to those things that have always been a comfort to me.
Quite clearly, these photos were from snowier days, but this skirt has been with me for years, and the thoughts associated with a good plaid – those are all good one.
They make me think of spring days roaming around Edinburgh in tights and sturdy boots and trusty skirts between classes and charity shops, foggy mornings in coffee shops, and a million small moments that feel like the warmest blanket. Aren’t memories funny like that?
I don’t think I have to tell you how cold this creek was.
This particular skirt is from SHEIN, in the spirit of disclosure, and it’s held up very well for the last few years. Shopping at SHEIN is not something I’m proud of, but it was necessary in the broker days, along with every thrift shop I had time to paw through. Over the past few years so many more online secondhand options have become available – ThredUp, Tradesy, and so many more. I probably don’t even need to tell you about Poshmark either. How did we live without these things?
Side note: I do tend to find that ThredUp has more well-known consumer level brands, although their designer section has some amazing finds and they’ve recently launched a program selling items from Rent the Runway, which I’ve been drooling over the past few days.
Anyway, skirts. We are able to find so many more things in the ten seconds it takes to do a Google search these days, but I wanted to share some that I’ve been eyeing up if I decide to branch out from my tried-and-true skirt. Maybe you’ll find one that you can wrap good memories up in, too.
I love how simple this one is – no extra frills, just a really solid body-shaping skirt in classic neutrals. I want that top with it, too.
Current price is $208 which is steep for a skirt, but I love the shape and narrower waist, such a clean silhouette, and the bottoms are just gorgeous. Definitely an investment piece, but worth it if you break down price per wear over a few seasons, and the fact that it will hold up better long term than a lot of the cheaper options.
70% off! $118
I know for a fact that the little top notch detail is what sold me on this skirt, followed closely by the bottom ruffle. Which is weird because normally ruffles don’t call me the way a good shoe does … but these ones do. Sizes are running out, so don’t sleep on this one, if you can!
Happy shopping, and I hope you’re staying sane and hugging those that you love (safely)!