Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Essentials Countdown #9: Full, Colorful Skirt

One of the things I love about "Mad Men" are the costumes.  If you haven't watched the show, it's fantastic, and spot-on with the wardrobe.  Don Draper's wife always looks so feminine, and so do all the women, in their skirts that are nipped in at the waist, their red lipstick and gloves...  It makes them look womanly, and to me it harkens back to a day around my grandmother's time, where women never left the house without their hair done, took regular visits to the "beauty shop", and were always dressed to the nines, even if they were just going to the store.  Of course I love just running out the door in my pj pants, but I do get nostalgic thinking about my Nana and how we'll all probably never live in a day where we regularly wear skirts.  

In the summer, however, I love skirts and dresses for practical reasons because they are comfortable in the heat.  Skirts to me are a way to feel pretty and cute, and they're easy.  The "Mad Men" style that is a spring essential--a bit of a full A-line, and a higher waist--can be worn by women of every size.  Slimmer women become more curvy and curvier girls are able to hide a little bit under the A-line.  Here are my picks:  

In this color and grey for $39.99 and $29.99 respectively at Gap

This is a longer version, and a great color--look how simple, yet put together her outfit is!  At Victoria's Secret for $49.50

This isn't exactly a bargain at $118, but you get the point.  At Anthropologie.

The point here is a colorful skirt with a simple tank, t-shirt or short-sleeved button up, plus an adorable pair of sandals is easy, comfortable and something you can wear a lot of places.  Stay tuned...


AnnieBlogs said...

YAY! This is a look I can SO do. I love Essential #9!!! :)

Peas & Carrots said...

Hey Amber! It's Aunt Lucy's granddaughter...I just wanted to tell you that I look at your blog regularly and love it! This post was especially nice b/c I love the full skirts and all nostalgia it brings...and I LOVE your Nana :D It made me miss her when I saw that you mentioned her..she's such a great lady. Please tell her hello next time you talk to her :)

Congrats on all your sucess!! I brag about you and tell my friends about your blog when I can :p

Your cousin,
Ryley Hollis Greene

Cristie said...

This list is just what I was hoping for, and skirts and dresses are my fave for spring and summer! Thanks for the shout-out, too, by the way! You're the best, Ambo!