Skirts Over Shorts

I wear shorts, I do. I wear them out of absolute necessity because I live in the sweaty armpit of America. If I had to choose, though, I would wear skirts all the time. On more active occasions… yes, shorts, but skirts are just pretty and feminine and way more comfortable, not to mention nice and ummm… very well ventilated.

So I got this skirt in the mail yesterday. I’d been eyeing it for weeks.


It reminded me of something my mom would have worn in the late 70’s early 80’s, which is one of the reasons I loved it. So hipster. So thriftstore-esque. Nevermind that a lot of yuppy uppercrusts, who have spent way too many hours in a sorority sporting matching blazers, probably have it. I could spend hours sifting through all of the Goodwill  racks in Central Arkansas to find something similar to this but I just don’t have the time. So I waited for the 40% off sale at J Crew Factory and snatched that puppy right up!

I really don’t know what to wear with it except some t-shirts and tank tops. I might show you a lace blouse with it later on (also from J Crew Factory). Add some funky beads and some cute wedges and it’s on like Donkey Kong. This Madewell Whisper Tee is seriously the softest shirt I have in my closet. LOVE IT SO MUCH. I own 5 of them in different colors.

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Ok, so let’s talk about the shirt below. What can I say about this guy? Everyone loves him. I get so many compliments on him (or her… I think it’s a her). I mean everyone from my super young twenty year old classmates to the tenured professors at my university combust in ecstatic joy at the presence of this t-shirt. My introverted self is a little scared to go out in public wearing it. It attracts that much attention.

It does run very small though. I wear a small in most t-shirts and in this one even a medium is a little snug on me. ALSO… wear something under it. It’s pretty sheer.

And what tha… DID I MENTION IT’S ONLY $8.99?????!!!!!

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What better way to end than talking about shoes. Did you know TOMS makes wedges as well as sneaks? This humanitarian company seriously makes some of the most comfy denim wedges EVER. And as always, when you buy a pair of shoes, another one goes to someone in need. I wear these constantly. They come in 3 colors!!

Commissioned Links (Skirt, size Small, 40% off!) (V-Neck T-shirt on left, Small)

Necklace from Buffalo Exchange thrift store in Dallas (Shoes on left in Cognac, Target) (Cute face tee $8.99, Medium, Runs SMALL) (TOMS wedges, 3 colors) (Lipcolor, Patina) (Phone case)