Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Midi Madness + OOTD: Shabby Chic

I believe the term "midi" is fairly new to the world of fashion. At least it is to me. A cross between mid and mini: the perfect length. Appropriate for work, yet fun enough for play. Of all the recent trends that have taken me by storm (and there are a lot of them), the midi is one of the most prominent. It's midi madness (I'm a sucker for alliterations).

There is something to be said for white. I don't play in to the whole "not after Labor Day" motto. Fashion is all about taking risks, is it not? However, in the summer, this white skirt makes me look about 5 shades tanner than I really am, which I love.

ASOS Plain Chiffon Full Midi Skirt, $60.34 USD (shown with H&M tank and Old Navy belt)

This is one of my favorite skirts. It has a vintage look to it, and is the most vibrant color of blue-green.

Anthropologie Decade-by-Decade skirt by Tracy Reese, no longer available (shown with H&M tank and Old Navy belt)

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, J.Crew jumped on the midi bandwagon with the introduction of the Jardin skirt. I immediately bought one in (almost) every color (as much as I wish I could, I cannot pull off purple).

J.Crew Jardin Skirt, $88 (gray shown with H&M tank, cardigan and belt; pink shown with H&M tank and Old Navy belt)

I have a deep, burning love for Club Monaco, but unfortunately, not the deep, burning pocket that would need to coincide. I love this skirt, but with a $200+ price tag, I just can't/won't justify its purchase.

Club Monaco Pamera Skirt, $224.97

Instead, I purchased this boy boy, which comes in a close second. At 5'5 1/2" (the half counts) tall, I am by no means petite, but I'm going to will this skirt to work for me. I haven't recieved it yet, but will keep you updated on whether or not I can fake it.

ASOS Petite Pleated Midi Skirt, $60.34

Last but not least, my OOTD. I turned to a Shabby Chic look (thank you H&M), and think it delivered quite nicely. Of course, statements to the contrary are always welcome. I am a gracious acceptor of constructive criticism.

H&M bronze (pleated!) dress, H&M cardigan, Old Navy belt, Target pumps

Have a delightful Wednesday.


  1. Love the new blog! You're now on my everyday websites to visit!! Let's go shopping sometime soon, I'm in need of some of your style.

  2. Thanks Heid! You pick the day and I'm there. Spread it around like wildfire; hopefully it'll come up in search engines someday in the future :)

  3. I am also pleasantly surprised of J.Crew's longer hemlines and I love this Jardin skirt!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies