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Friday, August 12, 2011

Skirting the Issue

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! is not always desired. Which brings about a dilemma. How does one dress to stay cool when the temperature soars above 100 degrees on a daily basis? Basically there are four options: capri's (still too hot and confining), shorts (um in public?), sundresses (ugh, my 40+ year old arms wave back at me) or skirts. Yes, I’ll take a skirt please. 

I can always find a few favorites at Ruche.

looks like spring eyelet skirt by Knitted Dove

Modcloth is also a good source for skirts.

But hands down Anthropologie is my favorite go to shop for skirts. I recently scored this Odille Plait and Pleat skirt for $19.99.

But still, it seems that I have a shortage of skirts. It’s tough to find a skirt that meets my requirements:

Must skim the top of the knee

Be styled to fit my pear shaped self well

A lovely color

Not cost over $20.00

So, I resorted to my sewing machine and believe it or not stitched up this little number in just 2 hours. A pair of shoes I found at Anthro on sale two summers ago seem to work well.

skirt 006

I think a crisp white blouse and belt somehow keep me from looking like a hot mess while out thrifting.

skirt 002

What’s your go to ensemble in summer?


Linking to:

Freckled Laundry

Pink Saturday


dreams on 34th street said...

How cute are you ?! I remember when I was in 8th grade Home Ec., we whipped out little A-line skirts in Mod plaids and funky florals! You look adorable, Laura!
Have a great weekend! I just love visiting you for your sweetness and your love of nostalgia!

Kristina said...

Your skirt is so cute!

I used to hate skirts. I have no idea why. This summer I decided that I don't have enough of them! Ideally, I'd like to have one for every day of the week. So, I'm trying to make a few more's good for my beginning sewing skills.

ImagiMeri said...

Hey, what's wrong with shorts in over 100 degree weather????? Don't tell me you're worried about someone seeing your legs? Hello, they see them in a skirt, too! And you of all people have nothing to worry about with your cute little figure.....geez!

Love ya'

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi friend Meri,

Of course I wear shorts at home. But for work related events I try to dress up a bit. :)

Beverly said...

Laura, you look beautiful in your very special skirt. And, I love those shoes, too.

Thank you for participating in this very special Pink Saturday. I hope you will send your visitors over to comment and help us to raise more money for the next Miracle Makeover.

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN skirts!!!

My Crafty Little Page said...

40???? Well you old geezer you, haha. You should be wearing a bikini - you're adorable! I love your skirt and you look fabulous in it with your 20 yr old looking arms! xoxo Nancy (plenty old to be your mother!)

Sarah said...

Your skirt is very cute :) My summer outfit has been one of two maternity outfits...but now that our baby is here, I'm enjoying a few more things as they begin to fit! Ha! ;)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

LV said...

Good for you in creating something useful and cool. Me, I just say in mostly in shorts and tee shirt. When out, wear cut off jeans and flip flops.

Robin said...

I love the new look of your blog.
And those skirts are adorable.

Try and stay cool.

Wishing you a pinkishly beautiful weekend....

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love your skirt. It looks so cute with your sandals!

Little Leslie said...

I like skirts and dresses, always have. I actually go to thrift stores to look for vintage skirts.

Bethe77 said...

Love skirts! Beautiful they are and you look so elagant in them. Beautiful!


You look beautiful in your skirt, lovely! I'd like to start wearing skirts sometimes, I do in suits, but maybe I should look for loose ones like yours. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

Annesphamily said...

I have lots of capri pants for summer time and I wear them to work! I also like simple comfy shift dresses! Oops, that is a way 60s term! Ha Ha! Telling my age!

Rose Tree Originals said...

how cute!! I live in skirts & sundresses during the summer here in hot South Carolina... I always check the skirts when I'm in Goodwill as I've found some of my faves that I wear to death there
Then, after they're nearly see-through, I back them with muslin and use the fabric in quilts because I just love the fabric so much, lol!

Marydon said...

Laura, you would make a gunny sack look like a million $$ gown. Darling print skirt.

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Thank you for your support & friendship. They mean a lot to me. Have a beautiful day.


Auntie Em said...

Your skirt is so sweet! I love the ric-rac trim around the hem. Very summery! :)

Kathi said...

What a cute post! I'll take skirts too. Kathi said...


I finally get to read this post! You could move to the Jersey Shore and wear a bathing suit all summer. (It's easy to spot the tourists because they think because they are at the shore they can eat at restaurants and shop in bathing suits.)
Your skirt and shoes are sweet. Two hours? You are the McGyver in the design/home making world!

Your Friend,

PS You are beautiful and could wear anything -- including shorts and sundresses.

JudyBug said...

So cute! If I had a waist...I would be in that adorable pink skirt in a heartbeat!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

I love these skirts. They are so adorable.
Hugs and blessings