Organize skirt inventory, complete with pictures.
I have to start by saying that Fashion Friday was the one day out of the week that I’ve been looking forward to the most. No thinking, just picture taking and captioning. Just a “get ‘er done” type of thing. That is, until I started. Though it was quite rewarding (and I get a checkmark, which I haven’t had in a few days!), it was also more time consuming than I thought it would be. It also showed me that I am in really bad need of a spring cleaning. Usually, my clothes are much more organized than they are now. So, another thing to add to the checklist, I suppose.
Did anyone have anything weird happen today, since it’s Friday the 13th? Nothing weird with me, except for the coincidence that I own 13 skirts. I don’t really consider 13 unlucky anymore, especially since it’s Taylor Swift’s lucky number (Yes, I know. She’s my not-so-secret guilty pleasure.).
Before I go through with the fashion edition of my blog, I must give a shout out to some people who have been doing fashion blogging longer than I have, and quite well, I might add. In fact, I suggest you probably check out their blog before mine, as theirs is much more entertaining than an inventory of clothes. That, and they have a cool name: mooseinchartreuse.wordpress.com. Please enjoy both of their wonderful styles (and their current 30 in 30 adventure)!
So here is my skirt inventory, again using the Lucky Shopping Manual 2003’s “you’re covered if you have this in your closet” list:
__2 all-season work skirts (tropical wool)
Gray suede skirt: dressbarn (gifted).
*Okay, I admit I have no idea what tropical wool is. This is more like a suede material and I count it as
an all-season work skirt for sure.
*Own 1, need 1 more
White skirt with black & silver flowers: JKLA California (gifted).
Short denim skirt: Passports (gifted). **I swear I’m not spoiled. My mother just keeps giving me clothes without me asking for them, sometimes even after I turn her down.
Black and white floral skirt: Jones|Wear (gifted).
Brown waterproof cargo skirt: Mountain Hardwear (bought from REI 2010).
Purple, green, and black floral skirt–my very favorite skirt! : dressbarn (bought 2009).
Extras (skirts I own that are in addition to those on the “you’re covered if…” list):
Brown long, stretchy, tiered skirt: JohnPaulRichard (gifted).
Black & white polka dotted skirt: Charter Club (bought from Macy’s 2008…I think)
Khaki corduroy cargo skirt–say that 3 times fast! : American Eagle Outfitters (thrifted).
Purple/dark blue/black/turquoise tie-dyed skirt: RQT (gifted).
Brown button-embellished wraparound skirt: CATO (gifted).
Skirt I ended up donating:
Purple skirt with black embroidery: liz&co (gifted). I haven’t worn this skirt
in almost 3 years and only ever wore it with one specific black shirt, which
breaks one of my cardinal rules where everything I own must go with at least
three things in my wardrobe.
My ruined favorite skirt:
Cream corduroy skirt with gold embroidery & beading: Faded Glory (thrifted).
My dear hubby, trying to be helpful after I had a long day of work, decided to take over laundry duty for the day but failed to separate my dark blue jeans from this light cream skirt. While I was extremely grateful for it, and by no means did I get angry at him, it is sad to see my favorite skirt ruined.
What I’ve learned:
*My skirt style is much more structured, mature, and classic than I thought it would be. I guess my style is leaning towards something more grown up.
*I have somehow, without my knowledge (until today), managed to collect three solid brown skirts, yet I don’t have many shirts that go with the color brown. Contemplating whether I should get rid of brown skirts or buy more compatible shirts.
Skirts I haven’t worn yet:
Cream & brown Ann Taylor Loft, grey and white seersucker skort, & multicolored tie-dyed. First two I don’t mind a bit, because I just bought one today and the other yesterday so they’re both brand-new. I actually plan to wear both in the next week or so. As for the multicolored one, I received it as a Christmas present and am planning to wear it in the summer (I didn’t really think the colors fit in with either winter or spring).
Final skirt shopping list:
__1 all-season work skirt
For all you fashionistas/fashion-interested out there, some questions:
1) What is your favorite skirt out of the above? Your least favorite? (As in, do you have any “what was she thinking?!?” impressions of any of the above?)
2) Aside from what is noted above that I need to add to a shopping list, is there anything glaringly missing from my collection? Is there anything you would suggest to round out/compliment what I already have?
3) After seeing the pictures, do you think I’ve miscategorized anything?
4) What exactly IS tropical wool? Does it go by a different name? Because I’ve never heard of it.
5) Do you think any of these skirts are out of place in my wardrobe (i.e., does one or more skirt(s) not fit the fashion profile/personality of the others)?
6) Do you have any suggestions at all for getting the blue dye stain out of my favorite skirt? I feel as if I’ve tried everything (hairspray, stain remover, bleach, multiple washings), but I can’t bring myself to give up on it. There may even be a prize involved if your suggestion successfully takes the stain out. I would very much appreciate it!