I love wearing grey so much, I’m running out of titles! This ancient Max Mara skirt is my first alteration effort of 2013. It’s supposed to be knee length on average women so I had to take it up several inches for me. You can tell it’s ancient because the waist is where it’s supposed to be, there are proper pockets front and back, fly front and a matching belt included, not to mention the
old fashion classic inverted pleat. Not many labels produce all of that nowadays in one skirt! It could be a bit shorter but I’m comfortable with this length as the waist is high, it still gives me a decent proportion. And at this length, when I sit down it doesn’t ride up my thighs!
People can’t believe I manage to wear skirts and knee length dresses in the depths of Winter. I just find it warmer to cover my legs with a layer of tights and knee boots under a skirt/dress. Maybe an insulating layer of warmth is created because I never feel a draught especially when out and I’ve got a warm coat on top.
The new skirts are mostly shapeless on me because the waist reaches inches below my waist exactly where the dreaded muffin top is and at best there’s a perfunctory back split. I wasn’t even going to bother taking it up and almost tossed it in the charity bag but then I thought if I saw it at a charity shop, I’d buy it – duh!
My grey cashmere cardigan is another long time love and goes with everything for most of the year in fact – worn layered with purple Gap Women’s tee, Zara Girls navy cotton mix jumper, Banana Republic cashmere stole over the spot silk neckerchief and Tory Burch wellies (so comfortable – love them!).
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