It’s inevitable. At least once a year I get suckered by someone into going to some sort of outdoor cultural event. I hate outdoor cultural events. Do you know where I like cultural events? Inside. Ideally somewhere between rows A and K, farther back if it’s an opera and I need to read the superscripts. My experience of Shakespeare or Mozart or Annie Get Your Gun is not enhanced by the presence of every known insect in the glorious Republic of Texas whirring by my head, playing chicken with my false eyelashes. It’s not that I don’t like nature, I just don’t want it touching me.
Oh, and it’s usually a date, too which makes it twice as miserable. I know, I know, the guy WANTS me to think “Oh what a romantic and artistically sensitive guy. What sort of a creative soul would ever come up with something so WHIMSICAL as an outdoor theater event?! I definitely want to sleep with this guy.”
What I’m actually thinking is: “You cheap perfunctory bastard, I am definitely never sleeping with you. I’m sorry, but if I’m not getting into a private box, what makes you think you will?”
But still, a girl’s gotta make an effort. Make her nan proud and all that.
Enter the easy skirt:
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Pretty much a skirt version of the long dress I posted at the beginning of the week, it’s got beautiful drape and flow and is truly ankle-length on all but the very tallest people. The great thing about skirts like these is you can sit pretty much however you want and not flash anybody, but it’s still cooler than a pair of pants.
How to wear it
–with a fitted-but-not-tight scoopneck tee and a mess of ethnic jewelry
— with a cami and a fitted one-button blazer
— with a one-shoulder top and a ton of bangles on the bare arm
–with a scarf tied bandanna-style as a top, paired with a summer-weight cardi.