Monday, March 22, 2010

Short Skirts...Long on Style & Value

Today's post will be on a couple of short skirts I have picked up recently.  Both of which are, IMO, very cute, fun for summer, and a great value for the money.

First, >Old Navy Women's Linen Blend Whirly Skirt (#730585, $24.50, curr on promo for $15 in store).  I tried and then purchased after seeing Gigi's post when ON first instituted the dress/skirt promo.  I also used an in-store 15% off coupon to get it for $13.50.  Not too shabby for a summer skirt.  (and how can you not love the name "whirly"???)

I got the flax skirt; it's also available onlin in white, cobalt ink, and honey pot.  The B&M may have had more colors - to be honest, I don't really remember because when it comes to linen, there's nothing better than khaki for me.  (Which is why I was so bummed the JC Playa dress was only in the white & papaya - I still think it would have been perfect in khaki.)

This skirt is short - 16", as mentioned online.  However, because the elastic is only in the back and the rest of the waistband is nice and wide, it's very easy to wear low on the hip.  And in summertime, that's probably comfy, too.  I got an M, which gave me plenty of room for the nudge down on the hips trick. (If you plan to wear at your waist, you will want to size down.) At this length, I think it works fine...as long as I'm wearing flat sandals or sneakers with it.

And that would be in direct contrast to the dreaded JC Nico skirt, which has an extremely wide elastic as its waistband that creates mega-muffintop on anyone trying to nudge it down to get the length to a decent level, if they're short-shinned like me.

I love the pockets - I think they give the skirt some extra style.  But the key is wearing the skirt low enough so that the pockets aren't adding width to the hips.  But you definitely want a streamlined top with this skirt - nothing too blousy.

Next skirt...from Target.  No...not Liberty of London.  Actually, did they even have women's skirts?  Because that would have been way cute.  >Merona Women's Patchwork Madras Skirt (orig $19.99, in store on sale for $14.99, online for $8).  (Tough choice here - do I get a price adjustment from the 19.99, or re-order online?)  I have been semi-coveting this ever since >Sweet Tea in Seattle got a similar one last summer from Target. 

I got it in a 10, figuring that I may want to wear it a bit down on the hips since it's much shorter than the online picture would make you think.  And the 10 works.  I love it with the navy tee here, even though I just grabbed that to throw on with both skirts.  (And yes, if I wear the tee sans cami, I definitely need a dark bra.)

Not much more to say on this skirt - I love the patchwork madras, the fit is just fine, I can't wait to wear it with tanks or tees this summer, and it will be great with sandals, flip flops, or sneakers.

Easy...just like a summer skirt should be...

13 comments:

Pamela said...

Love the madras skirt!!! Under $10 online?! that's a steal!

Suburban Princess said...

I so need to get to a Target!

Kristin said...

I love the madras skirt! I've got to find that. J Crew's madras skirt last year was more orange/yellow - colors I cannot wear. I love how this is more navy. I love navy!! $8 online is amazing too but I think I need to try this one on first. Add Target to today's errand list!

Peggy said...

super cute Target skirt and YES- why did they NOT have LoL women's skirts for spring????

casual-crew said...

I am loving the last skirt, it looks so nice on you.

Slastena said...

I am ashamed to admit, but my legs are not in the best shape right now aftr having a baby. I can do mini skirts with tights or hose, but not bare legs.:((

Patina said...

I still haven't made it to target, but I'm enjoying see all the great items that everyone's been posting about. Love the madras skirt on you.

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

I noticed that madras too! I have a madras from Target - last year's - that is almost exactly the same - colors slightly different I think . It is a great skirt & too cute on you! :)

HeidiG said...

Pamela - I know - what an amazing price!

Suburban Princess - why, yes you do!

Kristin - I was too late to get last year's madras skirt, so I'm very happy with this year's! and I agree - I really need to try on their clothes first.

Peggy - I know - no LoL skirts for us ladies? Ridiculous!!

casual-crew - thank you!

Slastena - I find that hard to believe, but I understand. I actually think the ON skirt would be cute with a tissue turtle and tights. I might have to try that...

Patina - no Target shopping? Good for you!!! and thank you!

Sweet Tea - thank you, and you were my inspiration with last summer's skirt!!

La Belette Rouge said...

I am going to see if I can find that madras skirt. Love it!

Summerilla said...

Oh I love both skirts. The first one from Old Navy is super cute and what a great price too. I haven't been into a ON in a while but I think I need to stop in soon.

Love the target madras skirt too. Thinking of madras did JCrew do anything in this print last summer? Maybe I'm just forgetting it but normally they do something and I don't remember seeing anything. I have 2 pieces of madras from JCrew and I love them. I need to look at the Target pieces, the prices are better!

HeidiG said...

La Beletee Rouge - hopefully you've had luck finding it - I waited too long last year.

Summerilla - hmmmm, I don't remember JC doing any madras last summer other than maybe a bag? and the used to do it so well, too - grumble, grumble....

Viagra said...

Those are beautiful skirts!