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