This year is just rolling right along, isn't it?! It may be September, but it has been near 100°F every day so far this month so summer is still holding on strong! September is probably my favorite month of the year and not just because it's my birthday month; I love how the weather is (usually) warm and not hot and there's a slight chill in the morning. The leaves start to turn, and I start to really anticipate fall. It's the biggest blogger cliché ever, but I love fall...it's too much fun to dress for! The thing I hate about fall is the fact that winter is right around the corner. ;)
I digress. Today's outfit features a purchase I wouldn't have made if not out of necessity: a midi skirt! Throughout my younger and grad school years, I wore mini skirts. I never wore the super short skirts, but I prefer the look of skirts that hit at mid-thigh on me. I think it's because I have a long femur (or maybe I just think I do, haha) and because I'm borderline petite. I've never been drawn to midi skirts because I felt like they swallowed me whole. Everyone always says that you need to get the proportions "just right" for a midi skirt to work.
Between the start of my first post-graduate job and Nicole's near-constant inspiration, I decided to give midi skirts another chance. It'd be nice to have an option besides long pants when it's freakin' hot out! When I saw this one while browsing Amour Vert, my favorite retailer for reasonably-priced ethically and sustainably made clothing products, I jumped on it. I love the style, the color, and the fact that it has pockets! It's a little bit longer than I thought it would be, and initially I didn't think it worked on me.
I wore it to work last week and was pleasantly surprised by how much I didn't care about the length. Sure, it might not hit me at the most "flattering" part of my leg, but it doesn't look ridiculous! (Plus, I could have it hemmed a little bit if I wanted to.) I especially love wearing it with these neutral sandals to give me some height. Since it's been so hot, the linen shirt was a necessity, too. ;) I'm slightly worried about running out of unique outfit ideas with it but we'll see what happens with that. I've got at least one other top that will work with it. I don't think my coworkers will notice if I repeat outfits!
All that to say, I'm happy I gave midi skirts another chance and found one that I really love to wear. Now I'm on a mission to add more to my closet!