OOTD :: of a new twist on a new fave




Last season, I was all into skinny jeans.

My Mad Hunting quest back then (before I even knew to call it Mad Hunting) was to own a pair of skinnies in every single color of the rainbow. Boy, that was a chore! Do you know how difficult it was to find the perfect pink pair? Sheesh!

Well, I’d done it and my closet has stacks of jeans coordinated by hue and pattern to prove my success. Of course, I’ve since stopped running ye ol’ treadmill regularly and I’ve snuck a can of soda or three indiscriminately which means those skinny jeans? Yeah, not so skinny on me anymore.

So until I get back down to fighting weight again – and it will happen; I just need a good swift kick – I’ve turned to wearing skater skirts. Why skater skirts? They’re forgiving to my pooch and flattering to my vertically challenged height. They’re alternately flippy and girly or edgy and kitschy depending on what I pair them with, and they’re easily adaptable to the schizophrenic temps we’ve got in SoCal (tights or leggings and boots if cool; bare legged and pumps if not).

Come to think of it then, when put that way, I may just adopt skater skirts as My Thing and donate all my skinnies. 😜

While I ponder that possibility, let me just link up with Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies today. Her weekly RRR theme is A New Twist on an Old Favorite, and even though skater skirts are a new fave, I’ve done so many iterations of it (here, here and here, for example) that I can safely say it’s been a true remix of my wardrobe. Pairing it up today with a cropped jacket and wearing said jacket as a top (I mean, wouldn’t you? Look at that fab portrait collar!) is just one of the many ways you can style the very versatile skater skirt.

Yeah, I think I’m hooked.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Jacket – Tracy Feith @ Target
Skirt – Mossimo @ Target
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
Remix Rewear Restyle @ Greater Than Rubies
Fashion Friday @ All Things Chic

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16 thoughts on “OOTD :: of a new twist on a new fave

  1. Love love love that chevron skirt! I have the same one in teal from Target and would have bought the chevron one if it hadn’t been sold out! So cute 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Didn’t even know it came in teal. I got mine at an overstock factory store and was actually gonna cull it because it’s so flimsy and thin. But a slip fixed all that and now I’m finding all kinds of ways to style it. 😀

  2. You are like my soul sister…I know how impossible it is to find the perfect pink skinny jeans…I never did find them, and believe me, I looked. And I too, am not back to my fighting weight. Typically by April I’m back, but no, not this year…ha! I will be though because the extra 3-5 is absolutely unacceptable. Some might say 3-5? Poor you. But being elf sized 3-5 is like 10 on a regular size human! Until then, I’m totally rockin’ skirts and my overalls. 🙂
    PS…you and your daughter both look gorgeous!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yes, yes, yes! Finally! Someone who KNOWS my struggles! I don’t use a scale, but I know when I put on those 3-5 pounds because it definitely shows on my elf sized body! We are definitely soul sisters! I guess we’re both treadmill-bound this summer, eh? :/

  3. Val S says:

    Crazy pattern mixing there, girl! You look like Minnie Mouse getting all funked up. So bright and cheery, as if your smile wasn’t cheerful enough.

  4. jenortega says:

    Selah? Are you reading Eleanor and Park? I just started.

    I never knew these skirts were called skater skirts. I think what makes them seem short is their tendency to do a Marilyn Monroe photo opp. Especially in the wind tunnel near my classroom : D

  5. Patti says:

    Like Selah, I love skater skirts, and find most of them too short. Yours is perfect, and you both look fab, xox.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Patti, are you long-legged? I can’t tell from your photos. Because on me, as long as the skirt hits a minimum of 17″, I’m all good. I have stopped shopping F21 skirts because they’re default is 15″ and those 2 inches make all the difference.

  6. Most of my jeans are skinny jeans too (and a bit snug 😱), but I’m reading a book set in 1999 (Attachments by Rainbow Rowell) and suddenly I’m missing bootcut / flares. Weird.
    Skater skirts and dresses are fun, but they always seem on the short side for me (and I’m not tall). I think I might have too much booty. 😜

    • mtsedwards says:

      Well, we just have to wait a couple more weeks and then we can sport our flares for Anne’s 60s week.

      Oh, the grass is always greener – I want even a modicum of booty. Mine is non-existent. 😜

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