"Feeling unique is a habit you shouldn't give up."

- Alberto Fermani

"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days that is the most intriguing."

-Alexander Wang


The Maxi Skirt Trend For Real

I love the maxi skirt trend and I tried it out myself this winter with a basic black jersey version. I think I blogged about that outfit already which I wore to the ballet. But as this trend continues into spring, it got me thinking about how realistic it is for hot summer days and, even more importantly, for walking my dog, running errands, hanging out at the playground with my kids. I mean, I'll suffer for fashion if I'm wearing something out on the town but what about when I'm just runnin' around town?

I put together a couple of outfits with this in mind. I think the keys to this working are as follows:

1. It can't be too long (like my black version that I could seriously trip in if I didn't have some super high heels on).
2. It needs to be machine washable so if I get dog slobber or kid snot on it (which I will!), it won't cost me an arm and a leg to get clean.
3. It needs to be breathable fabric 'cause it's HOT in DC in the summertime!

And you'll notice the flats with both outfits. I love my heels but not when I'm walking through grass or on brick sidewalks. You may also notice two of the same top in one of the outfits- this is a technical error I seem to be powerless to fix.

And then I've included one more. I just thought this one by Free People was pretty and a good price but, for obvious reasons, not your walking-the-dog kind of skirt.


  1. Hi Kathryn!
    This is a tab bit after the fact, but we met at FABB last week - we both couldn't figure out why the other looked familiar!
    Well, I found your site and just thought I'd drop by and say hello!


  2. Hey Alexis!
    Still can't figure it out but it's got to be from somewhere. The DC connection is too coincidental! I checked out your blog and love it. I look forward to keeping up with you there.
    Maybe I'll see you in NYC in Sept. for the next conference...