I’m Not Done Yet: My Skirt Dilemma
Over dinner the other night, I was discussing this blog with my husband. I was counting the months I’ve been working on this (6) and the number of months I have to go (6) and feeling like where do I go from here and I’m really happy with where I am at right now so what do I do now and where is the challenge? I may not be hitting the current trend (who cares) but when I get dressed up to go out to dinner with my husband, it’s no longer traumatic for me! I leave the house feeling put together and confident and beautiful. The whole point of my blog challenge!
But Mike gave me a look that said, you aren’t done yet missy. And I gave him a look back that said, what do you mean?
Oh, right. My skirt dilemma. I’ve been dragging my feet on this one because I can barely explain it myself.
I love skirts. They look so cute on people. The few times I wear a skirt they look pretty cute on me. But I rarely wear them even though I’d like to wear them more. So what’s the problem?
It’s almost like a math problem that I just can’t solve. Skirts have a few more parts to the equation than other looks and I have a hard time wrapping my mind around how to make them work.
Let’s begin. You have your skirt, you’ll need a shirt and a belt, I’m on the Oregon Coast so add a sweater and a jacket, don’t forget tights and shoes and maybe a pair of socks to go over my tights if it is particularly cold that day. Are you still with me? With skirts you have to consider proportion – more math! The skirt can’t be too long or too poofy. The belt has to work and the shirt and sweater need to be the right length – not too long or too bulky. Don’t get me started on jackets and shoes. Throw in the fact that I’m not even 5′ and now every skirt is basically too long or too poofy. And why don’t we just throw in the fact that I am a true perfectionist – if I can’t do it right the first time, I’m not doing it!
Does this count as a true dilemma to you or is it just me?
Where to even begin?! I think I’ll start by collecting a few skirt looks I really like, I’ll gather information on proportion and then I’ll start trying to copy some looks. How does that sound?
How do you tackle challenges? I could use a little inspiration right now!