Recently Alexis of “North on Harper” wrote a post entitled “Major Midis” about the newly trendy, just-below-the-knee, skirt length. Kelly Framel of “The Glamourai” concurred in her post: “Grazia”. These are two of my favorite fashion blogs so I knew they had to be on to something, but as fabulous as both bloggers look in their longer skirts I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. The skirts I have that fall between the bottom of the knee and the top part of the calf are rather sexy, form-fitting pencil skirts. All my other skirts fall somewhere above the knee or float around the ankle. Nervously I thought that perhaps I’d try a few midi skirts on my next shopping trip.
I did not have to wait that long however. My Mother-in-Law came to the rescue with this grey knit dress.
Unlike the stereotypical wife I have a really fabulous relationship with my husband’s mother. If you met her you would understand why. She is one of the most delightful, kind, generous, beautiful people I have ever met in my life. She also had great style and an ability to sniff out bargains that is out of this world. Her trips to Ross (dress for less!) and Macy’s always yield numerous chic ensembles that cost less than $20. She purchased this dress for herself on one of her shopping trips. After abducting her gown I proceeded to raid her closet for this photo-shoot. My husband and I ran outside afterwards and took the shots in her back yard, against a background of black fabric. I gave the sweater, necklaces, bracelet and ankle-strap shoes back, but I kept the dress! Thankfully she is kind and generous and forgives me for being a dress thief.
- Dress – Max Edition
- Camisole – Target
- Sweater, necklaces, bracelet and shoes – borrowed from my Mother-in-Law
What do you think of the new “midi” length? Do you ever raid your mother’s, or your mother-in-law’s, closet?