I really WANT to like this skirt. I went and bought it after I saw Big Mama’s post on Friday. I thought it would be great with a white T-shirt, my silver flip-flops, and my mustard yellow purse. All I need is some yellow and blue jewelry to pull it altogether, and I have a great going-to-lunch outfit.
See? Picture this. (Yes, that’s the back of the skirt and the front of the t-shirt. Work with me here.)
So why, when I came home and tried on the outfit, did I feel like I couldn’t pull it off? It’s not so much that it’s not flattering. Is the voluminous skirt just too much of a departure from my "personal idiom" (where pencil skirts reign supreme)? Or would I get used to it if I went ahead and wore it? I can’t decide.
Should I listen to my instincts? They are saying: You can do better (a la Tim Gunn); take it back. Or should I throw caution to the wind and just wear it and figure I’ll get used to the look? Livin’ on the edge, that’s me! Although I don’t think venturing out of one’s fashion comfort zone is exactly what Steven Tyler had in mind when he penned those lyrics.
What say you?
UPDATE: Weavermom and Blackbelt nailed it. I think the question should have been not should I keep it or not, but why don’t I like it? And y’all figured it out for me. National crisis averted. Carry on.