This is my blog of skirts. My journey, my thoughts, femininity, masculinity, quirks, embarrassments, accomplishments; all centered around the idea of skirts and the role of women.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 2
Dressing the turkey!

Hannah decided she wanted a new skirt. Yesterday while we were shopping for me, we found a cute clearance rack skirt for her at The Children's Place. Today, she wore it with her brown leggings and a brown top with a ruffled hem.

" look like a turkey!" exclaimed Elizabeth and we all burst out in laughter including Hannah, who took it all like a good sport. She did not mind at all and strutted around the rest of the day doing her daily duties and schoolwork with a good attitude.

 I had to buy new shoes today. The boots I wore yesterday cut into the back of my ankle and they are the only shoe I own that are comfortable. I certainly was not going to wear fancy heals all day, nor was I going to sport around in tennis shoes for that matter! If this skirt wearing thing is going to be a success, new shoes were now imminent.

During the fittings, I quickly realised that clogs with skirts = Clodhopper!

The next option was boots. The style of boots today are intended to go to the knee, but on me, I am certain they would go to my middle thigh. Given the size of my thight, I doubt that the zipper would go past my knee! Not to mention that they are like pumped up mukluks and I would surely break my ankle in an 8 inch heal!

Alas, I found the perfect pair of shoes. They are versatile, look nice with the skirts, are comfortable and were under $35.

I am not sure if I am going to wear a skirt tomorrow.I think it might be a little warm out and all that I own, by way of skirts is for cooler weather.  I will see in the morning!

Day 1

Yesterday was my first day of wearing a skirt ALL DAY and not absolutely dieing to rip it off.

My friend said that she loves wearing skirt because they keep her warm and it feels like she is wearing a blanket. You know what....she was right. It was wonderful.

One of the tricks for me was this. I DID NOT wear my know that terribly uncomfortable tummy tucking devise that rips into the roll(s) of flab that you are trying to hide!

Secondly, under my skirt I wore my comfy, silky, thin long johns that I got from Target last year. They are spandex and polyester and fit skin tight like leggins. Target calls them Cuddle Duds. These were the KEY to staying comfy and warm in a long skirt all day.

Finally, I just accepted my figure as it is. I did not fret about my flab. I just let myself  BE. I also layered a cute denim jacket over my turtleneck so that those layers of thick sagging skin would not show.

I went shopping too!! I decided that if I am going to make this thing work, I need to completely change my closet. I cleaned out all the skirts and jeans that don't fit. I bought most of them cheap and at yard sales and re-sale shops, as I am a bargain shopper. But, instead of wasting a lot of money on in-expensive finds that don't fit, and loading my wardrobe with 10 skirts that just hang and never get worn, I decided to spend the money on ones that I will ACTUALLY WEAR. Why waste the money on 10 cheap skirts, when you can spend the same amount and own 4-5 really nice ones that you will really get your moneys worth out of!?

I found a few really nice skirts at Chicos and Coldwater Creek....all on CLEARANCE and they feel and look great! I also used my coupons, so I got even MORE off.  Now, that I know what fits me, I can actually buy some on ebay and I know if they are from these stores, they will fit!

My husband informed me that he DOES NOT want me to own a denim skirt. This falls into our category of "not cool". My kids would probably be utterly embarrassed if I wore one. See my first post on "A NEW BEGINNING" to understand why.

But, since I really like jeans..... I want a denim can do so much with denim!!


I just found a wonderful website in my search for a nice denim skirt. I really wanted a denim skirt that has a nice flow and is made out of tencel, or rayon, as it is also called. I spent an hour searching the internet and found it! I am going to order this today!!! It is called Faux Denim Embroidered Skirt and is at this wonderful website: specializes in modest clothing for women and girls. Go ahead and search their site for this skirt. Type in the title " Faux denim embroidered skirt". It is a very feminine and flattering design. As soon as I get the skirt, I will post a review and pictures of me with the skirt on.

A New Beginning

This is my journey into the world of skirts.

I have never owned a skirt that fits properly. I am short and stocky. Entering into the realm of trying to feminize my self, I knew that wearing a skirt would certainly not be the answer. One does not picture Bozo the Clown tripping all around in a tent, dragging along the ground as feminine!!

Recently, I have noticed that a good friend of mine always wore skirts. My daughters and I would comment to one another about how beautiful and feminine she looked. Her tall, slender figure was very becoming and skirts flattered her figure. Surely I would never look that pretty in a skirt or a dress for that matter. I am built completely the opposite of her. She was built for dresses, but NOT I !

I have never had one that fits, I look stupid in them, I immediatley want to rip them off after coming home from church because the waist is usually rolled down in order to fit my height. My undergarments are always cutting into my flabby waist and it makes me mad and grumpy! The journey home is always expectant with the joy of putting on a pair of jeans, that really don't fit either, but they are the better of the 2.

I also homeschool and God forbid that I would ever fall into the category of the "denim dress syndrome" and fall into the category of what my kids have labeled "homeschool freaks".

Conviction is a good word for all of these experiences. First of all, I was judging and teaching my kids to judge other homeschoolers who "aren't hip". Secondly, I just did not know how to buy skirts. I was so focused on buying jeans and pants that would somehow fit my larger toosh and my smaller waist. I did not want to fall into that "homeschool freak" category, especially in the eyes of my kids.

This week I decided to go for the "skirt thing". Something just came over me. So, I went shopping for a nice skirt. Armed in my grubby jeans and t-shirt I ventured into Coldwater Creek and felt like a drabby, going gray haired, slob. I left with the most comfortable skirt I have ever worn and knew inside that I could make this thing called "skirt wearing" work!

I have set forth determined that I can do this. But, currently unwilling to give up occasional jean days!

This blog will be my daily journey into the new world of "homeschool freaks" dressed in style and feeling feminine and comfortable and looking radiant with the JOY of the LORD. I am armed and equiped with convictions to make it work and truly be comfortable!