midi me

Maybe it’s because I went to 12 years of catholic school and we had to wear knee-length skirts. Maybe it’s because I love the late 1940’s-1950’s post war Dior “New Look”, when a lady really looked like a lady. Maybe it’s because I’m slightly obsessed with Audrey, Jackie, and SJP, respectively. Regardless, the midi skirt is kind of a uniform for me. It’s to the point where someone at work will see a new one come in they’re all, “Oh that’s a Carin skirt”. Friends typically say, “Oh only you can pull those skirts off”. Well, I’m here to show you why they work for many, many body types and many, many occasions.

First, I’m going to talk about the comfort level. A swingy skirt that hits below the knee that you can safely bend over in, run (well, walk fast) in, and sit cross-legged on the floor in; umm yes please. Second, let’s discuss the universal flattery level. A skirt that accentuates your waist at the smallest part and then totally hides all the things you may want to hide on any given day… butt, thighs, tummy, spider veins. Umm, yes please again. Third, is the versatility factor. A skirt that you can wear with a tee-shirt and chucks but also with a sequin top and heels?  Double-duty? Duh. Yes.

If you still don’t believe me I’m going to show you pictures. So, exhibit 1: If you look for midis that are in season-less fabrics, then you also get the bonus of having it work all year around!

summer/ spring with a tee and flats

summer/ spring with a tee and flats

fall/ winter with a denim jacket, scarf and boots

fall/ winter with a denim jacket, scarf and boots

See how easy that was?

Now for something a little more sparkly:

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night: with a fur-trimmed sweater and heels

Day: with a crispy button down and flats

Day: with a crispy button down and flats

Now, let’s bring it down for the weekend shall we:

denim jacket (with everything, always) and converse (pick a color, any color)

denim jacket (with everything, always) and converse (pick a color, any color)

happy feet

happy feet

See? you can’t stump me. The midi works ALL THE TIME.

Let’s try some black and white:

cropped sweater and booties

cropped sweater and booties

This brings me to another very important point. The shoes. I’m a fan of both the bootie and the flat. I believe they work best with my life. BUT, my friends, practically ALL shoes work with the midi… Tall boots, platform sandals, kitten heels. I could go on.

the booties

the booties

the flats

the flats

the photo bomber...

the photo bomber…

investigating the goods

investigating the goods

I may have a bit of a midi problem. But, these have been collected and curated over many years. I know what I like and I hunt and gather it 🙂

a study in midis...

a study in midis…

A few of my most recent inspiration pins of the midi. you can see more on my Pinterest pages!! Click on the link in my profile and follow along…

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I’m sorry, What does the fox say again??

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Now, go out and get that midi!! xo friends!!

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