Hello. My name is Vinobaby, and I may have a slight skirt obsession. Not necessarily chasing them (ahem, not my thing), but buying them and wearing them.
For some reason, I just cannot pass up a cute skirt. I brought home two more today. And two a few days before. But they were cheap — $1.82 for a gorgeous Ann Taylor sable suede and only $3 a piece for some adorable summer prints. I can’t help myself.
I think it all started about four years ago when Kiddo entered pre-school. I no longer spent my entire day on my hands and knees picking up blocks from under the couch and cheerios from every nook and cranny imaginable. I didn’t have to worry about bending over all day. And I was tired of looking like a unkempt hause frau.
So I bought a khaki skort to test the waters. I could still bend over at the playground without showing of my VS striped panties. It worked. Soon I ditched the skorts for real skirts. They were cooler and more comfortable than anything else I had worn. And paired with a simple tank or t-shirt I looked, as one SAHM friend commented, all dressed-up and nice…
Skirts started showing up in stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. For just a few bucks I could wear something besides khaki shorts and a t-shirt to Open House. Once I started hitting the thrift stores, forget it — a skirt girl was born.
I just counted and I found at least 38 hanging in my over-stuffed closet. I’m out of hangers. And I didn’t count the work skirts or suit bottoms I may someday wear if I ever make it back to the corporate world. Or, more likely, at least I may wear them again someday to a funeral or something.
But I probably paid less for all of those skirts than a normal woman pays for one pair of shoes. That makes it okay, right? (Say yes, say yes, say yes…) I may have a habit, but it’s cheaper than Cristian Louboutins, Louis Vuittons, or crack…
|Louboutin Double Noued Sandals $995|
|Louis Vuitton Cabas PM Escale $1,490|
And I feel great about myself when I am wearing my skirts…free, feminine, fun, and flirty…I can take on the world, Baby.
Now the question is…will I go out for more today?