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Skirting the Rules and the Midi Skirt is Back!

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I'll have what she's having....
how about you?

Do you remember that little swish a skirt a can make when you walk? It can feel so feminine and even flirty. Though a black pencil skirt is my go to for mixing it up and down, I've recently fallen in love with a full black maxi skirt here. Maybe it's that I wore knee length skirts, or below, exclusively for so many years that I got completely bored with them. Maybe it's that I had an epiphany the first time I put on a borrowed mini skirt at age 25. I swore off  midi skirts, moved west to Los Angeles and started a whole new life (whoops that's a whole different post;). I'm surprising myself this season but I'm finding the midi skirt is looking fresh again.

via Lulu's 

I'm loving this mix of blush silk, and gray wool midi with metallic kicks
(from Lulu' a company born in Chico where I live).

One thing I'm enjoying about fashion this season is that almost anything goes. When it comes to hems, any length works. With the right accents the midi is definitely having a moment this season.

Perfect contrast of leather jacket, booties and blush chiffon.
A bolder color is fun with ladylike details and a casual tee.

I always love a french stripy twist or

a touch of denim and leopard print.

Simply chic.

The hemline is brushing the ankles in this sophisticated look. 

I'm falling for this midi in blush from Zara. Though most of these looks are shown with heels the midi can work equally well with flat, or nearly flat, shoes. It's the perfect pairing of cool and comfort. Thinking of proportions, it's easy to see that a fuller skirt generally requires a leaner top. I'm seeing many crop tops (like the one above) in luxurious fabrics and elegant shapes. I boldly told my husband the other night that "I would if I could"  (I'm back to wanting to be the girl in the top photo for the day). I'm also seeing transparent or asymmetrical hemlines with the midi which keeps the whole vibe fresh.

How about you? Are you going to 'skirt the rules' and give this comfortable midi trend a try this season?
For more fun skirt looks see the 'How I Wear My' series with Adrienne of The Rich Life on a Budget and Jill of Everything Just So
On a blogging side note, the move to my new website is almost complete. The team at Boost Media has been a dream and are handling the move behind the scenes.  I am happy to hear there will be a link from this stylemindchic blogspot site to my shiny new site on That should make it very easy for you to make the move with me. I'm nervous and excited as this will be another learning curve for me in the world of blogging. #fingerscrossed
Thanks for stopping by today! 

And speaking of skirting the rules.....

a little humor in a dish from Kate Spade at my Stylemindchic Boutique!


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