Umm, about that SYC... (bought three skirts!)

...I should have known it wouldn't last in Paris! My husband saw me staring greedily at all the brands that we don't have in Lyon and offered to take me to Banana Republic and Marks and Spencers. I did not find anything there that fit right despite liking and trying on a LOT of stuff so I was quite dejected.

Hubs is such a darling. He said 'doesn't Zara really suit you these days? I am sure you will find something there!' So off we went to the giant Zara at Blvd. Hausmann. I picked up just two items to try and both fit! The first (pic 1) is a leopard print skirt that hits me slightly below my knee. I am planning to shorten this just a tad. It is 100% cotton so perfect for summer!
The second (pic 2&3) is a lace skirt. This one hits me right above my knee and looks so great on! I am so happy I found it just when Angie wrote her post on lace skirts! It is polyester but unlined. Do you think it would work for summer?

We also just happened to pop into Mango, where I bought this red skirt (pic 4). It is also cotton and seeing how much I wear my red pants, I am sure it will get a LOT of use.

I really should be repentant. But these skirts are so awesome! Plus, I got my result today just after we finished shopping and I got 86% this semester!!! So how can I be sad?

I promise I will be as good as gold now and I will only shop during the sales end of june.

What do you think of my purchases? I am going back home tomorrow so I will put up styled pics then!

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  • Joy replied 10 years ago

    Great haul..and can't wait to see them on you.

  • Vildy replied 10 years ago

    I don't have any problem with polyester in the steamy summers here, if it allows for some air circulation. With a see through lace skirt, you'll need a slip, no? Can you find something in a thin cotton batiste?

  • Kirti replied 10 years ago

    Thanks Joy!

    Vildy: Surpisingly, it is not see through at all. I wouldn't have bought it if it was, since slips might become too sticky and annoying in summer!

  • cheryl replied 10 years ago

    Great finds! I love the leopard and the red the best :) Can't wait to see you in them.

  • Kirti replied 10 years ago

    Thanks Cheryl :-)

  • catgirl replied 10 years ago

    Sometimes it happens. Cute skirts!

  • harmonica replied 10 years ago

    haha - going to Paris and SYC... sounds like me doing SYC in NYC... impossible! Great haul and I look forward to see them in action :-) My only hesitation is about the lace skirt being in polyester. My experience with polyester is that it doesn't breath when hot and it feels very cold when cool or chilly. But this skirt might prove me wrong :-)

  • Kirti replied 10 years ago

    Una: Thank you :-)

    I was wondering the same harmonica, but I love it too much to return. I will just have to see how well it works through the seasons!

  • rae replied 10 years ago

    Heh heh, your DH is a wonderful enabler! You found some very nice pieces, and now you are set for summer.

  • DonnaF replied 10 years ago

    Your DH is so sweet! What a keeper (along with those skirts)!!!

  • Kirti replied 10 years ago

    Rae: He totally is! :-)

    Donna F: Hee hee thanks! :-D

  • christieanne replied 10 years ago

    Hurray for your hubby and three new skirts! I think all are fabulous and you will wear for many seasons. That leopard is crazy good!

  • Deborah replied 10 years ago

    How wonderful is hubby! I think these skirts look great. I am particularly looking forward to seeing you style the animal print one. No need for repentence ;)

  • fashionista replied 10 years ago

    For that polyster you could alter and sew in some cotton linings for summer. And all your finds are fab. Can't wait to see WIWs. I know you will rock them in.

    And congratulations for your results. It calls for a celebration.Cheers!!!!

    And your husband is so sweet and I think he is cute too.....LOL...:-P

  • Kirti replied 10 years ago

    Christieanne: That one is my favourite too!

    Deborah: Thanks! I hope I can do this lovely skirt justice :-)

    Fashionista: Thanks for the tip! I am going to wait and see how it feels during summer. And thank you so much :-)

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