This post is mainly about the skirt because I think I’ve talked about the top before. I know I made it at the end of last spring but haven’t worn it because I had nothing that went with it. Now I have the right skirt! This skirt seems to be the Holy Grail of skirts, at least for me. On The Fedora Lounge, there have been discussions about age, skirts, and winter wardrobes. The conclusion is that women need to move toward a slimmer skirt as we age so we don’t look like “mutton dressed as lamb”. I’m not sure I agree with this, but I have mentioned that I think a full skirted dress tends to look frumpy when you add a long sleeve. So, my quandry was this: how do I maintain an elegant, age-appropriate vintage look when I don’t really live a suit/wiggle dress lifestyle? Living in wool pencil skirts and suits all winter is easy to do when you work in an office or shop but not so practicle if your home is your workplace. It’s not very easy to sit on the floor to play with small children or scrub bathtubs in a pencil skirt. This skirt might be just the thing for a glamorous stay-at-home mom. It reminds of the mullet: business in front, party in the back. This skirt is a pencil skirt in front, flared skirt in back. I was even able to walk the dogs in comfortable, normal strides. I think this may be my “it” skirt for the winter. Now, I just need to find/make some vintage or vintage influenced tops.