The happy face on this woman is the face of someone who decided she didn't want or need online dating.
My photography skills being limited, I am still frustrated by inaccuracy but at least the lighting is better at this time of year. Lightening the photo makes the darker colours even darker, so the sweater, shoes and my hair are not actually this dark. My skirt is less contrasting in reality, with ivory and grey-denim stripe. The sweater is more steel-grey-blue than the bright navy it looks in the photo....I know, I know, I get a bit obsessed about colour inaccuracy.
I love this maxi skirt but it nearly killed me. I should know better as it has happened before with maxi skirts.
I live in a third floor walk-up. Sometimes I make the mistake of wearing a maxi skirt on grocery shopping day. Usually I make the mistake of buying my skirts a little too loose in the waist so they slip down and sit on my hips and are thus even longer on me than they might be. Waling up stairs, carrying six bags of groceries, long skirt getting caught in my feet is dangerous. I nearly fell today and it would have been an acrobatic, catastrophic head first backwards sort of fall.
So I MUST take the waist in so the skirt doesn't slip down.
And I MUST NOT wear maxi skirts on grocery days.