How to wear a red skirt forever.



Well, that was an accidental week-long break from the blog! Last week was really busy, though, after spending the entire (very rainy) weekend up at Kalaloch camping. I didn’t get to clean our house (which severely needs it!) at all, and going back to work after a weekend camping meant I didn’t get much rest. Plus, it rained all week.

I really, really  need to get us some internet at our house. And a new charger cord for my computer, so I can actually use it again. Y’know. Little things. We’ve been married for almost six months (six months on Saturday!) and we don’t have internet yet.

And really, that’s okay!

IMG_1845I promise, I have worn clothes other than this skirt. But it’s just so irresistible, and I want to wear it with pretty much everything I have! It’s probably the most versatile and flattering skirt I own and I love everything about it.

Next wishlist item: a pleated yellow skirt like this one.

IMG_1844 I have been thinking lately that it would be really great to find a way to work from home. I don’t know how; selling vintage/retro clothing would be a GREAT one if it ever picked up, but I haven’t marketed my shop that well. Becoming a published author would be a dream come true, if I ever finished writing/editing a novel (I’ve got a few that need just a few more chapters. I should practice persistence and patience with that).

Really, I would just love to be a full-time housewife. I know that’s kind of a weird aspiration in this day and age,  but I’m not cut out for work outside the home. When I have the day off, I love taking care of the house, cooking, running errands, and just… fully being a wife. I feel like my day-job really cuts away from the blessing that it is to be a wife who gets to take care of her house and husband.

I think I’ve always been a homebody like that.


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I also think it would be super fun to be a personal stylist,  but with that I’d stick to finding items online. I think I could be pretty good at finding a full outfit (or dress, or whatever) for an occasion for an affordable price. And, y’know, it’d be a blast! Shopping for other people is always really enjoyable to me.

So, you know, if anyone needs help finding an outfit for something, I’d be willing to practice on you. 😉



Shirt: Kohl’s (similar)
Skirt, belt, brooch, heels: Thrifted

I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!


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  • Alexandra Marie

    So cute as usual- I love seeing new posts from you in my inbox <3 Alex

  • Sarah Whiting

    You could do photography. Since you’re pretty amazing at that and that’s something you could do on your own schedule and as much or as little as you like.

    Also, I love the nautical feel to this outfit. The white and blue stripes, and the red skirt. It’s fantastic!

  • Salazar

    How do you live without internet at home?!
    About the work from home idea – I’m not sure what your writing background is, but I think you could try your hands at proofreading/editing, and it’ll be a way to improve your own writing as well!
    P/S: Your outfit is super cute. I even gave the peplum a pass this time! (Usually I can’t stand peplum tops.)

  • Marlen

    whaaaat no internet?! i haven’t had internet for 3 days and I’m getting stir crazy. And woah I can’t believe it’s already been 6 months! Oh how time flies, huh?

    xo Marlen
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  • Nathy F.

    Nothing wrong with wanting a more traditional lifestyle. The whole purpose of the feminist revolution (at least in my mind) was to make it ok for women to do what they want with their lives. Not everyone is cut out for employment outside the home. I also really like taking care of household chores and errands, but I’m also very passionate about what I do (or what I’m training to do, anyway. Lol).

    The skirt is so pretty. I discovered a red pleated skirt from the 80’s in my grandma’s closet the other day (belonged to my mom). I wore it to an interview (which I got!!) and ever since I refer to it as my Lucky Lady skirt, because it’s such a cute little feminine piece and I feel lucky whenever I’m wearing it, even before I got the job!

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle