I opted out of the maxi dress I was considering to take the #30 spot of the 30 items for this wildly more versatile black cotton skirt that has ties underneath that can alter the length of the skirt. I stole it form my mother two years ago to wear to the wine and cheese celebration of my uncle’s upcoming nuptials, and have only worn twice since (including today).
It is so incredibly gorgeous outside today that I didn’t even need to wear the jacket I carried around the most of today. My favorite thing about this outfit is that when I turn around there’s a bit of a surprise!
And while I don’t personally have a problem with the backlessness of this outfit (and really, it isn’t like the outfit is completely backless, just a tiny flash of skin), apparently elderly women at Superstore do have a problem with it. Rather, one specific woman, who snuck up behind me as I lusted over a $29.00 animal print skirt from Joe Fresh (but resisted, as per the 30×30 challenge rules), and blew on my back. I spun around in surprise, to find a tiny lady with hair seemingly dyed to match her burgundy jacket. She gave me a look that can only be described as arch, and announced primly: “Cold, isn’t it?”
I stared at her, speechless and a little freaked out as she rushed away, pushing her cart in front of her.