We were in the desert for a brief excursion last weekend. It was just what we needed! We were able to tan poolside, cook steak dinner, go on an early morning bike ride, and just relax. I loved it. I wish it was longer. I dream of vacations just like this.

Here I am laughing, because L said “Look domestic!” and then snapped this photo. Me being domestic isn’t that funny.
In terms of fashion, I got to wear my new Spotted Moth skirt.
They are calling them maxi skirts nowadays. I call them long skirts. Potato potahto. Long skirts are difficult to pair. I learned that whatever you wear on top needs to be fitted or cropped. If it’s long it should probably tuck into the skirt so that your waist is accentuated. Otherwise, you risk looking dowdy.

I went through about half of my closet, and found this breezy, low cut cotton cardigan from Splendid. It completed the laid back look I was going for. I would love to find a fabulous chambray shirt to pair with this skirt. I’m on the lookout!
And, yeah, I like to twirl around lamp posts in my spare time. So what?
Today’s Outfit
Skirt {Spotted Moth}
Shirt {Splendid}
Shoes {Kenneth Cole}
May 26, 2011



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    May 19, 2011

    I love that skirt! I could never pull off a skirt like that, but I wish I could! And I'm glad you had fun on your trip – I need a mini vacation like that!

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    May 19, 2011

    Super cute! Sounds like you had a great little vacation!

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    May 19, 2011

    Lovely! Perfect vacation wear! You're so right about long skirts! Being a gal with hips, they can be hard to pull off unless the top is fitted or eye catching in some way. Otherwise I just look wide and older than I am!
    Sounds like you guys had a great time! My guy and I are still figuring out what we're going to do to "Get away" close to home this Memorial day weekend…Camping sounds good if the weather holds!

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    May 19, 2011

    You look gorgeous! I have to know where you went too-can you share?

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    May 19, 2011

    Love that skirt!

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    May 19, 2011

    you look so pretty and slim! fantastic outfit. you also look super relaxed and happy which is the point of a fab vacay, no?

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    May 19, 2011

    your outfit is rockin' I love the loose, carefree look.

    relaxing weekend getaways are really the best. I wish E and I could get away on more of them!

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    Micah and Catherine

    May 19, 2011

    Looks like a great weekend! I'm too short and curvy for that skirt but I love it. 🙁

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    May 19, 2011

    You look so fantastic in that outfit– love the way you're wearing that skirt!

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    May 19, 2011

    You look beautiful!!!!!!!!

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    honey my heart

    May 19, 2011

    looks and sounds like a perfectly relaxing weekend! love your skirt and the top you paired it with.

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    May 21, 2011

    And you pulled it off perfectly! Gorgeous!

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    May 22, 2011

    Thanks, everyone!

    @Erin: We were in Palm Springs, and stayed at a timeshare. I can't handle Palm Springs in the summer (hello 120 degree heat), but it was nice this time of year!

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    Creature Gorgeous

    May 23, 2011

    fabulous all around! love that you cooked the steak dinner, like a picnic and the twirling in the AWESOME outfit just makes all the more lovely. (also, you make me want to get bangs.)

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    June 13, 2011

    Love weekends away in the desert. And you look stunning! Love that 1st photo of you two also 🙂