I have a funny story about maxi skirts actually. From my misspent youth that was absolutely not misspent. I had this mermaid hemmed, brown velour maxi skirt. It was divine. It was ridiculous really when I think about it. I wore it with ADIDAS t-shirts or loose, lightweight singlets, crazy hair and flip-flops. It hung low on my hips and gave a peek of tanned skin, often with ties to a ridiculously too small bikini hanging out the sides. I was a beach bum to the last.

One day, in my beach bum finery, I had to drive into Brisbane to collect a friend from the train station. As I stepped onto the escalator I KNEW I was in trouble. I felt the skirt grab in the steps. My mind immediately flashed to my tiny underwear as the skirt began to drag into the steps. I was too far from the emergency stop and on my own so there was no one to run for it. Uh oh!! I held the majority of the skirt firmly in my hands hoping to prevent it being sucked in. The end was near and I knew, if I don’t get this skirt out of these steps, I’m going to be skirt-less in the middle of a train station. Teeny tiny bottoms on display.

Shit. Shiiiiiiiit!

And yet, the entire time, I was trying to look all casual cool. Attempting to not display the panic at being sucked skirt-less into an escalator. I would not embarrass myself by yelling out for help. I would manage. I would make it through in a vain attempt at elegance and whimsical aloofness. I had less than a metre to go and the steps ahead of me where beginning to collapse. It was now or never. I had to either step out of my skirt and hope I could remove it OR give it an almighty tug and risk face-planting…

I chose the latter. I braced myself, the skirt and gave it a two-handed tug throwing myself into the side-rail as my skirt tore and released… The remaining steps collapsed in on themselves and I stepped confidently off the escalator. Heart racing. Skirt almost entirely intact. Underwear still on the inside. I strutted to my friends platform, grabbed them and streaked {stormed?} back out.  Taking the stairs, of course.

Moral of the story? Don’t go to train stations. HA. 

And all of that has ZERO to do with this fab outfit I put together for maxi skirt week. Usually the maxi is worn as a casual item. More often than not it’s for casual meet ups, dinners and what-not. So I knew I wanted to layer my shimmery dress from Harlow under a maxi skirt for an evening look. Add some lippie, hair swept off to the side and wedges and I’m ready…

A maxi skirt is one of those killer wardrobe items that can take you from day to night and back again. Literally. You can sleep in these babies. Mmmm comfy. I wear them a lot myself. Dressed down with a tucked in t-shirt and converse, knotted at the hem to add a bit of interest. Well that’s what I say, it’s mostly to stop me tripping over. Sometimes I wear this beautiful fabric skirt I have from years ago with a silky wrap top for that sexy Meryl at the Oscars look. They are so versatile. Get on board!

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Shine Bright Dress worn as Top – Harlow Australia {gifted}
Maxi Skirt – Kmart
Necklace and Earrings – Unknown
Wedges – Target – Yes! AGAIN {gifted}

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