Monday, April 21, 2014

A Midi Skirt Moment


I can't seem to step away from full midi skirts. It's one trend I have fully embraced and love. I own a handful and have gotten plenty of wear out of each one. You guys know how I have remixed the midi skirt I purchased at Express a few months back, this H&M red one and I can't forget the watercolor print that's one of my all time favorite finds. 

In my opinion, higher waist skirts that flare out are flattering on many shapes and figures. They tend to draw in the waist, flatter back ends, keep thighs well hidden and elongate legs. When wearing full midi skirts I suggest adding a crop top or blouse that can be tucked in. Avoid adding any layers (blazer, cardigan or jacket) that go past your bottom. These style recommendations will help define your frame, alleviate any bulk and lessen the potential of swallowing your frame. 

Forever 21 Stripe Blouse (option here and here) // ChicWish Green Midi Skirt // Sole Society Lace Up Wedge c/o // Forever 21 Quilted Bag (option here and here) // Sole Society Tassel Necklace c/o // Forever 21 Pave Bracelet (option here) // Zara Sunglasses (option here)

I wore this to church on Easter Sunday. As you can see by the photos, the sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky. We could not have asked for better weather all weekend. We took a little road trip to visit our families for the holiday. It has been a few years since we made the trip for Easter and it was long overdue. 

We started out at my husband's family ranch that included fishing at the tank, fresh tuna, golf cart rides and a million stars. We headed back to our hometown Saturday to visit with my family. My brother came into town for Easter. He hasn't been able to make it "home" in the last 15 years. My mom was over the moon to have all three of her kids under one roof. We went and saw the movie Heaven is For Real as a family (highly recommend), played a few ruthless games of Scrabble, attended the church I was raised in and spent Easter Sunday at my sister's house; by pool with plenty of plastic eggs for hunting. 

It was one of those weekends that I just didn't want to end. My family is my rock. Always has been. Always will be. Sometimes I long for the hours/days/weeks to fly by, but not the last 72 hours. I took Friday off from blog land to fully embrace time with family and focus on the true meaning of Easter weekend. It was good for the soul. I hope you and yours embarked on the same moments and took the time to slow down and savor them.




Shanna

53 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

What a gorgeous shade of green, and I love those sandals! Glad you had a chance to spend some quality time with your family!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Happy you had such a great time for Easter, family is everything. You look gorgeous,love that skirt.

xo
​PinkSole​

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

You look GREAT in a midi. I don't have one, but I think I might need one!

Charnele Michel said...

Another one of my favorite looks from you! I adore the stripes with the green. Been looking for a great midi skirt for spring

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! Love this emerald hue paired with the bold stripes...gorgeous!! :)

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Ashley said...

Midi skirts are one of my favorite trends as well. Love them! This one is so beautiful on you. I should've gone to Texas for Easter!! (It was cold and rainy here...blah!) But still a great Easter! :)

Ally said...

I love a good midi moment! The green is such a great color

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Iris Hanlin - Country Girl's Daybook said...

Great skirt! And I love those shoes...

TaraMixandMatch said...

I love this green skirt on you Shanna, and it pairs perfectly with stripes!

Alyssa said...

I LOVE the shape of this skirt on you–and the color is equally as fabulous!

Becky G said...

That skirt is gorgeous! Love it!

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Rachel Lynne said...

What a gorgeous green skirt! Love this outfit!

Caroline said...

Family really and truly is everything - so happy you were able to experience their love fully this weekend! You are totally rockin' midi skirts - I'm obsessed with the lovely color of this one :)

Nicole Peters said...

I am so glad you were able to spend quality time with your family! It was such a wonderful Easter weekend here in Ohio - 70 degrees. Yay! I love this outfit. The skirt is so pretty. It has a beautiful shimmer to it in the pictures.

Darcy said...

This is such a cute look, Shanna!! I have not tried the midi skirt trend because I am worried that I am too short to pull it off! I definitely need to give it a try. Sounds like you had a great Easter!
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Rachel said...

This skirt was made for you- it fits perfectly!

TheTinyHeart said...

That skirt is stunning and it is the perfect length on you! Glad had quality family time this weekend :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Ina R. said...

Such an amazingly pretty shade of green! Love how you styled the skirt! Great striped shirt and accessories too! <3

Ladies in Navy said...

what a pretty, perfect midi!
ladies in navy

Gentri said...

I'm so glad you had such a great weekend! I love Easter. :)
This outfit is SOOO cute and I'm loving those shoes!

Laura said...

Gorgeous outfit Shanna, I love the skirt :)

evukmir said...

Sounds like you had a really amazing weekend, Shanna! Being with family is what its all about. I fully support your decision to turn the blogging off and focus on the true meaning of Easter! I bet you feel refreshed today.

Adorable outfit. Love that green midi.

xoxo, Elena Michelle
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Agnes Mayer said...

Love that green skirt. Gorgeous!!!!

Agi:)

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Kayla Gilbert said...

YES! This weekend was SO gorgeous here too! You look beautiful! Green is definitely one of your colors!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

snippetswithalex.com said...

Love midi skirts! You look great!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving the color of this skirt!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I love this outfit! The green is the perfect shade!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. It is great to spend time with family, isn't it? XO

Elise @ High Heels and Glittering Eyes said...

Love this look but it looks awful on me. Love that green color!

garaytreasures said...

Sounds like a lovely family time. Beautiful shirt and skirt combo. Rachel xo

Adri Lately said...

Sounds like the perfect Easter weekend! You look perfect in this midi and great tips!
xo Adri
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Madeline Mihaly said...

you look beautiful as always - glad you had such a great Easter!

Maddy
http://cassidylou.com

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

LOVE!!!! I am embracing the midi skirt trend as well, but haven't had the opportunity to buy as many as i wish I had. I live in my black Express one

Lindsay Truax said...

Cute outfit for Easter. Love the skirt on you.

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Shira said...

Love this Shanna! So fun and chic. I love family time too :)

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All That Glitters said...

You look beautiful as always:) Glad your weekend was so wonderful, it sure was beautiful!

Lana L. said...

You looked gorgeous! Love the deep green color with your top. I agree, that cut is so flattering on women. Have a great week!

Because of Jackie said...

You look so glamorous and pretty and retro here, yet completely modern;) Glad you had a great weekend, family is the bets part of life I think, especially a good, supportive one. And good friends!

Amy said...

Sounds like a lovely Easter and you look beautiful!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm glad you had a great Easter! This really makes me want a midi skirt. I love it on you! Especially the color.

xo,
Angela

Shea Sayers said...

I'm glad you had a good Easter. We had great weather too--that makes it even better! I love how you styled that gorgeous green skirt. The full skirt trend is one I need to get on board with!

Rebecca Lately said...

That sounds like the perfect weekend! And I love your skirt :) Midi skirts are the BEST!

Ashleigh said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely time with your family. I haven't done Easter in church since my BFF moved.We always went with her. I love the full skirt look on you!
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

Awe, so glad you had such a great weekend! Sounds like a blast! I love this skirt, the color is my favorite and it does look like it'd work on a lot of different sizes!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

GIMME this skirt!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! We had perfect weather too...such a nice weekend!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

M said...

I love the skirt and bag!
M
http://theflowerduet.blogspot.com/

Alice Warren said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful Easter. I seriously need to have this skirt in my closet. Does it fit TTS and does it wrinkle easily or stretches?

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

You look so beautiful in this outfit and it sounds like you had a wonderful Easter! That's so great that your brother was able to make it home, too!

Berty Morales said...

Gorgeous, and in love with that skirt!

Always Maylee said...

You are looking so gorgeous my friend. LOVE this shade of green on you and you totally pull off midi skirts so well!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Again! I'm such a shortie I don't know if I could pull it off! Love the look tho and color combo.

Victoria Mason said...

You always make me want to wear a midi skirt! I just don't know when I would. :) Fantastic look and post!

I took off three days last week to focus on family and just be. It was so needed.

L,
Vicky

OccasionallyAJ said...

This skirt looks fab on you! I agree, a high waist A-line type skirt flatters almost everyone. i need to add a few more to my closet!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love the stripes with the green! A midi moment is the best kind to have!

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