So I have not actually bought this skirt, given that Banana Republic appears to send me coupons every five minutes for some sale or other, and I happened to be in their store today during one of the four-minute stretches in between the coupons. Note that there is a nude color also in the store, as well as the silver one, and I will have to decide which one is more practical, or else be non-frugal and opt for both. Note also that, contrary to how it looks on the model, the skirt hits just above the knee on your humble 5'0 correspondent.
Also, I have spent years trying to find the perfect white eyelet skirt.* This comes about as close to the Platonic ideal mounted on my brain as I'm likely to come in this world, although I do blush at the price. So it, too, will have to wait for another day.
One of the more vexing things about the shortness of culturally appropriate windows of opportunity is that this means long social seasons of spring weddings for your loyal correspondent while all of her friends scurry to settle down right before hitting 30. On the one hand, this could be fun, because it means an excuse to buy lots of cute dresses. Take this one, which is lovely, but which alas Nordstrom did not have in my size.
Oh, and for those of you who simply must have some political and intellectual heft in your fashion blog posts, go read Matthew Yglesias sneaker tariffs post, which is quite good.
*I also have far too much mental energy invested into trying to find the perfect black cardigan. I did have an excellent one for a while between about 1999 and 2005, but all future successors have been too itchy or too floppy. The quest continues.