Pleated khaki skirts: Not just for back to school!
I happened into Old Navy the other day and found myself admiring the school uniforms. No, really. I liked the pleated khaki skirts available for girls -- the lines, the color, the stiff construction. And there's something very Heathers ("What's your damage, Heather?") about the idea of mixing a proper item with flashier, darker pieces that say, "I'm graduated, suckas!"
Still, stare too long at the kids' rack and people think you're either pregnant or twisted. I moved along, but it made me wonder what grown-up options existed in the same spirit. Here are a few I found. And stay tuned to Deal Divas next week for a roundup of TAX FREE SALES! Thanks, schoolchildren!
Oh my stars, I love this. It's from Pierre Darre', and it has a HUGE BOW. That's a technical sartorial examination, by the way. It's $75, so we're getting closer to reality. But I'd have to try it on and adore it before making that kind of leap. Still. BOW.
Ah, here's the Deal Diva option. $29.99 at Banana Republic. It's... nice. Fine. I like it. But my eye keeps leaving this one at the curb and going up to the bow number, of course.
Maybe I'll just buy a girls' size XXXL uniform skirt and add a bow to it. The Heathers would never dare.
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photos: Zappos, Pierre Darre', Banana Republic