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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

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!

This BCBG Max Azria pleated khaki skirt calls to mind my controversial yellow swing skirt, so naturally, I like it. But it's too pricey, even though it is on sale for $96.90 at Zappos.


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

[Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2011 3:54pm]


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