How to do a mini without doing a mini

Last month I had a sweet reunion with Angie as a momma! at the cafe that finally opened like the day after I moved.  We ordered giant fancy coffee, she brought her camera, I got baby boy snuggles.  It was a wonderful heart-filling morning.

During my California days I had major mini skirt phase.  Call it perpetually hot weather, constantly being tan, the beach always in view, it just seemed natural.

Not so sure I will have the same tendency in the warmer months of the Pacific Northwest, although I have always pushed the limit a tinsy bit on hem lines.  

Enter this skirt, north meets south...literally and figuratively.  

Here's why it's rad and if you're gonna:

There better be ruching.  Because if your going to do a mini, it's your butts best friend.    

Adding high-low symmetry gives a nod toward dare to wear short, but the long adds sophistication and interest.  

There is a time for heels and minis, but to keep it chic and effortless, try flats, or if you gotta have some height - this seasons platforms.

ps - do you know about Ditto?  Designer sunglass rental, upload a video of your face to virtually try them on and then they ship right to you, it's inexpensive and you can return as often as you like.  For a free month use code "thekirstyfiles"

t-shirt - Mango
vest - Treasure & Bond, similar
skirt - Free People.  sold out everywhere see below
sandals - DV by Dolce Vita, Target
bracelets - Queen Anne Dispatch.
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry
sunglasses - Ditto.  free month use code "thekirstyfiles"

more ruched hi/low mini's...

Photos by Angie.


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