Skirting the Issue!

Skirting the Issue

*This post contains affiliate links to products or companies that I truly love and believed in before I joined the affiliate program.*


**You might call this a disclaimer, but I totally claim it, so that seems almost like an oxymoron to call it that, but ANYWAY….. These photos are awful. I am well aware of that. My bathroom is dark and the mirror is dirty. Let’s just say that gives the photos some charm. OK?**

One Skirt – Four Ways

In order to get a lot of use out of your clothes, we are skirting the issue. That is, styling one skirt in multiple ways for multiple seasons!

In my first fashion post, Fifty and Fashionable, I told you about the online styling service that I use called Stitch Fix. It is an online styling service meant to take you out of your comfort zone and get you to try something that you might not would have otherwise. If you’d like to know more about this service, I will go into more detail at the end of this post.


I got this pencil skirt in a fall fix. The burgundy color was very trendy last fall and I loved the stretchy fit! The lace detail down each side gives it some pizzazz.

It also matches my bathroom rug. 🙂

The faux leather and suede jacket and the short gray booties are also Stitch Fix purchases from last fall. I love the look of this whole outfit. My shirt is a thrift store purchase.


But, now that spring is here, I need a new look. I still want to wear this skirt through the summer, so I pulled out my favorite cold shoulder top, which is from Maurice’s,  and tan platform sandals.


I also wanted to try it with this blush pink lace sleeveless top, also from Maurice’s,  and peeptoe pumps for a more dressy and romantic look.


But we all know, that during the summer, most buildings have the air conditioning turned down to sub-arctic temperatures and a sleeveless top necessitates a jacket or sweater, so I came up with this outfit. (Which will also work for winter in the South! ha!)

I like how the tail of this hi-lo tank hangs below the leopard sweater. Makes it much more edgy and cool than a tucked in blouse.

I am seeing now that I need some gray peep-toe shoes for the summer version of this outfit to take the place of the booties. Maybe I’ll put that on my wish list for my next box from Stitch Fix!


If you click on my affiliate link, you will be taken to the Stitch Fix website to begin creating your account. This is fun in itself and costs nothing. You can kind of find out more about it by doing so. You will fill out a profile which asks typical size information. The next page will ask about your fit preferences… fitted, loose, skinny, relaxed. The third page shows some actual outfits and you indicate how you feel about those outfits, LIKE, LOVE, HATE, JUST OK. It also asks some questions about your day to day life. For example, do you want more business casual clothes, or laid back casual, or formal, etc. And what body parts do you like to hide or show off? It also asks about jewelry, shoes, and items you might like to avoid. Lastly, you indicate a price range that you are comfortable with for different clothing items. The choices are: The cheaper the better, $50-$100, $100-$150, $150-$200, $200+.

On the final page of your profile, you can add links to your social media. This allows your stylist to learn more about you. Your Pinterest Board is your most valuable tool for getting a fix that suits you. You should immediately create a Pinterest Board with pins of clothes and outfits that you like and link the board to this last page of your profile. This is invaluable to both you and your stylist. You can update this profile at any time after you create it. If you forgot something, need to change something, or you lost weight, or whatever.

The last thing on your profile is a note field where you tell your stylist anything you want them to know. Maybe that you own too many jeans and really would rather have dresses. Or that you are going on a vacation to the beach and need lots of shorts!

Even when you have completed this in depth profile, you are still not obligated to anything until you actually set a date for a fix to be delivered to you. You can set up a one time delivery, or a monthly delivery, or a quarterly delivery or however you choose.

Once your fix ships, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. When your box arrives, you try on everything. Seriously. Even if you think you don’t like it, TRY IT ON! Some of those items we don’t like actually turn out to be our favorites! Send back anything you don’t want to keep in the provided postage paid envelope. Keep what you do want and checkout online. Your $20 styling fee will go towards your purchase.


Begin your profile by clicking HERE.

This is an affiliate link and by clicking on my referral links I will receive a commission, but you will NOT be charged any extra for anything you purchase.


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  1. Lisa Hollowell says:

    What great examples of how to wear one thing several different ways! It always feels like I’m getting my money’s worth when I can do things like that. 🙂

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks Lisa. You know what? Sometimes I do this and then forget what that really cute outfit was that I wore one time…. maybe this will serve as a place I can go to remember. haha

  2. Donna says:

    Since being retired, I have gotten into the habit of wearing only jeans or yoga pants (or the occasional dress pant for a special event). Thanks so much for the inspiration to finally take a few skirts out of my closet!
    And thank you for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

    • gwingal says:

      Donna, I am sure I will be the same way when (if) I retire! But I like to dress up somewhat for a date night and I wear dresses to church so even then, hopefully I will continue with variety in my wardrobe. Thanks for visiting!

  3. leannelc says:

    I really like the concept of showing how one item of clothing can be worn several ways – it gives me some inspiration for trying different things – especially with skirts that I don’t wear much anymore.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    • gwingal says:

      Leanne, I had quit wearing skirts until I got this pencil skirt. It brought skirts back to my wardrobe. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. lorigraceh says:

    I love it, super cute! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared on social media.

    • gwingal says:

      Hello Grammy Dee! You have been a busy girl. Thanks so much… I wear that top with everything, from jeans and camo pants to this skirt! 🙂

  5. sizzlesue15 says:

    You just need a little imagination don’t you! All the looks are great and I love a mix and match kind of wardrobe. Thanks for linking up and sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkparty. I’ve shared on social media.

    • gwingal says:

      Thank you Sue. Sometimes it takes a lot of tries before I hit the right combination! LOL Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. Carol ("Mimi") says:

    Cute skirt! I like all the ensembles you put together. I especially like the lacy tops with the skirt. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your post on social media.

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks Carol. At least by doing this post I’ll have something to come back and look at when I can’t figure out what to wear…. haha 🙂

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