its looks great on you!

I had a couple in my cart and cant decide on the pattern, lol!! I live in aloha print and cut off denim all summer......

We went through the crazy international shipping costs when Janet first posted about this skirt. Even with Janet's kind offer to ship one to me, our Canadian exchange rate turned the skirt into something more than I was willing to pay . The fabric and state of manufacture must also be subject to hefty export tariffs. It's crazy!

The Ripskirt site redirects Canadians to Amazon. I’m thinking this is an easy pattern to sew up, and I have access to some beautiful Bali batiks at the quilt shop where I get mask supplies. Maybe a matching skirt and health mask?

It *is* expensive in CAD. Janet helped out by purchasing and mailing. So it was considerably less than the listed CAD price on Amazon, but still pricey. Almost $100 CAD, all told.

This might sound like a lot of money for a casual skirt, but honestly, it's not a lot higher than prices at J. Crew or BR (barring super sales) or Club Monaco or Anthro or any other store...and I knew this skirt would get more wear than any I had seen. I really wanted and needed an uber-casual summer skirt and this fit the bill nicely. I also knew that fit issues would be minimal due to the style -- it's quite forgiving and I can alter it easily, even without a sewing machine.

I've purchased very little clothing this year. COVID and a move have meant my style needs are quite different than a year ago. I need (even more) practical clothing that can crossover from gear to regular life quite easily for a lot of my current activities. Will that change when COVID restrictions reduce? I sure hope so. But in the meantime...

All these thoughts factored into my decision.

ETA people have commented on my different look. The makeup isn't different really but the lipstick was fresh, ha! It is the darker of my two lipsticks because I have run out of the lighter one. But I've worn it a million times before.

I think the real difference is hair off the face and Mr. Suz's camera angle.

Love the graphic T with it also- perfect pattern- mix.
Thank you for size advice, Suz.

Carla, I love the matching mask and skirt idea!! Brilliant!

The thing that makes this skirt ideal (for me) is the technical fabric. It would be nice and cool in cotton, but wrinkly and more "sticky." So that is something to keep in mind.

It would be SUPER easy to sew it. I can take photos if you want and measurements for proportions. Let me know if you want info.

Suz, yes, you absolutely nailed every reason why I justified this skirt, not once, but twice, and even possibly a third! Of course it helps that the US price is half the total cost to our Canadian friends. These skirts are almost the only "real" clothes I have bought (others being underwear and loungewear) since we started self-isolating. The only others are the Athleta Brooklyn pants. There is a theme here!

Oh, yes, you look great. I am considering this skirt in the hibiscus color, as it seems like it would be so useful when travel is a thing again.

Christina, absolutely yes for travel. It also works really well as a work-from-home skirt. Super comfy (adjustable waist!) and doesn't wrinkle. I'm wearing mine now. I'm tempted to order a second one, seriously!

Very nice! You look cute

You look great in your new skirt! I like the shirt you’re wearing with it in this outfit. At first I was wondering what a “rip skirt” was; now I realize it’s the brand.

You and your hair are stunning! Love the skirt on you.

thanks Suz and Janet - Ripskirt is one of my new favorite items, and is going to be a great gift for others too. I am buying one for my sister right now (and it's not even her birthday). Such an awesome alternative to shorts, and if we ever travel again it will be the easiest thing to throw in a suitcase for casual and evening use. Sorry about the Canada thing, though....

I also bought and love the rip skirt! Totally understand buying another after putting this on. It is so comfortable and looks great. Thank you Janet and Sue for modeling yours and Angie for featuring them in your blog post!

These are so tempting - and I am not a skirt person!

This is a great look for you. I think I’m between sizes too, and my inclination would also be to size up. I will keep these in mind because they look like a good summer option.

I love your outfit, it just convinced me to go buy two!
Loving the hair, too!

Suz - thanks for the inspo on this pattern. It's definitely grey and black. I wore it to the dentist today. All 3 skirts are getting lots of wears. My husband said I look better in these skirts and skorts than the women he sees walking past our dining room window in their “frumpy shorts”!

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HAH! High five, hubs Lou

KILLER look on you, Laurie. Very elegantly casual.

Laurie, you look gorgeous in this!!!

Having a wrap skirt a bit too big so there is more overlap. I once bought. Linen one in an XL when I usually wore XS for that reason. If you have windy weather, you want lots of overlap. .

Exactly Joy! Ripskirt seems like it won't be a problem with wind.