Dear Skirt…

how to wear a leather skirt over 50

Dear skirt

I know I’m demanding. OK, fine, I’m a bit of a diva, you’re right. But I have needs. 

What can I say? Women are like that: needy bitches, never happy, get over it. Besides, it ‘s your job to make me happy. I paid a lot of money for you, and I want to get my money’s worth. So, stop whining and start delivering.

This is how it’s going to be: you will work hard to make me the sexiest, most stylish diva ever, and I will see to it that you get taken out for a spin every once in a while. Sounds fair? Good!

Right, let’s get down to business.

I want you to hug me. Tight. 

No, a bit higher, around my waist. Now, wrap yourself around me like you mean it. That’s it, perfect!

Oh no, don’t even think about it! I said no sliding down! No riding up towards my armpits, either. Listen, a girl wants to be hugged in a very special way… Yes, that’s it: hold me in…

Oh yes… YES! You fit me like a glove…

leather skirt

over 40 blogger

Outfit details:

leather skirt: Jigsaw / top: Boden / cardigan: Banana Republic / 

shoes: Clarks / bag: Furla / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana

How do you want your skirt to hug you?


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  1. No Fear of Fashion
    1 October 2016 / 5:53 am

    Terrific skirt. And so obedient! Styled to perfection. I might just borrow this look for my leather skirt. Thanks for the inspiration.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      3 October 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks, Greetje. Yes, that's how I like my skirts (and students): obedient…

  2. Nancy's Fashion Style
    1 October 2016 / 6:01 am

    Hahaha, a figure hugging skirt! Butcwow Tiina, this is an fantastic outfit! That skirt fits you like a …..Yeah a glove! Very very beautiful!

    • Tiina L
      3 October 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks, Nancy, Yes, I want my skirts to fit, and fit well.

  3. Shybiker
    2 October 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I like the idea beneath this post. You may not realize how truly special the relation is between a woman and her skirt. I say this because, after a lifetime of wearing skirts, women get used to how they fit (or don't). As a new wearer of skirts, my perspective is different: a garment that hugs the body with no other means of staying in place is very precarious. Men have no analog for it. I'm really and deeply impressed at how women manage to wear skirts. It's a marvel of engineering.

    • Tiina L
      3 October 2016 / 5:20 pm

      There's no mystery to it, really: a skirt has to fit at the waist and at the hips. It sounds simple, and it is. Yet, most of the skirts in shops do not fit me, my waist-hip ratio is too big for modern cuts. But I suppose any woman with an hourglass figure has the same problem: if you can squeeze your bum into the garment, the waist is way too big. And if the waist fits, there's no way in hell your bum is going to fit… So, finding a pencil skirt that fits both the waist and the hips is like finding the Holy Grail or something.

  4. Patti
    2 October 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Such a fun post, you are schooling your skirt – and you look fabulous, well done! xo-Patti

    • Tiina L
      3 October 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks, Patti. I just wish I could educate fashion designers the same way: I would love to find more skirts that fit an hourglass figure.

  5. Jill James
    3 October 2016 / 5:47 am

    Must be the teacher in you but the skirt listened and performed to perfection and I am sure will continue to do so . A leather skirt is always an investment but can be worn so many ways and I really like your styling here.

    • Tiina L
      3 October 2016 / 5:23 pm

      I love a high-waisted skirt (when it actually fits me properly) because it stays put. This is a bit unusual styling for me, though, tucking in the shirt.

  6. Natalia Lialina
    3 October 2016 / 10:37 pm

    This was fun to read! And yes, the skirt IS sexy! Warning the population of Finland and England!!! And maybe some neighboring countries too! 🙂

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Thanks, Natalia!

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    4 October 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Great that your skirt has performed properly! It is a very lovely rich color and the fit is fab! Such a pretty Boden top too! Jess

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:43 pm

      Thanks. Yes, this is a very well-behaved skirt.

  8. Andy leathered
    4 October 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Nice to see "leather weather" is upon us once again and Ladies like yourself are wearing it and doing so very well I might add. Loved the way you wrote this post and that skirt can be thankful that it was not a student in earlier years or it might have received the cane for not obeying ;)Have a great day and stay wrapped in that perfect fitting skirt !!

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks, Andy. I'm a very patient teacher: kind but demanding…

  9. Laura Yoder
    4 October 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Lol, ain't that the truth!!! Love this look on you and that skirt is PERFECT!!!

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Laura!

  10. Elegance and Mommyhood
    4 October 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Dear Tiina, that is a fun and funny letter to your dear skirt. And what a fabulous leather skirt it is, it hugs you at the right places. I just recently purchased a similar faux leather skirt (though it looks like real leather) and I cannot wait to wear it. Welcome by on Thursday and linkup, beautiful. Thanks.

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Thanks, Ada. I've wanted to get a brown leather skirt for a long time, and I'm so happy I found this one.

  11. Petite Silver Vixen
    4 October 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Ha, ha, well if being a diva means plain speaking and stating your needs then you diva away! I couldn't agree more. Gad I hate it when skirts ride up and worse when they ride up and twist and the back ends up at the front!That's one helluva skirt, Tiina – great find and the boden top is just divine with it.

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thanks. Oh I hate those misbehaving skirts, too, they drive me crazy.

  12. Nicole Mölders
    5 October 2016 / 3:36 am

    Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style linkup.

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Nicole.

  13. Mummabstylish
    5 October 2016 / 8:21 am

    Stunning, I love it. I do love a skirt, but don't wear them as often as I should. Great post Hun.

    • Tiina L
      5 October 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks, so sweet of you. I've only been wearing skirts for the past couple of years (it's so difficult to find a skirt that fits properly), I used to favour dresses.

  14. Jessica Jannenga
    5 October 2016 / 4:28 pm

    commented earlier but wanted to addthanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday!jess

  15. Ruth Maldonado
    6 October 2016 / 4:40 am

    Love this! I have a high waisted leather pencil skirt and it's so much fun to wear! You look fabulous in this!

    • Tiina L
      7 October 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks, Ruth. I prefer high-waisted skirts, they fit me better. I also ha a black leather skirt, but I thought brown would be a softer take on the look.

  16. Nicole Mölders
    7 October 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look great in a leather skirt. So unexpected to see you in one. You should wear it more often.

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2016 / 5:49 pm

      I have another leather skirt in black, but I usually wear it in winter.

  17. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    8 October 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Looking fab in that leather pencil skirt! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2016 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you!

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2016 / 5:50 pm

      Yeah, it's really annoying, having to readjust your clothes all the time, I hate that.

  18. Susan R
    14 October 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Great outfit. Colors and fit are so good. You look elegant really.

    • Tiina L
      14 October 2016 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you, Susan!

  19. Shellie Bowdoin
    17 October 2016 / 6:17 pm

    If I lived in a colder climate I would definitely invest in a leather skirt, pants and a jacket…love! Thanks for adding your style flair to the My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup!

  20. Paolo
    12 March 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Dear Tiina, I am an Italian man (33) that like leather and you are perfect in that skirt. It is close to your hips and your belly. if I met you I would flirt you. I hope my comment doesn’t offend you.

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