01 April 2009

A-Line April

In Abilene, spring is here. The trees, even the mesquite, are putting out brand new green shoots. The grass is transitioning from dry and dead and soft and fresh. (It only takes a little rain to inspire such botanical optimism.) The males grackles are puffing themselves up, strutting about, and making that awkward call that sounds like they are choking to death (the females seem uniformly unimpressed).

And I'm wearing skirts. Yes, skirts in Abilene in April, possibly our windiest month of the year. You never know when the strong gusts are going to come! What can I say, I like to live on the edge.

While watching The Secret Life of Bees, some friends and I took note of how flattering all those A-line dresses were on the leading ladies. We mused about how pants just aren't as becoming on the feminine form. Why not revisit the days when dresses and skirts were the norm, even if only for a month? And so, the idea of "A-Line April" was born. We thought it a fitting alternative to the annual "No-Shave November" heartily embraced by our guy friends (A-Line April's sort of the opposite for us, really).

For those of you who've known me for a while, you might be thinking, "Does Kelli even own a skirt? I've never seen her wear one." Actually, I have a few... but it does look like I'll have to find a couple more skirts to mix things up this month. Any ideas out there for where to find inexpensive (preferably second-hand), decent, cute skirts here in Abilene? Anyone up for some thrifting?

6 comments:

Mike and Amy said...

I've always thought you looked great in skirts :) Believe it or not - Walmart sometimes has some super cute skirts!

Tera said...

I agree about A-line skirts being very flattering--I've always thought that. I, unfortunately will have to be more like the guys with their no-shave month as my legs are getting increasingly difficult for me to reach! (BTW, should I see Secret Life of Bees? I liked the book). I don't really know where to get skirts in Abilene, but you should talk to Helen, who, as I recall, wears skirts often and is a master at thrift/vintage shopping. Good luck!

Kelli said...

Gee, thanks, Ames. (*blush*)

As for watching 'SLB' - I thought the film was good, but I suspect after reading the book you may be disappointed. (But I didn't read it - it just demonstrates my bias against movies-based-on-books.)

Hmm... maybe I should give Helen a call...

deanna said...

lets go thrift-store shopping! walmart might not be a bad stop either.

Lisa said...

I too have noticed how flattering skirts can be, especially on young ladies. what a great idea - "A-Line April." Have you tried sewing? An A-line skirt is pretty easy. I'd be happy to lend a hand.

Amber Joy said...

Does Tera have a blog anymore? I want to see baby pics.