[Click photo for direct link. Photo taken from La Redoute UK website].
It's casual. It's linen. It's grey.
It's so 'me' that it's silly to protest against the urge ...... except there a few reasons why it might not make it to my wardrobe:
1. It's been out of stock for weeks and I've just checked yet again ... and it's still not available:(
2. If it's ankle-length on that tall willowy model .... it might look more like a giant grey sleeping bag on my 5' 2" frame.
I could add that another reason for not getting it would be that it would likely make me look like an extra from The Little House on the Prairie:
Except ...that wouldn't actually be a deterrent ... I really wouldn't mind that!
A quick glance through some of the photos I took for my 'Year in Outfits' project in 2009 proves that I'm not averse to the odd shirt yoke:
.... flowery pinafore:....and pleated linen skirt: So, bring on new stock of the prairie girl look La Redoute! I'm waiting .... And if it does turn out to be far too long for me ... then you can just call me 'Half Pint' .... well, if Laura Ingalls didn't mind then who am I to argue?
Now, how could I leave without reminding you of this:
So, do you relate to my plain and simple prairie-girl yearnings ... or dare you admit to being more of a Nellie Oleson? Be honest now ....