Happens all the time: almost never buy the item I'm shopping for.
At lunchtime yesterday, running errands, I stopped by a resale store in the chi-chi boutique neighbourhood.
Rarely buy there, the clothes are usually too formal and fussy. But I'm invited to a wedding in mid-September so am on the hunt- why not look?
I found a teal cotton skirt (left), lined, good weight, fitted to the hip with a riot of ruffle at the knee, miraculously the right length.
An Oska (one of the lines Greying Pixie likes) palest grey asymmetrical long linen wrap fit too.
I'm trying to wear something other than black, at least some days. No trace of wear on the skirts. No alterations necessary. Washable.
So: two new everyday skirts and zip for the wedding.