Red silk blouse, Express. Black belt with beads and silver embroidery, The Limited. Silver fabric flower pin, Newport News. Gray skirt with single kick pleat, Eddie Bauer. Black, patent slingbacks, Audrey Brooke. Hoop earrings with red beads, Liz Claiborne?
I bought this skirt way back in 2001, when I needed some dressy civilian clothing to wear when leading a volunteer English teaching group to elementary schools in Okinawa, Japan. After leaving the military, I thought I’d wear it to the office, but, after moving into our house in Cincinnati, the skirt disappeared! I suspected that it was sitting, unclaimed, at a random drycleaner until I found it underneath the chest in the India room. It had been there since Fall 2004. The poor dear was covered in cat hair, but cleaned up nicely. I’m very happy to have it back. I had quite given up on ever seeing it again.
P.S. It's raining today.