The Vine: February 23, 2012
Hello, friends. I apologize for the spotty service as I try to finish the Oscars Death Race. Things should return to normal next week; I haven't forgotten the Read-Along, or Jump Street recaps, or any of that good stuff. Thanks so much for your patience, and in the meantime, here's an Ask The Readers question about maxi-skirts.
I hope the readers can help me out. I'm trying to find a skirt I owned about twelve years ago, which is now way out of style. I don't know the keywords to use for my search, so Google is no help. Can someone either point me to a store selling one of these or maybe suggest better search terms than what I've tried?
I'm looking for an ankle-length, relatively straight skirt made out of soft, stretchy material, like t-shirt or sweatshirt fabric. It was black with a white stripe down each side, like track pants have. The waist was elastic. I've tried searching for every combination of those terms, but can't find it.
I THINK I might have bought it at Old Navy in like 1999-ish. I believe I also had an identical one in solid gray, no stripe.
Skirtless in San Jose
I think I had that same skirt, and I think it had pockets, and I think I wish I'd held onto it until maxi-skirts came back in because it was really comfortable. So the good news is, it's actually back in style. The bad news is, maybe it's not that style.
I suspect mine also came from Old Navy, but I would actually try Delia's or Alloy or one of the "teen" catalogs and see if they have something similar. Or maybe Athleta; it'll be pricier, and less likely to have a racing stripe than a little floating paisley on the hem, but you never know. You could also search Zappos, using the terms you used elsewhere, or by brand — Adidas or Puma might have something. G-Star (I think that's the name of it) and Yellow Rat Bastard (if that still exists…) might also be places/brands to try.
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