Heat Things Up In a Tropical Midi Skirt from Asos Curve
Have you fallen into the date night rut of going to the home improvement store and burger joint? Don’t get me wrong, I love me some home improvement shopping, but after being married for 35 years, a girl still likes to dress up occasionally and head out for a special evening. But what do you wear on a date night that doesn’t end in the lumber department? Or, if you’re lucky, it does… Get it? “Wood” you think about it? ;-P
A Tropical Midi Skirt Heats Up Date Night
I might be obsessed with skirts right now and I don’t care to admit it one bit. When I saw this pretty high-waisted, palm print column midi skirt (available in misses & plus sizes) on the Asos Curve website it just called to me. “Date night!” (No worries, I bought it before No Buy July.)
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See this link for my current body measurement for a more exact sizing reference.
Bare Arms but Not Much Else
I’m one of those weirdos who like rules. Although I don’t follow all fashion rules (because style is unique to YOU), I think the one that should be followed by all of us concerned about modesty is the one that says, only bare one area at a time. Basically, it means, if you’re showing cleavage or lots of chest and arm skin, don’t reveal too much leg and vice versa.
I’m coming to terms with all my midlife fluffiness but I still don’t love showing my arms. However, while I’ve got my summer tan on (even if it’s a little “farmerish“), I’ll take a little risk and bare my shoulders and arms.
While I don’t usually wear “string” straps (it still feels kind of naked to me), I love the look of this cami with the longer, slim-line, tropical skirt.
The slit in the skirt is sexy but not in an overt way. I had to try to expose this much leg by doing the awkward but infamous blogger “stanky leg” pose. 😉 At least that’s what I call it.
It’s much more classy to be subtly sexy, in my opinion.
I generally keep my accessories simple but especially in the summer because – This certain sweaty stage of life, ugh.
I Chose Only One Statement Piece Near My Face
I generally prefer a bracelet over a necklace in the summer. And the scalloped detail of this cami already makes the neckline special so I chose to keep it simple wear a bracelet alone and earrings only near my face.
Hair and Earrings
It’s been hotter than the devil’s butt crack here so a simple ponytail in my short hair got the hair up off my neck. Pulling a few pieces out around my temples and adding a dangly earring softens the look. I also think a longer earring slims a fuller face and neck by drawing the eye vertically. Double chin and neck fat, I’m talking about you!
Of course, my beloved espadrilles go with everything, to my mind. These are old, but there are so many pretty espadrilles out there right now. If you don’t already have some, get yourself a pair in a neutral color and your summer “fancy” shoe needs will be complete!
Need a low heeled, supportive espadrille? Try these. I wore them here.
Curvy Girl Date Night Outfit for Home Depot?
Now, back to that date night. We’ll probably have to go someplace other than our usual “date night” haunt of the home improvement store when I wear this gorgeous midi skirt. (True story.) We’re super romantic. But, acts of service or more specifically “DIY me something Honey”, is my love language. 😉 But Italian food will be okay for one night.
Where do you usually go on date night? I hope it’s more exciting than mine. Although a Netflix marathon and frozen pizza are close to my heart too. 😉
Be cute, comfortable & confident,
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I love this post on so many levels ❤ I have friends that absolutely refuse to go sleeveless anymore. In spite of my less than perfect 63 year old arms I will choose a pretty Summer top that bares them. A perfect date night for me would include good food, good wine and music.
Thank you Sherrye. I wear sleeveless IRL regularly, but I don’t love to be photographed wearing them. 😉
I used to laugh because my hubby sometime considered date night running errands for work, etc..I would say “this is NOT a date”. Lol…now we try to do something at least once on the weekend. Just the two of us, and depending on what it is will depend on what I wear, though I always opt for comfortable..
Kirstin, the older I get, the more comfort is non-negotiable, whether or not I’m dressed up or not.
A very gorgeous outfit and a truly fun read!! Thank you for sharing, you’ve inspired me to bring more fun to my writing!! Donna 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com
Thank you Donna! I try to write as I would talk to my girlfriend. So, you ladies are getting a taste of the real me.
I hollered. You said “wood”. Bwahahahahaha
Anyway, Love love love that outfit. And, yeah, I’m a rule breaker too, but I do follow the one nekkid body part at a time thing. If I try to do otherwise, my mom’s voice gets all loud and graty in my ear and mood ruined.
Oh man, I wish I would have used “Nekkid” in my post! 😉
Trust me…I’ve been to Home Depot in an outfit like this!! Because I’m not going to schlep around in old clothes out in public!!
Love the arms, love your smile, and always love your posts, Paula,
Of course. Me too.. but I don’t get dressed like this “just” to go to Lowe’s. 😬
Thanks as always for your love and support Jodie. I would so love to meet you all someday.
Paula, you look beautiful!!! Wherever you are going, I know your husband will be proud to be with you, sweet lady!!! Thanks for sharing with us!
That’s sweet of you to say Debbie!
Lovely, Paula! Just lovely!
Thanks Kim. It’s one of those pieces that makes a girl feel pretty.
I love this lewk on You Paula and you are so date night ready. We do have the right to bare arms and legs if we so desire, and I am one for letting the breeze blow.
I like the breeze blowing too Neti. 😉
Such a pretty look. Love the skirt and you styled it perfectly.
I love everything about this outfit!
You look lovely!
Thank you Mireille. I love it too!
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