Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It Just Seemed Appropriate...

I really wanted to get this post up early in the day today.

I just felt like it had to be posted before the date gets away from us all.

Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy.

I am not certain that "anniversary" is really an appropriate word?

"Anniversary" suggests a celebration.

There is NOTHING to celebrate about that horrible day.

But... Is there a better word?  I am just not that talented of a wordsmith.

Before I go on, let me be clear, I am in no way taking sides.  I am not interested in sharing my views on why this attack happened or all of the political turmoil and wars that have followed.  This is not the forum.

Know only this, regardless how you feel about the politics, I hope we can agree that almost 3,000 lives cut short is a tragedy.  An awful act of terrorism that I truly hope never sees our shores again.


Now on to far more frivolous affairs... what am I wearing today?

Given the date... red, white & blue just seemed appropriate.

Oddly, I do not recall having ever worn this ensemble on July 4th though.  Perhaps next year?

I am sorry that the shoes turned out blurry.  I was in a huge hurry to get to the office this morning and time to take outfit photos really was not allotted.  Alas, the trials & tribulations of fashion blogging...

Isn't this skirt fun?  Harold's... ahh, Harold's.

I think the inverted pleats just take an otherwise mundane skirt and make it special.

Who doesn't love a great red oxford?  This one is quite light, too.  She gets year round wear.

Put them together...

Throw in my beloved (and well loved) blue Liz Claiborne heels and this is what we have...

So... appropriate?  Patriotic enough?

At the coffee shop this morning I had two lovely ladies comment on how much they liked my outfit.

One said, "Lovely."

The other said, "Such a nice looking outfit, especially for today."

Thank you my dear.

I am a bit of a narcissist (minimum requirement to be a blogger, I think... Hee Hee) so...

...I always LOVE the compliments.

As for next year... now I am thinking that those red heels and that red pencil skirt that I have been clamoring for... absolutely necessary.  I cannot be expected to duplicate this exact ensemble on every patriotic day in the calendar, can I?

Hee Hee

I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day.

Please take a moment and say a little prayer for those that lost loved ones 11 years ago. 

-- The Leather Skirt --


  1. Such a nice post! I wish I would have worn something patriotic... I definitely will never forget that day and still keep all of the victims and their families in my thoughts. I love your outfit :) IT is beautiful and patriotic and so appropriate for today. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that you did a red, white, and blue outfit today! And I agree with you that today is about remembering the poor souls lost, not about politics.


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  4. Love the shirt. Been looking for a red shirt for forever! x


  5. Always amazing,my love!Keep rocking!;)

  6. Very nicely said. I agree with you 100%. Great combination. Bright and crisp.

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  8. Love your outfit and think it was very appropriate for yesterday!

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