Ripskirt

Beautiful and generous Janet helped me to get this skirt in record time! 

I was between sizes and ordered up because I do have a bit of a tum at the moment. Truthfully, I'd have been better in the size down, but this one works with lots of overlap, which is useful in a wrap, and there is extra velcro so I can sew it on and make it a bit more snug (if I ever get around to that, LOL). 

Mr. Suz commented right away: NICE skirt!!  I also wore it on a HIKE and it performed brilliantly. How good is that??

The angle is a bit odd -- no full length mirror and tall Mr. Suz is taking photos from a great height. :) The skirt is somewhere between midi and maxi on me, and that is A-Ok. 

THANK YOU, Janet!! Super practical item for my real life. I am grateful. 

It has been 4 months since I had a haircut. What can I say? 

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52 Comments

  • Janet replied 3 weeks ago

    Oh yay! I love it on you and am so happy I could help.

    I now have it in two prints, and have used both multiple times already. And now I see the tropical print I like is back in stock...

    I think your hair looks great that way! Mine is... well, we just won’t go there. LOL

  • shevia replied 3 weeks ago

    Wow, Suz I love that lipstick on you! You have a completely different look with the longer hair, but I like it! Janet is a sweetheart for forwarding that skirt - nothing is more fun than personal imports! You look fab!

  • rachylou replied 3 weeks ago

    I am liking these ripskirts! :)

    Also, liking your hair and that particular red lipstick. Looking very healthy.

  • slim cat replied 3 weeks ago

    Pretty outfit - love your graphic t-shirt and lipstick! All together makes a  perfect look for casual outing with a bit of polish! 
    I like the way you styled longer hair - looks very nice.

  • kellygirl replied 3 weeks ago

    Super! You look so good! Pretty lippy and great skirt pairing.

  • Minaminu replied 3 weeks ago

    Great patterns and cut! It's a very nice skirt!

  • Sisi replied 3 weeks ago

    First of all I like you a lot with your hair as it is now and the red lipstick! YLf in that outfit. A pretty skirt that is also good for hikes is a great acquisition!

  • Mainelady replied 3 weeks ago

    YLF! I agree that you look beautiful with your hair and lip, color.  That ripskirt is wonderful.  I have been eyeing them and think one would be a good addition to my summer GMOTG wardrobe.  It is helpful to see your photos.

  • Liesbeth replied 3 weeks ago

    Wait, that hair is not intentional? You look lovely with the side part!

  • Brooklyn replied 3 weeks ago

    Looks great! Practical too. And honestly your hair is looking fab.

  • lyn67 replied 3 weeks ago

    My goodness Suz! I almost didn't recognised you-love the side fringe, and wow, do you have a rested face now!!! Love the make up(lips and eyes), too!!!  Ah, and skirt is looking great, of course!!:-)

  • Mirjana replied 3 weeks ago

    Wow, Suz, the skirt is very nice in you. You look fantastic, I love you hair.

  • Bijou replied 3 weeks ago

    Gorgeous, both you and the skirt. Your hair is fab and quite a fun change up.

  • suntiger replied 3 weeks ago

    Your hair looks great and so does the skirt! My only trouble is deciding which one to get :)

  • nemosmom replied 3 weeks ago

    Oh Suz how wonderful! The skirt and your hair look fantastic! So tempting to jump on the ripskirt bandwagon... I just can’t pick one! Way to go Janet! I love this forum :)

  • Gail replied 3 weeks ago

    Looks great Suz, I too ordered one after Janet posted . I'm very happy with mine, I got the Vintage Bali Jungle print in length 3. 
    I like your styling with the T shirt I never thought of that! 

  • Angie replied 3 weeks ago

    KILLER

    LOVE

    Hiking in a skirt.....why not :)

    Just sooo fabulous, Suz! And your hair too! The colours of the outfit are gorgeous with your hair! Nice GOT's tee too. 

    I like the size. Looks dead right for Summer movement and heat. 

  • lisa p replied 3 weeks ago

    Great look!  And I truly would't have recognized you - funny how our photos can look so different depending on who takes them ;)  I LOVE your hair like this, especially with the red lipstick. 

  • Style Fan replied 3 weeks ago

    I love this look on you!  Great tee and skirt.  Your hair and makeup are superb.  I am going to check the website.

  • unfrumped replied 3 weeks ago

    Yay!
    Tgat is the print I like best for me too ( based on what I may have to wear with it).
    I’m perplexed about sizing also. If it is TTS I should be in size S to have enough hip room and overlap.
    The models must be tall ( as usual!) because the #3 length is barely below knee on them. But again, for this type of skirt I would be more likely to want good coverage.

  • Laura replied 3 weeks ago

    Cool shirt! Way to work in a literary reference to a fab outfit. You're wise to go with a slightly bigger size in a wrap skirt so you have plenty of overlap, and as you said, it's easy to adjust by adding a bit more Velcro.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Thank you all for your kind words. I am aching for a haircut, actually (if you could see the back!!) but I will take the compliments for now. 

    The length of the skirt is shorter than it appears here -- the angle foreshortens things considerably. But it's still much longer on me than on the models, of course!

    It was comfortable for lounging around in as well as walking. A really good addition to the wardrobe. 

    Unfrumped, I would choose the S. It may be large on the waist (as it is on me) but it comes with a bit of extra velcro so you can adjust the sizing. You will prefer the overlap to prevent the skirt from blowing open. 

  • torontogirl replied 3 weeks ago

    Suz, were you able to buy the skirt on Amazon and ship it to CA? In any case it looks fab!

    I love your hair longer - it really suits you.

  • Runcarla replied 3 weeks ago

    Amazon pricing is just under $200CA! or 2-4 x the US price, even with the exchange rate.  

  • Janet replied 3 weeks ago

    Carla, that's crazy! I hope that they figure out a better way to reach their Canadian market.

  • nemosmom replied 3 weeks ago

    Yikes! Can Canadians order direct from ripskirt? I wonder if I could order and ship from here to Canada for less...

  • Eliza replied 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful skirt on you, Suz. Fun nd makes ne fun and practical. Your hair looks great, too. It seems to cooperating with the longer time between cuts. (My hair is a disaster in progress. Going for the covid assisted grow out of light silver roots contrasting with dark brown dye. Patience required, as you know.)

  • Firecracker replied 3 weeks ago

    Super cool with your t-shirt, and I love your hair!

  • anchie replied 3 weeks ago

    Suz, you look great, but somewhat different, I almost did not recognize you. I can’t put my finger on it - is it different makeup?
    Skirt seems very practical, curiosity got me, had to check it out. Shipping and duties are half the price of the skirt!

  • rebekahphoto replied 3 weeks ago

    its looks great on you!

    I had a couple in my cart and cant decide on the pattern, lol!! I live in aloha print and cut off denim all summer......

  • lisa p replied 3 weeks ago

    We went through the crazy international shipping costs when Janet first posted about this skirt. Even with Janet's kind offer to ship one to me, our Canadian exchange rate turned the skirt into something more than I was willing to pay  . The fabric and state of manufacture must also be subject to hefty export tariffs.  It's crazy!

  • Runcarla replied 3 weeks ago

    The Ripskirt site redirects Canadians to Amazon.  I’m thinking this is an easy pattern to sew up, and I have access to some beautiful Bali batiks at the quilt shop where I get mask supplies.  Maybe a matching skirt and health mask?  :-D

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    It *is* expensive in CAD. Janet helped out by purchasing and mailing. So it was considerably less than the listed CAD price on Amazon, but still pricey. Almost $100 CAD, all told. 

    This might sound like a lot of money for a casual skirt, but honestly, it's not a lot higher than prices at J. Crew or BR (barring super sales) or Club Monaco or Anthro or any other store...and I knew this skirt would get more wear than any I had seen. I really wanted and needed an uber-casual summer skirt and this fit the bill nicely. I also knew that fit issues would be minimal due to the style -- it's quite forgiving and I can alter it easily, even without a sewing machine.

    I've purchased very little clothing this year. COVID and a move have meant my style needs are quite different than a year ago. I need (even more) practical clothing that can crossover from gear to regular life quite easily for a lot of my current activities. Will that change when COVID restrictions reduce? I sure hope so. But in the meantime...

    All these thoughts factored into my decision. 

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    ETA people have commented on my different look. The makeup isn't different really but the lipstick was fresh, ha! It is the darker of my two lipsticks because I have run out of the lighter one. But I've worn it a million times before. 

    I think the real difference is hair off the face and Mr. Suz's camera angle. 

  • unfrumped replied 3 weeks ago

    Love the graphic T with it also- perfect pattern- mix.
    Thank you for size advice, Suz.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Carla, I love the matching mask and skirt idea!! Brilliant! 

    The thing that makes this skirt ideal (for me) is the technical fabric. It would be nice and cool in cotton, but wrinkly and more "sticky." So that is something to keep in mind. 

    It would be SUPER easy to sew it. I can take photos if you want and measurements for proportions. Let me know if you want info. 

  • Janet replied 3 weeks ago

    Suz, yes, you absolutely nailed every reason why I justified this skirt, not once, but twice, and even possibly a third! Of course it helps that the US price is half the total cost to our Canadian friends. These skirts are almost the only "real" clothes I have bought (others being underwear and loungewear) since we started self-isolating. The only others are the Athleta Brooklyn pants. There is a theme here! 

  • Christina F. replied 3 weeks ago

    Oh, yes,  you look great. I am considering this skirt in the hibiscus color, as it seems like it would be so useful when travel is a thing again.

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    Christina, absolutely yes for travel. It also works really well as a work-from-home skirt. Super comfy (adjustable waist!) and doesn't wrinkle. I'm wearing mine now. I'm tempted to order a second one, seriously! 

  • cindysmith replied 3 weeks ago

    Very nice! You look cute :-)

  • Windchime replied 3 weeks ago

    You look great in your new skirt!  I like the shirt you’re wearing with it in this outfit.  At first I was wondering what a “rip skirt” was; now I realize it’s the brand.  :)

  • CocoLion replied 2 weeks ago

    You and your hair are stunning!  Love the skirt on you.

  • Laurie replied 2 weeks ago

    thanks Suz and Janet - Ripskirt is one of my new favorite items, and is going to be a great gift for others too. I am buying one for my sister right now (and it's not even her birthday). Such an awesome alternative to shorts, and if we ever travel again it will be the easiest thing to throw in a suitcase for casual and evening use. Sorry about the Canada thing, though....

  • JamC replied 2 weeks ago

    I also bought and love the rip skirt! Totally understand buying another after putting this on. It is so comfortable and looks great. Thank you Janet and Sue for modeling yours and Angie for featuring them in your blog post!

  • RobinF replied 2 weeks ago

    These are so tempting - and I am not a skirt person! 

  • delurked replied 2 weeks ago

    This is a great look for you. I think I’m between sizes too, and my inclination would also be to size up. I will keep these in mind because they look like a good summer option.

  • Jenna replied 2 weeks ago

    I love your outfit, it just convinced me to go buy two!
    Loving the hair, too!

  • Laurie replied 2 days ago

    Suz - thanks for the inspo on this pattern. It's definitely grey and black. I wore it to the dentist today. All 3 skirts are getting lots of wears. My husband said I look better in these skirts and skorts than the women he sees walking past our dining room window in their “frumpy shorts”!

  • Angie replied 2 days ago

    HAH! High five, hubs Lou :)

    KILLER look on you, Laurie. Very elegantly casual.

  • Suz replied 2 days ago

    Laurie, you look gorgeous in this!!! 

  • Joy replied 4 hours ago

    Having a wrap skirt a bit too big so there is more overlap. I once bought. Linen one in an XL when I usually wore XS for that reason. If you have windy weather, you want lots of overlap. .

  • suntiger replied 4 hours ago

    Exactly Joy! Ripskirt seems like it won't be a problem with wind.

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