my friend moved into a beautiful brownstone and this skirt was left behind by the previous owner. my friends tend to give me things they’ve outgrown, things they feel are too good to give to goodwill and in one instance i inherited a vintage purse and a pair of shoes from my sister’s friend who was cleaning out her mom’s apartment. while i gladly accept these gifts, typically they aren’t pieces i would necessarily buy. so my challenge was to figure out how to style this red skirt. somehow, although it wasn’t my intention, it turned out a bit americana. anyhow, i really love the skirt, it’s felt, but it looks like suede, it’s zippered in the back and also has a drawstring at the waist line. so as many of you may have heard, the north east is getting prepared for hurricane sandy. new york city has been shut down the transit system is closed along with all other forms of public transport. to all those in the tristate area. please be safe. josh and i plan to watch movies and sip warm apple cider until this hurricane passes.