Sailaway Circle Skirt

This is why I’m not a model.

Nicole Balch

Sailaway Circle SkirtThat skirt though? That’s the reason I posted the photo (another by Arnold Klein).

It’s on sale, about half off, and it’s amazing. It pairs well with a simple top, tucked in, and with heels (in brown, red, camel, black, whatever). Definitely my new favorite thing to wear.

Simple Top and Heels

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  • Bebe Pies
    April 22, 2013 at 10:18 am

    i think that you would make a terrific model. I like photos that showcase people being happy and having fun. Definitely better than the too serious face most models wear in catalogues.

    • tammylee
      April 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

      So true!

    • infinitequery
      July 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm

      Ditto! They look anorexic and very pi**ed off? Also what is with all of the crotch shots? Even high muckety mucks are posing with their legs akimbo? I am too old for this new world.

  • Melanie
    April 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

    This photo is EXACTLY why you should be a model! It’s fun and interesting and alive. Like you! Your hair looks awesome too. xo

  • emily @ go haus go
    April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I think you’re on to something Nicole! If I saw your photo in a magazine wearing that skirt, I’d want that skirt! There’s something refreshing about seeing the skirt worn in true life. I would love a magazine that featured everyday folks wearing the clothes. I would order more often!

  • Hannah
    April 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Gosh, your hair is adorable.

  • Teri
    April 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

    If anthropologie used more adorable, happy, non-model models, I would buy their clothes. How can I possibly judge if a skirt would look good on me, when their models are chihuahuas and I am a golden retriever?

  • Laura
    April 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Haha. So adorable. You make an awesome model with personality.

  • morgan
    April 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    so cute! bummer – the shirt you linked to is super cute but it’s out of stock :(

    • Making it Lovely
      April 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Oh, darn. It wasn’t when I first linked to it. Limited and Old Navy both tend to carry similar, inexpensive tops on a regular basis though, if you’re looking for another option.

      • Catherine
        April 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

        Oh man, I’ve had my eye on that skirt. So glad you got it! :)

  • Hannah Jade
    April 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Gosh your hair looks lovely.

  • Kimberly
    April 22, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Stop posting photos of your new hair do!!!! (ok, I don’t actually mean that). I am even more tempted to chop off my locks every time I see yours.

  • eileen ragan | leaner by the lake
    April 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I dare you to stop being so adorable! Btw – that haircut is seriously rad. I’m down with the midi skirt coming back in style. Not sure I can personally pull it off seeing as I’m 5 foot 0, but I love it on others.

    Happy Monday,

  • alison
    April 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Let me join the band wagon to tell you how freakin’ cute your hair cut is!

  • Making it Lovely
    April 22, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    You are all very kind.

  • Ally
    April 23, 2013 at 1:26 am

    I agree with Melanie, Emily, Hannah, and Teri etc. Adorable and fantastic. Enough said :)

  • Emma
    April 23, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Your hair looks so good. Love the skirt, but where is that yellow top from? It’s lovely.

  • Mac
    April 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I think that you are a good model, as you looks good in the Picture..

  • soul pretty
    April 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

    So retro…your entire look…love it.

  • Sarah Stäbler
    April 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

    You’re still the cutest thing ever! I think you make a great model. :)

  • Lea
    April 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I’d love to see what kind of photos they’d take with you in your light pink, maxi, ballerina-esque skirt! This skirt is cool, but that skirt had me swooning.

  • ginger from the style of being
    April 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    The skirt is awesome…but your pic is even more awesome.

  • Nicolle
    April 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Okay…I NEED those glasses. Please tell me where those came from!

  • Amelia
    April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I’m definitely on the “love your hair” bandwagon. So I have to ask – how is the upkeep so far? I’d love to go short, but I’m scared of the maintenance…

  • Urbanknit
    April 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Just came across your site through Creative Boom. Love the shoes! Love love love em. :)

  • viiru
    April 24, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I’ve been your reader for years (Finn living in UK) and have same aged boy as you, but now is the first time I’m actually commenting… I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!! It suits you sooo well. Well done!!!

  • Kaycee
    April 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

    you look great! i think your new hair has totally transformed you! not everyone can pull it off, but hot damn you look amazing!

  • Hannah Wilson
    April 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

    You are an absolute doll!

  • Jackie
    April 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    wow i guess it’s been too long since i’ve stopped by! i LOVE the new hair! I think it really brings out your features, looks gorgeous!!

  • Laurel
    May 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I agree with all the others – your hair is fabulous and it makes me want to chop mine off! But I have another question…where did you find the yellow shirt you’re wearing there? It’s gorgeous!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks! The shirt was from Anthropologie, a few seasons ago.

      • Katia
        May 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

        just purchase the skirt, and because they did not have my size, they called another store, and they shipped for free, and it was on sale.