I gotta say, style rules be damned, I love me a pleated chiffon maxi skirt. I'm short, I'm overweight, and I don't care. I saw this one at J. Crew Factory and felt it was a perfect replacement for my beloved Ann Taylor maxi skirt, which now has a broken zipper, stretched to twice its original size and hasn't held up well with time. This new skirt is a 14, and I didn't have to have the length altered. I wore this skirt with the brilliant InStyle Essentials shirt (hello shirts sized by bra size!) for a more work-friendly look, but found it also looked fab with a simple gray Old Navy Vintage v-neck tee (see here on Instagram). I love how skirts like this can dress up and down with ease and are nice and breezy for the upcoming warmer weather.