On Friday night, after a tapas dinner with my old and dear friend Anj, I found myself half naked in her bedroom. Lest you think this a consequence of the sangria we were drinking, allow me to explain. She was due at a friend's party the following eve and had procrastinated on assembling an outfit. Even though she ordered several different items, none struck the right note. A friend in need is a friend indeed as the saying goes and so I invited myself over to assess our options. I agreed that what was at hand was either too safe, didn't fit properly, or was too office-like. With less than 24 hours to the event, the only thing left to do was to shed (pun intended) my hot pink python skirt (with sexy side zipper) and foist it upon my friend. (Take note that I was given a pair of blue gym shorts in return which I wore with my thigh-high black boots with covered buttons up the sides). As you can see from the above photo, Anj rocked the skirt with aplomb and didn't fail to receive her share of compliments. As for me and my ride home, I draw upon one of my grandmother's wise sayings: A long coat hides a multitude of sins.