This blog entry has some great tips on how to wear a maxi skirt. I bought one. Best investment ever. It's basically yoga pants in skirt form, looks chic with just about anything, and fosters the illusion that I actually put effort into dressing myself.
This is my dream home, dream pool, EVERYTHING! Cabin-ish kind of house, big windows, balcony... and then that pool.... Natural looking water feature... lazy river that leads to a pool with natural waterslide, grotto, hot tub, slide, swing, trampoline etc.