Monday, May 11, 2015


black midi skirt with a striped top
If you've been following this blog for any period of time at all, you will have noticed that I tend to stick to a three looks. Ankle pants + blouse. Pencil skirt + tee. Fit and flare dress, belted. Mix in a few blazers, cardigans, and sweaters, and that's what I wear. I'm very picky about how things look on my body, which is why I don't really branch out from what I know works on me. There are so many things I'd love to look good on me - slouchy tops with skinny jeans. Off the shoulder dresses. Strapless anyything. But I hate being uncomfortable and I don't want look broader/bigger than I am, so I stick with my outfit formulas that work.

That being said, I've really tried over the last year just to branch out a little bit. I don't always want to stick to my "rules", which is why I kept this skirt after trying it earlier this year. I was a bit hesitant because I thought it gave me a weird hip shelf, and I didn't want it to cut me off weird, and what do you even wear with it?

But you know what? I looooooooooove it. I'm seriously in love with this skirt. Is a mid-length circle skirt really ground breaking? Nope. But for a girl who is very set in her sartorial ways, it was kind of exciting to try something new.

Plus it's fun to twirl in too :)
banana republic Black Midi Skirt
black midi skirt with stripes and cognac
Tee: Ann Taylor [similar]
Skirt: Banana Republic [exact - more options below]
Necklace: Forever 21 [gorgeous similar]
Belt: Gap [very similar]
Bracelet: gift from my friend Lizzi [similar on sale]
Shoes: Frye [exact on sale]
Lipstick: Nars [exact in Roman Holiday]
frye carson wedge
and because my skirt is only left in a few sizes, here are eight fun options:
one | two | three | four

P.S. one of my all time favorite outfits of Bri's is this one, and I apparently felt it was time to copy it. It's like she gets me ;)