Monday, May 8, 2017

when your outfit uniform bores you...

Pencil skirt in polka dot textured tweed
Can I just say that an outfit has not made me this happy in such a long time?

I'm a huge advocate for having a work "uniform" - you know, where you know you can throw on a combination of clothes that you know always works for you, especially when you're in a rush? I most definitely have one, and I bet you that you could very accurate describe it. Basically, black dress pants + looser top + flats. That's pretty close to what I've worn constantly for the past four years.

And as much as I love my uniform because it always works, man does it get boring! Which is a huge reason I have hardly blogged outfits for the past year or so. I was really busy, I was wearing my go-tos, and I kind of felt uninspired by it when it came to blogging. Like how many times could I show you guys the same combination before you guys got super bored?

But then I fell in love with this skirt as I was walking by a J.Crew, and I'm excited about getting dressed again. I was initially unsure about keeping it because it's not exactly the most versatile item in my closet but you know, not every single item in your closet should be a part of your uniform. It's boring and tedious and uninspired. Sometimes you need a little black and white polka dot skirt to mix it up.

So thank you to all of you who encouraged me to keep this beauty. You guys were so right. 
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Pencil skirt in polka dot textured tweed
Blouse: Banana Republic [similar at Everlane]
Skirt: J.Crew [exact]
Shoes: J.Crew Factory [exact]
Purse: Mulberry [save | similarexact]
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington [exact]
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You know who else has some really great skirts currently? J.Crew Factory! They have so many cute options right now! Below are my favorites - can you guess which one is on its way to me? I'll give you a hint: it's striped, and will go perfectly with a white tee and a denim jacket!