Full Skirts and Full Weekends

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blazer – The Limited (similar, use code HOTPERK for 40% off) | Top – The Limited (similar) | Skirt – The Limited (similar) | Booties – Liz Claiborne via DSW (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar)

Full disclosure: I am working from my couch today.  I had an amazing weekend full of a tour at Half Acre brewery, running my fastest 5K race time ever, and an awesome Oscar’s party hosted by the Chicago Blogger Network (full post on Wednesday). I need a day to recover.  But, I already had this outfit planned for Inspiration Monday.  Plus, my hair is straightened so I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to take some pics.

Today’s Inspiration Monday involved a full skirt and a jacket as worn by one of the Olsen sisters.

Inspiration Photo Source

You may notice that any time an inspiration photo features a full skirt I wear this purple pleated one.  That’s because it’s the only full skirt I own.  I definitely gravitate towards the pencil skirt silhouette but ever so often it’s nice to break out of the box.

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21 replies on “Full Skirts and Full Weekends

  1. kelsey

    I’m still on the fence about pleated skirts. Sometimes I like, sometimes I don’t, I can’t make up my mind.

    What do your earrings look like? They look cute!

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  2. Anne

    Ooh, love this skirt with a blazer! The fitted aspect of the blazer really balances out the floatiness of the skirt. I have a couple pleated skirts but have never thought to wear them with a blazer!

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      1. Anne

        A tucked in blouse/shirt with a cardigan. Because that’s how I wear all skirts :) I had an outfit like that planned for tomorrow (even before seeing your skirt yesterday – great minds!), but my boss told us all to stay home b/c of the weather, so it’ll have to wait until next week. I’ve also worn one with a sweater, untucked and belted.

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  3. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Wow, you had a busy weekend! I always love a full skirt so this outfit is an obvious like for me, but I like the sleekness that the black tights with the black boots creates, it’s a really nice balance to the floaty skirt. (And again, I always love seeing how you remix your clothes, you have a really good grasp on your closet!)

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