Daily Archives: August 13, 2013

Found, Friends, and Florals

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

Black and white striped skirt with floral pattern from White House Black Market

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Cardigan – The Limited (similar) | Blouse – The Limited (same) | Skirt – White House Black Market (same) (similar) | Shoes – Anne Klein (similar) | Necklace – random store in NYC (similar) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes (same)

Look! I found some new friends today!

Black and white striped skirt with floral pattern

Fun, huh? Actually, they’re a little disconcerting! When I was taking the photos I kept thinking there was someone standing just out of the corner of my eye. They’re actually just a temporary art installation that I found yesterday while on my lunch break.

Borders art installation Chicago

And speaking of found, this skirt is one of my new purchases from the White House Black Market at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. I’d actually been eying it on ebay because it was sold out on the WHBM website and it’s just so cute! Black and white stripes and florals? I’d been looking for a floral skirt (I know, who am I??) and thought this one was a good foray into the trend because it’s pretty modern with the stripes. It’s also really structured being made out of heavy cotton and lined so I know the stripes won’t cling to the parts I don’t want them to cling to. So I was super excited when I found it on the clearance rack at the store.

Also, the skirt has so many fun colors in it. Pink, teal, purple and gold. I have plans to wear it with all of those colors. But for it’s first outing I stuck with black and white as part of today’s Trend Spin Link-Up and also to make the skirt the showcase piece.

What do you think?

Black and white striped skirt with floral pattern from White House Black Market