Daily Archives: September 12, 2013

All the Way from Italy

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Red striped shirt, navy and white striped mini skirt, silver boat shoes

Red striped shirt, navy striped skirtSilver Nine West Boat Shoes

Shirt – gift (similar) | Skirt – gift (similar) | Shoes – Nine West (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar)

This is the week that all of my family decided to visit at once! Albeit on different days. Anyway, my mother-in-law visited first over the weekend and today I’m off work because my dad is in town. So, in the spirit of being off work I decided to share with you a casual outfit my mother-in-law brought me all the way from Italy! She was in Siena for a few months earlier this summer while my father-in-law taught a study abroad class. My MIL went shopping with some of the college students, saw this outfit on a mannequin, and thought of me.

I wore it to a day at the Chicago Botanical Gardens and it was actually quite comfy! The skirt is shorter than I typically wear but for a casual day I figured why not? And of course I love the pattern mixing. Great job, Italian mannequin. Great job, mother-in-law!

Of course I paired it with my silver boat shoes since the colors and stripes have a fun nautical look and I had my denim jacket in the car in case it got cool. Overall it was a great outfit for wandering around the gardens!

Red striped shirt, navy striped skirt, silver boat shoes