All the Way from Italy

Casual Clothes


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

18 replies on “All the Way from Italy

  1. Anne

    That outfit is so cute! How cool that your MIL picked it up for you 🙂 That skirt will probably look great with some tights or leggings once it gets a little cooler, which always helps me if I think something is too short.

  2. Rebekah

    You look great! Very cute casual look. Isn’t it super handy to have a MIL with good taste? Mine’s good at picking stuff out that I’ll like, too. So much better than the alternative.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      My husband commented that this skirt was much shorter than usual and I said, “Well, yes, but it’s not shorter than my shorts!” Funny how it makes such a difference when it’s a skirt versus shorts.

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