Today I have a lunch meeting to meet a new department head so I decided to forgo my usual Friday Casual jeans and instead wear this pleated jersey skirt (with pockets!) with my very first chambray top. Today is the day to showcase your favorite Target score for Whitney and Heidi’s “We Love Target” link-up.
I bought this chambray shirt almost two years ago off the clearance rack at Target. I don’t remember how much I paid for it but I do know it was probably my best Target purchase in awhile (other than my red trench coat that also came off the clearance rack). Unfortunately the Target closest to my apartment – the one I can walk to – doesn’t have the best clothing section, clearance or otherwise, so I haven’t gotten any good deals recently.
This skirt, though, I bought in 2009 at an outlet mall in Napa, California for a song. It’s super comfy and has held up amazingly well for jersey material. It has a slightly casual feel to it but it’s also easy to dress up, as evidenced by the time I wore it to work with heels.
However, to keep with the Target love theme, the shirt, skirt, and shoes listed in the links above are all from Target! Because, really, who couldn’t use a black skirt, a chambray top, and a pair of red ballet flats?
Chambray shirt – Target | Skirt – Banana Republic Outlet | Belt – The Limited | Necklace – Overstock.com | Shoes – Karen Scott via Macy’s
This is the second time I’ve paired this shirt with this skirt but, as you can see, I’ve totally changed the accessories to make it seem like an entirely new outfit. Different necklace, different belt, and different shoes.
Sometimes changing up the accessories is all you need to make the same pieces seem new again.
In honor of today’s What I Wore challenge I decided to go a little stripe crazy here at Loop Looks! Today you can check out a whole bunch of other looks featuring stripes over at What I Wore! I submitted two of my more recent stripes outfits.
Actually, almost all my outfits with stripes are recent seeing as I owned exactly one article of striped clothing (not counting pinstripes) prior to this year.
But now stripes are one of my favorite things to wear. So here’s a little tribute to the stripes in my closet I’ve worn over the past few months.
It feels a little casual for a non-summer weekday in the office but since I don’t have any meetings I think it will fly.
One of the blogs I read (You Look Fab) HATES cropped pants. I, on the other hand, think they are a staple of office wear when you live in a city that gets hot and humid for a few months out of the year. And since our hot weather has shown up a bit earlier than usual so did the cropped pants.
Our last day in New York! We spent the morning running in Central Park and the rest of the day walking all over Midtown. I dressed much more appropriately for the gray, drizzly, chilly weather and was very happy.
This outfit went with me to lunch in Times Square, to see Rockefeller Plaza, the Empire State building, Grand Central Station, and, obviously, the New York Public Library among many other sights.
We packed a lot into the few days we had and I think I got a great taste of NYC.