Approximately a gazillion years ago (okay, it was actually 9 months) I pinned an outfit featuring a navy blazer, a polka dot blouse, and a pink skirt. At the time I had a pink skirt and a polka dot top. That was it. Then I when I finally got my navy blazer for my birthday in January it was too cold to wear the pink skirt. But not today! No, today I finally put the three of them together and I feel pretty awesome.
It’s like, I’m wearing a suit but it’s so much more fun. I’m all preppy up top but having a party on the bottom. I think this is what I love about bright skirts. They add life to an outfit that might otherwise be super traditional. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with traditional but every so often I look in the mirror and want something a little different.
Which is why I bought a pink pencil skirt. And it’s why I think everyone should have at least one bright skirt in their closet. For those days when you just want to wearing something fun but you still have to look professional. A structured bright skirt totally fits the bill.
After last week being so dreary, I decided I wanted to wear something fun and bright today. Bright pink, polka dots, and a touch of leopard? Sounds good to me!
Although, admittedly, I haven’t worn this skirt since November and I seem to remember it fitting better then. Does anyone else get a little apprehensive about putting on a piece of clothing you haven’t worn in a while?
Also, you may notice this week that I’m wearing flats instead of heels. That’s because at the end of this week I’ll be running the Illinois Marathon and I’m trying to save my feet, knees, and legs for the 26.2 miles I’ll be running on Saturday!
White shirt – The Limited | Sweater – Gap (similar)| Skirt – NY & Co (similar)| Necklace – The Limited (similar)| Booties – Liz Claiborne via DSW (similar)
Just because it’s cold and dreary outside doesn’t mean you have to put your bright colors in the back of your closet. Pairing a bright skirt with black and gray tones down the look and keeps it from shouting “SPRING”!
Also, here’s a hint: wearing a cotton pencil skirt with tights is not the best idea. I had to purchase my very first slip to wear with this skirt and these tights to keep the skirt from riding up like crazy.
When you play around in your closet you’re bound to discover that the right undergarments are key to making certain pieces work together. And in this case if a $9 slip from Target can help me keep wearing this skirt into the winter then I’m all for it.
It was rough getting out of bed this morning. I had a great weekend hanging out with a ton of bloggers (too many to list!), running a 5K race, talking about books and blogging, drinking too much wine, and trying a new restaurant with my family.
So I put on my pink skirt and a new top from Old Navy to brighten up my day. I’ve been wanting to wear chambray with this pink skirt for awhile and my new polka dot chambray shirt seemed like the perfect addition. A little playful, a little classic, a little dressy and a little casual. Perfect for what we consider in my office to be the last week of summer.
Shirt – The Limited | Skirt – New York & Co | Belt – The Limited | Shoes – Nine West
Welcome to the first day of a whole week of Open to Interpretation!
Erica, Kayla, and Grace are hosting a whole week of Open to Interpretation challenges. Not sure what this is? Well last week they posted photos that they thought would make good inspiration photos. The idea isn’t to copy the look exactly but to let it inspire you to put together an outfit you might not have otherwise thought of.
Monday’s OTI pic?
I have been craving a pink skirt and finally found the perfect one at New York and Company on Friday. And since I love to wear my new items ASAP, this was the perfect opportunity to put it on. A skirt is much more work appropriate than shorts!
I took the bright bottoms and paired them with the white button down that has a little sass in the form of the silver threads. Boat shoes instead of heels give a nod to the casual footwear in the inspiration photo. An animal print belt gives the look a bit more dimension than just a bottom and a top (and goes with my Three Things rule). No hat, though. I look ridiculous in hats.
What do you think? <b>How would you have interpreted this look?</b>