Sunnies: Vince Camuto | Earrings: Express | Necklace: Stella and Dot (worn without pendant) | Top: LOFT (option, option) | Vest: JCrew Factory | Bracelet: Express (option) | Clutch: Ralph Lauren (option) | Skirt: Express | Heels: Valentino (budget option)
Happy Monday! Hope it isn't too manic for you, and if it is, I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy everyone's company with this linkup - hosted by yours truly and the fabulous Gina over at On the Daily Express. Today I'm showing you this outfit I wore over the weekend, which may be one of my all time favorite outfits to date. I love that the stripes on stripes read as a dress vs two pieces. I've always wanted to do this, but never had the right pieces to make it work.
Another thing I love about this outfit is that it's remixed to the max. One of the things I enjoy the most about blogging is the fact that I do have photos of everything I wear, and I can see how I style the same pieces in different ways. It inspires me, and I hope it inspires you, too!
THE UTILITY VEST:
THE STRIPED TOP:
THE STRIPED SKIRT:
The striped top is the basic of basics for me. I could not live without a basic striped top like this, and I wish the LOFT still had it because it's the perfect weight to wear year round. I also have it in navy and white - wish I bought every color it came in! The utility vest is out of my comfort zone to be honest, however, I can't get enough of it! I love that this one has the draw strings that cinch the waist for a more flattering fit. I also found it's great for traveling because it instantly gives me a ton of pockets for when I'm running around the airport. And finally - I am just in LOVE with this striped skirt. I have been fighting the midi skirt trend for awhile now, and while I'm not ready to dive deep into the fuller A-line/ball midi skirts, I will wear this midi pencil skirt until it wastes away to nothing! Seriously, you need it.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane! Even if you don't take pictures for a blog or Instagram or whatever - I highly suggest photo documenting what you wear. I think you will be surprised at how much it a) pushes you to dress "better" but also b) encourages you to be more creative in mixing and matching your pieces. There are so many options in your closet waiting to be discovered!
SHOP THE LOOK:
Linking up for Sunday Style, Monday Must Haves, Mix it Monday, Personal Style Monday, and Erin and Laura for Trend Spin Linkup.