Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Femininely nautical

Sunnies: TOMS | Jacket: GapNecklace: Kate Spade | Bag: Kate Spade (optionbudget option) | Top: Altar'd State (option, option) | Bracelets: Paperdolls Boutique (c/o) (here and here) | Skirt: Gap | Heels: Kate Spade (budget options here and here)

Nothing gives me greater joy than seeing one of my new purchases pair perfectly with one of my older pieces. OK, maybe one thing gives me even greater joy and that's when I can style things that make them look completely different than they what they're made for - like styling dresses to look like skirts, tops to look like dresses, or two pieces to look like one piece. As I was looking through my closet to see what I could pair with this skirt, I decided to try it with this peplum top and all of a sudden, I felt like I was wearing a brand new dress! To jog your memory, you can see this peplum when I originally posted it here.

Oh my goodness guys, can I tell you how obsessed I am with these heels? I'm not sure I have loved anything floral quite as much as I do these shoes. The colors are so vibrant and perfect, and I swear they go with all the things! It's been so so hard not to wear them on the daily since I got them!

I've never worn a peplum top over a ball skirt before, but I've always admired it on other people. I was so happy these pieces worked together and was even happier to see how well my new jacket finished off this look. The color and fit are just perfect. I felt nautical but feminine in this.

Gap has had my attention lately! I feel like I go through phases with them. Since I've gotten on this new obsession with their jeans, my eyes have been straying to other pieces like this jacket and skirt. This may be very very dangerous for my wallet!!!

Linking up with: What I Wore WednesdayMel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday


  1. This is so perfect and girly. These pumps! I may need them as well.


  2. Loving those shoes! I bet I could find any excuse to wear them all Spring/Summer long!

    -Rachel at thefashionistahousewife.blogspot.com

  3. Love how you paired these two pieces together!

  4. That dress is absolutely beautiful on you! The colors are so fun!

  5. Ahh!! Shocked that it's not a dress!! Impressive disguise work/creativity in re-styling a piece. And that jacket is just too perfect for spring! This whole look is just so you. Feminine, fun and creative!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  6. um i think you should come and help me with my clothes :) looking fierce girl! were voting on our new book club book on my blog and i'd love for you to come vote and read with us next month! so glad i found you through the linkup! hope you'll stop by mine!

  7. SO CUTE! I'm in love with this flirty dress and how you paired it with a bright jacket!

    Fizz and Frosting

  8. I didn't even realize this was a top over a skirt until I read your post all the way through! Wow, what perfect layers! Love this whole look, that jacket is a perfect complementing color!