The Blue Skirt
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First of all...I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!! Greg got me a donut (WITH sprinkles) and a 6-pack of Marsh cupcakes....why Marsh cupcakes specifically....I'll just say that they are an old college favorite. Even though I'm trying to tone up for LA in a couple weeks....I can't turn down cupcakes. Damn him! Hahah Other than that, we typically don't really do much for the semi-holiday. Did anyone do or get anything really special??
Moving on, this post is appropriately titled, "The Blue Skirt", because I also have this skirt in red and it's featured on the blog here.
Now, I know we've already been over my love for fair isle, so I won't go into that again. But I wanted to feature the other color of this sweater and a dressier sweater weather look. A lot of people think that a casual sweater can only be worn casually...that's just not the case. And in general, a lot of tops can be paired with a certain skirt for a totally different, and dressier look.
This J.Crew sweater has so many colors in it that I could've paired with any number of things, but I chose this blue bell skirt (Express, similar from SheIn here, and only $23!) because it's a favorite of mine. Throw on a statement necklace (J.Crew, similar here from Micha Store), some socks (J.Crew, similar here) and booties (J.Crew, on major sale here) and the look is complete and can be worn to any number of events...from a casual dinner to a party. I like to try for that type of outing versatility in my looks.
In general, I like when an outfit has different dressiness-level elements to it...making it all the more versatile. For example....this sweater is pretty casual....the skirt is semi-dressy, the statement necklace necklace dresses up the sweater, along with the skirt....but adding funky socks with my chelsea boots brings a street style/casual element back to the outfit. Does that make sense?? So when put all together, I feel like I could wear this outfit anywhere.
Anyway, I hope that sheds some insight into how I put together looks that can go from day to night as they say....in reality, I do that a lot. The past two weekends I've gone straight from work at J.Crew to dinner and drinks with friends in downtown Indy...so when I've dressed for the day, I've had to keep all of the days plans in mind and dress for both work and play in one outfit. It's a challenge that I happily accept. I hope this helps any of you who might also face that same challenge on the regular!