Lacy Summer Days

lace skirt, crochet skirt, gap essential v neck tee, gray tee, heart sneakers The second perk of a three-day weekend? The shorter work week that follows! For once the week seems to be moving along at a decent pace. I had a very chill, relaxing long weekend and I actually felt, dare I say, well-rested when I headed back to work yesterday. Leading up to the long weekend, I finally met up with Emily of Emily Makes and we grabbed margaritas at a place that’s quickly become my go-to happy hour spot- Benny’s Burritos in the West Village. I’m always a little nervous before meet-ups like this because it could be awkward, but happily I didn’t feel the least bit weird, Emily and I had no problems chatting, and it was the perfect precursor to the weekend.

On Friday we had our first summer Friday and I felt like a kid who was let of of school early. I took advantage of the half day to do some shopping and picked up a few summery pieces for my wardrobe (including the skirt I’m wearing here). Friday night brought an impromptu gathering of friends to celebrate my friend’s graduation from law school and Saturday afternoon I went to brunch at Westville East with my roomie and our friend who was visiting from DC.

lace skirt, crochet skirt, gap essential v neck tee, gray tee, heart sneakers I tweeted about the fact that I’ve been finding it hard to get dressed in the mornings (I’m just not feeling most things in my wardrobe), so I knew it was time for a wardrobe cleanout this weekend. When I purge my wardrobe, I always feel the need to get the clothes I’m getting rid of out of the way immediately. Sunday was cleanout day, so later that afternoon I headed to Goodwill to drop off a few bags of clothes in the donation pile. Then my roomie and I just wandered around the East Village for a bit and stumbled upon the new location of Insomnia Cookies. My roommate can confirm this- I was pretty excited when I saw the storefront and of course I had to get some of my favorite cookies.

Monday was a very chill day and honestly I did a whole lot of nothing. Well, that’s not 100% true- I did work on something different for the blog that will hopefully be ready to share soon. Other than that though- it was a lot of watching movies and tons of Youtube videos (my Youtube obsession continues!), as well as finishing one book and starting another.

lace skirt, crochet skirt, gap essential v neck tee, gray tee, heart sneakers Now that I’ve caught you guys up on my entire life, on to the outfit! I’m pretty sure I mentioned that one of my goals this year was to revamp my wardrobe, so I’ve been extra mindful of my clothing purchases this year and each season I’ve tried to create a type of capsule wardrobe with pieces that I can easily mix and match (I’ve found the blog Into Mind to be a very helpful resource).

When I was shopping on Friday, I found this skirt at Joe Fresh on sale for less than $15. I love the lacy detail and that the length is still appropriate for work. Initially I wanted to get this in a more neutral color, but thinking about how my seasonal wardrobe is mostly neutrals, I realized I did need to infuse some color. I’m weird in the sense that I usually like to hold onto new clothing items for a few weeks before I wear them, but contrary to my typical style, I whipped out this skirt the next day and wore it to brunch. You all know that my weekend style is pretty casual, so I just paired this with a soft gray tee, my favorite lightweight jacket, and sneakers. I love the color combination of pink and gray and I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself repeating this outfit for work someday very soon.

lace skirt, crochet skirt, gap essential v neck tee, gray tee, pink and gray outfit Outfit Details: Jacket- H&M // Essential Short-Sleeve V-Neck Tee– Gap (now on sale) // Crochet Skirt– Joe Fresh // Sneakers and Necklace- Forever 21 // Purse- Fossil Erin Satchel via Macy’s // Lips- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl // photos of me- my roomie Kiet

Now that I’ve talked your ears off, it’s time for you to fill me in on your lives!
Tell me: What was your last clothing purchase?

  • heather

    Love this whole look. Love the light airy colors and the lace skirt! I need to go through my closet and do a purge. I’ve been doing it little by little and selling things on Poshmark.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

    • Thanks Heather! I’ve tried selling things on Poshmark a couple of times, but I’m so lazy- I just want to get rid things immediately! Usually they’re items that I wouldn’t make a ton of money off anyway :)

  • Aw, thanks so much for the shout out! I’m so happy you had a good time. You’re right…it easily could have been weird. Good thing we’re such good conversationalists :D

    My last clothing purchase was a dress from Target! (I can’t find the link….) I’ll be wearing it to my cousin’s bridal shower this weekend. I’m searching for a bib necklace to match!

    • Aww, a bridal shower sounds fun- hope you have a good time! Did you find the necklace you were looking for?

  • sounds like you had a perfect weekend. Good for you on getting your closet cleaned out and I think your new addition is a great one. and such a steal!

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Thanks Lydia! I always feel lighter after a closet cleanout :)

  • what a perfect find for such a great price! that skirt is knocking it out of the park!! i

  • sartorialsidelines

    I’m jealous of your weekend – sounds like it was really great! And that skirt is killing it.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  • Long weekends are the best especially during the warmers months! That skirt is such an amazing find. Love the sweet color!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Agreed- I wish long weekends happened more often! Thank you Rowena :)

  • Sounds like the perfect weekend!!! Loving the lace skirt! I really need to clean my closet out as well!! Only to make room for new additions of course :)

    • Thanks Natalie! Yes, gotta make room for those new summer purchases! :)

  • Angela

    gorgeous skirt! i love the details.

    http://iffoundmake.blogspot.com

  • I love the skirt! =D

    Yes to the short work week, too! So good! =D

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

    • Thank you Nancy :) And here we are at the weekend again- hope you have a good one!

  • Jenmarie

    What a deal you got on that skirt! It’s so pretty and I’ve been seeing a lot of skirts like it. I definitely need to get new pieces for my wardrobe. Though I am happy that a lot of my stuff has lasted as long as it has I’m getting tired of wearing some of the same things and I need new items to mix and match with, you know?
    stylethroughhereyes.com

    • Thank you Jenmarie! I do know what you mean. Sometimes just having one new piece in your closet makes it feel so much fresher!

  • Pink and grey go so well together, it’s a really light, fun combination. That skirt is very pretty!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

    • Thank you very much Saskia! :)

  • Loving this shirt! What a deal!!

    • Thank you Ashley- I do love a good bargain!

  • LOVE your outfit! That skirt is so cute! Long, relaxing weekends are the best! My most recent purchase was a pair of heels from Payless!
    ~Sara

    • Thank you Sara :) Nice- I have a pair of flats from Payless that I really love!

  • What a great outfit! I love the gray and pink hues. That crochet skirt is a fabulous find. I need to remember to check out Joe Fresh more often!

    • Thank you Nan! There’s a Joe Fresh a block from where I work, so I do tend to pop in quite a bit. I think they have great clothes at really affordable prices!

  • I love this color combination! And that lace skirt is so cute. It sounds like it was a very fun weekend :)

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  • Love the skirt! It suits you really well. I can see you are from NY and being a girl from a small country I thought you should know that I’m going to NY for the first time this year and I’m so excited. Don’t know why I thought you should know that haha :-D

    • Thank you! Aww, I’m so excited for you that you’re visiting NY- I hope you have the best time on your trip!