Ahhh, the midi skirt- such a pretty, ladylike style. I bought my first midi skirt from H&M a few years ago and I remember being nervous that I wouldn’t be able to pull off this trend. Just as with maxi skirts though, it’s all about finding the right length for your height. The skirt I bought was a lovely blush color in tulle and I immediately felt more ladylike as soon as I put it on (you can see me wearing it in this post from nearly 3 years ago!).
That skirt was a bit of an impulse buy and I thought I’d only wear it occasionally; however, I found that it was really easy to dress up and down and I wore it many times to work and at night. At some point a couple of years ago, I pulled it out of my closet one morning and discovered that there was a huge stain streaking down the front of the skirt. I tried to gently scrub it out (since the material is so delicate), but to no avail. I’m still not sure what happened and I was pretty sad that it was damaged because I loved that skirt. I think I still have it tucked away somewhere in case someone can one day work some magic on it.
Since then I haven’t bought another midi skirt, but I’ve decided that it would be a great piece to add to my closet now. I’m specifically looking for a swingy black version and I think it would be perfect for this late spring/early summer weather we’re experiencing right now. One of my goals this year has been to be more thoughtful with all of my clothing purchases and I always like to look on Pinterest for styling inspiration when I’m considering a new item of clothing. Right now I can picture myself wearing a midi skirt with…
- a little leather to balance the ladylike cut.
- a crop top (!?!) and denim jacket for a sweet springtime look.
- a little lace and a statement necklace.
- an eye-catching belt and strappy heels (or more likely, strappy sandals).
- leopard, because leopard goes with everything.
- a classic white silk blouse.
I hope you all have a fun Memorial Day weekend! I might take the holiday off here on the blog, but I haven’t quite decided yet. Either way, I’ll see you back here sometime next week!
Tell me: How would you wear a midi skirt?
When the temperature hits 80 degrees, I think it’s time to pop out the sandals- don’t you agree? We’ve had a little taste of the coming summer yesterday and today, which has made me realize that I need to get my sandal situation in order. The black pair that I wore regularly last summer are not quite as fresh as they used to be, so I’d like to get a new pair of everyday sandals.
I’ve been seeing a lot of variations of the low-heeled sandal this spring. I like that they’re slightly elevated- to me it seems like a more grown-up version of your typical sandal. You guys know that I generally wear flat shoes, but I can do a little heel as long as it’s nearly as comfortable as wearing a flat. I think it’s time for me to put this trend to the test to see if I can find a comfy pair!
Tell me: Would you wear sandals like these?
I’m so excited to be kicking off my gift guide series today! For the next few weeks I’ll be posting a new gift guide each Wednesday. Today we’re starting off with the most expensive set (that’s right- it will only be getting more affordable from here on out). I’d like to see a few of these pieces added to my own closet, but I’m trying to be good and not buy anything for myself for the next couple of months! Tell me: Have you started your holiday shopping?
Mark and Graham Leather Pouch (my dad has a similar leather pouch and he’s used it for years) // Zara Structured Bowling Bag // Tinley Road Faux Fur Scarf // Ted Baker Knot Cufflink // Gorjana Chevron Lariat (love this dainty necklace) // Drusy Drop Ring // C. Wonder Polka Dot Leather Gloves (cannot. resist. polka. dots.) // Jack Spade Stripe Watch // J. Crew Calf Hair Pouch // J. Crew Medallion Sweatshirt
Here are a few wedding dress ideas that I’ve gathered so far. I’m looking for something on the longer side, preferable a midi or maxi length dress. Since the wedding is taking place on a beach in Mexico, I feel like I should go for something fun and colorful. Right now I like these dresses, but I’m not ready to take the plunge on any of these quite yet!
Tell me: What do you think of these picks?
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