All About Skirts

It officially hit 100 degrees in Oklahoma, making wardrobe decisions a little more tricky. Skirts are my saving grace during these hot summers because I can put on a cool tank with them and I am good to go!

Because of this reason I decided to do a skirt post (and maybe I got a request or two from friends). This is NOT a post for skirts in the fall or winter, maybe another time…..

Pencil:

I recently discovered Lularoe – which I was weirded out by at first, but now I love it! I wear this skirt to work all the time because it is comfy, cool, and easy to dress up or down! (Also makes my butt look PRETTY good if I must say so myself)

This one is perfect with an army vest (which btw is a MUST have) but also looks awesome with a slouchy tee tied to the side.  My new “thing” is to wear a color shirt that is very similar to the skirt or pants I am wearing and layer a jacket or vest over it – that way there isn’t too much going on and it also creates a slimming effect.

They have great vests at Old Navy, as well as these amazing high-neck tanks!

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When I pick out tops or accessories I look for one of the smaller colors within the print and  go with that – like these burgundy shoes and the floral print in the skirt. OR wear a striped/graphic tee and mix prints. (Keep it simple though)

Here are some more ways that I style the skirt – SO EASY. Tuck it in and wear a jacket/vest, or just front tuck it.

Here is why I front tuck:

I go from looking like a blob to looking like I have shape. ‘Nuf said.

Here is another look I’ve done with a black pencil skirt. I tucked in a black came and wore a lace crop top with it – giving the illusion of a black fitted dress underneath.

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Hi-Lo and Maxi:

These skirts are so beautiful, but my goodness, not easy to wear. Luckily for you, I finally figured it out – crop top.

The great thing about a crop top is that you don’t have to tuck it or tie it, just throw it on! I got both of these from Express – and they both hit right at the waist line of my skirts, so I don’t have to have abs! Yay!

Another thing I have to say about these is that because the skirt has volume, it doesn’t look right if you wear something voluminous on top – so wear something formfitting with it.

Shift Skirt:

THESE ARE MY FAVORITE! From LOFT, of course, because of the structure they are very flattering as well. My favorite is to wear a high-neck tank with them and a statement necklace.

The second skirt is more fitted, which is why I put a more voluminous top with it.

However, the first skirt has more of a flare to it – so it looks better with a more fitted top. (This is one of my main “go-to”s this summer)

Below is another LOFT skirt. And again I am wearing it with one of the Old Navy high-neck tank tops!

A-line:

As you can tell, I have an a-line skirt formula – fitted tank, pendant necklace, maybe a belt. Pretty easy. I don’t really feel like talking about them any more because I have more important things to get to =D.

A t-shirt can also look good with these, just make sure it is fitted and not super loose! (Maybe even tied to the outside)

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MIDI SKIRT!:

This is another one of my current favorites. It is a little bit awkward to wear, and you almost always have to have on heels, but I do love a good midi skirt.

I had my husband help me take this picture, which is why it looks like it was taken from space – BUT you get the idea. I put a crop top with it – SURPRISE! And I would also wear it with the striped one I paired with the purple maxi.  And guess what, I’m NOT wearing heels with this look, just really cool sandals.

I also have worn a fitted tank with this – but I do like the crop top better. I would not wear this with a t-shirt because I do think it would be too much volume and it could appear frumpy.

Mini Skirt:

I have done a few posts about these little mini skirts from J.Crew, so I will just repost a few pictures here!

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To end my skirt segment – if it is a tight skirt, wear a loose top with it. If it is a voluminous skirt, wear a fitted top with it……. think that about covers it!

What topics should I cover next? Let me know!!

 

 

Noonday Collection

I’m sure that you have seen and heard of fair trade EVERYTHING. Well, this girl has never gotten into the trend because (1) it usually smells a little funky (2) it isn’t really that cute and (3) I don’t trust that it actually makes to the people who need it.

 

Well I was recently introduced to Noonday Collection, which is a jewelry and accessories company that gives dignified jobs to people in developing countries.  Yes, I was skeptical at first – I don’t trust very easily – but after checking out the website, I found about ten things I wanted almost immediately.  Not only does it help out men and women who might’ve been in danger of being trafficked, but it is actually very, very fashionable! (And it doesn’t smell funky)

My beautiful and fashionable friend Sara, the one who introduced me, recently became a Noonday Ambassador and I HAD to throw a trunk show, like immediately. I put together a few looks so you can see how awesome it is!

 

My FAVORITE necklace is this beautiful lilac paper bead necklace – also known as a shirt, because its massive. (It is sold out now but here is a similar necklace!)

Dress it up with a white lace dress or romper OR put it with a simple cotton dress to dress it down! I also love to wear this necklace with a high neck grey tank and cut-off shorts.

Now for my other favorite, the Imperial Horn Necklace. It’s THE cool girl necklace – if you wanna look cool, you need it.

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A little blurry but you get the idea – I LOVE the Summer vibe of this necklace! It is super easy to wear with a simple tank top and shorts, AND it looks so awesome with our polka dot clutch!!

These statement necklaces can be intimidating – so remember to stay simple with your outfit if you are going to wear one! The easiest way? High-neck tank top, and Old Navy has a bunch of those right now!

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My favorites:

And before I start, I’d like to say that every single thing they sell is way cooler in person. That’s all. You may proceed.

The Imperial Horn Necklace

It might look intense and crazy, but let me tell you, it is SO COOL. You will get major cool girl points if you wear this! This can carry from Summer into Fall. Wear it with your neutrals, especially with white and black.

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The City Scape Necklace

Ok, this one is WAY COOLER in person – I promise. I also plan on taking pictures with this one as soon as I get it in my order!!

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La Bella Bag

This was my splurge/ I used my hostess benefits on this one. Need I explain? Yeah, its amazing and I can’t wait to travel with it!

Chennai Bag

This one is on my “Wait to go on sale” list – it is just fun, and funky, and easy to wear. And I hate that I had to choose between the La Bella and this one – it is SO AMAZING!

Sunita Necklace

This one is just simple and sparkly, I plan on wearing it with a TON. Definitely an every day necklace.

The Rachel Necklace

This is the not-so-scary statement necklace that will probably work in anyone’s wardrobe.  This one is on my list to buy in the future!

The Pagoda Necklace

Talk about TRENDING! This is the Noonday Necklace I’ve seen out and about the most.  You could wear this with a simple tee or even a dress to work.  (Also on my list to buy in the future)

Modern Romance Necklace

*Heart Eyes Emoji* x 10

Ibis Necklace

ON SALE!! And seriously perfect for tank top season.

Ibrahim Necklace

It is very hard to find a good silver necklace – and this one just fits the bill. Plus, you can take off the chain extender and wear it as a bracelet – say whaaa??

Monaco Necklace

This one is just simply pretty, also I can never turn down a white piece of jewelry. (Why is that? I don’t know) Probably the easiest to wear to work and wear with a dress! Ad guess what – ITS ALSO ON SALE!!

If my ears were pierced:


So that is my review of the Noonday Collection.  It is definitely worth a visit to their website, and sale section! Cool girl jewelry for a really awesome cause!

My ambassador is Sara Davis – she is awesome, and if you decide to buy some new accessories, make sure you make her your ambassador – or if you wanna set up a trunk show shoot her an email!

Flower Pants

Sometimes you just wanna wear flower pants. Don’t hate! I can seriously see myself wearing these all the time with all different tops and shoes.  They will go with white, chambray, navy, green, grey…. and of course this citron color.  The great thing about any floral print is that there are many colors involved, so that means you can wear it with many different things.  And also stripes.  IMG_6099

I mean, how can you have a bad day when you wear pants with flowers on them? The answer is, you can’t. When you wear loud clothing, make sure to keep the accessories simple – Simple jewelry, shoes and handbag

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I will write a post soon to show how to wear these in multiple ways!

Where to buy:

LOFT Pants

Citron Shirt (Similar)

LOFT Jean Jacket

Clarks Pumps (Similar)

Kate Spade Bag (Similar)

Easy Monday

Some days happen to be Mondays.  And Mondays are the worst of the days.  That is why we have shirt dresses.  To allow you to sleep in an extra 10-15 minutes, all you need is a trusty shirt dress, so you can wake up, throw it on, and just be done with it.  IMG_6098

This one I love because it doesn’t need much styling and it doesn’t have a collar. (Collars are too much to deal with on a Monday, lets be honest)

A simple necklace or two, nude heels, and a bright purse are all that is needed to make this into an outfit. Bright shoes would also be fun with this dress, or even flats.  Happy Monday!!

Where to Buy:

LOFT Shirt dress (ON SALE RIGHT MEOW)

Clarks Pumps (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus Jewelry

Citron Midi

If you follow my blog at all you probably know about my obsession with neon skirts. When I bought this one, I wasn’t sure how I was going to wear it, but I knew that I could make it work. Of course it will look great with navy blue, offwhite, taupe, and black, but why not try something new?

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A lighter periwinkle looks better, but I can’t afford to keep buying things. SO DON’T TEMPT ME!!

Silk tops might not work great for summer BBQs, so for something more casual, try a tank with a jean vest.  (I feel like I talk about summer BBQs ALL THE TIME, yet, I might go to one a year….. what is normal? I don’t know) The jean vests at Old Navy are surprisingly fashionable and are cropped just enough. You could go to J. Crew and spend $100, but go to Old Navy and get one for $30 instead.

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It’s SPRING!! Don’t just put your toes in, JUMP into color!!

Where to buy:

LOFT Citron skirt

Urban Outfitters Silk Top (Similar)

Old Navy Jean Vest

LOFT Tank (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Clarks Pumps (Similar)

Sam Edelman Sandals (Similar)

What I Wore Wednesday

I don’t know about you, but I was not ready to start waking up in the dark again.  For me, the time change looks like pressing snooze approximately 3 times, and have about 15 minutes to get ready for work. Which breaks down to 9 minutes doing makeup, 1 minute to brush my hair, and about 5 minutes to figure out what the heck I am going to wear.  Sweatshirt dress and flannel scarf? Sounds good.   IMG_9580

Because, I want to wear sweatshirts to work every day.

Where to buy:

Madewell Sweatshirt dress (Similar, Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus scarf (Similar)

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)

Madewell Booties (Similar)

Pink Aluminium

J. Crew has a way with words.  Not only do they have the best colors, but they also are the best at naming their colors. I don’t usually go for pink, but this color has a little bit of an edge. I also think this color is going to start popping up a lot in the Spring (Along with a light to medium blue).IMG_9591

I look forward to wearing it with black skinny jeans, white jeans, and anything in medium blue — like the scarf pictured below!

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IMG_9599Oh how I love a good drapey sweater.  I am always looking for a good one that is cozy yet still flattering, and of course J. Crew has that look down.  They are not only the experts in color naming, but also disheveled chic. Which is how I try to dress on Mondays, even if it is by accident.

Where to buy:

J. Crew Sweater

BB Dakota Lace Skirt

Black & White Pumps (Similar)

Bindhi & Brutus scarf

Kate Spade Purse (Similar)