Priya of Perfectly Priya asked a great question when I posted my 30 picks the other day. She wanted to know why I chose two skirts that are so similar for the same challenge. My navy and white polka dot skirt is one of my favorite, most worn, and easiest to style pieces in my whole closet. Unfortunately, this skirt is another story. I wore it once back in December and y’all loved the outfit. I loved it too! But I haven’t worn it since. The fit isn’t really the most flattering on me because it tapers back in at the bottom and looks a little like a polka dot balloon around my hips and thighs. I also don’t wear a whole lot of black (or cream!), and I feel like those are the only things I can wear with it. Woof.
jacket: Gap Outlet (similar) // tee: American Eagle // skirt: Francesca’s Collections // boots: Nordy Rack
Photos by Briley Noel
So, I wanted to try something different. I had the idea for this outfit before I decided to do the 30×30, and then I waited to use it as a part of the challenge. I have similar feelings about this outfit as I do to the first outfit of the challenge that I posted. I think it was okay in theory, but didn’t look so great on me. I liked the idea of using polka dots to femme-up the Army-inspired look. I still like that idea, but I think these pieces look a little sloppy together. Oh well! I knew from the beginning that I wouldn’t love all 30 outfits.
In the end, this skirt may end up in the donation (or sell to Uptown Cheapskate!) pile, and that’s okay! That’s just part of the challenge!