shirt: Old Navy // skirt: J.Crew Factory (in love with this similar one) // shoes: Steve Madden (very similar) // bag: Old Navy // earrings: Beehive // belt: Target
photos by Chelsea Laine Francis
Of all the prints in my arsenal, this is likely my only geometric piece. I never jumped on the tribal print train of 2013 or the Southwestern print trend of 2014, but mod ’60s-inspired prints give me big ole heart eyes. I am very happy to have snagged this delightful pink and orange geometric print skirt to hang among my many stripes, polka dots, and floral prints!
This skirt has actually been on my wishlist for a long time. I waited for it to go on clearance at J.Crew Factory, and then waited patiently for my size to be in stock. It seemed like every week the available sizes changed, so I would check back again and again. Unfortunately, during this time, I realized that I didn’t know what size I was actually waiting for. Initially I thought I would need a 6, but after finding that a 6 was too small in both my beloved Anthropologie skirt and the H&M skirt that went back, I decided on an 8. Then I started getting anxious as the sizes became fewer and fewer each week, and I couldn’t let it go, so I settled on a 10 and hoped it ran small.
The skirt is about an inch or two too big in the waist. I have a safety pin strategically placed in the back next to the zipper, and with the addition of this cute cognac belt, it’s not too noticeable. I also think that in the fall and winter it’ll fit a little better with tights and thick sweaters layered under it. I’ve been dealing with lots of too-tight waistlines lately, so I’m honestly not mad about having a little extra breathing and eating room!
Two other parts of this outfit I wanted to talk about: my earrings and my tote. I actually bought these earrings to wear with this dress for a top secret video shoot that I did (more info coming soon!), but they didn’t match the dress as well as I hoped. I set them down on a chair where this skirt happened to be laying and HOLY CRAP they are exactly the same colors. I’m not typically into being overly matchy-matchy, but I couldn’t not wear these together!
The tote, on the other hand, goes with every-damn-thing I own and I’m so happy with it. While it’s reversible, I actually haven’t flipped it to the black side yet, but I expect I will wear it this way a lot in the winter. The bag is exceptionally sturdy and holds so much stuff. Since I haven’t yet purchased a weekender bag, I’ve been using this tote to pack for long weekends in Houston to hang with Dago’s mom. It fits all my things — sweaters, my laptop, extra shoes, and my fluffy teddy bear — without bursting at the seams or even being too heavy. I definitely recommend it!
Did you pick up anything pretty over the weekend?