Hi, everyone! How've you all been? I know I've been away for a long time (a whole week!) and I apologize for disappearing without notice. I was at a weeklong training for something called Vocal Awareness, and unlike any other training or professional development I've ever been to - it was actually life-changing. The level of work was so integrated and deeply engaging that I actually had difficulty thinking about anything else - even clothing.
I'm hoping to get the blog back to its normally scheduled programming (whatever that is ^_-) in the coming week, but bear with me if my posts are still spotty. Like I said, this past week, my life actually changed (in a good way), and I'm still figuring things out.
Until then, take a look at this adorable styling I came across on Nordstrom's website (in the "Complete Looks" section). I love the fun, casual, youthful vibe of the whole thing, and the contrast created between the more masculine oversized plaid shirt and very feminine lace skirt. I'd personally choose a slightly longer length for myself personally (this skirt and this skirt -aaahh, that second one is SO great!- seem like more reasonable options for this mid-30's mother-of-two), but overall, I just love this. All of this. Tomorrow, I'm diving into my closet to see if I can't somehow recreate it with stuff I already own as I am, once again, attempting to renew my shopping ban.
In the meantime, here are details for the original styling and some variations on the theme:
Haute Hippe Boyfriend Shirt & Lace Miniskirt, Steve Madden 'Troopa' Boot, Michael Kors 'Bradshaw' Chronograph Bracelet, Cara Accessories Leather Wrap Cuff
Wallet-friendly version: F21 Plaid Boyfriend Shirt, Lace Miniskirt, Gabrielle Rocha 'Amory' Boot, Torte Metal Boyfriend Watch, Buckled Leather Bracelet
Anthropologize-me: Fairweather Plaid Buttondown, Tiered Fringe Skirt, Fiore Leather Boots, Viscid Watch, Neon Beam Cuff
J. Crew-lyte: Perfect Shirt in Small Gingham, Sparkler Skirt in Tinsel Lace, MacAllister Wedge Boot, Timex Andros Watch, Track Link Bracelet
Hope you're all having a great weekend! And happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in your lives!