Monday, April 7, 2014

Orange Crush

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Banana Republic, similar
Jacket: J. Crew
Necklace: Bauble Bar, old
Belt: Loft, similar
Bracelets: Bauble Bar, C.Wonder (similar)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, old

I hope you had a great weekend!  My weekend was great even though I didn't do anything except a kickball game earlier today (we won!).  Do you every have those weekends where you just need to take a break from everything?  I stayed home Friday and Saturday nights and caught up on sleep (and the Final Four tournament!) which is exactly what I needed.  

I bought this skirt last summer and I love it, but it sits in my closet for most of the year staring at me since I normally only wear it on 80 degree days or at the beach.  I decided to bring it out and try to make it more early spring/chilly weather appropriate by pairing it with my favorite shirt (seen here and here) and my trusty army green J. Crew jacket (since it was a little colder than anticipated...).  I probably would have worn a sand colored short boot with this, but I was a little too over eager to break out the sandals (my toes were cold for the rest of the day and I hate when my feet are cold!).  I also decided to try buttoning the collar up all the way.  What are your thoughts on that look?  I actually ended up unbuttoning the first few buttons later in the day, but it was fun to try something a little different.  Hopefully, it hits 80 before I pull this skirt out again (this week maybe!), but at least now, it won't be so neglected in my closet.   What are some of your favorite ways to extend the life of your favorite items?

Have a great day!


  1. I like the whole paring of this outfit. Just lovely and I'm happy you had a great weekend!

  2. The color of that skirt is lovely, and it's great paired with chambray!

  3. I am loving those layered necklaces! Your red skirt is gorgeous with chambray. :)


  4. I really like the collar buttoned all the way up - I actually haven't tried that yet, but I need to! And that skirt is awesome. This is definitely an outfit I can see myself wearing!

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  6. This is great - love the way you styled this for cooler months! You nailed it! I cannot do the fully buttoned look - my torso is short as it is, so I need my neck to visually stretch me out! It looks great on you though! Especially with the necklace! Thanks for sharing with Manic Monday! Carylee |

  7. Love the color scheme of this outfit, the skirt in particular. I'm really drawn to that bright orangey/red/coral shade this season. And wait, do YOU play kickball? That is awesome! Thanks for linking up again this week!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  8. Love this outfit! Chambray looks great with anything. I love how you paired it with this fun maxi. Super cute!

  9. I had one of those weekends too. Sometimes after a long week, all I want to do is well, nothing!

    It figures that you'd post the exact type of skirt I'm trying to find. I keep having cute outfit ideas in mind involving a bright skirt like this one. Great look :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  10. I LOVE this orange skirt! Such a gorgeous color!
    xx - Erica

  11. Ohh wow this is such a stunning look! I love all the bright colors =)

  12. Love this outfit! Such beautiful Spring colors! That maxi skirt is to die for!

  13. i love this whole look...the shoes are my favorite :)

    Rhea, Et Cetera - spring in the office

  14. This is beautiful! Loving your fashion taste!
    Kisses and great vibes from Miami,

  15. Yay for brights!
    I have this necklace from Bauble Bar and love it! So cute with your chambray.


  16. That necklace is fabulous and I'm particularly loving that leopard belt with the skirt and top.

    Flawless as always!