And, Friday! This week flew by… I don’t really know where it went, but now I’m winding things down and have managed to get a cold. Whenever the weather changes I seem to get sick… drives me nuts. But anyway. Clothes. My friend Stacy convinced me to buy this skirt while I was in Charleston, and I’m so happy she did. I’m a huge fan of all things Theory and I love the preppy-chic vibe. As an added bonus, it has an elastic waist (loove the striped waistband), making it extra comfy.
In the past I’ve struggled with what to wear with high-waisted skirts. If you are busty, it can be difficult. I’ve ultimately realized that what looks best (for me) is a tighter top with a lower neckline (like this tank) and then a blazer or cardigan to cover up a bit more + keep things professional looking. It’s taken some adjustment (and the blazer is critical!) as I usually favor looser tops, but a loose top tucked into a skirt like this tends to look frumpy. Also with regards to blazers… I should tell you that I’m wearing my most favorite blazer in the world here, which I bought a few years ago… it never lets me down.
One last thing: My shoes! I’ve become pretty die hard about Manolo Blahnik for pumps (they’re just 100x more comfortable than any of my other pumps) and I really wanted to buy a white pair… but I couldn’t justify spending that much money on white shoes as they’re a) trendy and b) will probably end up very dirty knowing me… so I got this pair from Steve Madden. They’re still pretty comfortable – and under $100!
Shop the Post: Helmut Lang Jersey Blazer // Splendid Tank // Theory Skirt (also available here)// Steve Madden White Pumps // Saint Laurent Sac de Jour // Lulu Frost Signet Ring Necklace (worn as a bracelet) // Helen Ficalora Charm Necklace (I have my three initials) //Karen Walker Sunglasses // NARS Lipstick in “Heat Wave”
photography by Lydia Hudgens.
You look so pretty and feminine in this outfit! I like your skirt and bag very much. 🙂
You look so cute, I really like the skirt!
Love this look! Hope you have a great weekend!
The Style Storm
Gorgeous outfit! Love the preppy/chic vibe!
Have a wonderful weekend!
That skirt (& the waistband) is amazing! Love the preppy look & hope you feel better!
Great call on the skirt! This is much needed style inspiration for the weather rut I’m in.
Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
cute skirt! i love the stripe waist-band. xo jillian
I love your skirt – what a nice way to bring a little bit of spring into your outfit ❤
I’m with ya, this week FLEW! Also, I don’t like my tops to be so tight fitting, but the blazer over it pulls it all together that you always look good in red. I hope you start feeling better and are able to enjoy the weekend!
Happy Fri-yay! You’re totally right- tighter top, loose bottom- it works so well. Love this look on you!
Clare | Understated Classics
Great look Grace! Happy Friday 🙂
I love this outfit! TGIF!!!
The pop of red in that skirt is so fun! Have a great weekend!
Ellen | A Pop of Pink
You look beautiful Grace. xoxo
I love the striped waist band and the shade of the skirt! Happy Saturday 🙂