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.