In my life, there aren't many summer events that require dressy attire. That doesn't mean I don't secretly wish for more reasons to get all gussied up in girly-girl style. (And sometimes not-so-secretly. See last Wednesday's post on what I consider perfectly acceptable attire for camping.) But when a slightly fancier event does pop up into the schedule, like a play or a concert...maybe an afternoon wedding or baby shower...you can bet I'll take full advantage!
I nabbed this a-line skirt in a spring sale at Anthropologie, knowing it would be a great partner with my favorite white button-down shirt. Ok, I have way more than one white shirt - they are the most prolific item in my closet - but due to my propensity for spilling things like sauces and oh yes, red wine on myself, they don't usually have a long life, so I tend to stock up.
Ever since Sharon Stone wore the white Gap shirt to the 1998 Oscars, I've loved the combo of tailored shirt + feminine skirt. The white oxford was a perfect backdrop for some colorful accessories, so I added my blue sandals, a chunky beaded necklace and a yellow clutch.
I do have plans for other pairings with this whimsical skirt: topped with a tee and jean jacket...or a cardigan twin set and kitten heels...or maybe a cable knit sweater with tights and boots when falls rolls in. There's nothing like a flirty skirt to make you feel like a girl. Well, at least until you trip over the threshold and spill your wine all over it.
Maeve skirt, Anthropologie
White Oxford Shirt, Old Navy
Lucky Penny sandals, Anthropologie
Cynthia Rowley clutch, Marshalls | similar
Grosgrain Bead Necklace, Old Navy | similar
Forever 21 bangles | similar