Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bringing back the Skirt

Shirt (similar) - JCrew Factory / Vest (similar) and Necklace (similar) - Old Navy / Skirt (similar) - JCrew / Booties (similar) - Kelly & Katie / Bracelet - Michael Kors / Watch - Kate Spade

So I don't know what's been going on, but I haven't shown a skirt or a dress on the blog in over a month. I also realized I've worn maybe one skirt to work in the two months I've been at the new job. I think it may be a little subconscious - for the first time in my working life, my office is primarily guys. It's a tech startup, and out of the fifty or sixty employees there are less than ten women. I think that maybe I was trying not to go too girly on all of the men. Now, that is a very silly reason to ignore the skirt and dress section of my closet and it seems a little anti-feminist to me, so I've been trying to make it a point to wear more of them lately.

I actually think this might be a front runner to wear next week for Thanksgiving. It's a little dressed up but not overly so (our Thanksgivings are usually pretty casual) and something about the plaid and green feels festive. Thanksgivings are always a little crazy for me - this year I'm going to two on Thanksgiving Day, plus another lunch the day after Thanksgiving and a fancy party on Saturday night so I actually need to come up with a couple of things to wear. Having a style blog is actually pretty handy in that way, whenever I can't think of something to wear I just flip back through the archives to find something I like.

Do you plan out your outfits in advance like me, or are you more of a spur of the moment gal?

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  1. This would be the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving! I'm loving that amazing skirt with your plaid top!


  2. I love these colors together! Such a cute fall look.

    Heidi D.

  3. Really lovely outfit *_*


    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

  4. Come to think about it, it's been a while since I've worn a skirt (on the blog or otherwise), too. Hmm...

    You look super cute. Love those booties + the opaque tights with the skirt. And I don't usually plan outfits ahead- at least not in full. I'll focus on a piece I want to wear, and then build around that in the moment as I'm getting dressed. Sometimes makes for a disaster, but hey, I live on the edge... ;)


  5. Jen of Belle de CoutureNovember 18, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Love the emerald green paired w/ the navy blue! Perfect combo for fall and winter!


  6. The color of this skirt is soooo pretty!

  7. I used to work in a tech start up environment as well, one of only two girls! I felt a little weird wearing my dresses and statement necklaces to work when everyone else was in hoodies...but I just went for it because that's what made me comfortable! You look great!



  8. I generally plan in advance - especially for work because I do not like getting up early at all. I've already been brainstorming some thanksgiving ideas as well, and I generally end up in a skirt! Love this combo for the holiday.

    xo, Maddy


  9. I am a total plan-in-advance girl. On the odd days that I don't plan my outfit the week/night before, I stand in my closet and try on about 10-15 different outfits until I run out of time, and then I usually am in something I don't like all day and feel cranky about it, haha. I LOVE that necklace, by the way!