Today’s the day! My son comes home from school for summer and I am so happy! What a year! My husband left to go pick him up this morning and move him out of the dorm, fingers crossed he is packed and ready to go. Tonight we have our younger son’s awards night at the high school. Monday night we had National Honor Society Induction and Wednesday night we had his architecture, construction, and engineering (ACE) program. I am so tired and looking forward to the weekend. Thank goodness we took pictures last week for this skirt series!
Today’s look is very casual. Starting with my floral skirt and adding a simple black tank was super easy. In the hot climate of Florida wearing a tank is pretty typical. Except I’ve never worn my tank with this skirt! Not sure why, except I usually wear the skirt to work and grab a blouse. Do you do that too? I’ll let you in on a little secret. Coming up with 5 ways to wear this floral skirt was as much for my benefit as it was yours! As soon as I threw the tank on I new the perfect finishing piece was my denim jacket. Air conditioning is serious business here in the Sunshine State so a jacket is a necessity. Here’s a tip about wearing a tank, especially if you are a little busty like yours truly (seriously girls, the bra I’m wearing is a 32E – I know, I know that is huge). Be sure your tank is a good, thick material and not too low cut. I have cleavage for days but I’m not showing it here! A good bra is essential as well, please don’t skimp in that department regardless of your size, a good fitting bra makes a world of difference! I love the end result and can’t imagine why I didn’t wear this sooner, I think my shoes dress it up a bit but flats would work just fine too. Especially my good old Vionics! I apologize if I seem obnoxious about them but they really are super comfortable. I’ve tried so many shoes but these are the real deal. Now that I’m wearing them I have noticed so many teachers wearing them, so smart since they’re on their feet all day. Try them, you’ll like them!
If the denim jacket is too casual for your work environment change it out with a lightweight cardigan or cotton jacket. A color would be a nice touch – if I had a hot pink jacket I’d have thrown it on. I do own a hot pink cardigan but it’s a little too heavy for this time of year in Florida. Did I mention we’ve already had several days in the 90’s? It scares me to think of what summer will be like! The heat is one reason I prefer skirts this time of year and into summer. They keep me cooler!
So grab your floral skirt, a tank top, a denim jacket and some accessories and go get dressed! That’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today, what’s in yours? I’ll see you back here tomorrow to wrap up the series!
Shop similar pieces here:
First-Layer V-Neck Plus-Size Cami • Old Navy • $4.99–14
Two-Way Plus-Size Tank • Old Navy • $6.99
Fitted Rib-Knit Plus-Size Tank • Old Navy • $6
Plus-Size Smocked Floral Skirt • Old Navy • $30
Women’s Plus Denim Jackets • Old Navy • $44
Floral Circle Skirt for Women • Old Navy • $24.94
Relaxed Racerback Scoop-Neck Tank for Women • Old Navy • $10
Fitted 2-Way Layering Tank for Women • Old Navy • $6
Classic Semi-Fitted Tank for Women • Old Navy • $14.94
Stay-White Denim Jacket for Women • Old Navy • $35
Denim Jacket for Women • Old Navy • $36.94
Pop-Color Denim Jacket for Women • Old Navy • $29.97
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