Today I am one happy momma, my youngest son returned yesterday from a 5 day Vex Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky and on Thursday of this week my oldest comes home for the summer! It is so hard to believe he is finished with his freshman year. I am happiest when my babies are all under one roof but who isn’t? And while our youngest was away last week we got a taste of what it will be like (in the near future) when we’re empty nesters. Ugh, I’m not sure I’m ready to let go just yet so I’ll savor one more year of having my baby home with me. In the meantime I plan on enjoying the next several months of having both boys at home with us!
This week I’d like to try something a little different around here. I am going to post 5 times this week! Say what? Yup, I’m doing it. Here’s why, I believe you will benefit greatly from the posts because I am going to show you how to take a simple piece and wear it multiple ways. You’ll get more mileage from your clothes when you start mixing and matching as well as taking a few calculated risks.
I bought this simple, floral skirt about 4 years ago at Goodwill. Guess what? It was $4! I was drawn to it because of the colors, I LOVE pink and black. One of these days I’ll share pictures of my school office and you’ll see how deep my love is! The skirt is not a name brand but it has held up wonderfully over the years. It’s washed well and I have never had to iron it. You probably have something similar to it in your closet, a patterned skirt in a classic cut. By the end of the week you’ll be styling your skirt in a host of different ways and creating more outfit opportunities!
For the first look I paired the skirt with a cross front tee purchased through SheIn. I’ve mentioned them before but as a refresher SheInis an online retailer offering trendy, stylish fashions at ridiculously affordable prices. My top is $10! The quality is surprisingly good. You may have been tempted to throw on black shoes with this outfit but I hope you know my theory by now. Nude shoes elongate your leg, so of course that’s the direction I went! I kept my accessories simple because the cross front detail on the tee is enough. I added earrings and bangle bracelets. Easy peasy and so comfortable! I can wear this to work or out and about, so could you!
I’ll bet if you look in your closet you’ll find a skirt, maybe even a floral printed skirt and you may find you wear it with the same top each time you wear it. I urge you to try to mix it up with other tops and accessories, let’s do this together and expand your wardrobe! That’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today, what’s in yours?
Shop cute skirts here:
Black Floral Pencil Skirt • $26.99
Gabriella Rocha Layla Floral A-Line Skirt • Gabriella Rocha • $30.99
Floral Skirt • $16.99
Juniors’ Plus Size HeartSoul Pleated Floral Skirt • $21.60
Alexandre Herchcovitch Floral Skirt • Alexandre Herchcovitch • $30
Plus-Size Smocked Floral Skirt • Old Navy • $29
Shop similar tops here:
Women’s Pst By Project Social T Cross Front Tee • $35
Women’s Topshop Cross Neck Tee • Topshop • $28
Black Criss-Cross Back Tee • $16.99
Criss Cross Deep V Tee • Avenue • $20.30
My exact top can be found here