Thursday, May 27, 2010

hazy, hot, humid, hustle and bustle

blouse~tara jarmon for target
skirt~hustle and bustle skirt~anthro
shoes~steve madden
belt~random not sure where it came from
bangle bracelets~f21 and aldo

good grief!this week is dragging on!! if the heat and humidity are any indication i'd say summer is here.

trying to look pulled together and stay cool is a major challenge in the summer and i usually opt for dresses because they are so easy. because i'm trying to learn to stretch my wardrobe a little more instead of buying something new when i get bored i decided to try separates. this skirt is another anthro sale purchase. i bought it because i was sort of drawn to the pattern. i don't remember seeing it in the store but it looked interesting online. i was pleasantly surprised when it arrived because it was cotton. for some reason i thought it was some sort of silk or poly blend but cotton means i can wear it in a more casual way which is good for me. i was sure that it would hug me in all the wrong places but i love the fit of it! today i paired it with this very lightweight cotton blouse and my favorite steve madden pumps. i could see wearing this with a tank top and a pair of flat sandals for a more casual look. i added the belt and the arm full of bracelets to make it look more polished. i really like the end result:)

it's a three day wekend and i can't wait. seriously, friday could you hurry up and get here!


  1. I love the polish of the blouse and the oxford-inspired pumps but I'm excited to see you wear it more casually too.

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  2. you look beautiful! i adore this blouse and skirt together. i saw the skirt online and was afraid of the fit but it's perfect on you!
    love the shoes in the ensemble!

  3. You look so lovely and the skirt totally works with you. The red belt is such a lovely touch, as are the shoes.

  4. i really like the end result too. very pretty skirt.

  5. That is a beautiful skirt.
    Have a great weekend. Friday is here girl.