Remix skirts

As a former dress addict, I’ve grown to love the simplicity and easiness of a skirt. When you wear a dress, that’s all you get. Wearing a skirt, you get the freedom to mix and match, much like you would when wearing pants. Plus, skirts feel a little more professional for work – where dresses can feel more constricting for what I do now (and they feel to sexy in a weird way #librarianproblems). What kind of skirts do you like to wear ? That is, if you like them at all!

A round up of some of my past favorites (click on the photo to see the related post)

See by Chloe skirt
Thrift Eye

Vince skirt
Thrift Eye

Maeve/Anthropologie skirt
Thrift Eye

Gap skirt
Thrift Eye

Forever 21 skirt
Thirft Eye

Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt
Thrift Eye

Anthropologie skirt
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And the super throw back, Gap skirt
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Black and grey textures

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Some working days, I really felt like dressing up a bit more than usual. I’m usually a total casual day dresser, and library dress codes embrace the workplace casual attire (as opposed to dressing business casual or the casual where you can get away with shorts at work). So again, this was my dress up day to work! But what I really wanted out of this outfit was to see if the textures of this sweater (which are alternating stripes of thick mesh and a sort of terry knit) along with the texture of the skirt (which has white raised polka dots). I think the grey tights and black shoes tied the whole thing together!

Top: Alexander Wang, thrifted. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg, thrifted. Tights: Hue. Boots: Dolce Vita. Lipstick: NARS Red Square.

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

Thrift Eye, alexander wang grey sweater, diane von furstenberg black wrap skirt, dolce vita black boots, black and grey outfit

 

How do you balance your work wardrobe?

Blue and orange

Never thought I’d be typing out this color combination together, let alone wearing this seemingly impossible combo together either. And HEY, just like my blog logo ^^^

But when I imagined this outfit in my head the night before wearing it, I knew it would work! (do you guys ever do that?!) My goals was to avoid wearing all or mostly black outfits for a while (if you scroll a few posts back you’ll see why). So wearing blue and orange together made this outfit cheerful for me! Glad I was also able to bring out this coat that doesn’t get enough wear.

Top: Velvet, (Made in America) purchased with sponsor credit at Shopbop. Skirt: See by Chloe, thrifted by my sister. Tights: Hue. Coat: BB Dakota, from Jeremy’s in SF. Shoes: Rachel Comey, Wasteland SF.

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

Thrift Eye, blue and orange outfit, velvet graham spencer top, see by chloe skirt, spring outfit

My only peeve in the end, was that I felt I was wearing way too many buttons (buttons on shirt, buttons on skirt), but oh well :)

Dark dressing

As you saw in my previous post, there are some days where I’m impossibly attracted to darker colors – in that case, trying a skirt in a new silhouette. In this post, quite similarly, trying a skirt with a very different silhouette – one that has a defined waist but some gathering at the pockets that gives a more voluminous shape at the hips. So the basics aren’t quite so basic anymore. Case in point, the last time I wore a black/neutral outfit back in early December, which looks so similar yet so different at the same time.

Scarf: no name shop in SF. Top: old H&M, would love to replace it with this one from Splendid. Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim, thrifted. Tights: DKNY. Shoes: Loeffler Randall, purchased through partial store credit from Shopbop. My style aren’t available in this color anymore, but these non-ankle strapped ones still are.

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

Thrift Eye, black outfit, dark outfit, all black outfit

I feel like Jekyll and Mr. Hyde some days – I need to find a medium between the dark outfits and the day-glo ones :)