My Wardrobe Today – Thursday

anthropologie belt
tortoiseshell necklace

White wrap shirt – Ann Taylor (no longer available – similar)
Skirt – Talbots (no longer available – similar concept)
Belt – Anthropologie (recently bought in clearance department of store)
Bracelets – Ann Taylor (no longer available)
Necklace – Bought at a boutique in Rehoboth Beach

Shoes – Sofft (no longer available – similarir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B004NCV8MK)

It's been a while since I have worn this skirt. I just haven't been feeling it, and even considered selling it because it just feels too cutesy and matronly. I realized I was trying too hard with it – pairing it with stripes, wearing my Xl H&M belt with it as a cummerbund… just didn't feel like me. While cleaning up my closet last night, I found this top which I pulled out of the attic. Unlike my other wrap tops from pre-Emerson that I sold, I kept this one because it still fits nicely. The thing is, I don't really like the look of wrap tops on me now – too much fabric below the waist for my taste. So this top is wrapped, but instead of tying the ties in front, I have them crossed and safety pinned to the bottom half of the dress. This gave it a smooth look with the skirt, while keeping it properly wrapped (I also had to loop the ties and safety pin them up because they're so long they were hanging down. Hope I don't fall down or have my skirt fly up or I'll have some explaining to do for my straightjacket-looking contraption under my skirt!).

This combo feels more me… less of a costume, not so cutesy. I could see myself wearing this again.

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22 Comments

  1. Knoelmc
    December 6, 2011 / 12:28 am

    This is my favorite outfit on you yet!  You look so summery, fresh and professional!  It is also very flattering.  LOVE IT!

  2. December 6, 2011 / 12:28 am

    I love your skirt and accessories!  I don’t think it’s matronly at all! It’s so funny how wearing a piece in a different way makes you decide to hold on to it instead of letting it go.  Restyling has kept me from giving away most of my wardrobe because I didn’t like an item worn a certain way.

  3. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Wonderful outfit! Very clean and chic.

  4. Donna
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Oh geez, Allie, you look fantastic!

  5. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    This is a *gorgeous* outfit Allie – don’t sell that skirt!  : >   The low-contrast colors look very pretty and the simple shirt is so flattering.

  6. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    It looks like liquid gold in this photo! I love it paired simply with the white wrap shirt

  7. Elencilla
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Such a lovely outfit! I love it! You look really pretty on it, greetings from Mexico city.
    Elena.

  8. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Thanks Alyson! I hardly own anything from Anthro because it’s out of my pricerange. But occasionally I find a score in their clearance department!

  9. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    I tried it with my orange-red scoop tee and it seemed too… obvious. I will keep trying because I love this skirt… come on now, it has POCKETS!!!

  10. Alyson / TAGG
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Love how this looks on you, and major score on that anthro belt!

  11. Andie325
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    I think this is very nice!  I bet it would also look good with a bright color like orange or coral up top as well! 

  12. Cynthia W
    December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    You look fabulous! And the skirt is awesome – it’s definitely a keeper on you.

  13. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Looking fresh and a bit like Audrey Hepburn in ‘Roman Holiday’!

  14. December 6, 2011 / 12:27 am

    I like the look, very clever with the wrap shirt! Also, love the necklace.

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