Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sensibly Chic




This look boasts a killer combo: style and practicality. The top is actually a form-fitting dress, so it stays put. Constantly fussing with a tucked-in shirt is so annoying. The skirt is a recent thrift store find that I think will be quite versatile. It has an elastic waistband, which makes it a comfy choice for sitting at my desk all day, and I can wear it higher/shorter (for a flirty weekend look) or lower/longer (for office propriety). I'm loving high-waist full skirts: they're flattering and great for twirling. Also, my nails are finally decent! I bought two bottles of polish: gunmetal gray for fingers and a pretty iridescent berry shade for my toes. I'm still mastering my technique, but it's a vast improvement.

Top/dress: H&M, $26
Skirt: Vintage, thrifted, $3
Gold chain: Antique Mall, $7
Shoes: Payless

8 comments:

Lexie said...

i love the color palette of this look! very chic.

Madeline said...

so classic and chic! I love it. I'm a midwesterner too... so I also can really relate to trying to wear flirty skirts and make them appropriate at the same time :)

Rain said...

Not everyone is capable of wearing horizontal stripes! You totally rock in it! and indeed Payless shoes...they are gorgeous!

Candycane said...

Love the skirt!!!

K said...

Love this look! Way to find an awesome skirt!

piglet said...

Love the shoes!

tckkid said...

Hey!
i just discovered your blog and you look great! I love the way your style is so chic yet so achievable!

Unknown said...

loooove the striped top with the skirt combo. the color of the skirt is soo nice.