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:

copperoranges 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!!!

Kaylyn 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!

God Made Me fuNky said...

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