Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Short & Sweet

Body con dress (worn as shirt): H&M, $22 // Skirt: Target, $20 // Necklace: Fred Flare, $11 // Belt: Thrifted, $2 // Shoes: Payless

Now that the temperature is rising, I'm starting to realize how short some of my skirts are! Because I'm petite, I do prefer higher hemlines, but I have to keep it reasonable for work. I bought this floral number from Target a couple of months ago and had never worn it without tights. It wasn't till after my morning haziness subsided that I realized I was showing a little too much leg. Luckily, the elastic waist allowed me to yank it down a few inches till five. Then it went right back up.

50 comments:

lumikha said...

heehee! that is a cute skirt. although my favorite would be those shooess! :)

vintagewithatwist said...

Love love love the floral skirt! perfect for spring

Heather said...

I've been debating that very skirt during my last few Target trips. It's so pretty. You've styled it well.

Fashily said...

love the stripes and floral combo...very fresh. and those shoes!

emilypanda said...

I love the necklace you chose! plus my favorite look right now is 1)striped tees.. and 2)tees with a full skirt. great outfit!

jamie said...

I've been wanting to wear a skirt for so long, but since I'm not really one to wear skirts on an everyday basis, I chickened out. I'm gonna try again soon!

Also, I got excited when I read your post because when I saw the picture I knew immediately where you got the skirt! I love Target! :D I love this outfit. It's pretty much my dream outfit. :D

Chaucee said...

Great outfit! I love the patterns and the large necklace.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Awesome pattern mixing!

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

I'm wearing almost the same shoes with a skirt that is much longer than I'm used to. Actually it's a dress but then, so is yours ;)

Pictures up tonight.

Charmalade said...

May I just say: I adored this outfit the moment I saw it? The perfect florals matched with the perfect thin stripes, lovely. :) I usually prefer higher hemlines as well, but those aren't always apprpriate for classes... woops.

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princesspolitico said...

such a sassy outfit! the length of this skirt is just perfect - it easily transitions from work to evening.

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MELISSA Z. said...

Love the combo between stripes and floral print! Well done!

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piglet said...

Love love love!

Molly said...

I want to steal this outfit right off of you. Very well put together.

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Yes yes yes! This is the epitome of how prints should be mixed- your outfit is great.

Marie.. said...

This has to be one of my favorite looks on you. The combination of everything is just perfect!!

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Jessica Joan said...

Oh oh oh!!! SO good Katy! Love it all!

Celeen said...

I adore this outfit! I would wear this in a hearbeat! I love how you mixed the stripes and floral skirt together : )

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i'm really surprised that skirt is from target ... the pattern looks so vintage!

Brittney said...

I haven't said it yet...but your new haircut is so flattering on you. I love it.

dressdarling said...

Love the floral! I love skirts that are versatile like that.
Great outfit, I like the mixed patterns.



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KP said...

woah since when does target sell such cute skirts?!

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kate, miss twinkletoes said...

This is target??? So cute???

kate, miss twinkletoes said...

This is target??? I love it!

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meghanb said...

haha! i did the same thing yesterday at work - whoops! cute skirt, love the stripe/floral combo

megannielsen said...

Wow I'm so in love with the stripes/flowers combo... amazing

Emily Kennedy said...

You are so cute in this!

Yeah, what the what with how short skirts in stores are lately? I'm 5'7" and I have alot of expanse between my waist and my knees.

Skyline Eyes said...

Great outfit! Love it!

Tanya Patrice said...

Love how you paired the stripes with the floral - and that skirt is ahhmazing!

barefootfiona said...

I know exactly what you mean! I'm petite and have really short legs, so I like high waistlines, but I always find skirts to short. I don't know, maybe I'm just a prude, but I think 10cm above the knee is short enough!

Clare said...

I feel the exact same way about skirts. Sometimes I just feel totally swallowed up even in knee-length ones. This is totally darling, though!

Cheyne said...

Oooh, I so bought this skirt in the other floral pattern! :D

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Cheyne.

OooKellyNicky said...

Love the mix of stripes and florals, I will try it soon.

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The Jazzy Belle said...

Love this outfit! Adorable!! Highwaist skirt and slim shirts are great on you!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I love this outfit, the combination of the stripes and floral is so pretty! Now I'm wishing I owned a floral skirt.

I know what you mean about the hemline, I can't wear a lot of my winter skirts to work without tights.

Lea's Suitcase said...

nice play on mixed prints :)

Trishna said...

This outfit is absolute perfection. I especially love your skirt and shoes.

Kyla said...

I LOOOOVE this! I really wanted that skirt, but passed because of the length. Boo!

April said...

lol i have the exact same problem! it's made even worse by the super windiness. all skirts should have shorts sewn inside

myedit said...

Cause you're scandalous like that!
Love the pattern mixology!

fashion-odyssey said...

ooh, you look so fab! you always combine your stuff so perfect. you´re an inspiration!!! :-)

Orchid Grey said...

You look so cute! I have that same H&M tunic in purple, but I don't like it as much as the B&W version.

I'm finding that I'm having the same problem lately with my skirts and dresses.

Kaitlin Elizabeth said...

Hehe, I know what you mean about short skirts, I'm like, have I grown, I don't remember this being so short? You feel more covered up in tights. I find myself constantly pulling down my skirts at work, too! But I love that you paired this with stripes, I have the same skirt and putting it with a striped shirt is a great idea, thanks!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I don't know how I haven't discovered your blog until now! What a stunning outfit - I absolutely love it! Looking forward to reading your blog now! :)

Little Garcon said...

Wow I really love that skirt, it looks great on you!

I also understand about the short skirt thing, I always have that realization when I take off my tights come spring.

Luckily I wear a uniform to work, so when I wear my skirts, its okay if their a little short!

Carmen said...

i absolutely loooove this outfit! it's so well put together and totally perfect for spring! :)

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samantha chu said...

i love this outfit. love the mix of floral with stripes, and the hair cut of course. isn't it funny when you cut your hair short and then it just keeps getting shorter and shorter?

anyway, i admire your ability to make outfits out of mostly separates. i am a dress girl all the way because they look best on my figure and don't need to be matched with anything, but i really enjoy the way you put different pieces together!

xo
sami

Katie Beth said...

I also have that skirt... I think it looks very cute on you! I love the stripes/floral look.

Hollie said...

Mixing prints is very difficult and a true talent. I think you nail it! It takes a skilled eye. My mother is amazing at it! FIERCE Style!

Lual said...

lovely skirt!!