Sunday, May 2, 2010

Let's Hear it for the Weekends!

I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend. This was my first weekend off in what seems like forever and I made sure to soak up some sun, enjoy my Nook (reading Eat, Pray, Love), and caught up on a little closet organizing!

I have always loved this ombre skirt but have been bad at coming up with new ways to wear it. Because it is linen, it wrinkles quickly and has a laidback feel so I thought I would play that up with a nuetral motif. I ended up liking the nuetral feel so much that I ditched the pop of color in the coral necklace and wore large gold earrings instead. I picked up these shoes at Macy's during the F & F promo before I left. For me, they are the perfect "tiptoe in" to the gladiator trend.

Here is the Polyvore for this outfit:
Ombre!


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13 comments:

Andi said...

Love this look! SO fresh, light and beautiful. Great skirt and shoes.

Simply JCrew said...

I love this skirt. You look fantastic.

triciathomas said...

Cute!! You always look so great!

Desert Flower said...

What a great outfit. I plan to recreate! I love the sandals especially. I've been looking for something similar. Are they true to size? How about comfort?

Pamela said...

I have this skirt, too! I like pairing it with navy blue on top, just to give it some pop. I agree, it does wrinkle quite a bit, but I love the ombre look to it.

I'm loving your shoes, too. Those seem like something I can wear to work and dress up. I'm going to Macy's today to see if I can find them!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

amy kelinda said...

I have that same skirt and have such a hard time styling it sometimes. I am SO going to copy you and do a neutrals outfit with it! Your shoes are absolute perfection. I like that they touch on the gladiator trend (just like you said!) but are also not TOO trendy so you wear them for seasons to come!

MMM said...

I have a hard time deciding on what to wear this skirt with too! I REALLY like this-- I'll definitely be trying it out! ;)

Thanks for sharing!!

Debye said...

Andi, Simply JCrew and TriciaThomas-thanks! This was one of the Polyvore outfits that I thought translater better IRL

DesertFlower-I usually wear and 8.5 or 9 in shoes. My other Bandolino's are 8.5 but these fit better in a 9.

Pamela: Ohhhh, I am going to have to try it out with Navy. My navy Jackie has gone MIA so this will give me more incentive to find her!

Amy K.and MMM-can't wait to see how you style this skirt with nuetrals and I totally recommend the shoes!

Jan Russell said...

Those shoes are perfection! I'm not much of a gladiator girl myself, but those? CUTE! You look great! And thanks for answering my question about the Merona shoes, I might have to try them! Also, I do love, love my double torsade necklace, I highly recommend - it makes me feel...country-clubbish, lol.

Desert Flower said...

Thanks for the sizing information. I ordered these. I had been looking for a gladiator style that wasn't too high heeled. They look so great on you. And I had put my linen skirt in the JCA weekly exchange for lack of styling ideas, and now I have one!

Francesca said...

Love that BR cardi on you! I bought it in the splendid green (olive-green/gray) color to wear with my Jcrew vintage zebra stripe skirt. The colors match perfectly but I thought the sweater felt too floppy/flimsy & would stretch out easily. What size are you wearing and what do you think of the sweater? Is it worth the $70 I paid for it?

Debye said...

Jan-thanks for the necklace info :)

Desert Flower- I hope the shoes work as well for you!

Franesca- I sized down in the cardi and I really love the fit and how thin it is. It kept its shape for me really well and I am so happy with it. I did get mine with a 40% off coupon but I would have paid full price. I think I will get a lot of use out of it making my cost per wear ration really low!

Desert Flower said...

Debye, I received the shoes today and I love them! They are so comfortable, the heel is a great height. Thanks for the recommendation, I had been looking for something like this in cognac.