Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nip & Tuck



Top: Sold out, similar here & here| Faux leather pleat skirt: c/o HERE
Straw bag: Vintage, thrifted| Suede sandals: On sale HERE + other options here, here, and here

Today’s look features an example of how I like to nip & tuck my blouses from time to time. It’s a perfect style alternative for when you want to feel put together, minus the formal structure of completely tucking in your shirt the normal way, i.e. all the way around. I’ve found that this option is best employed with an over-sized top, this way you have enough fabric remaining for the top to hang down comfortably with ease.

Confession: I’ve been enjoying this skirt in secret for several weeks now... I figured it was high time that I shared it here on the blog while it is still available for purchase 😊 Good looking out right?! LOL! When the Babes over at ELVI sent it to me, I immediately put it to good use. 

The pleated midi skirt brigade is totally holding down the fort right now, however this beauty takes it to the next level not only b/c of its beautiful golden hue but even more so because of the material: faux leather!!! Yes, it will stand the test of time, and will remain a member of my collection long after the plethora of pleated midi options have faded out.

On this particular day I paired it with a frilly white top that I snagged on clearance online, a vintage straw tote, and neutral suede sandals.  I’ve been turning to statement earrings more and more as of late, this pair has a hint of orange, which encouraged me to wear one of my orange lipsticks that has been neglected for way too long… 

All in all: I am totally smitten with how this all came together!

Until next time,
XO

38 comments:

  1. Love this skirt!!! The whole look is gorg!!

    http://www.feleciamonique.com/2017/03/12/the-joys-of-single-motherhood/#comment-144

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  2. That skirt is absolutely stunning on you! I love the cold shoulder top too! You look amazing!

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  3. Like you stepped right out of Vogue. Stunning.

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    1. Thank you - what a kind compliment!!!

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  4. I love the top, the skirt and of course the shooze. You look Fantastic Sis!!

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    1. Thank you Mzzz!!! The shoes caught me off guard, not normally my pick but they were too cute!

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  5. So beautiful! Love the skirt especially. I have just received my first order from Elvi, but it will have to wait for warmer days. :)

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    1. Thank you Natalia! I am a serious fan of the quality of their pieces :)

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  6. First, the skirt is just gorgeous and so figure flattering!! I love the nip & tuck, I wear my shirts like that often. :)

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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    1. Great minds think alike :) Thank you Brooke!!

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  7. What a beautiful look! That skirt is gorgeous and I love the way you've styled it! Stunning!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  8. I love how each piece has its own dramatic flair and they all work in such harmony together! Such a gorgeous outfit. Thanks for linking up with me.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style linkup party. Very stylish!

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  10. Wow! This is my new fav on you! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  11. Loving the neutrals with the bright coral lip! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday :)

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    1. I felt like the coral lippie was so necessary- thank you much!!

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  12. This is a fabulous outfit. I love everything about it....especially those sandals! They are so cute!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  13. LOVE your pleated skirt...well really the whole look!!

    xo,

    Kay Elle
    www.iamkayelle.com

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  14. Stunning from head-to-toe!! Love that gold skirt and your fringe sandals! Beautiful!

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like how your lipstick matches the color of the earrings! So chic.

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    1. Thank you- I love little touches like that too!
      Xx

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  16. Girl you look FABULOUS...inviting you to post at our Sunday to Wednesday party. http://www.fabifabu.com/2017/03/26/inspiration-galore-project-party-27/ Hope to see you there.

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    1. Thank you much- I'll check it out!

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  17. Fabulous skirt and I love how you've styled it! Tucking the top in only at the front is a great trick! I love those fringed shoes!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  18. I never felt comfortable enough to leave my blouse hanging from the back. You show it off real nicely. Would love if you can connect and link up at http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2017/03/26/gm-diet-plan-for-weight-loss/

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    1. Thank you! For me the trick is working with an over sized top :) I'll check it out!

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  19. Beautiful look! Love the pleated skirt and open shoulders, and I am staring at those gorgeous shoes!
    Thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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