Floral & Stripes

I'm not always the most subtle person in life.  Maybe that's why I love subtlety in my wardrobe!
Skirt:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
Today, I play around with pattern mixing in the subtlest of ways.  This floral blouse already has stripes within the floral pattern, but I thought it would be fun to wear a skirt that has striped pintucking detail for an additional pattern mix.
Top:  The Limited (Available here)
Sandals:  Payless (old)
Little touches like this help make your look feel more thought out and give your outfit more interest.
Jacket:  Forever 21+
Accessories help you make the look truly feel like your own.
Earrings:  Express (old)
Ring:  The Limited
Bracelet:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
Purse:  The Limited
When I first wore this skirt, it was below the knee as you see here.

The skirt was sold out in my size in petites, so I decided to go with a regular length.

At first, I wasn't sure if I was going to keep the length as is.  Midi skirts are on-trend, and it's fun to play around with different shapes. 

After thinking it through, I decided that I would prefer the skirt at a length right above the knees. 

I'm getting it altered, but in the meantime, I'm featuring the look as worn the first go-around!

Hope you're enjoying my series on black and white fashion.  Check out my earlier posts here and here.

For this blazer in other looks, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.


  1. Looove this outfit! The jacket is gorgeous and I love all the complementing clean lines! The shoes reinforce that and just finish off the look perfectly. :)

  2. I like the mix of patterns. I do that a lot. Please don't hate me for saying so, but that look is too old for you. I think it's the skirt. Maybe shorter it will look better. Not sure. I would prefer a nice pair of tailored black pants with that. Would look something like a tux. I'll hold any further judgment until I see it shorter. I hate to see a young girl looking older. And, yes, I know how old you are, youngun! :)

  3. I don't hate you for saying so...I actually kind of agree - I think it's the combination of the skirt length and current hair style. I think shortening the hem will make it look more age appropriate, and I'm trying to decide on a new do! I like edgy, but I can't really do a lot of edge for my corporate job. So, I need something in between where it is now and what I would do if I worked somewhere more low-key. :-)

  4. I think this is the ultimate fall/end of summer look. Dark colors with the lighter elements. I would buy all of the things you're wearing and copy you if I could.
    In terms of balance, I like the idea of having something that feels cohesive on. A standout dress with simpler jewelry and shoes or a pair of jeans with nicer shoes and statement jacket. I think balance is important and helps me feel put together.

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    your dress so much beautiful.

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