8.05.2014

That Special Skirt

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Hope your week is off to a great start!

Skirt:  Ann Taylor (Available here and Similar here)
Today, I want to share a recent work look that includes a new purchase of which I am completely enamored!

Recently, I spotted this navy embroidered lace floral skirt on Ann Taylor's web site, and I fell in love.

Clutch:  The Limited
Jacket:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
It was on clearance, final sale, and only available in a regular length.  I tend to vacillate between two different sizes, and it was only available in the larger size.  The reviews on the site mentioned the skirt ran a little big, so I was nervous about purchasing an item that I could not take back, especially in the larger size.  Because sizing is so often an issue for me, I NEVER shop at stores that don't allow for returns, so I really felt like I was taking a chance with this one.
Heels:  Target (Similar here)
At the same time, I nabbed this skirt at about 80% off, so I figured if it didn't fit and couldn't be altered, I could likely re-sell it on eBay and recoup what I spent.

I was beyond delighted when I pulled the skirt out of the package, slipped it on, and realized that the fit was comfortable and workable without any alterations!

Camisole:  LOFT Petites
I would have preferred the skirt be a little shorter, as it would have been in the petite length; however, the shorter underskirt shows enough leg that I still find the overall fit flattering enough.   Besides, fashion is about having fun, NOT worrying all the time about whether something "flatters."

For work, I wanted to keep things simple, so I paired the skirt with an ivory cami and a navy cropped jacket.  Basic navy heels completed the look, but I decided to go with a yellow clutch for a little shot of color.

Belt:  Torrid
Bracelet:  Ann Taylor (Available here)
I love that this outfit has a very conservative and classic feel which makes it very work-appropriate but that it also adds several on-trend elements with the midi length, florals, lace, and nautical flair.  This skirt has really great movement which makes it fun to wear.
Heels:  Target (Similar here)
If I were to wear this look off duty, I would switch out the navy heels for a higher pair in hot pink!
Necklace:  The Limited (Available here)
Earrings:  The Limited
Have you gotten any good bargains lately?
How would you style this skirt?

Share your thoughts below! 

4 comments:

  1. This skirt is certainly special- it is very lovely, just as you are. Beautiful outfit and well-styled. I like both pairs of pumps to go with this outfit. Among the two, the neon pink ones make the outfit more fun; the black pumps surely add class. Either way, this outfit is a winner. Classic Cassandra charm.

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  2. Oh my goodness I'm in love with the skirt, its gorgeous Cassie! I think being a petite women the shorter length of the lining works really works with the tea length skirt. I always feel like I wont be able to pull off tea length skirts but I think I might ask my mom to make something like this for me, it seems like it's easier for a petite person to wear. I love the styling and the nautical vibe of the outfit. Love love love!

    Nina
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  3. Thanks Nina! I fell in love with it at first sight. I totally agree with you that a shorter lining makes midi skirts more wearable for petites.

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  4. Thanks John! The pink ones are definitely more fun - they don't photograph as bright as they really are. I'd wear them to work if they weren't quite so bright, but they are a shocking neon color! The other pumps are actually navy to match the skirt and jacket.

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