Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wardrobe Capsule Challenge, Day 3...

I was *thisclose* to actually getting this outfit posted the same day I wore it, but then my camera battery died. Oh well! Today's another day, and maybe today's outfit well get a same-day post!


Top: Merona, thrifted
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes, Urban Outfitters
Belt, Marshalls?
Earrings: Body Central
Purse: Nine West via Marshalls

I received a lot of comments on this skirt when I posted my capsule pieces. Everyone seemed to love the skirt! I admit, I do love the colors, which is why I bought it. However, the light, floatiness of it makes it difficult for me to wear, and I don't think the proportions of the skirt are right for my body: it hits me at a wider part of my waist and a strange section of my knees, and the pleats add volume to my hips where I really don't need any. This is the first time I have worn something tucked into the skirt and belted. I rarely tuck tops into my skirts, but the few times that I have, I like it only when I have the belt in place. Unfortunately, the belt doesn't like to STAY in place, and I was adjusting it all day.

Oh, and please ignore the strange stripes on my legs in the photo -- those are from my rain boots, and they were there for most of the evening! Does anyone have any tips on how to get those types of marks to fade faster?

I realized today that it is 2 weeks until dear fiance and I have the food tasting for our wedding! The tasting is on St. Patrick's Day, and I can't wait -- the catering company is supposed to be amazing! (I think I'd better remind myself to have a light breakfast and lunch, because I'm sure I still be stuffing myself that night!)


  1. I love the floral print on your skirt. That's too bad that it has proportions issues. Do you think getting it altered would help?

  2. I love the skirt - the colors are beautiful. Have you tried layering the skirt over another (maybe tulle or lacy) or adding a piece to the hem? Maybe try a little more fitted top or blazer that nips in at the waste. I make a point now to only buy tops with stitched darts give the illusion that my waste is smaller - seems to fool the folks I work with.

    I hate wrangling with belts all day. When you find a way to keep them in place, let me know.

    Just my 2 cents. But I think you look fabulous.

  3. That is a very pretty skirt! I like how you did all the greens with it. That clutch looks adorable. I'm not sure about the leg lines - I've never heard of a way to get rid of them faster.

  4. You see waay more stuff than anyone else.. All I see is a perfect outfit.. and a great pair of legs, lol! I too am lovin that skirt. Nice!

  5. I love love love this skirt... maybe it can come home with me and spend some time with my shoes. I think that this skirt is actually very flattering on you too Sam. As far as the stripes on your legs (which btw I don't see) when wearing your rain boots, I wear super soft socks with mine to avoid sock lines and boot lines.

  6. The skirt is so pretty, but I agree it's not the most flattering cut for you. Pleats are so tricky! But in all honesty, it's not UNflattering, so if you like the floatiness and the way it makes you feel, wear it and enjoy it!

  7. I actually really love the way you styled this skirt. For being a shape that is tricky for your body, you really make it work. (I'm the same way - I feel like pencil skirts are much more foolproof for my body.)

    When is your wedding, Eva Nadine?