Kept More For Ruth, Than Pleasure

I'm not very certain what my style is exactly, but I do know many of the elements I often repeat: nipped in waists, full skirts, dresses, etc. It's a good thing to get outside of your comfort zone regularly, even if it is only sartorially speaking. So, here I am abandoning my favorite silhouette and wearing separates. This skirt is the perfect example of pieces I've had for years, but still only worn a handful of times. I really only keep it around for variety! The top is a great summer piece; the open back makes it so breezy. So, here I am departing from all of my comfortable wardrobe options...don't get too used to it.

Outfit details:
pencil skirt
secondhand shoes
Yellowstone National Park gift shop necklace



    I love it, how'd you keep it so shiny ? trim it often ?


  2. Love the top, is amazing!!!


  3. You look adorable!

  4. I think you could wear it backwards, too... as a crop top... but maybe with something underneath?

    Definitely a departure; you don't do orange red with big florals... ever.

    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

  5. i love the back of that top. it's nice to go outside of your comfort zone every once in a while, it stops life from getting too boring (:

  6. That's interesting actually, I know I've definitely got more than a few pieces in my wardrobe that I keep around because I feel a little redundant when everything else in my closet is too similar. And like you, I've only worn them a handful of times!

  7. I must say this is actually my favorite of your outfits. So glad you decided to wear something a bit out of the ordinary!


  8. Love the separates! I really like the back of that crop top. It's the details, you know?

  9. I would define your style as simply fun, and this outfit clearly fits right in! :)

  10. @Florence, thank you! I actually barely ever trim it. I think the key is to not wash it too often and just air dry--no damage from blow dryers/straighters/etc. I don't use product in it other than shampoo & conditioner. :)

  11. How cool is the back of the shirt?! You look lovely despite not wearing your favourite silhouette :)

  12. I love this departure from your usual style! And actually, I think it's still very you--the vibrancy of the floral top, the added edge of the studded flats. And your hair looks amazing here; you always remind me of those beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings. :)

  13. love the top! so strange to see you in separates, but I like it!

  14. that top is so cute! you pull off red much better than i do!

  15. that skirt look GREAT on you!you have the right legs to wear that kind of skirts. not to mention the top,love the cut of it.

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE the back of this shirt. Totally want one.

    Très Awesome - A Chicago Street Style Blog

  17. this style suits you really well, you chameleon! awesome would that top look backwards over a dress?!

    Annah xx


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