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

CONVERSATION

22 comments:

  1. YOUR HAIRRRR!
    I love it, how'd you keep it so shiny ? trim it often ?

    :P

    www.fantailflo.com

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  2. Love the top, is amazing!!!

    Kate

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  3. You look adorable!

    http://www.thewoodencemetery.blogspot.com/

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  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.

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  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 (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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!

    Jess
    www.thisisjessicacaldwellsblog.blogspot.com

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

    modamama.blogspot.com

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

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  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. :)

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

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  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. :)

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

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

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  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.

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

    Très Awesome - A Chicago Street Style Blog
    www.tresawesome.com

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

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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