Rank and File

I don't wear this skirt much for a variety of reasons (I'm not big on separates, I own very few blouses, it's a special piece, etc). Because it is a special piece to me I worry that I'm not doing it justice with more casual outfits and I'm annoyed by rainy spring days that require tights, but that's quite silly. Especially as I don't do "photoshoots" per se, but take pictures of the clothes I wear on moments I sneak through the day or places I convince my friends to visit with me. Often we like to rank things as "better" or assign negative and positive values to facts that lack objectivity. It's just that when we become consumed by this need to label something as the "best" version or point out a better way of doing something that we can miss out on appreciating imperfection--not to mention a failure to experiment. In terms of sartorial choices (as exhibited in my weekend remixes) there might be one awesome way to wear this skirt, but how boring it would be to only repeat that "perfect" style and miss opportunities to wear it in "lesser" outfits. But it is all relative to me, as you won't be able to actually convince me that there is a better way to wear anything I own--it's subjective. In fact, if you would style an item differently then that's rather wonderful because it shows the appeal of one piece to a variety of perspectives...

Outfit details:
Gryphon trench coat
Carven skirt
thrifted flats
*pictures by Brittany



  1. Omigod I love that skirt! Beautiful outfit all together c:

  2. I love how you styled that skirt! i don't like to wear "seperates' as much either, but I've been trying to lately to give my blog an aspect of that sort of thing. That skirt is SO gorgeous. a special piece indeed :)
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  3. lovely skirt with cute print! but I think I even like more your coat :)
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  4. That's a really sweet skirt (: And I love the background to your pictures - it's so pretty! ♥

    Sarah ^.^

  5. Oooh, very pretty! I can relate about the skirt-wearing. No matter how many times I tell myself to look for blouses I still always end up buying new dresses, and then that limits my skirt-wearing opportunities, sigh.

  6. What a beautiful dress!
    I always love your natural settings.

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  7. lovely post!

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  8. I love your jacket! You look beautiful!

    ~CP, ladiesinnavy

  9. that trench is perfection!


  10. That skirt. It is the most perfect skirt in the world. Wow. I can honestly say that I have never wanted a skirt more! :)

  11. love the skirt, love the outfit. As for wearing things "the perfect way": I have to say, I am totally a "perfect way" wearer. IF I have an item in my closet that I KNOW looks better with one thing...that is how I will wear it...the same way, over and over and over again. In fact, sometimes I will wear the EXACT same outfit, multiple times in one week. Or sometimes with slight alterations (different scarf, what have you) UNTIL I hit on the perfect look--then I stop "trying things out" and wear it ONLY that way. Because it is the best way.

    I just get annoyed thinking it COULD be a better outfit. I know it isn't very interesting...and it is probably one of the reasons I don't really blog anymore. But I LOVE knowing that here is an outfit, I can wear it, it looks good this way, and I don't need to think about it anymore.

    Maybe I will feel differently when my children are older and I don't need to just get out the door! Then again, I totally convinced my husband to make me taco SEVEN days in a row last week...so I maybe I just like "same". ;-)

  12. oh my goodness...just realized: longest comment ever. ;-) um...sorry? ;-)

  13. that skirt is lovely!! i like your almost monochromatic outfit, from your tee, skirt to your tights!! chic!

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