Skirt: ℅ Express; Top: Lovers + Friends; Belt: Vintage find (Shop black belts HERE); Heels: SJP x Nordstrom; Bag: kate spade (old, but LOVE this newer version); Watch: Michele; Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Screw You Cuff: Henri Bendel; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Ever heard the term, “If it’s so nice, buy it twice?”
My mother adopted to this theory when I was growing up: During countless days spent roaming the mall, if we finally settled on a pair of jeans, or slacks, or shoes, and they came in an additional color, she would insist that we snatch them up, as well. I always thought she was just being generous, but now, after 32 years of mall hunting for the “perfect item” on more than one occasion, I have come to realize that her theory was to keep up from, yet, another exhausting day in another overly crowded mall.
And this “twice as nice” theory has been one that I have come to live by, as well…perhaps the saying is true, “like mother like daughter?!” You probably remember this Express midi skirt that I’ve worn over and over again in the past couple months (see it here, and here, and also here)….but when this gem became available in additional colors (umm, hello red, cobalt, & grey), as well as in a shorter length, I knew I couldn’t live without more! I quickly called “dibs” on the red one, as well as the floral one pictured above….and since I’m already familiar with styling this silhouette, the inexpensive purchase was a no-brainer.
(And for the record, I’m going back for thirds: There’s no way I can live without the striped version!)
Ps. Here’s a quick styling tip for full skirts: Keep your top slim to the body. Whether its a fitted tee, like I have on pictured above, or a button down, make sure it’s snug to the body…you want the eye to draw to the voluminous shape of the skirt since it is the ultimate showstopper of your outfit, that’s even perfect for work!
*Thank you to Express for patterning with me on this post!