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Monday, February 3, 2014

OOTD: Work Appropriate. Mostly.

Happy February, my friends! I've finally gotten around to posting the second instalment of outfits involving this fabulous Façonnable midi skirt I found at Marshalls last month. To refresh your memory, scroll on down a few posts to check out how I styled this skirt with a crop top. Cool, right? This next outfit isn't quite as off the charts in terms of chic-ness, but it's definitely right up my alley as well. Pairing this skirt with a merino wool sweater instantly makes it work-appropriate, while the same Zara statement necklace from the last outfit keeps it fun and fresh. 

Speaking of fun and fresh - I think the leopard print pumps accomplish that as well (although are questionable in terms of work-appropriateness). This is a great example of how accessories can really change an outfit from blah to fabulous! Since I went big on the necklace and shoes, I kept the handbag situation very simple with my Phillip Lim for Target satchel. I haven't been able to carry this bag for a little while, as the magnetic closure has broken itself, and I haven't gotten around to crazy-glueing it back together just yet. So it's been languishing sadly on one of my handbag hooks, watching jealously as I carry other bags... Or not. Perhaps it's grateful for the rest period, as I had been rather obsessively carrying it in the months following its purchase. Who knows how handbags think these days. 

I really like how this skirt pairs with the thin wool of the sweater. It's rare that a highwaisted skirt doesn't cause a sweater to bunch and bulk under the waistband, but I'd say this is as smooth as it gets! My waist is defined, and there are no weird lumps and bumps. Perfection!

Outfit stuff:

Skirt - Façonnable
Sweater - J. Crew
Necklace - Zara
Shoes - Target
Bag - Target

Have you tried your hand at styling a midi skirt? Would you wear one with a sweater, or do you prefer the crop top look? 

xo Chloë


  1. Another lovely outfit creation by the lovely Chloe! Loves it. I'm really digging the leopard print pumps as well as the statement necklace. Très Chic! xx

    1. Thanks so much, Kim! :D I love those pumps so much, and I'm so glad I've found a "work" outfit to wear them with!


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