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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

OOTD: Midi Skirts and Crop Tops

Before you shout at me about crop tops in January, no, I did not actually wear this outside today. I'm not sure if this is solely because I just didn't bother going outside today at all, or if my practical side would have intervened and shouted at me on your behalf... Hmmm... Anyhow, this is the first of - count 'em - three takes on this fabulous navy Façonnable midi skirt I bought at Marshalls last week. As this is my first attempt at styling a midi skirt, I thought I'd shop my closet a bit and come up with some outfits that will be ready to go once the weather starts to warm up a bit (haha!) in the coming months. 

crop top midi skirt OOTD outfit of the day

When I first saw this skirt, I was really into it but worried it would look frumpy or dowdy, especially as I'm on the petite side of things (5'4) and have short-ish legs. So, I dropped any ideas I had about wearing a jacket or blazer with the skirt, and went in the complete opposite direction: an almost bra-top-like crop top with a ridiculously gorgeous statement necklace, a leopard clutch, and funky heels. I dare you to call this outfit frumpy. 

As you know, I have a wall of heels in my closet, but am a perpetual wimp when it comes to actually wearing them outside. This skirt is going to force my hand a bit, because heels are 100% necessary for a skirt this length. Flats just won't cut it. In a perfect world, I'd be wearing Saint Laurent's Jane sandals (see here) with this outfit, but alas, they are stupidly expensive and I cannot afford them. I've been trying to track down a good "dupe" of them, and the closest I've come is the pair put out by Zara last summer, which were sadly way too narrow for my feet. 

crop top midi skirt OOTD outfit of the day

Skirt: Façonnable via Marshalls ($50!)
Crop Top: American Apparel
Shoes: Mango
Clutch: J. Crew
Necklace: Zara

I'm already head over heels (har har!) for this skirt. It was not difficult at all to quickly come up with three different outfits for it, so I think with a bit more digging around in my closet, I'll find even more options. Be sure to check back soon (or, even better, give my blog a follow!) to see the two other outfits I put together! 

How would you wear a midi skirt? Have you hopped on this trend bandwagon, or are you staying far away?

xo Chloë


  1. You look great, girl! (As always). The Saint Laurent Jane sandals = yes, yes, YES! I love that style of sandal!! I love their simplicity, with the thin straps that create the "barely there"/kind of make the feet look "naked" look, haha. I think I know of the Zara sandals you're referring to: they came in nude and black..? If so, those did look a lot like the beautiful S.L.Jane sandal.

    To answer your question, I'm not sure how I would wear a midi skirt...I'm not sure I can pull it off, lol. I do like to experiment with different types of fashion so perhaps I'll experiment when it starts to warm up in the coming months. :P As for you, you look fab in this outfit. Certainly not frumpy at all :)

    1. Thanks Kim! Yes, you're thinking of the right Zara sandals! They have a pair out in their new collection that looks a bit sturdier and more likely to fit me properly, so I might take a chance on those - I think those Saint Laurent heels will always be just a dream! Stuart Weitzman has a pair similar too, but they're also very expensive. Can't win at this shoe game!


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