Family Perks

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tee Old Navy // cardigan Old Navy  //  skirt handmade by mom (with fabric from Ufab) //  shoes Old Navy
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Isn’t this the most fantastic skirt ever!? My mom surprised me when I came home this weekend with a yard or so of this great navy-and-white damask patterned fabric. Then she kicked up the awesome-meter a notch by offering to sew me a skirt (she’s the best isn’t she?). We loosely based the pattern on a paper-bag style skirt we saw at j. crew. Made it more work-friendly by sewing it more like a pencil skirt. The most comfortable pencil skirt EVER that is.

I’m so lucky to have a mom who can sew AND who works at a kick-ass fabric store here in Richmond. If you’re ever in the area, go check out Ufab.

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Lessons Learned

tee Old Navy  //  skirt jc penny (similar) //  belt Forever 21 //
Target (similar) // shoes Gap

Weirdly, one of the great things about taking photos of your self (almost) every day is that you learn what looks good and what doesn’t. This, my dear readers, is one of those doesn’t-look-good moments. In my head, I have a longer torso and smaller butt and this outfit looked way better. Also, the scarf and belt were too much. I would have been better off with a long necklace and skinny (or no) belt. I love the shoes though. So that’s something right?

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Urban Cowboy

Polo, thrifted  //  jeans Old Navy  //  belt Gap  //  shoes Target

Nothing much to say about this outfit, as it was really just and excuse to introduce these booties to my wardrobe and wear jeans to work on a Wednesday (I’m such a corporate renegade!). To be honest, when I was freelancing, this heels/jeans/button-down look was my uniform. It continues to be my fall-back look when I’m rushing to get out the door.

As for the boots, I’m so excited to have them! I’ve seen similar styles around the blogosphere, and finally found a pair in my price range. Although now that I have them, I seem to be at a loss on how to style them. To remedy that, I’ve been looking to (stalking) style bloggers with similar shoes to get inspiration on how to wear them.

Do you ever find this happening to you?

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