Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interpreting the Trends

I have to share today’s work outfit.  It just goes to show that no matter what your budget, you can create a look that’s on trend, pulled together and flattering….even if your budget is only $3.50!
One of the hot looks right now is a midi-length dress or skirt…It’s feminine and flowy, and such a nice departure from a classic knee length pencil skirt which I always find myself gravitating toward.

Elizabeth and James

Nation, LTD

I was on the hunt for just the right knit skirt for my outfit… with the perfect small scale print so it didn’t look like I just pulled it from my own thrift pile. It had to look updated without necessarily being a newer garment.

Vince Camuto

Well, I found it! My cost? $1.99.
To make it complete, I added a dolman sleeve light-weight black tunic sweater over a teal tank from my closet.  I thrifted the tunic last summer in Michigan for $1.50!
After popping on a wide belt , my funky chunky wedges (no kitten heels here!), and a bold chain necklace, I think it works!

Do you think it works?

 Actually, I love that we can wear mini, knee length, midi or maxi...whatever floats your boat! What do you think of the whole skirt length thing? Are you trying something that's a departure from your normal?


  1. You look great, Lynne. The entire outfit looks so chic and stylish. Great job.

  2. Great outfit! I love this length/style of skirt. So much more comfortable than a pencil skirt.

  3. This skirt length looks great on you. It slenderizes and adds height. I find it to be the most flattering length.

  4. I love the look of your skirt. It's extremely flattering on you. Might try something like that myself

  5. Love the outfit, very fresh looking! I've read back some months and now (for some reason) I am obsessed with the idea of a denim jacket. I haven't had one since high school.

  6. Looks fab! I agree with you that it's great there are no 'rules' - just wear whatever you feel like on the day!

  7. Not only does it look awesome in it!

  8. This works perfectly! You looks so stylish!!!


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