Thursday, June 30, 2016

Outfit Evolution: Madison Skirt & Owl Tee

Hey! Today's post is about the trial and error aspect in my personal fashion journey. 

What do you get when you mix a lack of detail with creativity? 
Accidental outfit cuteness. 

That's me. I try things. And sometimes it looks great and other times it's laughable. I say this to encourage others who also struggle with an eye for detail OR color. Some days you will look oh so cute! Other days the struggle will be real. 

"It's cute but it's missing something."
"Something is a little off. I just don't see what it is." (There is a good reason why I don't trim my own bangs, or pluck my own eyebrows.)

Here's a good example...

It was a morning like any other morning, so basically I was running behind. This means there's no margin for playing around with accessories. In addition to no margin,  I heeded not a fellow blogger's advice to pick the shoes first, and chose my top and skirt before ensuring there would be a complimenting shoe. 

I grabbed at my go-to silver jewelry pieces for black, cobalt blue, etc and still have not shoes.

It's time to leave and being late is far worse than a "perfect" outfit, so I scurry over to my closet and look for a casual black sandal. 

I see a pair of "beach" flops and one other pair. Option 2 won't work. The style is all wrong. That leaves option 1. How do I not have a casual pair of simple black sandals?? 

Sporty Beach flops. Nike. 

Switching out purses is not an option.  I had to go "as is"...

Outfit Attempt #1: Sporty Beach Flops & Dressy Silver

I may not love this completed ensemble, but I wanted to try the skirt and top again. However, black sandals are still an issue, which means I need to ditch the black shoe idea and take a different approach.

Outfit Attempt #2 - Camel Colored Wedges & Copper

Leather Cuff by Peachy Pruitts, English Rose by Premier Designs

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: Illusionist Event
Skirt: LuLaRoe (Megan Cook)
Shoes: LOFT

By george, I think we've got it for this one! What do you think?

Linking up with High Latitude StyleMix Match Fashion , Elegance and Mommyhood and Fashion Should Be Fun  and Posh Classy Mom today. :)


  1. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great outfit. Cute owl. Great jewelry

    1. Thank you for hosting, as well as providing links for other bloggers throughout the week. I visit your blog a lot! :)

  2. Hi Chrissy, I am Ada. I have stopped by before too. Love that owl tank and it looks lovely with the cobalt skirt. Great 4th of July inspiration. That necklace is stunning though!

    I run a linkup on Thursdays. I would love for you to stop by and linkup so welcome by. Thanks and Happy 4th of July Weekend!

    Ada. =)

    1. Thank you Ada! I will hop on over to your blog and link away, as well as check out the other blogs. :)

  3. Yep. You nailed it! That shirt is everything! I love how you styled it with the full skirt and tied it at the waist. Spectacular. And then the nude wedges. Perfection! But still super cute even with the flip flops.


    1. Thank you! haha, the shirt was a great find. And thank you for the flip flop "grace". Thank you for commenting Shelbee!

  4. Love the cobalt skirt! This is my favorite color so it caught my eye instantly :)

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    1. Thank you. It's one of my favorites as well.

  5. I tend to put on black flip flops with a lot of things in the summer. Yes it is a little off but not enough to put on other shoes. lol

    1. Ok. I feel better! :) Thank you for commenting.

  6. Thank you! And I'm so glad I found your blog and link up. Connecting with other bloggers is my favorite aspect of this journey. :)


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