Today’s outfit is a repeat that was posted here. Although I wore the same outfit, I opted for different accessories that were a little more understated and versatile since I was traveling. I wore this on my second day in Barcelona and the blazer kept me warm in the cooler morning and evenings. Excuse my silly grins as I was just happy that I was finally in Spain after longing to visit for eons (okay, make that 8 years)!
Now that it’s slightly warmer, it’s time to bust out my dresses again. I wore my teal maxi dress (worn here) for casual Friday and also to a housewarming party this past weekend albeit slight tweaks on each day. Paired the outfit with my Keds for Kate Spade on Friday and didn’t wear a belt to the housewarming party since I knew I’d be binging and stuffing myself silly. 😉
By far, I tend to pair teal either in the same color palette with greens or in this outfit teal with yellow. Does anyone have any suggestion on any other color combination? I tried pairing it with my navy blazer but it didn’t look any good, just dreary hence the gray blazer. I’d love to try some other color combo in the near future aside from neutrals and would appreciate any suggestions. 🙂
- Dress: Nasty Gal (similar)
- Blazer: ZARA (similar)
- Belt: H&M
- Shoes: Tangs Studio from Singapore
- Bag: Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk Resort Collection 2007 (similar)
- Necklace: Adia Kibur (c/o of Adia Kibur PR)
- Bracelet: Hermes Kelly Double Tour
- Rings: Cartier Trinity Ring and family heirloom
- Watch: Swatch circa 2000
Have a great week ahead! 🙂
ZARA Wrap MIni Skort $49.90
First, let me say that I’m wishing for Spring weather as it’s a mix of rain and snow outside but since it’s humid, there’s no snow on the ground. Okay, now back to regular programming. I recently spotted this ZARA Wrap Mini Skort online and love the unique, clean simple aesthetic. I love the asymmetric hems on the front, the folded trim on the top, and the fact that it has pockets!
ZARA Wrap Mini Skort Details
However, as much as I love the skort, I won’t be purchasing it for a two reasons: 1) it’s white, and 2) it’s not work-appropriate. As much as I love white (I have just about any garment in white), I shy away from white bottoms for the most part because it’s not practical. I’ll be sitting and being the klutz I am, constantly bumping into things and the white bottom will get dirty in no time! As such, I’d ideally like it either in navy, gray, black or better yet, color-blocked in black and white which is a huge Spring trend for the year. I think it’d be perfect if the front panel and the entire back was black with white on the folded trim and the other bottom panel of the skort as you’ll see below.
My color-blocked black & white version
The second reason for not purchasing the skort is a valid reason for me as I spend most of my time at work and I like my clothing to be work-appropriate as much as possible to get the bang outta my buck, so to speak. Besides, I’m being honest with myself that I don’t wear such short shorts as much and prefer skirts over shorts in the warmer temperature. Ideally, right above the knee would be fantastic.
While I will not be buying the wrap mini skort as much as I love the item, I can’t help but dream out outfits of it in my ideal version. The outfit above would be one that I’d wear with my ideal skort incorporating florals, another Spring trend for the year. (click on the images for the respective items.)
What do you think of my ideal version of the skort? And what are you wishing for this Wednesday? 🙂
Hello from sunny Malaysia! 🙂 I hope those who got hit by the Nemo storm are doing okay. I’m sending you sunshine from here!
For the longest time, I have resisted from buying or owning any maxi dresses as I thought it only made me skinnier than I already am. I definitely however changed my mind once I bought a long dress/gown for a company event (it was just all in my head!). I now own two maxi dresses and I packed along this maxi dress for my trip which I just bought recently.
- Dress: Nasty Gal
- Sash: Gap S/S 2005
- Sandals: From Uganda
- Bag: Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat Case S/S 2008
- Necklace: J Crew Factory Giraffe Charm Necklace
- Bracelet: Hermes Kelly Double Tour
- Rings: Cartier Trinity Ring & Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring
- Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384
The lightweight cotton is perfect for humid weather and it was also easy to pack i.e., not taking much space. Shipping arrived rather quickly from Nasty Gal (I know, what a name!) and priced at $38, I think the dress is reasonable for its quality and being made in the U.S. I think I’ll be layering it under a sweater when I return to the cold weathers but I foresee myself wearing it quite a fair bit come Summer! 🙂