My how much my style has evolved over the years! Three to four years ago, I would have never in my wildest of dreams purchased an item this bright! When I first saw this skirt at the store, I originally grabbed the navy/black version and paired it with a same navy plaid shirt below. The combination looked good and it was "safe" for me. But I never ended up purchasing either item that day.
I kept my eye out for the skirt online and was waiting for a good sale. I figured the navy/black skirt was a perfect basic that I would be able to pair with anything. But I think this Spring time weather really inspired me to think outside the box and so I originally put a neon yellow color in my cart and was ready to check out. Then at the very last minute, I realized that I had previously bought a long yellow maxi skirt and although it was my favorite color, I had only worn it once. Maybe I wasn't as adventurous as I'd like to think, so I went back to the navy/black color! I went back and forth in my head for a while... Pisces... I tell ya! haha. Then I have absolutely no idea what possessed me to do this... but I purchased both a navy/black and this "neon papaya" color at the very last second!
H m shirt, $22 / J Crew waffle sweater / J Crew button up top / J Crew long chambray shirt / Collar blouse / Old Navy tall denim jacket / J Crew flared skirt / J Crew racer back cami / Striped shoes / Gianvito Rossi nude high heel pumps, $530 / Asos purse / FOSSIL bracelet wrist watch / Asprey round earrings, $32,830 / J Crew steel chain necklace / House of Harlow 1960 14 karat gold necklace
I guess I was determined to put a little "spring in my step" or at least in my closet! :) I had no idea what I was going to pair this skirt with besides a white top (the obvious choice). So, having to stay true to my three shopping guideline questions, I decided to jump on polyvore to experiment with this color. I like having my virtual closet online. I pretty much own each item in the sets or something very similar. For example, I do not own earrings that are $32k, or nude heels that are $500 bucks! yikes. Nonetheless, I love playing dress up without the hassle of trying on each outfit. Per my guidelines I had come up with at least three different ways I could wear this skirt. It already fit well into my monthly budget since I bought it on a 50% off sale + an additional 20% off. When it finally arrived, the fit was perfect and so I decided, why not?!
When I went to the store return the navy/black color. I came across this light weight sweater. Suddenly, I started to see fireworks! I decided to experiment yet again and tried the orange skirt, the blush sweater, and a white statement necklace together. I absolutely loved the pairing! It was a perfect spring outfit and I already had an event in my mind to which I would wear it to. But sadly, they didn't have the sweater in my size. :( I'm keeping my eye out and hopefully it will go on sale again soon online.
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