Saturday, August 25, 2018

Skirtmas in July 2018 Recap and Thoughts.

I figured since Summer is more than 2/3rds done, I will finally do a recap of my "Skirtmas in July" collaborations I did with my lovely skirt-loving friend Elsie from Polished Whimsy. We covered so many pretty skirts this Summer and July was all about our love for skirts. We styled mini skirts, mini wrap skirts, wrap ruffled skirts, pleated midi skirts, patterned midi skirts, a-line skirts, pencil skirts, eyelet skirts and denim skirts. Here are three collages of the 15 outfits I styled for our 12 days of #SKIRTMASINJULY. I wore a total of 13 skirts since both of my Black Eyelet Midi Skirts (the button-front one from Target and the ruffled wrap one from Loft) were styled two different ways each. I must say I love ALL of these outfits. So proud of all the outfits I put together AND wore during this series. Every single outfit was worn in real life, too. Let's look at them all, once again.


Look 1 // Look 2 // Look 3 // Look 4 // Look 5


Look 6 // Look 7 // Look 8 // Look 9 // Look 10 // 


Look 11 // Look 12 // Look 13 // Look 14 // Look 15


Now before I get to my most favorite outfits, let's take a look at the my favorite looks worn by Elsie.

I was really torn between these two above looks the Denim Skirt Outfit and the Summer Mini Skirt Outfit as my two favorite outfits Elsie wore. The two mini skirts styled for the weekend stood out to me because they are both so edgy, fun and gorgeous, so perfectly-layered and perfectly-accessorized. Elsie has killer legs and she looks fabulous in a mini skirt. She chose beautiful black heels for the above looks, too. I was really torn as to which was my favorite.


I love the unique, dressy, office-chic way Elsie styled the Who What Wear Button-Down Birdcage Skirt. Those fuchsia pumps were the perfect exclamation point to this look and it looks so great with a chambray button-down tucked in! That neutral quilted mauve bag is so pretty, also.


The last outfit we blogged on this series featuring more wrap skirts was also another favorite of mine from Elsie. I see some similar elements to the third favorite look with the hot pink heels and another fun, pretty chambray shirt. Actually Elsie wore several chambray shirts through this entire series and definitely gave me ideas in how to style my own chambray tops. This Gingham Ruffle Mini Skirt paired with the leopard clutch was so cute, girly, bold and fresh. Great pattern-mixing as always. Elsie is fantastic at mixing patterns!


Last but not least, here are my Top 5 Favorite Looks from this series starting with:


There are so many reasons why I loved this outfit. The fact that I chose all black with just two small pops of color via that Plum Crossbody Bag and my Red Lipstick. The fact that I accessorized with several bracelets and rings but no statement earrings or statement necklace. The Perforated Booties I chose. The fact that I looked incredible in it. I also love that I chose the matching eyelet top to this eyelet skirt and the sliver of skin peeking through since it was a crop top. And last but not least all the fabulous compliments I received. I felt and looked like a million bucks in pieces all by Target which makes it even more special. I styled this Button-Front Eyelet Midi Skirt twice throughout our skirtmas series but this is my favorite look of the two. 


I love how this outfit came together. The Jewel tones of Navy and Deep Teal looked perfect together. I loved the textures too (faux) Suede and Satin. Also the asymmetry between the One-Shoulder Top and Wrap Style Skirt. It was perfect for a date night, paired with Blush Feather Earrings and Camel Laceup Sandals. This Wrap Mini Skirt also happens to be my favorite skirt I styled through this series. Again, I felt fantastic that evening!


Another day, another mini skirt. I love wearing minis, especially in the Summer. This Off-White Fringe Mini Skirt is my second favorite mini I styled in July, during one of our weekend looks. Not only would this be perfect for a weekend event like brunch, shower, engagement party, girls' night out  or date night, but can even work for an office environment.


 I like that this outfit is both casual yet dressy, totally office-chic and mom-chic, 100% put together and with a French vibe since I wore a Pencil Skirt with a Classic Striped Tee and paired it with classic, timeless, go-with-everything Nude Ballet Flats with little skinny bows. The little pattern mixing of the Colorful Pencil Skirt in a soft pink with the Black+White Stripes totally worked. I wore this outfit the entire day, from work in the AM to out with Vivian down-town Milford in the PM.


This outfit was worn the day before I left for vacation in late July and it had all the vacation vibes, between not just the Pineapple Skirt but also the matching fruit-embellished Woven Bag, the Multi-Colored Tassel Slides and all the fun Nautical/Summer Charm Jewelry (bracelets, ankle, necklace and earrings). It was such a fun shoot too among all those woods.


I must say this was YOU ALL'S FAVORITE! From my little Instagram polls I did on Insta stories and all the Instagram Posts I did of all of my skirt looks, this was hands-down your number one. You all voted it 100%. I like it too because I had this exact vision in my head in regards to this outfit and it came exactly like I pictured it, actually better. I must say I will pair light blue, dark blue, red and white more often. You all loved how I styled the Crane Midi Skirt with those super fun Red Pom Pom Stilettos.


Which of these outfits is your favorite and why?! I love how diverse and different all the outfits Elsie and I put together were, even the 4 identical skirts we styled - we styled them very differently. I want to thank ELSIE from the bottom of my heart, for doing this super fun "Skirtmas in July" collaboration last month. We put a lot of work and hours into each of our posts. Each day Elsie and i chatted about our outfits, our visions, the collages, the skirts we would style, etc, etc. We gave each other encouragement and feedback, style advise and more. This way we got to know each-other more, in a lot more personal ways too. I can easily say that Elsie is one of my very closest blogging friends for sure. She knows things about me that no one else does. We will surely meet one day. I also want to thank her for all the beautiful collages and graphics she created! 



Like I mentioned last month, Elsie and I will continue the fun as the last Tuesday of each month we will be doing a skirt-themed linkup titled "Skirting the Rules" and the very first one is this July on August 28th. So make sure you link up with me then. This will be an entire week of linkups as a matter of fact, since on Wednesday I am guest-posting for Monica from Jersey Girl, Texan Heart and it is her weekly linkup day, then Thursday is my Thursday Moda Linkup and on Sunday September 2nd is our Sunday Showcase Linkup with Chrissy and Kellyann. So welcome by ladies and don't miss this exciting week!


For your convenience, I have the Linkup going live already so here it is below: