Monday, August 27, 2018

Brand-New "Skirting the Rules" Linkup: Baby Blue+White Striped Wrap Ruffle Skirt.

Over the weekend I did a thorough Recap Post about the "Skirtmas in July" series I collaborated with ELSIE from Polished Whimsy and I mentioned that the two of us would be back once a month, the very last Tuesday of each month with a Skirt-Themed Linkup, so today is our very first one, so won't you come join us?! =) Elsie really wanted to wear one of her many tulle skirts. She has some Gorgeous Tulle Skirts but I haven't had time to dig for one of my two tulle skirts that I own so I didn't do a shoot with a tulle skirt. We decided to keep it easy with no theme and just wear any skirts we have worn recently, instead. I am finally blogging an outfit from early July which I thought to originally blog during our Skirtmas in July month, but here it is finally! It was such a hot, hot day that day so I am kind of surprised that my makeup and hair wasn't disheveled due to the humidity lol. But I did love this outfit!

Not only has this been the Summer of the skirt for me, but as you may have seen I may have styled many Wrap Ruffled Skirts so it has been the Summer of the Wrap Skirt. You might as well call it the Summer of the Target Skirts lol (shocking I know lol). This Blue+White Striped Ruffle Wrap Short Skirt is by the "A New Day" line at Target and I would say it runs a little small. I am wearing the size 4. I love that it is a short skirt. It is flirty and fun, girly and easy to dress up or down, or in between like I did here. It was perfect for me to style this skirt today, since the very last Skirtmas in July post I wore a Midi-length Baby Blue+White Striped Ruffle Wrap which is a more demure, more modest sister to my skirt from today. I paired it with this Satiny Cobalt Blue Wrap Blouse from Express that has been in my closet for a decade or so. I wanted a dressier blouse since I wore this look at work first, and then to a dinner date, after. Like I mentioned it was a very hot day so not only did I need a pair of sunglasses (these Tortoise ones with the dark green glasses go with everything, a classic) but I also tend to wear comfortable sandals or flats when it is super hot out. My Nude Sling-Back Open-Toe Sandals are from Target from last Summer. All over the front they have a collage of striped colorful sequins which make them go with anything and everything! As far as jewelry I chose light but statement-making Blue Stone Chandelier Earrings which not only matched the blue shade of the blouse but also mixed well with the Periwinkle Beaded Wrap Bracelet with a Firefly Charm, by my friend Sue Marie. Her 'Hidden Beaded Treasures' are totally beautiful, charming and colorful! They won't break the bank either! So, do you like how I styled my Blue+White Striped Wrap Ruffle Skirt, today?!

 A printed blue tube top by Lily Pulitzer with a blue cotton pencil skirt and suede mules.
Kicking off this month's 'Skirting the rules' Linkup by featuring my favorite skirt outfit linked last month from our 'Skirtmas in July' linkup which belongs to Kathrine that styled a mostly-blue look in an outfit perfectly named "The Summer Blues". A Ruched Skirt is not only beautiful and versatile, but very forgiving and versatile to the body and I particularly like them for the Summertime. I love that she styled it with a tube top in a simple blue Summer print and that slate clutch matched the skirt perfectly. But it is the fun tasseled pastel earrings and those beautiful deep coral mules that are not only striking but brought a couple of other color pops to her Summer Blues!!

Now Join our NEW and SUPER FUN "Skirting the Rules" Linkup. Isn't the graphic so fun and fabulous!?  I love it!! You can link up any outfits here, not just skirts, but Elsie and I will pick a couple of favorite skirt looks to feature each month! The linkup will be open for an entire month, for your convenience. Have Fun, blog-hop around and meet some other fabulous fashionistas along the way!