One winter white skirt, five ways

I love the idea of a winter white skirt. Practically speaking? Not so much. For one, I can’t keep anything white clean (remember my white pant disaster?). Second,  I’m not a fan of tights with a winter white skirt.

This J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge wool is really a fall/winter fabric making it not as versatile as a skirt that is made of ponte or a lighter weight wool. Fall and winter means skirts must be worn with tights more often than not and there is no way around it (at least where I live). I’m on the fence about keeping this, but here are a few outfit ideas that I came up with using pieces I currently have in my closet in trying to decide whether I should either keep or return it.

With chambray:

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 J.Crew Keeper Chambray / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool Michael Kors Runway Watch / Ann Taylor Factory Signature Pumps (similar here) /  Le Chateau Ring / Stein Blye Necklace
 

With color:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five waysSmart Set Turtleneck (Dark Green, size XS)(similar here in cashmere from Bloomies) / Ann Taylor LOFT / Marc Fisher Kevins Boots  / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool Michael Kors Runway Watch / Le Chateau Ring

 Like a lady:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amelie Pumps / Botkier Charlotte Clutch(similar here) / Forever21 Bracelet / Banana Republic Horsebit Link Necklace / Banana Republic Factory Sweater / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool 

Printed blouse and blazer (bad hair moment):

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways DRESSED ACCORDINGLY // One winter skirt, five ways J.Crew Silk Boy Shirt Falke Pure Matte Semi Opaque Denier 50 /  Calvin Klein Dina Nappa / Olivia Harris / Talula Babiton by Aritzia / J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool 

 Boxy sweater (sorry about the wrinkles, I found it under a pile of clothes):

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I’m obviously not having a hard time coming up with outfits. I think I’m just having buyer’s remorse over all the stuff I’ve purchased the last two months, and I still need to buy a suit (or two) for the new job I’m starting in the new year. I’m trying to figure out what, if anything, I can return and not regret later; however, the more outfits ideas I come up with for this skirt, the more I fall in love with it.

See Elle from FastFoodandFastFashion with her many “one item, five ways” posts here!

Recap:

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  Do you have any favorite ways to wear a winter white skirt?

One Yellow Sweater, Three Ways

Admittedly, when I go home to Toronto, I don’t pack that well. Inevitably, I’m always either over-packed or under-packed. I’m under-packed, because I usually don’t bring the correct layers–jackets, sweaters, etc. And sometimes I’m over-packed, because I always end up wearing the same thing anyway. Take this yellow J.Crew Tippi Sweater for example:

 

I wasn’t even going to bring it with me but at the last minute before leaving the apartment, I slipped it over my head because my dad likes to blast the A/C in the car and I needed something to keep me warm despite the blazing heat outdoors.

Even though I don’t *really* need to,  I am thrilled to be able to wear this layer anyway. Toronto does get heat and humidity during the summer, but it is nowhere near what it is in DC. The fact that being able to wear this layer as an option makes me so happy.

The first two outfits aren’t dramatically different, but when you’re living out of a suitcase, you have to make do with what you have. I know the color of the photos are a bit washed out, but I made a new spot in the house to take some photos and the lighting is a bit weird and I didn’t put too much effort into trying to fix them via post-processing.

Fam jam:

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Jacob Sleeveless Bow Blouse (without the bow) /  J.Crew Cafe Capri in Pop Art Polka Dot / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amelie Pump / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / Michael Kors Runway watch 

Dinner with the BFF for his birthday:
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 Forever21  Necklace / Rich & Skinny Wax-coated Legacy Jeans / Forever21 and Material Girl

Running errands:

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Express Racerback tank /Le Chateau Ring /  H&M Leather belt / Converse Chuck Taylor All-star Ox /  Abercrombie & Fitch Cut-off Denim shorts

You might not be able to tell because of the flash, but the sweater is a bit sheer so you can see the stripes of the tank through it which I thought was fun.

If you’re wondering what the heck is going on with my hair lately, it’s the result of two things: One, I need a haircut and I feel like I need a change, but I’m not quite sure what I should do with it. And two, right now I’m obsessed with Gwen and No Doubt’s new song “Settle Down”. This hair is inspired by Gwen and I’ve been sporting it pretty much every day for the last two and a half weeks.

Any suggestions on what I should do with my hair? I have a few requirements: not too short (preferably around shoulder length), easy to style, and grows out well.