Tuesday, August 16, 2011

T-Shirt and Skirt, T-Shirt and Skirt

I have become mildly obsessed with wearing T-shirts and skirts over the past couple days; so much so that I practically wore the same thing two days in a row.

On Monday I wore this:

I paired my vintage poppy pleated skirt (thrifted) with a grey tee (Target), my increasingly ubiquitous cuff (thrifted), vintage “fringe” earrings and black platforms (G by Guess via Piperlime).

And, today, this:

This pose is so ridiculous, I had to include this picture.

I wore a blue vintage circle skirt (thrifted) with a black and white striped tee (Old Navy), a silver necklace-as-bracelet (gifted, I think) and black sandals (White Mountain via Macy’s).

They’re not exactly the same, but they have a similar feel to them.  A feel that was prompted by some advice in the latest In Style to pair pleated skirts with a casual sweater and boots.  I love my pleated skirts, but never thought to dress them down and was excited to try a new way to wear them.  I tried it Monday with my favorite poppy-colored pleated skirt, tying the tee at the side both to help define my waist and to add to the casual feel.  And I really liked it.

In fact, I liked the look so much that I decided to try a variation on the theme today.  Today’s skirt isn’t pleated, but it’s very full and a length that, like with the pleats, tends to make me want to dress up instead of down.  But, today, I paired it not only with a tee (this time tied in the back to define the waist), but with flat sandals.  And again, I like it.  I know the proportions are a bit tricky, but for some reason, I think it works. 

Could I be delusional?  It’s possible.  Maybe I’m sun-addled from the trip to the beach.  But, for whatever reason, I like these looks and will probably continue wearing variations on this theme for awhile yet, you lucky ducks.

No takeaway for today, instead I wanted to let you know that I and several other bloggers, are showing the world our shorts over at Fabienne’s blog, The House on the Clouds, today.  So, get your minds out of the gutters and go take a peek!

Happy Tuesday, All!


P.S. Ferge and I tried to take a picture of me twirling to show off the skirt, but it did not work.  At all.  It just made me dizzy and sort of nauseous and this is all we got:

Again, yes, it's ridiculous, but it's all I've have to show for all our efforts.


  1. if i had those awesome thrifted skirts i too would wear this combo multiple days too! i love a tee and a skirt. and i love your coral pleated one. in fact i'm obsessed with it. if we were the same height i'd make you swap it with me. haha.


  2. I think your twirling shows great promise! I've been on a t-shirt and skirt kick lately too, it's a pretty easy and comfortable look for summer, and I'm all about easy and comfortable. I really like both of these looks on you - and your trip to the beach sounded like a whole lot of fun :)

  3. love that last picture!! your twirling is fine! and tying up casual shirts over bright pleats is such a great look!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  4. Both skirts are "statements" and can afford to be paired with tees. Plus, its comfy.

  5. I haven't really considered pairing a long skirt and tee this way, but now I'm curious about some of the possible combinations in my closet. I will have to experiment.

  6. Hee hee! I like the twirling picture. :) My camera doesn't do action shots so well. I think I like the outfit with the blue skirt best. It looks comfy and like something I would wear too.

  7. I love the twirling picture. I always cover them up with jackets or cardigans, it seems, but I am a big fan of tanks/tees with skirts. It's just such a comfortable way to look sharp. I like your pairings here, especially, of course, the one with the stripes.

  8. Alright. You know what? I LOVE these looks! You look so casual and yet very ladylike! FABULOUS! ~Serene

  9. I say if aint broke no need to fix it :) Both looks are very casual but fun...I love the idea of making a pleated skirt more casual with boots and a tee..may have to try that one myself :)

  10. I love both looks! I have had a hard time taking me pleated skirt and dressing it up enough for work. I am suddenly very excited to potentially wear it with boots come our fall, sadly another 2 or 3 months away.

  11. Great colors. Great pleats. I love your style.

  12. You have "discovered" my uniform. Seriously. In the summer, it's a tee and a skirt. In the winter, it's the same thing plus tights and a cardigan. It's AMAZING how much you can do with it!

    Like that first look! That coral pleated skirt is absolutely amazing on you, and it really pops next to the grey jersey--especially with that cute knot. Love it.

  13. That is a fantastic look. I love how you are taking a normally dressy skirt and turning it into casual. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  14. I'm a huge fan of tees with skirts. It's like the bread and butter of my wardrobe. I love these two pairings for you.

    Also, twirling pictures are SO HARD TO TAKE.

  15. Haha, I was about to say just the same thing as Tia--looking not-weird in twirling pictures is way difficult! I always look like a dorkus for sure. At least you look like you're having fun. :)

    Also, I love that the blue and the red are so different but both look so good on you! Work the color spectrum, girl.


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