Workwear: Eyelet top and purple skirt

14 Feb

Tip: If a skirt is too long, hike it up with a belt to make it a more suitable and flattering length.

This purple skirt from Banana Republic was snatched up from the outlet sale rack for 70% off.  Such a score! While it was a petite in my size, it still was a little big when I tried it on. It hung down around my hips where low-rise jeans would fall. But for the price I couldn’t beat it!

After wearing it a few times as a “low-rise” skirt, it just kept looking wrong. Like I was wearing a coat that was too big for me or skirt that was meant to be tube top. So I pulled the waist up to make a “higher-waisted” look and Ta-DAAH! It fit perfectly and the length was amazing on me. This right size, petite skirt did fit! I was just wearing it wrong.

(while not the most interesting outfit, it proves a valuable point)

IMG_4060 IMG_9517 IMG_1603Top: Target? old — Skirt: Banana Republic gift — Belt: Thrifted — Shoes: Payless ($11) — Necklace: Target ($2)


3 Responses to “Workwear: Eyelet top and purple skirt”

  1. kimmie 14.14.2013 at 6:56 pm #

    What a pretty color and shape to the skirt, and I totally wear my skirts low all the time, but sometimes it’s more flattering to wear them higher! Plus you can’t beat 70% off. The banana republic outlet is my favorite store! Love all their affordable pieces.

  2. Rebecca Henreckson 17.17.2013 at 10:10 pm #

    I love this style, and the outfit is so gorgeous!

    • Jill (joodlesdoodles) 17.17.2013 at 10:43 pm #

      Thanks! I just hopped over to your blog and you have some great style going on yourself 🙂

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