Wearing //
Loft striped tee, old but cute chevron option here
Zara pumps, similar
Essie nails in double breasted jacket
NYX butter gloss in Strawberry Parfait

I had been stalking the Express website for this ruched skirt for what seemed like months. After admiring it on Gina, Carylee, and Rachelle, I was thrilled when it finally popped back up on the site. Better yet, it was also on sale for under twenty dollars. You can't beat that! The fabric is stretchy and extremely forgiving, and I love that it doesn't have a zipper. It feels like wearing pajamas, especially when paired with a simple soft tee shirt. I decided to polish it up by adding elegant touches. This may very well be my new favorite wardrobe staple. I love how easy it's going to be to dress up or down. The only concern I have is making sure that my lady bits remain covered because it has a tendency to ride up a bit after sitting down for a prolonged period of time. I can manage though, the ruching is what makes it more unique. Thank you for the inspiration ladies!


  1. I am so glad that this skirt worked out for you, and I love your styling choices with with the striped tee and trench! I just love seeing how we all style the same piece differently.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. I love that we all have it so more inspiration on ways to wear it, you look stunning.


  3. Love the skirt, Noelle! I've always wanted one especially after seeing the version Mila Kunis wore in Friends With Benefits, haha.

    xo, alison*elle

  4. That skirt is so cute! LOVE your hair too! (I may be a little late on the hair... I haven't read up on my fav blogs in months!) lol

    1. Hi Lindsay! It's so nice to hear from you again! I hope you'll continue reading more often ;)

  5. That skirt is super hot! I love it!

  6. I've loved this skirt as well! I can't believe you scored it at such a great price?! I love how you styled it. So classic and stylish. Thanks for your kind words on your comment. I'm truly thankful to have meet you through blogging.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  7. Love the skirt! And the bag of course! :)

  8. What a great deal on a gorgeous skirt...it looks fab on you!

  9. Thank you ladies! Don't pay full price on express items (although I do think this skirt is worth it). I always wait for sales and coupons!

  10. Dying of laughter at the need to protect ladybits from being exposed LOL! I've loved that skirt since I saw it on Gina and Carylee - and of course you've made it look gorgeous with your ladylike pairing!

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  11. It's so perfect on you! This makes me so happy! Very glad you like it and we didn't lead you astray! Http://morepiecesofme.com

  12. You look perfect! Love your outfit and your style! Totally love the coat!
    Rug cleaners Stanmore

  13. Lol that's hilarious and exactly what I would think about with that skirt. It's super cute though so worth the risk. :)


  14. Haha, I laughed too when I wrote about my "lady bits". What else can we call them on the internet?! Anyway, the skirt really isn't as much of a problem as it may seem. I would size up if you are looking to get one though. I am a size 6 in bottoms and the medium in this fits great, albeit a bit snug. I think that's the general look of it though. Great with looser tops or a jacket on top


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