Wearing //
Nordstrom necklace, similar here
LOFT skirt, love this option
Zara slides, similar here, here, here

A black skirt is just as essential in my wardrobe as a black dress. I've had this one from LOFT for years, and even though I don't reach for it very often, it's managed to survive several closet clean-outs. You really can't go wrong with such a basic piece.

My issue is that I never know whether to dress it up or dress it down. The chiffon style fabric makes it look formal, but the elastic waistband keeps it casual. When we went out for drinks last week with friends, I decided that I would play up both elements. I wore it with a simple tee shirt, but used metallic accessories in an effort to make it more fun for a night on the town. In Summer, I find it difficult to strike the right balance between wearing what I want to wear, and making sure that my outfit is practical in the heat. Do you have this problem? It's really the only thing about Summer that I dislike. But I have a couple of general rules I like to follow...

Two ways to look put-together while still keeping cool: 
+ Use accessories to make basics look more interesting. It's all about the finishing touches! When I wear a tee, I either layer delicate necklaces or I wear one statement piece. The necklace I have on is older and from Nordstrom, but this one is extremely similar and I actually prefer it because you can wear it multiple ways. It might need a home with me.
+ My inclination is always to pair a skirt with pumps, but metallic sandals are just as pretty and they look more appropriate for Summer. There isn't anything I hate more than trudging around in heels when I'm already uncomfortable from the heat!

I hope you had a great weekend! I got a little too much sun but hey, no complaints! I have two really fun posts planned for Wednesday and Friday so check back then! In the meantime, I'm linking up with my friends Rachelle and Carylee.


  1. I hate heels when it's hot as well, love this easy look. I would so wear that and you look adorable.


  2. Love this pretty outfit and all of your finishing touches! You making me want a pair of metallic slides. Those are so cute!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. I love how you styled this. The metallic is perfect. I think the sandals and the statement necklace were the perfect choices.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. I have a couple black skirts that will stay in my closet until they don't fit anymore! They are such classic pieces. I love your chiffon one. It's so pretty!

  5. This outfit is a classic - you've made me want to buy a grey tee to pair with my feminine skirts and statement necklaces. Off to pin this picture <3


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