Skirting the Issue
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**You might call this a disclaimer, but I totally claim it, so that seems almost like an oxymoron to call it that, but ANYWAY….. These photos are awful. I am well aware of that. My bathroom is dark and the mirror is dirty. Let’s just say that gives the photos some charm. OK?**
One Skirt – Four Ways
In order to get a lot of use out of your clothes, we are skirting the issue. That is, styling one skirt in multiple ways for multiple seasons!
In my first fashion post, Fifty and Fashionable, I told you about the online styling service that I use called Stitch Fix. It is an online styling service meant to take you out of your comfort zone and get you to try something that you might not would have otherwise. If you’d like to know more about this service, I will go into more detail at the end of this post.
I got this pencil skirt in a fall fix. The burgundy color was very trendy last fall and I loved the stretchy fit! The lace detail down each side gives it some pizzazz.
It also matches my bathroom rug. 🙂
The faux leather and suede jacket and the short gray booties are also Stitch Fix purchases from last fall. I love the look of this whole outfit. My shirt is a thrift store purchase.
But, now that spring is here, I need a new look. I still want to wear this skirt through the summer, so I pulled out my favorite cold shoulder top, which is from Maurice’s, and tan platform sandals.
I also wanted to try it with this blush pink lace sleeveless top, also from Maurice’s, and peeptoe pumps for a more dressy and romantic look.
But we all know, that during the summer, most buildings have the air conditioning turned down to sub-arctic temperatures and a sleeveless top necessitates a jacket or sweater, so I came up with this outfit. (Which will also work for winter in the South! ha!)
I like how the tail of this hi-lo tank hangs below the leopard sweater. Makes it much more edgy and cool than a tucked in blouse.
I am seeing now that I need some gray peep-toe shoes for the summer version of this outfit to take the place of the booties. Maybe I’ll put that on my wish list for my next box from Stitch Fix!
MORE ABOUT STITCH FIX:
If you click on my affiliate link, you will be taken to the Stitch Fix website to begin creating your account. This is fun in itself and costs nothing. You can kind of find out more about it by doing so. You will fill out a profile which asks typical size information. The next page will ask about your fit preferences… fitted, loose, skinny, relaxed. The third page shows some actual outfits and you indicate how you feel about those outfits, LIKE, LOVE, HATE, JUST OK. It also asks some questions about your day to day life. For example, do you want more business casual clothes, or laid back casual, or formal, etc. And what body parts do you like to hide or show off? It also asks about jewelry, shoes, and items you might like to avoid. Lastly, you indicate a price range that you are comfortable with for different clothing items. The choices are: The cheaper the better, $50-$100, $100-$150, $150-$200, $200+.
On the final page of your profile, you can add links to your social media. This allows your stylist to learn more about you. Your Pinterest Board is your most valuable tool for getting a fix that suits you. You should immediately create a Pinterest Board with pins of clothes and outfits that you like and link the board to this last page of your profile. This is invaluable to both you and your stylist. You can update this profile at any time after you create it. If you forgot something, need to change something, or you lost weight, or whatever.
The last thing on your profile is a note field where you tell your stylist anything you want them to know. Maybe that you own too many jeans and really would rather have dresses. Or that you are going on a vacation to the beach and need lots of shorts!
Even when you have completed this in depth profile, you are still not obligated to anything until you actually set a date for a fix to be delivered to you. You can set up a one time delivery, or a monthly delivery, or a quarterly delivery or however you choose.
Once your fix ships, you will be charged a $20 styling fee. When your box arrives, you try on everything. Seriously. Even if you think you don’t like it, TRY IT ON! Some of those items we don’t like actually turn out to be our favorites! Send back anything you don’t want to keep in the provided postage paid envelope. Keep what you do want and checkout online. Your $20 styling fee will go towards your purchase.
Begin your profile by clicking HERE.
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