WIW: Working my neutrals

I really like how this looks together today!  This skirt is proof that there is life beyond suits for "business skirts".  I bought this skirt on sale at Ann Taylor (deep discount), in hopes that one day, the jacket would go on sale as well. Of course, that never happened and I was left with an orphaned skirt.  It's lighter than the Halogen skirts, so hopefully I can work it into more spring outfits. 

You guys are going to be sick of my oxfords before it's all said and done.  I should probably go ahead and buy a 2nd pair, because I see where this is heading. :)

For my topper this morning, I paired it with my fave combo of my JCrew jacket & leopard scarf. Temps are supposed to be in the low 60s, but I don't plan on being outside anyway, so my legs should be fine.

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  • Catnip replied 6 years ago

    I'll never be sick of your oxfords.  I have four pairs and love the comfort and the casual vibe.

    Great casual outfit for a spring day!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I won't bee sick of your oxfords either. I've worn a grey laceless pair into the ground and need a replacement. Great outfit!

  • Von replied 6 years ago

    I took my husband with me to Nordstroms on Tuesday with the intent on buying these in the gray, he sneered up at them so hard that I left them! 'Whaaat? They're just like my brown ones!"  His response was "But that's a color I can see...I can ignore the brown ones because they are skin toned!" LOL!!

    This morning he called me after I arrived at work to tell me how good he thought this outfit looked. He said "now I can see the shoes...I like them, they work!".

    Men. *sigh*

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    I think you will get a lot of good use out of that skirt. Your outfit looks great.
    I agree that you should get your other pair of oxfords, they go with everything and you know you will enjoy them.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    At least your man was open to changing his mind!

    Oxfords are amazing, and you're making neutrals your own!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    I really really REALLY like these outfits. I love the grey with the dark tan of your oxfords.

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    I love that he called you to tell you that he loved your outfit! That's fantastic!

    I love this whole outfit. The range of neutral tones is just gorgeous, and those oxfords are amazing with the skirt. LOVE.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Love the print on that top and the leopard print scarf really energizes the whole outfit.

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    love the pattern mix of the shirt and the scarf. and i love the oxfords with the skirt, i tried that once and i didn't like the results, but this is showing me that i should try again

  • Thistle replied 6 years ago

    So glad the At orphan got un-orpahned!  it looks terrific.

    Not even remotely sick of the oxfords :)  So glad they are getting so much love, and that they have becme such a workhorse!

  • Von replied 6 years ago

    Thanks ladies -- Seriously before seeing tons of pics of flats + skirts at YLF, I never would have even worn flats with this outfit, much less oxfords, but now, I'm much more comfortable with the idea.  In my head skirts on me needed a heel to look decent. These days, I realize skirts on me don't *need* anything much to make them look cute. It's a nice thing to realize.

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Fab look.

  • Jenava replied 6 years ago

    For some reason I just LOVE this with that jacket over it.  I think it really adds to the casual kind of kicky vibe of the oxfords with the skirt.

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