Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: Style{in} Skirts: Deals on Deals

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Style{in} Skirts: Deals on Deals

 This week I wore all sorts of deals...
The shirt: Cotton On - $6
The headband: Thrift store a long time ago
The skirt: @britneyscloset - $6
The purse: Plato's Closet - $6
The shoes: Target (but I got them for free)
Necklace: Mom's old jewelry;)
I have found lately that scoop-neck tee's aren't really a strong point for me. I think it's because scoop necks are designed to give the illusion that a girls shoulder/upper torso/face shape are wider than they actually are. My round face and broad-ish shoulders don't need any help there, but I tried to draw the attention away from that with a v-type necklace and more color in the skirt/shoes and the headband, instead of colors drawing attention to the torso/shoulders.
This skirt was a tube top I happened upon on Instagram, which I plan on wearing as a skirt with some dark tights and boots later on this fall.
 Of course I'm still diggin' my new-to-me bag, and these blue combat boots are a style statement without being stereotypical.
The back of this shirt is what makes it great. The zipper at the top keeps it from looking too normal, and it gets slightly longer in the back, but not as much as a real hi-low shirt.
This week marks my last week of summer before the craziness of the new school year kicks in. I'm starting to get emails about syllabi and books I need to get... 
So what am I doing? Trying really hard to squeeze in one more beach visit, a pedicure, and a bit of a tan before summer "ends"... And willing my hair to grow super fast. I miss my braids! (What do ya'll think... keep the red for growing it out? or go back to my natural dirty blonde?;)
Other than cramming in the most movies and sunshine as possible in these last five days, I hung out with these dandy gals today:
Chris Pratt, I mean, um, Guardians of the Galaxy was definitely worth seeing.;)

Trying out a new format on the blog... let me know what ya'll think of the simpler version!

PS, linking up at Walking in Memphis in High HeelsWatch Out For The WoestmansJoin the GossipMom TrendsStill Being MollyDC in StyleFizz and FrostingThe Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Vodka-Infused LemonadePenniless SocialiteSimply Just LovelyMix Match FashionMy Here and Now LifeStyle ElixirTwo Thirty-Five DesignsThe Life of the Party, and Musings of a Housewife


  1. Your booties are beautiful :) And so this is called a scoop neck. Well, I am not a fan of it for me either. But that's because I think it flattens me out.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  2. The boots are the best. How much are they?

  3. Great deals and a cute outfit! Love the skirt especially!
    Dawn Lucy

  4. It's cute as a skirt and I think it's going to be great with tights!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  5. What a fun skirt! I just can't get enough florals. :) You look fabulous and your photographs are always stunning!

    On another note, it was so great to have you join style confessions link-up last week... I just adored seeing your favorite look. Please feel free to join us again, over at :)


  6. Love those cute boots! And of course the floral :) Such a cute look and so cheap!!


  7. Love those boots and that floral skirt is perfect with them.

  8. Lovelovelovelovelove those boots! You always rock some awesome pieces. P.S. I love the new blog design! So bright and fun.

  9. your boots are AMAZING! And the first photo against the wall is too cool!

    I'd love if you stopped by my blog :)