Monday, May 13, 2013


One Skirt, Worn Two Ways



      I was taking some clothing to my local consignment shop and waiting the 20 minutes while the clerks made decisions on which items of mine to sell.  Of course I looked around and of course, I found something I just had to bring home. This skirt is the kind of design I love, inky paints spots in a great color on a pencil skirt.

     In this post I styled it two ways. One with a white trench and one with a deep navy jacket.  One skirt worn two ways. 

     If you want to learn more about my style, hop over to Sylvia's at Forty Plus Style .








trench--worthington
skirt--ann taylor (consignment purchase)
blouse--vicotor alfaro
floral sandal-coach
black purse--dkny
navy jacket--ralph lauren jeans
sandals--vera wang
purse--b makowsky

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47 comments:

  1. Ann - My single favorite thing in your post is that wonderful polka dot blouse you are wearing with your "new" skirt. Sure, the coat and jacket look great, but the pattern mixing with that blouse is fabulous.

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    1. Thanks for saying that Jeanne. I just added the full picture of the polka dot blouse, point well taken.

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  2. I swear you are a pro model. This skirt is tremendous! I love how you paired it and such. Great job!!!

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  3. Fab consignment find. I love that you have paired it with a smaller dot pattern in the one photo.

    I can only assume that you had an extra pair of pants for the shoot since getting that shot of the skirt on it's own in the vines would mean you are partially naked : ) ...the sign of a true fashion blogger LOL.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Nice find! You've styled the skirt beautifully, Ann!
    Both ways look wonderful but I really find the combination with your navy jacket my favorite.
    Gorgeous photos, too!

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    1. Thanks so much. Seems my blog has two types of members. Both the "arty" and the "classic" ladies--this post has something for each.

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  5. What a great skirt! I love the imky spots pattern, and I like how you've styled it both ways.

    Alexa

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  6. Both ways are very chic, however the first is my favorite since I am a huge fan of mixing patterns.

    mysmallwardrobe.com

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  7. That Ralph Lauren navy jacket is awesome Ann! Both outfits are my favourites, and I'm particularly impressed with how the polka dots go so perfectly with the skirt. Well Done!

    Sue xo

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  8. Such a pretty skirt! I like the second outfit best, maybe because the skirt gets more attention. I'm curious about the blouse, though. In an earlier comment you said you added a full picture of it, but I'm not seeing it. Maybe because I'm on a little netbook?

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    1. You are right Val. I have a picture with the blouse and skirt but I had such a somber expression I put it on then took it off again. We take what seems like a ton of photos I thought I had it covered, but sometimes I see them on the screen and am disappointed.

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  9. Love the fun print of that skirt! I like the second outfit, paired with that zipped up jacket the skirt really pops.

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  10. Both combos are winners. The skirt is so sassy. I love your polka dot action there too!

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  11. Wow. That skirt would have gone home with me too. Love all your combis and that polkadot blouse is fab. But my favorite is the combination with the Ralph Lauren jacket. Perfect.
    By the way can you change the url of the link of your feature to http://40plusstyle.com/how-to-look-both-elegant-and-colorfully-arty-after-40/ Right now it goes through some strange bloglovin loop....

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  12. There is nothing in the post that I don't love. Just love.

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  13. That skirt is gorgeous! I also really like your shoes in the second look.

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  14. It was nice to meet you to 40+style yesterday ( I left a comment there ) and know something else about you...
    and now to your post: wonderful photos and clothes, everything is so good...

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  15. Amazing skirt, the perfect length and the perfect cut.
    I love these colors and this pattern.

    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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  16. I love the print on this, it's so fun! Love that you paired it with neutrals to let it shine!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  17. es una combinación perfecta!!
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  18. I love this skirt and you look amazing!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  19. I am too mesmerized by your gorgeous heels! The skirt has a great versatile print- and your outfit silhouette is lean and keen.

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  20. What a great find at the thrift shop!! Esoecially love the look with the navy jacket because it shows your great figure.
    And Bella is right, your sandals are fabulous - stylish with a comfortable heel.

    Now I will head over to Sylvia!

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    Follow me on Facebook

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  21. really elegant both ways, love that trench and black sandals combo and also love the navy jacket!, you're gorgeous!
    besos

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  22. I love the print of your skirt, it would be perfect for autumn and winter too with tights! :)

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  23. I like the skirt paired with dark block color top, enhance its color and beautiful print more, in my opinion :)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  24. Great skirt, love the pattern and how you have styled it :)

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  25. I love your skirt, the print is gorgeous.

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  26. I can't say which option I like best. I love the trench with the falbala and I love the navy jacket and of course this skirt with the unique pattern. Your pics always are perfect.

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  27. I love that skirt with the same-color polka dot top!

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  28. Ann, you certainly did reach both the artsy as well as the classic this week. I'm really loving the trench version with the hint of that fun blouse. (Does this put me in the artsy category?)

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  29. Wow, such great & classic style! So pretty!
    Found your blog through the Favorite Fashion Friday linkup, and I am now your newest follower :)

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love this skirt - it's a modern classic. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  31. I love how your styled your skirt in both outfits. Super cute!

    Stopping by from #YOLOMONDAY, have a great day!

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  32. Great outfits! I'd love for you to link up to My Style Monday. http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-style-monday_20.html

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  33. I really love these kinds of dresses becasue it looks so good and comfortable for all. You are perfect in this dress.

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  34. Dear Ann, I found your blog today and think it's wonderful. Love all your different coats.

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  35. The pattern on that skirt is gorgeous! Great find! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back this Thursday for Look What I Got.
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite
    Jewelry Giveaway!

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  36. Of course you found something wonderful. I'm happy to have seen this look on you ... instructive as always. Beautiful, all the individual elements, and I so love your little shoes.

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  37. That skirt is beautiful! Such a classic piece. I love how you styled it so different in both outfits, but both work appropriate! Ps found you through the style sessions linkup! xo

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  38. I can understand why you chose the skirt. Beautiful pattern and the fit is perfect. I love it paired with the polka dots, and the navy jacket is stunning. Always classy, sophisticated and chic!

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  39. I love the polka dot blouse with that skirt!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  40. You look fabulous:) I love the skirt!
    ~Anne

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