WIW 3/12-13--Formula: black turtleneck, skinny belt and printed midi

Yesterday I wore an INC black turtleneck from Macy's, yellow skinny belt from my Target dress, and a yellow and black chevron stripe midi from ASOS. The skirt is stretchy and A-line and feels very feminine. Just for matchy matchy fun, I also added my chevron stripe Fossil satchel and Missoni for Target striped black pumps. Got lots of compliments and felt great in the outfit. I am seeing now looking at the pics that the outline of the waistband of the skirt is showing underneath the thin turtleneck, but it wasn't noticeable to me yesterday, hopefully it doesn't look too bad. I was in a hurry and ran out the door without a jacket on--I think next time I might try it with my cognac leather jacket.

Yesterday when I walked over to the hospital to get some lunch at the cafeteria, I saw this striking black and white printed skirt on a mannequin outside the hospital gift shop. I went in and tried it on and it looked great with the black turtleneck, so I bought it and repeated the turtleneck today with my new skirt! LOL about leaving no retail stone unturned--never thought I'd be buying clothes at the hospital gift shop! (Now what am I going to do today when I walk past that gift shop and I have that same skirt on--haha!)

It's a skirt by Soybu, which apparently is a Denver-based company that specializes in eco-made clothes. It looks like they have a bunch of active clothes that would be good for yoga or workouts or MOTG or travel.
This skirt is called Wanderlust, and it is made of cotton chamoix and has a stretchy elastic waist and is so soft--it would be great for packing since it seems very wrinkle resistant. This pattern feels sort of Kate Spade-ish (I am drooling over her black and white floral patterned skirts and dresses out right now!) but is a lot cheaper--only $45! Score!
This particular skirt is sold at Sports Authority as well (looks like they carry a lot of their clothes):

I actually went with the size L because that way it would fall to a midi length on me and I prefer that length--the M was above the knee. (And if you wanted it shorter, you could always fold over the elastic waist). I like having some elastic waist skirts because they are so comfy and you can still wear them even if you gain a little weight at times! I could probably even wear these as maternity skirts if I ever needed to!

I wore my skinny red bow belt, structured red snakeskin handbag from White House Black Market, red Clark T strap pumps and my Anthro red corset trench (pic from the back is not that flattering because I'm twisted around to take the pic, but you get the idea). I really love the black/white/red combo and always have. Back to my usual ladylike me and feeling comfy and stylish at the same time!

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  • Sunita replied 7 years ago

    Love both outfits! Off to the Sports Authority website to check out skirt #2...

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous Natalie - the print on the skirt is lovely and that red trench is TDF!

  • Sunita replied 7 years ago

    And I'm back! That skirt is a beautiful print and does look very comfy. Great buy! I always love black & white with a bit of red thrown in...

  • Kirti replied 7 years ago

    I love today's outfit so much! The skirt is lovely and I really like these colours together :)

  • Girl X replied 7 years ago

    Eureka! The formula is a success! Both of these skirts are gorgeous, and the skinny belts are so chic - ooh and the red berry trench!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Formulas are formulas for a reason - they WORK.

  • jayne replied 7 years ago

    gorgeous! love that red in belt and bag and coat! You rock it, in a feminine way of course

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Both are great and sophisticated, but nr. 1 is my fav. I Think it's that subtle yellow.:-)

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    I love #1 - perfect outfit! #2 is great too, esp. with the trench but something aboiut #1 is esp. fabulous to me.

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    What a bright idea to match the bag and skirt and shoe patterns, Natalie! So sophisticated.

    The new skirt is BEAUTIFUL! Love the addition of the dainty bow belt, whose strap width seems to match the shoes!

    Two gorgeous outfits there!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    GORGEOUS, Natalie! And what a great suggestion for MOTG or travel capsules. I adore the new skirt and you are right, it looks a bit Kate Spade-ish. Especially with your reds!

    Love the yellow accents with your chevron skirt, too.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    #1 and #2 have got to be one of my faves, Natalie! The pattern mixing with the bag and colour blocked shoes are just so perfect with the rest of the outfit.


  • Meredith1953 replied 7 years ago

    You look gorgeous as usual in these outfits! Those shoes in pic #1 and that bag!!!. The new skirt is really lovely also!

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