I remember when I was younger looking through some of my mother’s old photographs and loving the clothes she wore. Fitted button down floral tops tucked neatly into white high-waisted bellbottoms, tailored for her body.
“Where are these clothes,” I would ask her. The answer was always the same: “Long gone.”
It really disappointed me that she hadn’t thought, in those years before I was born, to save me anything from her closet. To be fair, I did get some jewelry, but I always forget to wear jewelry so…
This linen pleated skirt will be going to my daughter. I’ve had it for longer than both my children have been alive. In fact, I’ve had it for most of my adult life. I picked it up at a thrift store and fell in love. We’ve been married ever since.
When I first got the skirt, I saw it as dressy and typically wore it with heels; and while I still do like to dress it up, I’ve found that it works just as well for a more casual look.
Here I paired it with one of my new favorites, these Cole Haan tennis shoes (link below) in rose gold. I’m so happy that rose gold has made a comeback. I like to think of it as neutral dressed up for a date. They also come in silver and gold, but something about this color feels more versatile to me.
This black crop top has to be one of the best most useful purchases I’ve made in the clothing department. It’s so versatile and comfortable.
I can pair it with so many things from midi skirts to high-waisted jeans. I also like how it has a high collar but it’s cropped, so it’s like demure sexy.
Yes, my skirt is wrinkled. I’ve used an iron maybe once in the past two years and I ain’t ashamed. I’m finding people some people are just like me and others are shocked that I rarely iron. How are you with ironing? I’ve been taking an informal survey with my friends.
I really enjoyed creating a short video of my outfit and I hope you all enjoyed it as well. I love coming up with new ways to make projects more fun and creative. I must say thank you to my friend Quetsy for capturing these lovely images on beautiful Las Olas Boulevard.
I’m just getting my iwannabealady YouTube channel off the ground and I would truly madly deeply appreciate your support in going over to my page, giving it a like and subscribing to my channel. I have lots of great content planned for you all and I don’t want you to miss it. Plus, you guys are my first line of defense against this cold world. 🙂 But for real though…
Questions: How comfortable are you with mixing styles? Has your mom or female family member given you any of their old clothes or jewelry, and do you wear it? Are there any pieces in your closet that you’d like to hold on to for yourself or someone else?
Here’s how you can get the look, Ladies. The links are affiliated, so go on and support me and your wardrobe at the same time. FYI, these shoes are freaking comfortable.
My name is Lyz-Stephanie and I want to inspire you to be more connected to yourself and the world, to find beauty in simple pleasures, and to have more adventures. Every day we can do something to make our lives happier and richer, make our minds more active and engaged. I’m on the journey. Will you join me?