It wasn’t that long ago, while I was at ProBlogger actually, that I was showing off this skirt with a fitted peplum top and a chunky necklace. You’ll notice the photos are in the same place, same hair and make-up. Originally I’d planned to wear this orange blouse with the skirt but decided I was just too in love with the peplum not to use it. As usual. But Hubby had already snapped a few photos so I thought, oh what the heck, I’d share them anyway. There’s something a bit more casual about this, even with the heels. I feel like I should kick the heels off, grab some chunky bangles and I’d be set for all manner of casual get-togethers.  Don’t you think?

I don’t know about you, but it’s essential for an item of clothing to work WITH my wardrobe. I’m very, very selective about what fits in and what doesn’t. Sometimes I get caught up in oh wow, I LOVE that, then I realise that it just don’t fit in. Sure it’s beautiful, sure it may never be sold again, but what matters to me is that I can mix and match it with what I own and get use out of it. One look items annoy me to be frank. If I can only wear a top with certain pants or blah blah, then I don’t want it. My wardrobe is more about classic, staple items that I love.

Blazers, pencil skirts, jeans, maxi skirts, dresses and work wear. That’s primarily my wardrobe. Sure I add an item here or there. But they are normally cheaper, more ‘trendy’ items. I don’t like spending lots of money on something that I will wear for a few months, in a particular outfit and then will get rid of. I’m brutal with clothes I don’t wear. They get packaged up, shipped off to relatives, charity shops or buyers on eBay. If I don’t wear it, it goes. Full stop. A little while ago a friend asked if I had any cocktail ball type gowns she could borrow for an event. Sure I said, I’ll take a look. It turns out I had none to offer because I’d sold or gifted them all.

I don’t really DO balls…

So my point is that I like items I can re-style. This skirt is pretty darn awesome at that. The colours in the print alone make it very versatile. The length and the shape make it work at most occasions. So it gets to stay. It’s a two thumbs up from me for this skirt. This blouse is exactly the same. I wear it to work, I wear it with jeans. I wear it tucked in, unbuttoned, with and without the camisole under it. I love items that can be cycled over and over again. What can I say, it comes down to one thing, I’m a tight ass really.

How would you wear this floral skirt?

Blouse – Crossroads {no longer in store}
Skirt – Virtu {gifted}
Shoes – Emerson for BigW {no longer in store}

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