There’s a story behind this double-slit maxi skirt, and it isn’t of the Angelina Jolie variety.
I remember like it was yesterday, though: It was the last one in stock and marked down to a very tempting price. So much so, that despite it being a full size too small, I couldn’t pass it up. “Free-99!” my shopaholic side had whispered.
YOLO, you know? It was one of those (you’re an ass)pirational purposes. The ‘ol: “Oh, well this will be my motivation to lose weight. Purchase, justified! Win.”
I never got around to wearing it — or even trying it back on — until now. In fact, I honestly didn’t even know I still had it until I did a massive closet purge over the weekend (more on that tomorrow). I guess being a hoarder has it’s sartorial silver linings.
And apparently, this whole stressed-the-fuck-out diet is real, guys, and it works. Thank you, New York!
Just kidding — I’m going to tell you all about my fitness journey next week, but for today, we’ll keep it casual and talk about color schemes.
And that slit.
I’ve been wearing the same variation of my fall uniform (there’s that sweater again), so in an effort to freshen up my all-black ensemble, I decided to “invest” in a few a seasonally appropriate accessories in a palette of rich, blue hues.
I was surprised when I found this ombré scarf at Charming Charlie, which is a brand I’ve grown up on but only really (and wrongly) considered for jewelry in the past, like midi ring sets and the like.
Charming Charlie and I go way back — and by that, I mean I used to spend all of my hard-earned Hollister paychecks there every month each summer break.
(Yes, it’s true. I worked at Hollister. Those were dark times, my friends.)
At any rate, today’s accessories are a part of the Midnight Bloom collection.
I’ve always liked how the store is merchandized by color, which is how I’ve been attempting to organize my closet. It keeps me in line and is ultimately the easiest road map to find what you’re looking for in the morning… So in other words, it allows me to snooze.
Until tomorrow’s closet convo, tell me: Thoughts on the double-slit maxi skirt? Would you wear it? And if so, with what?
*Wearing: 525 America crop sweater (also love this version) | BCBGMAXAZRIA double-slit maxi skirt (similar) | silky ombré scarf, cocktail ring, midi rings and cluster earrings c/o Charming Charlie | Alexander Wang Lia studded bag (here in black, more options here) | Pour La Victoire wedges | *Beauty: NARS matte lip pencil in Never Say Never
Posted in collaboration with Charming Charlie.