Fashion (My Style) · OOTD · Shopping · Work


Facebook friends!  Here it is!  The skirt that changed my life.  

Okay…maybe it didn’t really change my life (drama queen).  But when I walked out of the store with this skirt last Friday, I had no idea that three short days later, I would happen upon an aspect of said skirt that would completely blow my mind.

WAIT!  Did you catch that?  Wanna see that again?
Who would have thought to put pockets on this skirt?  Banana Republic, that’s who!  And I am forever grateful to them for it.  Gives me a place to put my hands when taking photos for my blog post (I NEVER know what to do with my hands/arms when taking these photos…and they usually end up in pockets, when available).

I already knew how I wanted to style this skirt when I bought it.  I knew I wanted to wear it with a bright, solid colored shirt.  This blue definitely gives the outfit that “pop” of color I was going for…but is simple enough to not detract from the lovely feathered pattern on the skirt.  And, of course, the belt gives it that finished look.  I SHOULD have worn the heels to work, but I wore flats instead (because I need to be comfortable in order to effectively sit in front of a computer all day).

The blazer was kind of an afterthought…added only because I knew that, while the weather outside had cooled considerably, East Fee Hall (the building where MSUCOM is housed) would not have caught on, continuing to blast cold air into my office.

Here’s me without the blazer (and the original vision for this outfit).

Yes…this skirt is amazing.  But what’s even MORE amazing is that I only paid about $18 out of pocket for this skirt.  This one was originally priced at $89.50, marked down to $49.95, and given an additional 40% off.  Plus, I was given a $25 Amex gift card, which I split between this and another skirt (which you will likely see soon on this blog).

Let’s see if my stereotypical Asian math skills are still serving me well…

Retail =  $89.50
Sale Price = $49.95
40% Off Clearance =  $29.97
What I Paid = $17.47 (plus tax)
(with half of a $25 Amex Gift Card)

Shirt – Banana Republic Factory Store Cowl Neck Blue Top (old); Skirt – Banana Republic Milly Collection Feather Printed Skirt; Shoes – DSW Anne Klein Latham Pumps in Pewter (find it on here); Belt – Anne Taylor LOFT Outlet Store (on clearance in store); Necklace – Pearl Pendant Necklace (gift)

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