Casual Outfit Roundup: Week of September 12

Lavender dress, courtesy Reality in Style
Boots, Coclico via eBay
Bib necklace, via eBay

Wore this to speak on a panel at the first annual Minnesota Blogger Conference. (Thanks Missy!) I spoke with fellow blogger Jen and PR reps Tony and Greg about the ethics of freebies and giveaways. I SWEAR I didn’t plan to wear a review product on purpose … this dress is just a go-to when I need something easy and flattering.

Olive dress, Athleta
Boots, Coclico via eBay
Necklace, Dana LeBlanc

And, lovely as it was, I pitted out the lavender dress and changed into this before heading out to dinner.

Can I just say that it’s utterly ridiculous that these boots should be in my possession? They are butter-soft, truly sexy, utterly gorgeous $550 boots that I nabbed for $99 on eBay. How lucky is THAT?

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  • Erin

    I TOTALLY think the skirt works, Sal! You worry too much about this skirt. It's so gorgeous that it'll work with just about anything that has a hint of pink.

  • JR

    I love your outfit with the ruffled skirt. I think it works just fine.

  • Diana

    Great outfits, and great score on the boots!
    I still LOVE that pink skirt; I think it needs a cropped black leather moto jacket.

  • Between Laundry Days

    *Cue jealousy over those Coclico boots.*

    I love both the day and night version of your Minn. Blogger ensemble!

  • Courtney

    I love the outfit with the skirt! It totally works!

    As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Oh, look! Sally has a new "French" outfit." (I think it looks more French than when you wear that top with the pink pants.) 🙂

  • fröken lila

    you know what i thought about that skirt with that t-shirt? i thought that it would work 110% if you tuck the shirt into the skirt and put a nice wide purple/white/not black belt on. maybe it's the proportions here that make me think that – i think the skirt needs more room in the outfit. but i love the combination! and gee, you are one lucky girl with ebay!

  • Carrie

    I hadn't noticed the twist in the lavender dress when I saw you at the MN Blogger Conference. Love it!

  • Linda

    I think maybe the black with the pink is not optimal, but the idea is totally adorable. I made "Yayyy!" sounds in my head when I saw it.

  • La Historiadora de Moda

    I love those boots! I agree with Erin that you may be overthinking this skirt. What about pairing it with buttery yellows and mauvy purples in addition to neutrals or things with a hint of pink?

  • Jodi

    Sal.. I LOVE this lavendar dress on you… looks very pretty- thats a great color on you. And of course, i always love boots!!
    happy weekend!

  • Deja Pseu

    Wow, LOVE that lavender dress on top, gorgeous!

  • Lemondrop Marie

    Love that graphic tee! Of course, the whole outfit is fabulous, but I must have the tee.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  • Rebekah

    I'm not totally sold on the black tee with the pink ruffle skirt, either. Maybe if the shirt were solid colored or had a 'dressier' cut… but I love the skirt and am glad you're tinkering with it.

  • Megan Mae

    LOVE the gorgeous boots. Ebay has been amazing for picking up shoes. It's where I've picked up most of my favorite shoes.

    I also agree with others. I think the tee really works well with the skirt.

  • Karena

    I admit I am not crazy about the skirt, however the dresses are adorable, love them!!

    I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  • Nonprofit Lady

    Those boots are absolutely fabulous! They work so well with both dresses. Great find!

  • Meisha Marie

    Oh don't put the skirt away until spring!!!

    my idea of how to style it: I'm thinking black tights and a black chuncky sweater for when it gets cooler.

    or you could swap that for gray tights and a cream sweater with gray necklace.

    or maybe a solid color turtle-neck!?

  • CompassRose

    I like the black tee with the pink skirt, but it's the black shoes at the bottom I'm not wild about. What about red ones?

  • Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    Ah, more gorgeous boots. It's a good job there's an ocean between us because I would raid your closet if I were any closer.

    Loving that dress on you too. Super flattering and a wonderful colour.

  • CompassRose

    Or blue, since you have those fab Miu Miu blue shoes and I see a lot of blue in the shirt. The black just chops you into stripes.

  • Rosie Unknown

    I love the skirt with that top! I love the look of things that aren't really meant to be together, but look great anyways.

  • Cosmic

    Love both of your dresses and boot combo(so preety:)!


  • Passion4Fashion

    I think the skirt needs to stay out for a MN winter. I would try it with a thick cream sweater and some fun khaki/tan cable tights and brown boots.

  • Louise

    Those boots are the most delicious color… a hint of grey to the brown perhaps? Great roundup!

  • Dancing with Poodles

    I think that skirt would work with the Carolina Herrera treatment. Try it with a simple, fitted white oxford, sleeves rolled partially up. Tuck it into the skirt and add a belt like Froken Lila suggested. Maybe add a small scarf with one of those shades of pink at the neckline?

  • Anonymous

    I really love this skirt!

    I think a gray v-neck t-shirt could look good with it?

  • festival road

    you have a fabulous smile. very natural. Vanessa x

  • Alli

    I'll just echo with what everyone else said – the skirt TOTALLY works. Lovely!

  • Chelsie

    I really like the olive Athleta dress on you. It's on sale now too! Too bad that it costs as much as the dress to ship it to Canada.

  • Anonymous

    Have you tried the skirt with your favorite asymmetrical sweater from Tasmania? It might just work!

  • sallyannie☆

    Wow! I really like the twist detailing of the first dress. So flattering!

  • A-Dubs

    I love these round-ups. Especially when they've got sweet, sweet footwear in 'em. (And they ALWAYS have that sweetness!) Also, 'such great dresses, and totally cute skirt. I think it's working with this top.

    Maybe it could also go with gray. Or one of those denim blouses all the coolkids are wearing these days?

  • Audi

    Those boots are gorgeous, and what a deal! I love the soft brown leather with the lavender dress.

    Also, I second fröken lila's suggestion to belt the t-shirt and skirt combo, because I love the way the pink skirt picks up the print on the shirt.

  • Liz

    I love the skirt with black tee! It makes you look soooo young!