Daily Outfit: 8/10/11

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue floral shirt

Blue floral shirt, thrifted – similar (same brand and fiber)
Khaki skirt, thrifted – Pleated khaki skirt – similariconmore pleated khaki skirts
Turquoise pumps, Dolce Vita Skye (no longer available) – similar
Bracelet, thrifted – similar
Necklace, Clemoon
Earrings, repurposed vintage – similar

This skirt has proven to be absolutely ideal for the knotted-shirt look.ย  Since I need to knot fairly high on my torso, I need to wear a skirt that has a nice, high waistline or risk exposing an ab or two. I like my abs, but prefer to keep them covered at the office. And, really, just about everywhere else, too.

Have I mentioned how blissfully happy skirt pockets make me? It’s not like I carry loose change or gum or spare socks in ’em, although I suppose I could. I’m the kind of gal who fidgets, and is self-conscious about fidgeting, and LOVES to have something natural-looking to do with her hands. Pockets save the day every time.

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27 Responses to “Daily Outfit: 8/10/11”

  1. Kimi

    Cute! Knotted shirts are always somewhat tricky. Love the earrings, too. Perfect with your new haircut!

  2. D

    I also have that shirt! Such a fun pattern. You look awesome, as usual ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. CarolN

    How are you liking the short hair now that you have had it a while? I must say that it really suits you and brings out your beautiful facial features, especially that sparkling smile. And I love pockets in my skirts too! Just something about having a place to hide things even if you don’t always use them.

    • Sal

      Thanks, lady! I am still absolutely loving the short hair. I feel more like myself now, ya know?

  4. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Loving that new hair more and more. Thanks for the referral to the similar shirt – I really like the Old Navy version. And I am with you on pockets. Everybody needs pockets. : >

  5. Allie

    Gorgeous look!

    I am a pocket gal as well – hardly ever store anything in them (other than my farecard for the subway while on my commute) but they just make me happy!

  6. Chrissy

    love that outfit. If you ever don’t want that skirt, let me know!!!

  7. Rebecca

    I love skirts with pockets, since it makes it easy to carry a phone and chapstick around the office.

  8. Gracey at Fashion For Giants

    I rant about the lack of pockets in skirts and dresses all the time, so I’m totally with you. I love the tied top – I’ll have to try this with some of my higher-waisted skirts for sure. You look fabulous (and I covet your blues shoes truly, madly and deeply).

  9. Anonymous

    Love love love those shoes! I wish the Gabriella Rocha ones weren’t so high though. Still ultra fab ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Laurinda

    Such a happy look!

    I love pockets too, and have even slitted a side seam or two to sew in new ones (or change the pocket lining from slippery nylon to warm fleece in a jacket).

  11. Megan Mae

    What a cute top! I think I’m the same way about pockets. I don’t carry stuff in them, but the fact that they’re there just elevates the piece to happy-inducing.

  12. Rachel W.

    Hooray for pockets! I’m a fidgeter, too, and they’re a lifesaver. This weekend, I have very real plans to take a seam ripper to my non-pocketed skirts and dresses so I can slit the side seams and put pockets in.

    The turquoise pumps and necklace look great together! Something about how both the shoes and necklace are of a similar visual ‘weight’ (not chunky– perhaps ‘substantial’?) strikes me as brilliant.

  13. Marie

    I understand about having somewhere to put your hands! I don’t really like carrying a purse, but it gives me something to hold and fiddle with – otherwise I can easily feel awkward and not know where to put my hands. I got a pair of jeans recently that has really deep pockets, and depending what situation I’m in, I have to remind myself not to shove my hands in the whole way, cause the pockets are so tempting…

  14. Robin

    I totally agree! Skirt pockets are the best and this shirt IS perfect for knotting. You look great!

  15. Kristina L

    Totally with you on the pockets! Mine usually hold chapstick, a list or two, and my hands. (I’m a fidgeter too!)

  16. AsianCajuns (Cath)

    Perfect proportions for an outfit! I feel like whenever I knot a shirt, I look like I’m from 1989, but you make it look current AND professional! Pockets in skirts and dresses are probably one of my all time favorite things in the world. I really don’t understand why all dresses/skirts don’t have pockets – including evening dresses!

  17. Amber

    I have that same shirt (same pattern, different color), so here I am thinking, “Heck, I could try the knotted shirt thing…” But I lack the higher waisted skirt. But I’m gonna try tomorrow anyway, just for kicks.

  18. Emily

    I have this shirt! I bought mine at a consignment shop on Newbury Street in Boston last summer. It’s one of my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Elizabeth

    I absolutely love your accessories in this outfit! I have trouble balancing good-sized earrings like the ones you’re wearing with a necklace, but the combination here looks lovely on you.

  20. laniza

    This is such a professional and cute outfit. I’m definitely going to refer to this when planning out my outfits for the first week of school.

  21. lyrebirdgully

    Another tattoo styling win, Sal! Love how the blue-and-green on your calf and feet relates to the blue-and-green of the shirt — so embracing!.