monday blues

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

most mondays i’m avoiding those blues. but not today. that’s ‘cuz i have a snazzy new blue skirt from anthropologie. and it’s corduroy. back in the day when i had a kick-ass sewing room, i whipped up a blue wide-wale corduroy wrap around skirt with a leather button that i wore the bejeebers out of. on any given day you would see me sporting that skirt around town with blue tights and blue pointy toe flats. there was absolutely nothing fancy about that skirt but boy did i love it. my favorite way to style it? well, i would sneak into mr. style’s closet and borrow his brown cashmere turtleneck for an oversized look. oh how i loved to step into his closet and inhale the lingering scent of his favorite cologne that hung in the air. he has a knack for picking out just the right fragrance.

imagine my delight when i came across this faux wrap skirt that’s a little bit preppy and a whole lot of cute. and the asymmetrical hem? it’s fresh and modern and gives this skirt the zing it needs. there are so many ways to style this little number but the temps are mild enough today to get by with a shirt and sweater. guess what? i may not have blue pointy toe flats like i used to but i do own these adorable kate spade velvet ballet flats that’ll give me that preppy vibe i’m so fond of. but i did want to draw attention to this adorable shirt by madewell. it’s called an ‘ex-boyfriend’ shirt so it’s oversized. take a peek at the back panel. the stripes are different than the front. the yoke is horizontal and the back has a thinner strip than the front. genius!

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

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anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

anthropologie skirt, madewell striped shirt, j.crew cashmere sweater, kate spade velvet ballet flats

 

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  • Prosperity by Renata
    December 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I love this look! It’s classic and chic, and yet very modern. This skirt rocks:). Have a great day Berh, Renata xo

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

      love the hemline, renata! and the pocket? the deal was sealed when i spotted that.
      xo

  • Sue Smith
    December 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I have always loved corduroy. And that’s a nice rich blue. Love the sweater to give it another pop of color. And a pocket?? I’m sold.

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:27 am

      pockets always seal the deal for me! what is it that makes them so special?
      xo

  • donnanance
    December 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Fun story about the skirt you made and how much you loved wearing it! There is something about a deep rich corduroy that is so classic. Navy flats and a navy pinstripe shirt round out the trifecta. Casual chic and preppy…good look on you. xoxo

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:27 am

      i think this navy rendition will be my second favorite corduroy skirt, donna! happy christmas!
      xo

  • Rebecca Saffer
    December 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Cute story about the skirt you made. It brings back a memory of my sewing days. I was never a meticulous sewer (which is why those sewing days are over!). I made a purple corduroy jumper but forgot about the fabric nap when I cut the pieces so one side was light purple and the other dark. The crowning touch came when I added a red zipper thinking it wouldn’t show because I didn’t have a purple one!!

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:29 am

      love the addition of the red zipper! isn’t it fun to travel down memory lane? lots of bloopers and blunders to laugh about that’s for certain.
      xo

  • Mb Thayer
    December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Cute look! Thnx for ideas!

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

      so happy you found some inspiration today!
      xo

  • DriftwoodLover
    December 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Love it all but especially how you find the best color to accent!

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:25 am

      i love this shade of green! it give this outfit a nice pop.
      xo

  • Kathysue
    December 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Right up my prepster alley. Love the touch of the citron sweater that is a go-to color for me. You look darling and classic

    • beth djalali
      December 5, 2017 at 9:25 am

      merry christmas, kathy! love watching you deck your halls. it’s getting to look a lot like christmas everywhere you go.
      xo