today’s post is short and sweet. because what can you say about a satin slip skirt and plaid blouse except it works. the beauty of separates is that they can be mixed and matched with other key pieces in your wardrobe. and we all want a working wardrobe. a black satin skirt is considered a wardrobe staple that looks fantastic with so many items already tucked inside your closet. think shirts, tees, and sweaters depending on the occasion and season. a slip skirt is truly the starting point for that throw and go outfit.
yes, it was time to slip into a skirt as i’ve been wearing loads of jeans, chinos, and athletic wear. time to remind me of how fun it is to be a girl. can you name the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with the lyrics “I enjoy being a girl?” if you said Flower Drum Song move to the head of the class. but we do need reminders now and then of all the joys that come with being a girl.
When I have a brand new hairdo
With my eyelashes all in curls
I float as the clouds on air do
I enjoy being a girl.
if you are missing out on the joys of a satin slip skirt (old, similar here, here, and here), then you must make haste and add one to your closet. most slip skirts just slide over your hips, and voila! no muss, no fuss. today, i pulled out a red plaid shirt from Ralph Lauren (limited sizes, similar here, here, and here) that looks fantastic with this black skirt. a belt (old, also from Ralph Lauren similar here) was added for visual interest. and who can resist a pair of black leather boots (old, similar here, here, and here ) come January?! didn’t i tell you a satin slip skirt was throw and go? chic outfits don’t have to be complicated to put together.
similar skirt here, here, and here | similar shirt here, here and here| similar boots here, here, and here | similar belt | similar handbag here, here, and here
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
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That looks fabulous on you!
A question about belts. How do you avoid the belt slipping off the waistband of the skirt (or pants) if the waistband has no belt loops? A terrific looking outfit for sure today.
I got a beautiful black satin slip skirt late summer from a boutique local to my vacation home. It has a floral print on it in fall/winter colors – reds, oranges. Not worn it yet since I’m working from home and wearing jeans daily too. And now running out into the rain every hour or so to potty train a new puppy – so it’ll stay in the closet for a while yet! But I’m looking forward to styling it with a cozy black sweater.
You look great in that outfit.You are my inspiration. I want to buy everything you wear but my bank account won’t like me to much.
Wow, fantastic combination, Beth. Posts like these, remind us, that although we might be homebodies, we are still women.
Strong women always find a way to overcome life’s adversity. You are that woman. I am taking your inspirations and this downtime, to really fine tune my wardrobe and cosmetics. Three of my friends have finally embraced going grey and we had a good laugh about how much fun they will have researching makeup and wardrobe updates – black satin skirt🥂
The skirts are lovely for the Spring and Summer. The winter cold in the Midwest would guarantee the skirt sticking to your backside in an unflattering way in Winter even with a slip. 🙁
Perfect! You are definitely my inspiration!
I am looking at 2021 with eyes wide open and ready to try new experiences. Your blog is such an inspiration and offers so many new and tried and true options for style change and so much more. Whether it’s a new shade of lipstick or an updated hairstyle, it’s just fun to be a girl. My outward appearance may be showing age but my heart is still that 21 year old girl.
You look fabulous today in your featured outfit! Simply lovely…
Hi Beth, you have shown that we can all be strong if we dig deep but also be open to the lighter side of life. Love the style of skirt with boots/matching bag.
Tres chic outfit. That skirt has endless possibilities. But that blouse! Divine! The ruffles at cuff and neck, the tie, the lovely full sleeves, the 2 plaids – I am enraptured. A dreamy, romantic plaid shirt is unique – may have to indulge since it is on sale. Thank goodness it doesn’t come in blue, or green, or purple – I’d need (want) all of them.
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