Maybe it’s because I’m a water sign (oh yeah, I read my horoscope daily, you guys), but I’m really drawn to and soothed by water. I like rainy days, pools, baths, puddles, the ocean…well, you get the idea. Anyway, so when I found this mermaid skirt I knew my aquatic mermaid dreams were about to be realized in grown up form. I mean, yes, my real dream is to rock an Ariel Disney pajama set, but, I settled for a really close second mermaid inspired ensemble too. I don’t know…maybe it’s the water…the colors…the sparkles…but mermaids seem so elegantly mythical and mysterious, singing their siren song. And who doesn’t love humming Part of Your World and toe tapping to Under the Sea with Ariel?
Well, we all know that when I get to story telling about a piece that I’m totally swooning dreamy eyed about fashion. My storytelling has me imagining what Ariel would look like all grown up, wearing heels, parking
her car, and headed to another day at the office. This is my homage to my favorite mermaid, Ariel, and all the other mythical mysterious mermaids from days passed.
“I guess I’m an underwater thing…there’s a sea secret inside me…” Tori Amos, Liquid Diamonds
Top: Banana Republic ($9 marked down from $65)
Skirt: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $90)
Sweater: H&M (approx $20 marked down from approx $40)
Shoes: Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I’ve been really impressed with Banana Republic upping their game lately. Sometimes, their clothes can seem a bit repetitive to me, but lately, their stuff has been so creative and different. They still have all of their old faithfuls, which I do love, but also some new pieces that look unique and very chic. Additionally, their sales continue to be great at change of season (aka now). I purely shop in their sale section…of course, when there is an additional markdown on their sale items. I don’t find the online sales to be as good as in store sales, but maybe others have had better luck than I have!
2) Monochrome gives you a lot of flexibility for patten mixing. In this look, the top, skirt, tights and shoes were all different patterns, but the black and white kept the look really coherent. The top had a tiny bit of neon green at the collar, but that was the only accent color in the look. I kept my jewelry very simple, though to be honest, I was tempted to rock a giant neon green necklace. Ha! Maybe next time…
Anyone have monochrome outfit tips? Love monochrome? Not loving it?
31 replies to “mysterious mermaid (aka homage to ariel)”
Love mermaids! You look gorj 🙂 xx
You look gorgeous, lady! I love everything about this look- specially the top and the skirt!
Love the mermaid cut skirt and the print on print! 🙂 Cortneybre..
you crack me up, don’t give up on your mermaid dreams! I like what you did with the pattern mixing and the color scheme
Absolutely agree about BR upping the fashion quotient and their game! Love this skirt and such a steal on the top as well! Loving this simple, classic and very elegant outfit on you 😉
LOVE the cut of the skirt! And you’re so right…monochrome provides the freedom to wear different patterns together!!
I love this skirt! It’s so flattering on you! And I can’t believe it was so cheap! I may have to check out Banana Republic!
Great look–love how you’ve paired a large + small scale pattern together…
and the flounced “mermaid” skirt creates such a flattering silhouette~
PS Totally impressed by work BR is doing at “upping their game” too 😉
so gorgeous! you look amazing in a tulip skirt;)
Fantastic outfit and fantastic prices! Purely shopping sale items is definitely the way to go, especially at a store like BR!
I LOVE this skirt! The silhouette and fit is superb!! And I love the black tights with the white! Great contrast!
I adore this outfit! You in monochrome is amazing, and that skirt fits you perfectly
I love how you’ve dreamt up Ariel here! This is a great skirt and love the touch of neon green mixed in with your monochromatic theme. Great look!
I love the little mermaid and have no idea how many times I have been singing Part of your world by myself lol 😀 Great outfit!!
Love this! Also, I know this isn’t related to mermaids at all, but I love Banana Republic! And even more unrelated (hehe), their oscar haiku to Jennifer Lawrence was the BEST 🙂
Wha? I missed that!! I don’t know how I missed the haiku because it sounds amazing!! xo
That little touch of neon really peps the monochrome palette! Fab skirt of course! 🙂
That skirt is amazing! Love how you combined those patterns. It’s definitely tricky to mix patterns but you did it so well!
Love this look! Awsome jacket! Xoxo
You are sensational when it comes to mixing print.
wow!! this is definitely one of our favorite outfits that you’ve posted, so gorgeous!! we love the cut of the skirt and the flawless print mixing. super fabulous!!
Classy in Black and White!
Gorgeous you can’t go wrong with black and white!
Hands down my favorite outfit you have ever posted! Can that skirt get any better?! And those shoes look like they were made for it! Refreshing:)
I love love love this outfit!!!!! I’m not one who comment much but just had to scream out that i LOVE this outft!!!
Awww! Thanks for the shout-out!!
you look fab, sp well worth a shout.)
Love the outfit: the contrast in the different prints and the shoes are just beautiful and chic. Favorite pics: The top one and also the one where you are holding yourself agains the wall with you hands behind yourself.
Thanks!! That was definitely my favorite too!
Thanks you guys! It seems like everyone is all about Ariel, mermaid dreams, and monochromatic mash-ups! xoxo
love love love love that skirt