Finally, finally, a warm (albeit humid) breeze has hit Chicago, and the summer clothes can make their debut! I found myself wondering whether it was “white skirt” weather…umm, that’s what happens, people, when you have an 8 month long winter. Your brain gets all sorts of confused about clothes. Anywho, speaking of summer. Is there anything more perfect for summer than a breezy white ruffle skirt? While I was enjoying my ruffles revival, I added white pumps and a tied at the waist button down. I haven’t worn a button down tied since the early 90s, so this outfit ended up being all sorts of liberating. I’m in a white skirt! No tights! Tied up button down! White vintage pumps! It’s warm out! Celebrate! It’s a ruffle (and summer spirit) revival. Thanks for coming, summer.
Top: Nordstrom Rack ($20 marked down from approx $45)
Skirt: c/o Fuchsia Couture by Liliana
Shoes: vintage via thrift ($2, they were $4, but 50% off sale)
Necklace: Charming Charlie’s (approx $10 on sale)
Purse: Kate Spade (gift)
Nail colors: orange polish (dollar store), gold (Frog in my Throat by OPI)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) With the “tied at the waist” button down, this outfit is definitely casual. However, the other way to style the exact same pieces for a more formal look would be by tucking in the button down and adding a short or long sleeve blazer. If you’re going to invest in staples for all season dressing, skirts are a great option. You can always add tights for cooler weather, which makes them wearable all year round. I think this skirt, for example, would look really great with colored tights and ankle boots.
21 replies to “summer breeze (aka ruffle revival)”
This is super-cute! Love the yellow accents (nail art, yay!) and that last picture definitely looks like you’re feeling that summer breeze 🙂 You look great!
woah… i havent worn a ruffle skirt in like 7 years! This makes me want to wear one! :DI like the last image a lot in particular 😉
Love the ruffled skirt!! Talk about humidity.. It really has hit us hard, but I love it!! Love your quirky nail paint matching the statement necklace!! You rock chica!
I agree! You rock! Thank you for another awesome blog!!!!
You do, Liliana!! Love your work!!
I tried these heels because of your last post with a similar pair and could not pull it off. So love it on you though! This skirt is perfect too!
LOL I actually doubted them a lot with this look, but when I saw the photos, I decided it worked. It’s hard to roll with the 80s pump, right?!!?
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
Melissa, you are the coolest!!! FINALLY a warm breeze? Honey, I have been outside working with my roses and I am sweltering in horrid heat. It went from nice (70’s) to torrential rain and now to jungle. If I could I would be about in my birthday suit today!! And that is a fact!!! LOVE this outfit!!! Just love it!!! (((HUGS))) Amy
Amazing debut , that ruffled skirt is so lovely , and the yellow nail polish looks incredible!
Thank you for the compliment on the skirt 😉
Love the white/blue combo!
-Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com
Such a cute skirt! I’m loving this look! Glad its warmed up there for you too! 🙂 xx..Cortneybre…
Great outfit! I am a sucker for a ruffle or three floating off my person 🙂
Love the skirt and the polka shirt combo! Such a cute and girly look! Love the last photograph with your hair flying! You look very pretty! 🙂
such a lovely look, and absolutely perfect for summer. looks so fresh!
What a fabulous summer outfit! LOVE the button down and the ruffled skirt together – totally adorable. AND you got to wear the fabulous white pumps again! Yay! 😀
Idealism never goes out of fashion
Love your look , tha bag and the colors of your nails …perfect ❤
Love the look!!! The ruffles have been my favorite for ages! Love the blue top and the neck piece is a great color pop !
I’m so glad that everyone agrees that ruffles and white pumps are where it’s at!! 🙂 xoxoxo!