floral stripe two

floral stripe one

floral stripe six

floral stripe five

floral stripe four

floral stripe three

Trench: JcPenney — similar here

Top: GAP — similar here

Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Tights: Kohl’s

Boots: Kohl’s — similar here

Necklace: Charlotte Russe — similar here

Where: to the studio.

Why: For a long time now I’ve been interested in trying the floral/stripe trend — but this is the only striped shirt I have in my closet, and my only floral skirt was all pinks and oranges, and I just couldn’t quite make that leap.  I needed a skirt that just had a little bit of blue/navy in it.  Enter this skirt that I picked up on sale from Charlotte Russe for $5(in store, the link still as it at $25).  It has a black band that I didn’t love, so I just folded that part under and was much happier with how it looked!  I was pretty excited about this overall look — I love it when the new ideas in my head work out!

Since it was about 16 degrees when we were shooting these pictures I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to show you my trench coat!  It’s just a classic trench — tan and fitted with a belt that I never actually use as a belt.  I prefer to just tie it — easier to get on and off and lends itself to a more casual look.  It’s not too thick, but it does keep the wind out, much appreciated!