Friday, September 9, 2016

Updated Pencil Skirt + WW Link Up


Funny story, when we were on the way to shoot this look, my husband turned to me and simply said "Your outfits are all looking the same".  Although I recently wore this top on the blog, here, I was surprised at this statement because I have never styled a skirt like this on the blog.  However, that's not what he meant.  I've been wearing so many off-the-shoulder tops, especially in the shades of blue, that he thought it was getting repetitive.  I mean, I guess I have been sharing a lot of shoulder bearing tops lately, but they are all a little different, so what does he know, right?  Anyway, I'm taking that as a hint that I need to put my favorite trend on the back burner for a while. 

I'm excited for today's #OOTD because I'm showing you how you can dress up an off-the-shoulder top, and make it work for the office.  Although this look is probably (okay, definitely) not appropriate for a conservative office, it does work perfectly for those in the creative field.  It is something I can see myself wearing to a meeting, or blogger luncheon, and would also transition well for after work drinks.  This split hem skirt is the newest addition to my wardrobe, and I love how the open slit adds a fun update to your basic pencil skirt.  Paired with my pinstripe blouse, and Chanel-like heels, I felt like a total #girlboss in this look.  You can make this skirt more modest by pairing it with a button down blouse, and yet it will still have a fun feel.  By the way, I'm obsessed with these heels.  Only Chanel can make the granny look so trendy.  If you don't want to splurge on the real deal (plus, it's almost impossible to find your size), then these Ivanka Trump heels are the way to go (but hurry, they are selling out fast).









Skirt: c/o Chicwish| Blouse: c/o SheIn| Shoes: Ivanka Trump| Bag: Chanel| Necklaces: Sarah Chloe (here and here)| Bracelets: Vita Fede (herehere and here)| Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (get 15% off with code: THOMASRACHAEL| Sunnies: Oscar de la Renta via Ditto (get your first month free with the code: THREADSFORTHOMAS




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Linking up with these amazing blogs here




The feature blogger of the week is Katherine from Katherine Eldridge.  I'm loving how she styled this vest for a perfect fall look.  Make sure to visit her blog and say hello!


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28 comments

  1. Oooh, I am loving this skirt! OTS tops are so in right now, but I guess the husband is just being honest and I love that he shares his thoughts with you about your outfits!! I honestly love them all!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  2. I love those skirt Rachel! Totally something I would wear. Blogger husbands don't know better, at least yours can take decent photos :) Have a great weekend!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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  3. Never listen to your husband about what you are wearing!! Lol!! I love it! Such a cute top!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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  4. This is such a chic look for work! Love how you made the ots top appropriate for the office!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. Loving that skirt, lady! Such a great piece!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. Funny that your husband noticed that! Don't feel bad, I still have a few OTS tops coming too. They are so good for fall, and I love the way you styled this one!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. Such an interesting skirt! I love the split hem! And you rock the off-the-shoulder tops, so I'd say keep wearing them! :-) You look fantastic in the outfit!

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Your blog is wonderful and I am following.
    This outfit is fabulous for many occasions!
    I would love for you to follow back - it's
    fun to support new bloggers!
    Best wished, Mimi
    http://inmyprimetime.blogspot.com

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  9. This is a killer skirt and I am in LOVE! The split hem is so much fun, love the "now you see me, now you don't" but I am not sure I could pull it off in my office environment :( BUT you look amazing.

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  10. You look gorgeous.. Your husband sounds like a funny guy.. Well with winter fast approaching I'm sure they will be put on the back burner all by themselves ;-)

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  11. I love this look, and the shoes are fabulous!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  12. That is so funny. I love off the shoulder striped tops. This is one of my favorite looks of yours. So on trend yet classic with the color palette, bag, and shoes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. all I could think was RARRRRRRRR. It is such great skirt. The story is funny my fiance says everytime he sees a top like that on someone calls it Rosie's Top ahahah they are so cute how can you not keep wearing them!!

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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  14. So funny that your husband said that! Guys! I am totally in love with this skirt, such a fun twist on a pencil skirt. Love your shoes too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  15. Guys are funny like that! You keep those OTS tops coming!
    xo Adri
    www.adrilately.blogspot.com

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  16. Love that skirt! So funny about your hubby! Keep them coming though because you can rock it!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  17. Oh wow, also in dem Look siehst du ja aus wie ein Filmstar! Ich liebe das schulterfreie Oberteil :-)

    Liebe Grüße, Eva
    http://www.thesophisticatedsisters.com

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  18. I'm in love with your off the shoulder top! Cute and adorable at same time!!! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  19. Love this entire outfit !!! The top is the best top ever.

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  20. The minute I saw this top I recognised it from Shein, i put it on my cart on 2 separate occasions and still didn't purchase it, it's gorgeous you look amazing.

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  21. Loving this pencil skirt!

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  22. I think your top looks fabulous on you! At least your husband notices what your wearing. I'm pretty sure mine has absolutely no idea what I wear everyday - even though he's also the one that takes my pictures. I love your look. Go #girlboss!

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  23. So glad to see your linkup thriving as you are one of my favorite fashion bloggers whom I draw lots of inspiration from, always. Like today, this outfit is 1000% chic, elegant, sophisticated, sexy and stunning. Love love that skirt. I actually own a similar one. Between you, Amy Ann and Rachel of Garay Treasures I am convinced to add some granny heel pumps to my closet. Your pair is beautiful and so classy. I need them.

    Glad I stopped by today and caught up with you my friend. Welcome by!


    Have a great week!! Ada. =)

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    1. Aww and the pose of you leaning by those stairs is killer!

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  24. Love your outfit. Off shoulder tips are so cute! You styled it perfectly

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  25. This skirt is h-o-t! Love it with the lower heels. It creates a good balance

    http://michellespaige.com

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