I just grabbed this skirt and these shades from Madewell a couple days ago (and when I say “grabbed,” I don’t mean I stole them – I literally did grab at these sunglasses as soon as I walked in the door and saw them because they’re so freaking awesome). I’m pretty excited about the skirt because I’ve been wanting a black and white striped skirt for awhile, but it’s hard to find one that doesn’t make my lower half look like a bloated upside-down pear. I like this one because it doesn’t taper into the knee, and I think the way the side panels break up the lines creates an optical illusion that’s a little more slimming.
In fact, I love this skirt so much that I’m making it my Take One, Pass it On item, so you’ll see it again tomorrow! (In case you forgot already, this cardigan is my repeat from yesterday.)
Shirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Cardigan: Target (3/4 sleeve version)
Belt: J. Crew (similar)
Skirt: Madewell (it’s not online right now for some reason!)
Any other Ally McBeal fans out there? The only time in my life that I remember wanting to be a lawyer – until about four months before I took the LSAT – was in 1997 when that show came out. I thought it was so cool how Ally was young and rich and got to wear cute little suits with mini skirts that were actually entirely inappropriate for a courtroom. But I never really aspired to be Ally, because she was a mess. I wanted to be Ling (that was Lucy Liu’s character) because everyone was scared of her and – let’s face it – she was way hotter.
When I saw this bright coral mini skirt suit at Target, it reminded me of something one of the female attorneys on that show would wear. Lucky for me, I’m short so the mini skirt is not so mini on me. I still wouldn’t wear this in court, but for a regular day at my internship at the AG’s office, I think this fit easily under the business casual dress code.
Now I just need Tracey Ullman to help me find a theme song.
Suit: Target (jacket, skirt)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (similar cheaper)