One of the ways I use my Stylebook App is by putting together a few outfits with a new item I’ve bought. It helps me decide if that item will be used more than once or if I need to return it. I did just that over the weekend with the Pleated Lattice Skirt in Distressed Quartz. I was able to style 5 different outfits to wear from Summer to Winter.

~ Summer ~
~ Chambray Short-Sleeve Top (Factory), Lillian Mirror Metallic Sandals in Silver ~

The first thing I wanted to do was make sure I had shoes to go with this skirt. I love the new Suede D’Orsay Flats in Grey but don’t want to really have to buy new shoes to go with the new skirt. I also didn’t want to pair anything too bright or harsh as the Distressed Quartz color is so very feminine. Either Silver or Gold would look nice with this skirt, and this outfit in general. The Chambray Shirt is great to wear button-up or even layered over a tank or tee. You could also use a long-sleeve Chambray Shirt and roll the sleeves.

~ Pre-Fall (September) ~
~ Vintage Denim Jacket in Recycled Indigo Wash (Factory), Silk Sleeveless Blouse in Heart DotFrye Anna Leather Oxford ~
I really liked this look when I styled it in the dressing room. I subbed out the solid black for the Heart Dot blouse. Roll the sleeves on the denim jacket and add some cool leather oxfords and you have a nice little football game outfit. 

~ Early Fall (October) ~
The small pop of navy brings the all neutral outfit a little extra color. This would also look great with the Navy colorway. Any nude heel will do. These and the Kate Spade Kiki Wedges are my nudes right now. 

~ Fall (November) ~

This was the other dressing room outfit I really loved. I have the Clare Cardigan in Cabernet. I could have paired this with the Factory Sylvia Wedges in Cabernet but I like the pop of Leopard with all of this.

~ Winter (December) ~
~ Cashmere Tee (Tippi), Printed Silk Two-Pocket Blouse, Printed Every T-Strap Heels ~

Add some matching tights and you are ready for work. My Winters are not very cold so I could get away with this minimal layering.

There you have it. The Pleated Lattice Skirt styled from Summer to Winter. The Navy would go with each outfit as well. The Hidden Floral print would work with well with 1, 3, and 4.

What else would you pair with this color of skirt?

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These planned remixes are really helping me figure out what I wear the most and what I need to get rid of from my closet. This week I am going with an “Old School Crew” theme, pulling some of my older J Crew items.

~ Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Silk Indigo Floral Blouse, J Crew (Anthropologie) ~
~ Linen Top, Zara ~
~ Double-Serge Mini Skirt, J Crew (styled here, Asos) ~
~ Delfine Pencil Skirt, J Crew (styled here, Gianni Bini, Joan Vass) ~
~ Campo di Fiori Dress, J Crew ~
~ Ischia Print Mini Skirt, J Crew ~
~ Sydney Sandals, J Crew (styled here) ~
~ Nori Wedge, Tory Burch ~
~ Amalie Sandal, Tory Burch ~
Have you worn your “OSC” lately?
Happy Monday!


I’m into Week 3 and am starting to get the hang of this. Like I said on my post about the Stylebook App, this remix makes it very easy to get dressed every day and pick something out for a last minute date night.

This week, I’m pulling in my Lace-Stripe Skirt in Light Citron. I also have a graduation party to attend on Saturday so I’ve added the Talia Poplin Shirtdress. I am also finding I really LOVE my Tory Burch items. They’ve held up well to washing and wearing so far. And surprisingly, Husband likes that dress! I figured the print would be too much for him to handle.

~ Lidia Polo, Tory Burch ~
~ Lace-Front Tank, J Crew Factory ~
~ Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Lace-Stripe Skirt, J Crew ~
~ Mia Slim Boot, Tory Burch ~
~ Talia Poplin Shirtdress, Tory Burch ~
~ Lace Espadrille, Valentino (Stuart Weitzman, Jennifer Lopez) ~
~ Amalie Sandals, Tory Burch ~
Have a Great Day!

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The Deco Shirred Skirt was one I loved a few years ago but had to sell because it no longer fit. I was happy to find add it back to my closet last year, albeit in an bigger size. I had a busy day last Wednesday with work and HOA business so I dressed up a little better than usual. I paired the skirt with the Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt and my Lanvin Espadrilles.


But, I’ve started back up on the treadmill and my shins were hurting so I changed my heels to the Janey Printed Flat. A much better choice and they gave the outfit a touch more color.

Have a Great Day!

Here’s are two recent Que Bella’s for you with the Pleated Short in Stripe and Cotton.

It was just a regular work-from-home day. This was effortless to put
together but I still felt dressed and ready to run errands if needed. Everything is J Crew: Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt (8), Pleated Short in Nautical Stripe (8) and Cece Leather Ballet Flats in Burnt Sienna (7). I have the Cece Ballet Flats in several colors in the leather and suede and have done a Shoesday
review on them before. I was able to get the Navy and the Burnt Sienna
during the last 30% off. You can see it is a very neutral shoe for me,
blending with my skin tone fairly well.

The shirt is my normal top size for button-downs. I have another Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt from a few seasons ago but this one is a little darker and has the Peter Pan/rounded collar. I am having a little issue with the button right at the chest popping open. Anyone have a way to fix that? It’s almost like the button-hole is a little to big for the button to stay put. As you can see the shirt is not pulling across the chest so it’s not a sizing issue.

Next, is the Pleated Short in Structured Cotton in White. While the other colors are not lined, the white one is, which makes is a nicer dressy short. I added one of my new Factory Pique Polo Shirts, in mint and my Louboutin Puglia Snake-Embossed Espadrille. I wore this on my Anniversary as I wanted to feel a little more dressy that day while working from home.

I love how pairing the Structured shorts with heels not only makes the outfit a little more dressy but elongates my legs. Love the look of being taller.

And now the shorts are offered in Seersucker. Not sure if I’ll be able to pass those up either.

Anything here work for you? And how do I fix that button?