|H&M dress (worn as shirt), J Crew skirt + shoes|
These pictures are from a few weeks back from when the Refinery29 came to Chicago to shoot a short video with me. I bypassed posting these due to lack of lighting, but after a bit of editing, I was able to brighten them up enough to show you all. Although I'm trying to phase black out of my wardrobe in preparation for spring, I may attempt to get one more wear out of this skirt before I stow it away with the rest of the winter clothes. Although it was a total impulse purchase (to wear for a Christmas party, shown here), I have no regrets about buying it whatsoever. In fact, because I consider it a "statement piece," I want to hold onto this skirt until I can pass it on to my future daughter or niece; I think it will definitely be one of those items that they'll laugh at me about and ask to borrow for "Retro Day" during Spirit Week in high school.
Which, by the way, my future children may also laugh at me for being dead last in the Refinery29 Style Blogger Contest...so (if you can) please vote for me!