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A New Staple

Sunnies: Tom Ford (gifted), Tank: Charlotte Ruse, Jean Jacket: T.J Maxx, Skirt: Downtown Threads, Bangles: Gifted, Sandals: Payless

Last week while I was at Downtown Threads for Fashion’s Night Out  I fell head over heels for this skirt’s pattern when I saw it hanging on the rack. The skirt itself is a medium weight knit making it crazy hot today perfect for cooler fall days and even into winter when layered with tights. There’s about a million ways I want to style this skirt and honestly it’s quite frustrating that I can’t wear it everyday.

Originally I wanted to wear my black wedges (seen here) but the skirt isn’t quite long enough and too much of the heels were visible. I’ve always thought the perfect length is when your shoe is fully covered and the hem of your skirt/dress/pants is just barely brushing the ground but now that I have so many fun heels I want to show them off. Most of my heels are at least three inches so unless I purposely buy “tall” pants/skirts there’s no way I’ll be able to cover them up come cooler weather. I guess I’m still trying to find the sweet spot as far as length goes.

How much shoe is it acceptable to show?

High Style at Shelburne Museum

Earrings: Thrifted, Knit Cardigan: Consignment Shop on Cape Cod, Blouse: H&M (via Clothes exchange), Belt: Target, Knit Skirt: Forever 21, Boots: Florence, Italy

Over the weekend I visited Shelburne Museum with the fabulous James from Downtown Threads to check out In Fashion: High Style, 1690-2011, the first major fashion/costume exhibit in the museum’s history.

The exhibit featured costumes from the museum’s own collection as well as pieces from fashion royalty like Karl Lagerfeld, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Balenciaga. Included in this wonderful exhibit are works from FIT students tasked with creating a look that complimented a historic bodice from the museum’s personal and permanent collection. I was so excited to capture the exhibit with my new camera but Karl didn’t want his dresses photographed so the whole exhibit was off limits. Boo!

I knew we were going to be walking around and battling rain showers all day so I kept my outfit simple by choosing comfortable staples. The knit of the pencil skirt makes it as comfortable to wear as a pair of leggings and the linen blouse kept me cool as we walked from exhibit to exhibit. It’s remarkable how easy it is too look put together without sacrificing on ounce of comfort.

What do you wear when you need to be presentable but comfortable? Have you visited Shelburne Museum?