One Outfit, Two Ways

You know what’s gotten really old, really fast? Living with only a fraction of my closet. (At least I’m not living out of a suitcase, since my parents have empty closets and spare hangers). 
I thought when I did that enormous closet purge and got rid of more than 90 items, I knew about living with a small closet.
Now all my clothes are working super overtime. And I’m trying to ignore the fact that I have another six months of wearing these same clothes over and over and over. And over. 
If you have a bunch of clothing you want to get rid of, feel free to mail me large garbage sacks of clothing. 

I love this outfit because it can easily dress up or down, without changing much more than your shoes. 
Whether you’re coming home from work (which I’m obviously not, unless you consider going to Trader Joe’s with your mom and having her buy your child a container of Smashing S’mores work, which I’m fairly sure you do not) and ready to relax, or you’ve spent the day chasing children and are dressing up for an evening out, this outfit goes both ways. 
A stretchy pencil skirt is my favorite thing (I packed four of them). 
Add some heels and a belt to make it look put together. A bright bag is a nice contrast to the outfit, and some red lipstick finishes it all off. 
Roll up your sleeves, swap out the heels for some flats, add a ponytail and a hat, and you’re ready to go. 
I also added the shoulder strap to my bag so I can wrangle my two little girls without holding on to my bag. 
(Also, one outfit means less laundry and really, who likes doing laundry? If you do, feel free to come live at my house. Sadly, living with my parents does not mean my mom does my laundry. But then, I’d feel really super bad if she did my laundry). 
Shirt: Kohl’s  // Skirt: Avenlie // Heels: Ross {similar}  // Gold Belt: Old Navy {similar} |
Flats: Old Navy {similar} | Hat: Old Navy {similar} | Diaper Bag: c/o Lily Jade

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  • Reply Lauren July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I love the pattern of that skirt! I wouldnt think to pair a chambray top with a skirt but it looks soo good, such a cute outfit, dressed up and dressed down!

    Lauren |

  • Reply Jen P July 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    I agree that that's a great skirt. And I'm thoroughly impressed that you're "living out of suitcases" (or at least like you're on the road) for so long. I can definitely imagine that that is stressful and might get old. Good luck. I am sure you'll have a fabulous time in London (maybe go shopping to buy a few new things to stretch your temporary wardrobe) and it will all be worth it. I'm definitely jealous and wish we could live in London for a while.

  • Reply Ashley July 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I love a good chambray shirt with a pencil skirt. Instant classic outfit. How much do you get to take with you to England this fall?

  • Reply Rachel at Maybe Matilda July 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Ahhhh, I love a nice stretchy pencil skirt! This one is adorable. And you look great in that hat!

  • Reply Christine Chioma July 13, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Where was I when you were doing a closet purge?!

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