Floral Skirt, Four Ways...

When I went home in February, I visited my favorite store (Loft!) and fell in love with this skirt. Of course, at the time it was full price (ha!) so I waited patiently and finally it was on sale online. I spent more than I normally would on a skirt, but a) I loved it very, very much and b) I had some birthday money and c) I knew I could wear it enough ways to defray the cost (bring down the cost-per-wear, to borrow a term from Stacy and Clinton.) So, it came in the mail and I immediately started playing dress up and knew I had made a wise choice, indeed.

The Skirt:

It's a little brighter in person, but that was fine with me!

Chambray- Target
Cardigan- Target
Flats- Target

Lace top- Belk
Necklace- Belk
Shoes- Target

Tshirt- JCrew Factory
Hat- Target
Sandals- Target

Striped top- Old Navy
Wedges- Target
Bubble necklace- Caroline G

Really, I could have made several more outfits, but decided to keep it brief with four. Also, my inside Loft source (that would be my cousin Anna, who works there) tells me that this skirt along with quite a bit of other merchandise was marked down TODAY! So get yourself to the mall (or the www) and get some deals! Stretching your clothing (and your money) doesn't have to be that difficult. If you really love something, spending a little extra (whatever your definition of that is) will be worth it because you'll want to wear it. (Consider this your inner voice that justifies all those unnecessary purchases that you definitely need. I'm your wallet's new best friend, right?) 

Happy shopping and happy mixing!



  1. This skirt is super cute!! I like that all the colors make it so versatile. And really like it with that striped top!

  2. Oh my gosh, I love that skirt, it makes me smile! Love all of the ways you styled it too!

  3. I completely agree - sometimes you need to spend a little more to get something you love. If you wear it a lot I think it's totally worth it. I can think of a lot of items I bought because they were $3 and then I ended up hating them and getting rid of them - not worth it!

    That skirt is SO cute! I love all the different ways you wore, but especially with the striped shirt!

  4. I love that skirt! It's perfect for summer. :)

  5. Lovely skirt for spring. I love the different ways you have styled it! Love number 4 in particular, great pattern mixing!

    Sita xx

  6. That skirt is waaaaay too cute! Such a skirt to have for all 4 seasons! I love all the different looks you created :)

  7. Florals are always a favourite of mine. I always love them styled with bright colours. It is really create to style them with stripes; I have been wanting to try that look myself for some time, I must get round to it.

  8. It's so versatile and such a great print!

  9. Um I would never have thought that skirt would be so incredibly versatile but I love every single one of these outfits! So, so cute!

  10. Hi Ashley! New to your blog and soooo wishing I was more creative like you with my outfits. I could seriously extend my wardrobe so far if I would just mix and match more. You are officially my new inspiration!

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  11. SO so cute!! I love how bright it is! Oh no...Loft sales are so dangerous :)

  12. I am so excited for your post! I just came home with this skirt today for $9!

  13. That skirt is gorgeous! Love it!


  14. Great skirt, and great styling (you are so cute by the way!) I especially love the last option. Floral and stripes are so good together.

    Pink Chai Style

  15. cute! i love all the different looks, especially dressy and fun. also, love love love that you quote stacy and clinton. what not to wear was an awesome show. i actually quoted them in my WIWW today.


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