Sometimes I am going to pick a Steal this Look that is completely impractical for my life. Last week’s little Bandera Dude Ranch Business Meeting was actually something I could wear on my periodic jaunts to dude ranches on business….(Sheesh.)
However, today’s I love even though I probably need to live in New York and have really fancy Easter brunches or sophisticated ballet and bellini on the calendar. But maybe you have that? And I can live vicariously? Or maybe you do get really dressed up for Easter or have an interested cocktail event for work you could wear this too or even a date night to the opera.
1. The silk taffeta skirt:
Well, you can’t always find a silk taffeta skirt. Your best bet is actually to buy vintage on Etsy, but watch the length. The key here is above the knee which means you may need to get it hemmed.
This is an example of a good solid taffeta full skirt that would need to be hemmed and it runs $250 on Etsy.
I love this skirt from Bloomingdale’s but you’d need to change your heel from a bone to more of a gray-taupe color and they would have to be super high because of the added skirt length (don’t know that you could hem this one because of the detail).
The pattern though makes it super interesting – it’s very pricey at over $300….
In the alternative, you can’t see the high waist because this shirt is outside of it, but this taupe silk is actually quite lovely and ON SALE at Talbot’s right now for $39 (down from $119).
2. The Shoe:
If you can find a bronze-y full skirt, then definitely go with the nude heel. I love a nude heel. But if you find something with more of a black or gray/silver hue, I prefer a light gray/taupe color for the ensemble.
This is a great cross between the two with a rounded toe and at $59 from DSW is a deal as well!
I’m a sucker for details on a simple pump, and this bow is the perfect feminine touch for such a ladylike outfit ($74 from DSW).
And finally they are running a SALE on this simple heel for $39 at DSW and I love that it doesn’t have a platform baked into the heel because that doesn’t work with this retro look.
3. The Shirt:
All you need here is something fairly thin, maybe a lightweight sweater or a high quality shirt, in black (or in bronze or silver if you opt for a black skirt).
This simple top is $59 at Talbots and gets you where you need to be.
This top is a bit busier with the lace inlay, but it’s really lovely and still works with the retro vibe of the outfit ($98 at Ann Taylor).
Finally, I love this muted collar detail on a simple black top, on sale at Ann Taylor for $79.
Pair this outfit with chunky gold bracelets or an oversized pearl necklace if you want it to feel a little more vintage rather than modernized, and you’re all set.
(I know I write here about fashion on Fridays, but I’d love it if you’d join me over at God-sized Dreams today where I’m talking about what to do when you feel like you’re dreaming alone.)