Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Random Things

This outfit represents a lot of random things, all of which I love: stripes, fun and funky prints,  J. Crew, shiny silver shoes and my favorite brick wall. (I have a really hard time finding locations for "blog shoots", so this is sort of my default location near me.) The skirt that I am wearing is from where else but the J. Crew Factory. It also makes me think of a lot of random things. Perhaps that's just how my brain works. In fact, my "About Hello Katie Girl" write up explicitly states that I am kind of a random person, so you've had fair warning!


So the first thing that this skirt makes me think of is the credits to the TV show Saved by the Bell. It was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw the print for the first time. I never really liked Saved by the Bell, although occasionally I watch the reruns now because I am pretty sure the show is funnier now that I'm an adult as opposed to a child, but I digress. Getting back to the skirt, there is just something about this print that screams late 80s/early 90s and mimics the graphics of the show's credits, in my opinion.



The second thing this skirt reminds me of is a conversation I witnessed between a mother and daughter the last time I was at the J. Crew Factory. The mother of a teenage daughter was trying to talk her daughter out of buying this exact skirt because it was too long and didn't show off her figure. I remember thinking it was kind of a strange thing for a mother to be pushing on her daughter and then I remember thinking: does this make me old and frumpy since I love these full, midi skirts? Once the question crossed my mind I dismissed it as absurd. Midi skirts are definitely my favorite length of skirt and I think a style that transcends age. Plus, this skirt has a youthful, fun print mixed with a modest length and style; it's really the best of both worlds, but that's just my two cents and random musings on the topic!






Skirt: J. Crew "Patio" skirt in Peach Kiwi here
Shirt: J. Crew Factory striped "Infinity" shirt here
Shoes: J. Crew "Lillian" wedge other silver sandal options here
Bag: LV "Marly" BB in Pistache similar color option by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace: J. Crew similar here
Sunglasses: Prada other Prada options here


11 comments:

  1. Fabulous mix of prints and colors. And the metallic sandal is fantastic!

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  2. I totally love midi skirts too, it's definitely my favorite length in a skirt. And I LOVE random musings because I have the most random thoughts ALL the time. My husband always waits for me to explain how I worked things out in my mind because I'm constantly spouting random things. I'm glad I'm not the only person who does this! You look gorgeous, another great combo I'll be trying to recreate ;) Happy Wednesday! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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  3. First, I am so in love with your flats! They are the perfect combination of sophisticated and comfortable. Second, I love these mix of prints. I would have never thought of it, but it works so well!

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  4. Love the pattern mixing here! And that yellow bag is so fun! I love full midi skirts too. They're flattering on everyone! They can make a very straight bodied girl look like she has curves and they can help to hide larger hips/legs. Plus they're just perfectly feminine!

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

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  5. Love your amazing collection of skirts!

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  6. I have not watched Saved by the Bell in years! I love the look of a midi skirt and the print on yours is so pretty! Those silver heels and yellow bag are the perfect accessories!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. The pops of yellow are my fave! And, that skirt looks great with the pin-striped shirt.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. Funny conversation to over hear - I think this skirt is a great blend of youthfulness and lady like at the same time. I have the same shirt and finally wore it the other day, it's so comfy and perfect for summer.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    www.happpinessatmidlife.com

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  9. great mix of prints as always my friend. I love your skirt, top and necklace. =)

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  10. Love the mixing of prints and bright colors. Gorgeous styling!

    Do you have bloglovin?! Let's follow each other?

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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