A co-worker and I had come up with the idea of doing weekly style challenges, but it was sometimes tough to come up with prompts, and I kept losing track of time or forgetting about it. So instead, I'm going to be hosting a weekly linkup here on the blog each Friday, and inviting any and all Dean St Bettys to share their Style Me April looks. As an added perk, I'm going to enter anyone who joins the linkup into the weekly giveaway! So I hope you all join in.
Today's prompt was "Skirting Around Town." I broke out a skirt that used to be a staple for me, but has been lurking in the back of my closet for waaay too long. This was one of the first gifts of clothing my husband gave me after we got married. It was around the time that I got promoted at work, and I remember feeling super proud and professional in this skirt and what was at the time my only pair of high heels. I will admit, I tend to avoid wearing things that, like this skirt, are dry-clean only, because I am cheap and lazy.
I wasn't sure what today's weather would bring, but it turns out to be gorgeous — sunny with temperatures in the 50s. After the winter we've had, it feels glorious. I'm sitting in my shirt sleeves right now! But I made sure to bring a cardigan with me for the office, where it is always a bit chilly.
This faux leather jacket is new — I scored it at a consignment shop's end-of-season sale for $1. It's not my usual style, but I really loved how it added a bit of edge to an otherwise conservative look. I can't wait to pair this with more dresses and other feminine looks this spring.
Cropped brown moto jacket: Rue 21, consignment
Gold beaded necklace: Heirloom
Orange cardigan: Worthington, thrifted
Navy polka dot top: Vintage, thrifted (for sale via Instagram)
Brown tweed skirt with pleat detail: Tommy Hilfiger, gift
Cream and tan Mary Jane pumps: Antonio Melani, thrifted
Total cost to me: About $20