|1. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target -Shirt dress, Floral Print|
2. Attention by Kmart -Madarin Collar Blazer in Black
3. Isaac Mizrahi for Target -Pencil Skirt in Black
(1) "Chic, sophisticated and fabulously feminine: the shirt dress, reimagined. The shirt dress in paper floral print from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection embodies the best of this classic silhouette through a thoroughly modern lens. Off with the traditional oxford collar, away with the ho-hum hemline. This lovely dress features a full-length hidden zipper, traditional men's-tailored front and inset flounce in back."
|Shoes: Report -Julian in Black Suede|
Belt: Mossimo Supply Co. for Target -Perforated Belt in Coral
I never imagined I would ever style a skirt over a dress, but to achieve this look that is exactly what I did, and the result? One chic ensemble!
There were two tricks to pulling off this pencil skirt over the dress style. The first was to size up! Had the pencil skirt been the actual size that I wore, there would have been too much bulk created because the skirt of the dress (it is cut with a "traditional men's-tailored front and inset flounce in the back).
The second trick to pulling off this look is the material of the skirt. The skirt is a cotton-spandex mix with a sateen finish. The weight of the fabric is thicker than that of the dress, thereby creating a structured silhouette, helping to conceal the skirt of the dress beneath it.
I added the orange belt because it echoed the color of the flowers in the 'blouse' and to give me some definition at the waist. I chose these sandals with hardware to give the look a little edge.