Friday, March 9, 2012

This One's For You, Mom

green and gray

green and gray
works cited: ruche skirt; crewcuts boys sweatshirt; found locket; target flats; j.crew belt; tote free from a bookstore on campus

My mom called me the other day to tell me two things: "You aren't posting enough!" and "I think your simple outfits are the very best. If I were writing your blog, no one would read it because you'd be wearing your red pants and a gray top every day. Those simple outfits highlight your natural beauty [words only a mama would say]." So here's a very simple look for you, Mom, because I like simple outfits best, too, even if they aren't flashy or glamorous. In a skirt and a gray top, I feel very much like myself, and sometimes simple is just what I'm in the mood for.
Hope you have a terrific weekend!

61 comments:

Elaine said...

I love this look! I love simple looks the best too. No fuss, easy, and fast.

wildchild said...

ha moms are so cute. but she's right- your red pants with a gray shirt are killer. and this outfit is too. you look really pretty :)

Hannah Thomas said...

Your mom is right! You look so lovely..

Mrs. Baker said...

i love simple too! and this skirt is great! good momma lookin out for you! ;)

steffy said...

That's so sweet of your mom :)

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

LOVE that skirt & the simple way you styled it! :)

Anna D Kart said...

Sweet mommmy! Love your outfit - simple is good, simple is the best... :)

Sarah said...

Aw, such a sweet momma! Have a good weekend!

29pixie said...

I love this - simple, comfy, pretty.
I wish ruche would restock that skirt!!!

Frannie Pantz said...

Mamas are always right and this just proves it. From the pretty pleated skirt to your comfy and genuine smile. Well done as usual. Enjoy your weekend!

Terri said...

This looks beautiful on you!
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Jessica said...

Your mama is a smart lady! I prefer simplicity as well. This look is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color of that skirt!

Katie said...

I love moms! : ) you look beautiful as always! happy weekend!

DiamondsandTulle said...

:) That's so cute that your mom reads and writes in! Well, your mom is right, this outfit really does highlight your natural beauty!"

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Bad Taste Toast said...

Aww how cute is your mom?! :) So lovely when moms give styling advice, my mom does this too sometimes. however she doesn't even now what a blog is haha ;D

Kate Jones said...

I really like this one!!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Awww, yay for moms! I like simple outfits the best, too. Less is more.

Chaucee said...

Haha aren't moms the best? I love your simple outfits too! I think you really knock those ones out of the park.

Emily said...

I enjoyed reading this post and all the comments so much that I almost missed my subway stop and had to push my way out through all the people getting on. Whoops. That skirt is such a lovely color! It looks like it could be either soft and muted or bold and colorful depending on what you pair it with.
-Emily W.A.Q.A.W.V.W.W.W.

Courtney Erin said...

This is one of my favorites - both because your mom sounds awesome and because that skirt is amazingly pretty!

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Erica said...

LOVE the color of your skirt.
so flattering on you!
xoxo

basiccravings said...

I feel like you can never go wrong with simple. It is always in style.

vintagewithatwist said...

LOVE this skirt. I may have to do some spring shopping on shopruche.com....

Kate said...

Very pretty! Simplicity is great!

Elisa said...

This is just unsimple enough. I agree with your mom! Love the skirt and flesh-colored flats (leg-flattering I think)

Diana said...

I love simple too! The dash of color in the skirt, however, makes this simplicity stand out. Love it!

Liz said...

I agree, I tend to like simple outfits too! You look great!
-Liz
http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

Nina said...

aw, moms are great. :) You look so pretty!

Micaela said...

This is adorable! I have to ask about this shirt-tucked-in-the-front thing, though. I see it on all the blogs and I adore it, but I have to ask-do you actually wear it like that all day? I've tried it a few times and felt absolutely ridiculous, so it lasts all of 3 minutes. Any tips for doing it correctly and not feeling like I just forgot to tuck in half of my shirt?

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

Micaela--yes! it works best when the shirt doesn't need too much tucking and isn't much longer than the garment you tuck it into. this is actually a kid's sweatshirt so it's sort of cropped, and when i tuck it in in the front there isn't too much of a tail in the back. i find that if the shirt is far longer than what i'm tucking it into, i end up feeling "scroogy" (you know what i mean) and untucking it. but for a shirt that's not super long, the front half tucks easily and it feels comfortable and i don't think about it!

amanda said...

awww. she is sweet and! right :)
looooooove the skirt. such a pretty colour.

Gina said...

Love the color of the skirt...adorable outfit!

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2ndhandknowledge said...

Beautiful outfit. The color of that skirt looks great on you!

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Alexis said...

I love this outfit! I almost bought that skirt, and decided against it but now I'm wishing I had :). You look great in simple outfits!

Shannon said...

Mom's are always right. :)

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

moms are the best!

adventures of a mad scientist said...

I love this. You make me like below-knee skirts again! I just love how flowy it is. Simplicity is a great thing sometimes. :)

Sara Struckman said...

Have to agree with your mom: You look lovely!

Vivi K said...

Your mom has some wise words! You can't go wrong with a simple outfit!

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Tashia said...

I love the combination of the super feminine shirt with the boy's sweatshirt. And the colors are great!

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TheYouFinder said...

LOVE THIS OUTFIT! One of my favorites.

Katy Rose said...

Your mom is too cute. I love that she spurs you on to keep posting. (I don't think mine would even know if my blog went black for months. Haha) Love this skirt on you. - Katy

Sarah-Anne said...

the simple outfits really are the best!

Dirty Diana said...

Ohh your adorable! I love that pleated skirt!

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melocoton said...

i love the skirt, you are so pretty
Keep posting :)
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Avery Leigh Cox said...

So happy I stumbled across your blog today.... you've got great taste! Keep up the great work...Cheers!
Avery
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Kristin said...

Your momma's right, this outfit really does bring out your natural beauty :) Lovely!

Andrea said...

your mom is right. this is a truly adorable outfit. very much loving the pleated skirt!

Court Collects said...

Haha, cute and mom's always seem to be right :)

Bette said...

Are these flats comfortable? I've scoped them out at Target. I think they'd go with so many things, but I'm worried about the elastic part on the back.

Ashley said...

Simple and chic! Love it.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Haha, your mom sounds cute!

Great outfit!

Samantha said...

Lol! My mom critics my blog too! Luckily she has one too so I can tell her back "i don' critic your blog!" lol ;)

Beautiful as always :)

Natalie Garza said...

This outfit is simple, but it's definitely not boring by any means. I love the pleats and color of the skirt. I'd totally wear this combination!

Elizabeth said...

You inspired me to wear a gray top today. Here's to keeping it simple. :)

megannielsen said...

Totally loving this outfit - you are such a cutie pie. When can we hang out again?

ps. i took all your book recs with to Texas with me :) I felt very nerdy hehehe

hugs! xoxo

hellien said...

Momma's right, this is a good one!

onawa said...
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onawa said...

Mom was definitely right! You look fab :)

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That Skirt Girl said...

My mom doesn't read my blog, much less come up with ideas on what I should talk about..not sure if thats a good or bad thing yet hahaa

Andrea Grace said...

great skirt!
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