Monday, March 30, 2015

Lace Skirt Dressed Up and Down

Did I wear a Forever 21 outfit to a wedding?  Yes, yes I did.  #noshame.

It wasn't until I had to worry about babies and nursing at weddings that I started wearing skirts to weddings, but honestly I think they're more practical additions to a wardrobe than a wedding-appropriate dress.  Often dresses that are suited for weddings are hard to wear casually, whereas skirts can be paired with a lot of different tops to be dressed up or down.

I was so glad I found this lace skirt!  We've been to 4 weddings this year already, and when I saw this skirt right before the 3rd wedding it was sold out.  I didn't think it'd actually come back in stock, but to my delight it totally did and I scooped it up just in time for wedding #4!

I showed it a month ago on Instagram dressed up and dressed down.  I'll be able to wear it with other colors for future weddings too.  So much more bang for your buck than a pretty dress!  (Though I'll admit, I'm still a sucker for a new dress, even if it's less practical.)

This skirt is *almost* sold out again, but Option 2 below is super similar and less ornate which is also easier to dress down.  I was contemplating that one as well, but it was also sold out at the time.  However, it is now fully back in stock!  You lucky ducks.

The skirt I'm wearing is super stretchy.  I'm normally size 6, sometimes 8 on bottom and I'm wearing M.

Side note: Often if I buy something new it usually takes me weeks to post it on the blog and it tends to be sold out by that point.  I've been posting them in a more timely manner on Instagram, so follow along there if you want more current info.  :)

Links to Shop:
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four  |  five  |  six

Shop for the Look:
Top: Forever 21 (similar)
Jacket: c/o SheInside (similar)
Skirt: Forever 21 (exact)
Shoes: H&M (exact, similar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Necklace: c/o LoveShoppingMiami
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact--15% off with code puttingmetogether)


  1. I love the tee and denim jacket with the lace skirt! It's so fun to dress down pretty pieces.


  2. Jennifer AppletonMonday, March 30, 2015

    Before I read anything, I looked at the pictures and thought to myself, "I could wear that to a wedding!" I'm currently nursing and wearing separates to dressy occasions has been an adjustment for me... I often wore dresses to church and I've had to adjust my style for sure! I think I'm going to wear a dress for Easter and just feed my son before and after church... First time in a dress in 6 months! :) I need to find a skirt like this for weddings, etc... Good find!

  3. I absolutely love this look. That lace skirt is so pretty and a great length, and I have been pretty obsessed with cobalt lately. So super pretty, love the added edge with the leather jacket too

  4. No shame at all! If it works it works...and it worked :)

  5. What a pretty skirt, so gorgeous with cobalt!

  6. Both looks look great on you!

    Her Heartland Soul

  7. What a great find!

    Roxi - http://persianfrenchie.blogspot.com/

  8. Such a pretty outfit, love the cobalt here too. Posting before something is sold out is tough! I used to wait to wear domething until I could blog it, but threw that out the window last year. When I get something new I want to wear it ASAP ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. love that skirt! classy and fun!


    C's Evolution of Style

  10. The dressed down option is my favorite. I can't wait to wear mine that way tomorrow.

  11. Totally agree--separates are almost always more versatile than a dress. But every now and then, it is fun to buy a new party dress :)
    I really like this skirt--I never would have thought to dress down a lace skirt, but it looks so cute with the denim jacket!

  12. I love your lace skirt and leather jacket combo



  13. That is such a lovely lace pencil skirt! I have a blue lace pencil skirt similar to this, it always gets compliments when I wear it and it's easy to wear more formally or more casually :)

    Away From The Blue

  14. ShoeaholicnomoreTuesday, March 31, 2015

    I love the skirts! Super cute :)

  15. Beautiful skirt! I love it with the blue and the tough edge of the leather jacket.

  16. Such a pretty and chic look, I also like the casual option you put together!

  17. Now you've got me thinking! I have a wedding ( plus the shower, bachelorette party ect) to attend this summer and I'm thinking a swingy pink skirt will be perfect! Maybe even the one you recommended a few posts ago? Thanks for the great advice! As always you are right on point!

  18. HappinessatmidlifeTuesday, March 31, 2015

    I love this lace skirt and what a pretty outfit for a wedding.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  19. This looks so great on you! I'm searching for the perfect leather jacket, and I love this one on you.

  20. Elisabeth KlassenThursday, April 02, 2015

    I love the lace skirt paired with the blue top. So elegant and classy.

    Diary of Elegance

  21. I LOVE this outfit on you. Very classy!

  22. Such a beautiful skirt, Audrey! Like I mentioned in your post about how to wear lace, I absolutely love the combination of leather and lace - it's such a great contrast! And you look just stunning in that shade of blue, by the way.

  23. Thank you so much, Brynn! You sure know how to make someone's day. :)

  24. shut the front door?! THat skit is Forever 21?? You style is so perfectly!


  25. You're welcome, dear Audrey! <3

  26. And now reading that comment again I am horrified - I swear I was typing my comment with a hyper pug on my lap, I can type better than that *most* of the time!

  27. Hahaha! My typos and grammar have gotten a million times worse since becoming a mom.


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