Style Challenge #2: Brighten It Up

Welcome to week two of the style challenge!  Even though I technically already wore a bright in Monday’s post it was not intentionally for the challenge and pretty coincidental.  Since I started the challenge to push myself, I wanted to make sure I wore an outfit that honored the challenge by actually feeling…challenging.  
I was super ready to do a cooler weather outfit with brights, but we’re having a burst of warm weather, so a springtime look it is.  Even though it’s usually easier for me to do brights in warmer weather, I’m so into neutrals right now that this outfit still felt challenging!  
My outfits are usually not what I’m wearing the exact day I post, but I’m wearing this TODAY to interview an applicant for our organization.  I’ve said before that my org is VERY casual, but I will interview sans jacket.  I had another look with brights that involved my floral pencil skirt, pink blouse, and navy blazer–a more professional silhouette–but eh, this is still quite dressed up for our org.  Maybe the other one will be for more interviews next week.
Soooooo…I actually bought this skirt when I was a few months pregnant, not for pregnancy, but just hoping I could guess my body well enough to have it fit afterwards.  I would NOT recommend doing that, but I did it with a couple of garments anyway!  (Did it with this skirt and a striped top that turned out to be perfect.)  I was looking for a skirt this color for like TWO years, and it was also on sale (for $12?) so I was willing to take the chance.  
Post pregnancy it actually fit pretty well, but now that I’m slimmer it doesn’t fit quite as well.  It’s not terrible and can be hidden decently when I’m sitting or moving around.  BUT, I think taking in the waist will make it much, much better as it will remove some of the excess material and not widen my hips as much.  Now…to get myself to a tailor.  That feels like a major feat with a baby, so who knows when that’ll actually happen!  
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Shop for the Look:
Top: H&M (exact)
Jacket: Forever 21 (similarsimilar)
Skirt: Target (similarsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: H&M (similar)
Bag: Target (exactlarger version)

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