H&M Maxi Skirt

Well, let me start by saying that Fabrice was NOT a fan of this outfit. He made this little confession today as he watched me edit the pictures, which he took yesterday. “I wasn’t really feeling that outfit” was followed by…duh.duh.duh. “it made you look…larger” LOL!!!! Ouch! That is not something a girl ever wants to hear BUT it was also a pleasant reminder that you can always count on men to keep it real about fashion. They just say what they think and that is what makes them so awesome. It balances our emotionally  charged way of thinking perfectly.  Anyway, this isn’t the first outfit that he’s frowned upon, and I am certain this won’t be the last, but I do relish in the fact that I can always count on him to tell me exactly how he feels. At least I know he’ll never let me walk out the house looking too crazy!

Tank. Flower Pin & Skirt: H&M | Belt: Buffalo Exchange | Shoes: Mossimo (Target) | Bag: Kenneth Cole | Sunnies & Bangles: H&M | Earrings: Street Vendor @ Atlantic Station Market

Well, I am sticking by my outfit. I liked it and it was super comfy… perfect for running a few errands. We had a little grocery shopping to do, an I had to stop by the beauty supply. I didn’t feel like throwing on jeans and I think that is what I love about the maxi skirt. You can totally wear it with anything you’d normally wear jeans with. In this case, I threw on a simple tank and surprise… the black flower pin! Lol! The studded belt adds a little flare, and viola! I was ready to go.

Now, let’s talk about these shoes. I am usually not into 1) flats or 2) kitten heels. Flat sandals are fine, but I generally don’t buy flats at all. I love them on other people, and I always try them on, but believe it or not they are just not that comfortable, and they look funny on my feet in my opinion.  I had my eye on these leopard print kitten heels at Target for quite some time. I tried them on several times but could never bring myself to buy them because of the gosh darn kitten heel. Why couldn’t they just have a fabulous stiletto heel? Well, on day  I walked into target to buy packing tape and wouldn’t you know it, they were marked down to $12 and that was all I need to give ‘em a try. Well, looking at these pictures I am 2nd guessing my decision. Kitten heels are just sooooo… oh, I don’t know.

What do you guys think? so that you can make a fair assessment, I’ll give you another look to evaluate these are from a set of pictures that I never posted. I know, I know. I’ll have to post them at some point. They were taken during the time when I was moving and had no time for posting.)  Fabrice just said “those shoes make your feet look big.” Lol, another argument AGAINST kitten heels.

I am not the only person who is apprehensive about the kitten heel, which happens to be a hot trend this fall, pairing back to the lady like tea length skirts and dresses that are all the rage on the runways. I can get with the tea length skirt, but to be honest I feel compelled to un-ladylike it up a bit with a fierce and fabulous platform stiletto pump rather than taking the oh-so-demure kitten heel route. But hey, that’s just me. Anyway, there is a fabulous article about the kitten heel debate and how to pull them off in the September Issue of In Style.

Anyway, back to today’s outfit… I was most excited about my new vintage earrings, which I bought from a fabulous street vendor by the name of Mary Seco at the Atlantic Station Market.  I was THRILLED to find out that this fabulous street fair is at Atlantic Station every weekend. Woohoo! There were so many fabulous booths and they even project movies on the lawn. Friday, they were showing Confessions of a Shopaholic.  How fun! Anyway, I stumbled upon Mary’s booth and instantly fell in love with all of her fabulous vintage accessories, but these beautiful clip on earrings took the cake! I had to have them and they best part was they were only $5!!! Jackpot. I was pleased to learn that Mary does not have a shop, but she is at the Atlantic Station Market every weekend, and she also sells jewelry from her home. Well, of course, I had to snag a card. Mary is happy to schedule personal appointments or in home jewelry parties, too! If you want to see what other vintage treasures Mary’s got for you head on down to Atlantic Station Market or email her at maryseco@msn.com.

How do you feel about the maxi skirt trend?
Are you a fan of kitten heels?

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