Today's outfit started with my new Eileen Fisher jersey skirt. This jersey is similar in silhouette to the VC tube skirts we all love but has a fold-over waist band of about 4 inches wide that allows you to change the overall length of the skirt from a midi to a knee length pencil to anywhere in between. It's also made with the fabulous EF jersey fabric which is the only jersey I will wear on my lower half - fabulous drape with a bit of weight and no clinging to jiggly bits - fabulous to move in. I'm in love! You are gonna get SO SICK of seeing me in this skirt :)
I then added my new sleeveless floral flowy tank - florals on a black background is my all time favorite pattern so scooped this one up as soon as I saw it. It's the perfect length to combine with a slim silhouette on my lower half.
I topped it all with my black heavy linen blazer with 3/4 cuffed sleeves. I adore linen for summer and have no issue with the creases. To me, it's part of the beauty of linen.
For accessories I added my black peep-toe sandal booties, vintage green glass bead necklace and watermelon handbag.
Bonus shots of my hair - cut my final trim last night and it is now in the style I've been working towards. It's a hybrid short shag-inverted bob. My stylist is incredible and has really helped me get through the horrid growing out stage. I have a little bit left to grow in the side fringe but otherwise, it won't be any longer. We agreed that because my hair is so thick, to grow it into one length would result in me basically having a triangle head - it wouldn't lay nicely at all. And any longer tends to overtake my narrow face. So there are a few carefully placed layers to help it lay nicely and the back is cut shorter. I'm thrilled with the results and love the movement of it and having a bit of hair to play with. I can scrunch it for a wavy look, flat iron for sleek and straight, slick and comb back for drama - it's really quite versatile. Next month when I go for my trim, we'll touch up and brighten my cranberry streak.
As always, all comments and feedback are most welcome.
And have I mentioned how lovely it is to be back? :)
P.S. I seem to get my pics either too dark or too light - promise to work on it!
Blazer: Jones New York (thrifted)
Blouse: Reitman's Petite
Skirt: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Handbag: hospital gift shop