January was a very long, very stressful month. So you know, no pressure February, but if I have another four weeks of what last month dished up I will curl into fetal position and really lose my mind. I’m cautiously optimistic that this month will fare better than last, so I decided to go with a few closet favorites to kick off the first work week of the month and try to set the tone for a smoother next few weeks. I bought this floral midi skirt on major sale last summer and have worn it once-twice a week since. Even though the underlying color may seem summery, it’s definitely a piece that transitions from season to season depending on what you pair it with. The oversized muted black, grey, and white floral print helps tone down the bold pink and makes it easy to match the skirt with some more cold weather appopriate tops, as seen here and in this look from the fall.
When I last wore this skirt a coworker told me she loved it because it seems so comfortable with it’s quilt like texture and fit and flare silhouette. I think she thought she offended me with the quilt comment, but truly this is one of the most comfortable pieces I own and her comment actually made me think to try pairing the skirt with this grey sweatshirt. Thanks to her compliment, I’ve managed to style a work appropriate outfit that is essentially a sweatshirt and quilt…talk about true comfort! What I love about this cozy sweatshirt, is that while it does add comfort to a look, the rounded shoulders, narrow cut and embellished collar add some sophisticated femininity to keep things from reading too casual.