Maxed Out

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A breezy maxi skirt is essential during the summer months. But as you can probably tell, this is not your ordinary maxi. This Archer Townsend design is Fashion Week ready! It's essentially two skirts in one. 
These photos were taken last month when I was back home in Chicago for my little sister's 16th birthday. This is the two of us on her special day!  
There's nothing like the bond between sisters 
The newspaper print of this skirt is unique and modern. I've never seen anything like it, which is what captivated me immediately. 
A neon statement necklace completes this attention-grabbing look and adds a touch of elegance and color. 
I love the way this skirt flows in the wind and the high slit is super hot without being revealing.  
Strappy black heels make this outfit edgy and bold. 
Wearing an all-black ensemble can still be spring and summer appropriate - especially when you include a burst of neon! 
I wore this outfit to a professional production of "Les Miserables" and then to a fancy French restaurant in Oakbrook. My mom thought I was too dressed up for the occasion, but I don't believe in being too dressed up for anything. 
Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)!
[skirt: Archer Townsend, top: Forever21, heels: Sofft, necklace: gift, yellow bracelet: J Crew, black bracelet: Ann Taylor]

You can't help but feel like a supermodel in this skirt. I mean, just look at it, it's fierce. Whenever I put this on, wherever I'm going feels immediately more special. That's the beauty behind a spectacular article of clothing! 


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70 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    Cool Skirt!

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    xx

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  2. Gorgeous as always hun :) so stylish have a great weekend

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  3. Wow, your skirt is super cool! And I love your accessories too, the necklace is to die for! kisses

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  4. loveeee it!
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  5. Beautiful skirt!

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  6. Haha too dressed up this is something us fashionistas always have to deal with. The skirt is great and love the pix with your sis!

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  7. I love this look! You have such beautiful hair! I'm so jealous!

    Jenn
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  8. Really so nice.
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  9. Amazing look! The 'skirt' reminds me a little of the Jean Paul Gaultier ones :) Love the pop of neon in your necklace too. And your hair is AMAZING, wauw! Cute photos, your sister is so beautiful!

    xxx

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  10. Good choice dear!!! This skirt is amazing. Happy Birthday (sorry for delay) for your sister. Kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  11. love the skirt!!
    ^_^

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  12. You look so lovely in this outfit, I adore your maxi skirt, it's very original!

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  13. You should definitely feel confident and fierce in this skirt! the skirt is such a cool stand out piece! I wish I had something similar in my wardrobe ( i think I would wear it nonstop :D )
    I like that you styled this outfit with neon yellow accessories- the necklace and the bracelet are such cool pops of color!
    And how nice it is to see you with your sister again! Happy birthday from me to her! :)

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  14. The skirt is so cute! I love the special design of the skirt!

    xx,
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  15. you look amazing, I love this outfit!!

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  16. Love the bright accessories!

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  17. You both look great girl! ;)
    I know what you talk about the bond! It's so true!
    Isa M., Tic Tac Living

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  18. This looks great!! Awesome bold maxi!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  19. You look great as always! I love the skirt - it's so much fun and totally different than any other maxi out there.

    xo Jackie
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  20. OMG Kat!!!!
    You look stunning!
    I love this dress, it's so COOL!
    Kisses and have a nice week
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  21. You look super pretty and cute! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Evi xoxo

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  22. Great maxi - what a fresh print that's so effortlessly chic!

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  23. That bold maxi is killer! Very unique!

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  24. That maxi is so sexy with the side slit!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  25. love the skirt you look beautiful girl lots of love, x

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  26. You have a lovely sister! Love the skirt .
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  27. Quite right, love the skirt, the print is so unique and modern :) Happy (belated) b-day to your sister :) xx Maja

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  28. Love the maxi skirt two in one! super unique and fun :) Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    Milu
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  29. Fun skirt! You look gorgeous girl.

    xo erica

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  31. Kat!!! You are looking so pretty! I love your hair (as always) and this outfit is great, the skirt is super original and chic!
    Kisses!
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  32. Wow,so beautiful.love the skirt its so chic
    Keep intouch
    Kisses

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  33. Cutie Pie x 2! I love these pictures with your sister! I could already tell you ladies have such a fun dynamic! Is she the shy one and you the outgoing one? Happy Sweet 16 to her! This outfit is awesome and that skirt is such a unique piece!

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  34. This is such a fun skirt and a really unique design. Love the necklace.

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  35. Oh I love that skirt!
    You look amazing! So beautiful!!
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    Love, Lima xoxo

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  36. So original. Loving it.

    xxx

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  37. I wear black and white all the time too, be it Spring or Summer. It always looks good!

    Stephanie
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  38. pretty, nice skirt :)

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  39. Woohoo Oakbrook- those are my stomping grounds :) Glad you got to be home for your sister's birthday! Love the bright pops of jewelry with the skirt!

    Kaitlin
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  40. I LOVE the design of that maxi skirt, great trimmings of the slit too! Such an interesting piece :) You look gorgoues wearing it. <3

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  41. aww skirt ,love this look ,and i looooove your hair!!
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  42. It's quite understandable why you feel so special wearing this skirt, it's so original and interesting! It also looks awesome on you! You are splendidly got up today and the photographs are simply charming:) You and your little sister are absolutely beautiful young ladies:)
    Have a fabulous time!

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  43. It looks great on you! And you are so pretty and photogenic!

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  44. You both look marvelous. I totally agree with you. There's nothing like the bond between sisters. I have two sisters. So I know what I'm talking about ;-). Omg Kat that skirt is really stunning and very unique. I haven't seen something like that before. Love it :)

    xx Mira

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  45. I love the skirt !!!!! And the way you styled it by a simple tee to feature the skirt as the centerpiece and the contrast with yellow via the jewelry is smart Kat. You are and your sister are both beautiful. I say it runs in the family. The pictures are lovely.

    xo
    Sam
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  46. You look gorgeous girl! What a great maxi skirt!

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  47. love the newspaper print ...awesome necklace :)
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  48. you look amazing, love your photos! Can't wait to see your smile without braces :)
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  49. Fabulous post, dear!

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  50. <333 amazing look
    you are stunning
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  51. Aww babe you look stunning! Love you look!
    kiss
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  52. such a wonderful look sweety! beauty you!
    happy day!

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  53. Cool skirt my dear, you have lovely hair! xx

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    Please follow me back on IG as well <3
    Have a great week, dear :)

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  56. Stunning! You have such beautiful hair and eyes xx

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  57. OMG I love your maxi skirt!!! It's so unique. I've never seen a design like it! Very "high fashion" <3

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  58. Can't agree more! You actually look like supermodel in that skirt. Lovely gorgeous look <3

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  59. Oh, this print reminds me so much of Carries Dior dress in SATC! I love it!

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  60. you loo stunning my dear !! love your pretty hairs :) xx
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