Exotic Undertones :: wrap skirt + crop top

Sunday, May 3, 2015

This season I've been having quite the love affair with skirts and crop tops - or as some would call it, the two-part dress. This combo is versatile, easy, and leaves so much room for creativity. 
Although I usually tend to gravitate more towards dresses, lately I haven't been able to get enough of skirts - perhaps it's because of their undeniable versatility.  This skirt in particular caught my eye with its exotic print and unique wrap style.  I also love the fact that it's high waisted, it makes wearing crop tops a breeze! 
For me this is a look that effortlessly transitions from day to night. I wore this look out to lunch with a friend and then to see a daytime movie. For night, I didn't change a single thing about my look and headed out to a party. Easy peasy! 
I added my chambray bomber jacket when the wind picked up. This jacket goes with just about anything, I love it so much! 
This statement necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane make an impact that compliments the exotic vibe my skirt gives off. It also serves as a nice way to sneak some color into my look. 
Peep-toe booties are my favorite transition shoe for the moment. The best thing about these babies? They're comfortable! 
A subtle, gray smokey eye also transitions seamlessly from day to night. Add a slight cat eye effect for some extra drama. 
Photos by Devon Gailey 
[top: American Apparel, skirt: Loft, booties: Old Navy, bomber jacket: Loft, necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, earrings: fine jewelry, bangle: Alex & Ani, black bracelet: Ann Taylor]

Who's that beauty with me in the picture above? That's my sorority sister and Little, Hayley! She just happened to be doing homework in the grass while my friend and I shot these photos. The spontaneity of seeing her was so wonderful and that's going to be what I miss most about college - seeing friends everywhere and constantly being surrounded by familiar faces. 

It's such a comforting feeling to be apart of a close-knit community like Elon and it's something that I don't think can be easily replicated somewhere else. With three weeks left until graduation day, I'm staying in-the-moment and enjoying living within a five minute walk from some of my dearest friends. 
SHOP ::


41 comments:

  1. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
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  2. U look beautiful with the smokey eye and straight hair! A big shoutout to skirts so feminine and versatile.
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  3. Your skirt is so cute! And your straight hair really suits you!

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  4. Lovely look, dear!) www.elationofcreation.com

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  5. Georgeous! :))

    The shoes are my favourite :) xoxo
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  6. You look so pretty !
    That skirt it's gorgeous.
    xoxo,

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  7. Crop tops and skirts can never go wrong! I love this look! That statement necklace is the bomb! You look so cute!

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  8. I like the slight skin show there.. very tastefully done, Kat!

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  9. Lovely look Kathleen, I loved college life too and some days wish I could go back.
    Rachel xo

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  10. I love that skirt so much! Looks so great with your body Kathleen :) Very glam!

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  11. your necklace is a great addition to pair with this skirt! you look great Kathleen. :)

    xoxo,
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  12. lovely skirt <3 you look wonderful!

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  13. You look so pretty <3 Love your jacket!!!!!
    xoxo,
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  14. The skirt looks amazing on you! Love the way you styled it!
    Very nice blog by the way :)

    Kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
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  15. Ok, I need this outfit is my closet asap! I love it! Eek! Graduating is such a bitter sweet feeling...exciting to be moving on to the next chapter but sad to not always have your friends so close.

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  16. Bel post ! Adoro il tuo blog!!! <3
    Sono tornata finalmente! C’è un post davvero speciale sul mio blog,ti andrebbe di dare un’occhiata?
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    Ti andrebbe di seguirmi sui vari social,ovviamente ti ricambio! :)
    un grande bacio!!! <3 <3

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  17. Very cute look. I like your skirt! Nice styling :-)
    xo.
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  18. love this look. that skirt is lovely.


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  19. This outfit is wonderful inspiration! I haven't really worn any crop tops and not sure why but this gives me such inspiration! I love how classy this is and the fact that you wore this from day to night without changing a thing is fantastic! I love the detail of the hem of your skirt so much! Your spontaneous photos with your beautiful fiend are wonderful! How exciting that graduation is only 3 weeks away!

    Rebecca
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  20. Great combination! I like how it looks with the boots and the precious necklace! Kisses dear.

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  21. I love dresses too, but skirts are fun because you can have more flexibility with how you style them. Loving this look!

    Jackie
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  22. what a great outfit! i love how you mix n match you skirt and boots :)

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  23. Hi darling,
    what a marvellous look! Love the skirt!!
    Baci,
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  24. I'm in love with your fantastic neck lace
    xoxo

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  25. lovely combination!:) and the denim jacket is so cool!♥

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  26. Hello dear! You are looking beautiful as always. Your outfit here is amazing and I love your nails and accesories on your hands, really pretty!

    See you in my blog soon,
    Sabina
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  27. what a stunning skirt! the print is fabulous! amazing look as always :)


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  28. crop tops and pencil skirts are one of my favorite combos too!!! you look amazing in this look, loving the print of your skirt :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  29. Another great combo beauty, I love your wrap skirt!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  30. The print on the wrap skirt is a beauty! I love how you let it standout keeping everything else black and neutral. Stunning!

    Have a good day!
    Seepz
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  31. You are dressed simple but tasteful, the outfit is really chic and original! You keep surprising me with your beauty, dear Kathleen! Pictures are fabulous, I was closely examining each of them!
    Wish you a lovely day ahead:)

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  32. Ah I remember feeling that way when I was in school, but the upside is you are on to a new adventure! And love the necklace. Hope to see you in NY soon!

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  33. ur so cute! :D

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  34. Great outfit! I absolutely love your necklace!

    xx
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  35. This is amazing…
    Happy weekend <3
    Borka
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  36. Your make-up looks great and you are so pretty!

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