Skirt Cascade :: Lace + asymmetrical hemlines

Monday, June 1, 2015

This skirt is a true gem. Its asymmetrical hemline makes it stand out from all the rest and the blush hue is complimentary on any skin tone. Trust, this is not your typical skirt...or summertime ensemble for that matter.
When I bought this skirt last summer in New York, I didn't know what I would wear it with. But I loved the fit, shape, and pattern so much that I bought it anyway. By the end of the summer I had paired it with a white cropped tee from American Apparel, but that was such a casual look and it just didn't do the skirt justice. It wasn't until this past spring that I finally found the kind of top I had been looking for - one that truly compliments the skirt's beauty and completes this garden-party look with elegance and grace. 
As you can probably tell, twirling in this skirt is a habit of mine; it's impossible not to! ...It's also a great way to show off the unique way the skirt moves and falls, it's a cascade of fabric! 
I kept my jewelry simple for this look - a few silver silver bracelets, my usual ring collection, and statement earrings. No necklace! 
You may remember this top from just two posts ago (here). I don't think I've ever blogged about the same item of clothing (with the exception of shoes) more than once within at least six months of each other. But since I got this top over spring break, it has been a staple for me. I've worn it multiple times in the past few weeks! I love how it seems to be the most fitting top to wear with every skirt I own.   
I experimented with slight pattern mixing when I paired these snakeskin mules with my floral skirt. However, I tend to think of animal print as a neutral. This pair of heels in particular doesn't take anything away from my look, in fact it adds a bit of interest and excitement - which is how you take an outfit from "cute" to fashionable. 
The delicate crochet detailing on this top is soft and feminine. Definitely a head-turning look for summer. Style this trend with ripped skinnies for an unexpected spin on the latest. 
Say hello to my little sister and my mom. We wore these looks to a family friend's bridal shower in mid May. You'll notice that we're matching - that was not done on purpose but I guess great minds think alike! Blush just happens to be one of my favorite hues for spring/summer. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Banana Republic, skirt: Zara (old but I also like this one), heels: Sam Edelman (similar here), earrings: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), watch: Fossil (similar here), studded bangle: Ann Taylor (old but similar here), amethyst bangle: David Yurman, heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]

Life has been very hectic lately since I graduated college. I'm off to New York City in only a few short days and there is still lots of preparation to be done (including editing down and packing up my extensive wardrobe). I've been asked a few questions since my last post so I thought I'd answer them here: 

I am moving to NYC Friday and I'll be living in temporary, summer housing in Manhattan with good friends from school until I find a more permanent residence. I do not have a job yet but I will get one in the field of journalism. I'm especially interested in fashion journalism - print or digital publications. I'm moving out there with my boyfriend of over four years but we are not living together - he's going to St. John's for grad school and will be living on campus. Wish us luck in this new stage of our lives :) 
SHOP ::


43 comments:

  1. Ok so this has got to be my fave outfit of yours! Where do I begin...that shade of peach is just lovely, the intricate design makes it fabulous. You couldn't have picked a prettier lace top to pair it with, and the shoes are just fab. Love the whole look!!

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  2. AHH that skirt is adorable and I love that you, your mom and your sister looked a bit coordinated in that picture.

    Best of luck with the transitions in your life. Scary, but VERY exciting stuff!!


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  3. This is an adorable outfit.
    I love your skirt! <3
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  4. I really like the color of that skirt. A nice post again girl.

    kisses
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  5. Woohoo wishing you the best as you move to NYC Friday! What a step! Prayers and thoughts your way as you find a job you like. Lovely skirt, I love the motion to it.
    Rachelxo

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  6. Really adorable skirt :)

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  7. Lovely! Great look!) www.elationofcreation.com

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  8. You look cure and adorable hun :) Kisses x

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  9. I love that you didn't tuck that lace shirt into the skirt. Now, it really looks like the lace flows perfectly into the skirt!

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  10. These photos are so captivating! You look so feminine and chic there, Kathleen. This floral skirt is not at all to my taste, but I do love the way it looks on you, how you've styled it. Nice choice!
    Have a good day, dear:)

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  11. all the best dear in moving to New york.Would love to to visit there one day.
    Hope you will update us on how you are settling in.You look so beautiful in that dress
    kisses

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  12. perfect romantic look, love that skirt!

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  13. Love that skirt! The heels are perfect for this look. All the best for this new phase in ur life. Have fun.
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  14. Hello,

    Beautiful shoes ! :D

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  15. Beautiful! x
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  16. What a lovely outlook and sandals :)))
    You look super!

    xoxo
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  17. Hi dear! Great post,your blog it’s gorgeous! <3
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  18. Such a pretty summery look! I love your lace top!

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  19. You are right that skirt is a gem! And good luck with the move, can't wait to meet up! NY is waiting for you!

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  20. You guys look so gorgeos! :) I adore your skirt! Everything fits perfectly together!

    Have a wonderful day!
    xxx
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  21. Wow Kat you look so chic and beautiful! Love the cute skirt and heels!

    xx

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  22. How fun is your skirt! Such a cute hemline!

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  23. Gorgeous giRL! So beautiful x Mary

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  24. That's one pretty skirt! I think the hem makes it interesting

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  25. Lovely photos <3 Love your top!!
    xoxo,
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  26. Seriously Kathleen, you look so divine and chic as always. Love how you make such beautiful color combinations. I hope you keep up with the good work and of course effort as always

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  27. YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  28. Stunning look, love your lace top. *__*
    New outfit is online....

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  29. I've been watching, you have a great blog I invite you to come on my blog :))

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  30. That is so sweet that you all were matching and wearing similar color hues! Definitely great minds think alike! :)
    The skirt is super pretty and very feminine, which I really love- the asymetric silhoutte suits you very well and just makes the outfit that much more interesting!

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  31. i like the lace detail of your top (:

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  32. Beautiful look
    love the skirt

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  33. Love your outfit, it's so adorable. x

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  34. you look so pretty! gorgeous look

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  35. Aww.. so in love with this outfit Kathleen! So elegant and charming.. definitely my kind of fashion :)

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  36. That skirt and top go well together. Very unique print! You obviously look very pretty in it.

    Cheers xx Ashley
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  37. That top and skirt go very well together. Very unique print! You look very pretty in it.

    Cheers xx Ashley
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  38. Beautiful as always, the top and skirt goes so well together <3 ! :)

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