Make It Pop :: midi skirt + metallic heels

Monday, July 20, 2015

When it comes to dressing up, I prefer to make a statement. Typically I accomplish that through either color/pattern choices, accessories, or makeup. But occasionally something magical will happen where all three elements come together perfectly to create a look that not only stands out but truly POPS! 
The lip color you choose, the eyeshadow you use, and the way you style your hair has a major effect on your overall look. When planning an outfit I have to take into account what hair and makeup will compliment my clothes best - that's how you plan a look. I thought sleek, straight locks would work best with this combination and I wanted my makeup to have a light, summery feel, which is why I opted for a bold pink lip instead of red. Get this standout lip shade for yourself here
These striking heels pop like no other. It seems to me that Ivanka Trump has mastered the elegant yet wildly unique pump. There's nothing like a splash of metallic paired with a burst of animal print when you want to get noticed. And guess what? They're available in black and leopard too.
Although I chose a more casual top for this particular look, the skirt can easily be dressed up even more. I'm just personally a fan of wearing dressy and casual pieces together. For future looks I'm aiming to style this skirt with a navy, white,   or even a red top. 
With eye-catching heels, a bright lip, a bold skirt, and statement earrings, I thought it was best to keep my necklace simple and refined. This Ann Taylor staple is a necklace that I turn to for everything from everyday looks to date nights out on the town. 
My mom and I fell in love with this skirt when we spotted it in the early spring. It has an artsy flair to it yet the pleats coupled with the midi length makes this skirt both feminine and a tad preppy as well. Plus, my twirling game is strong with this one!   
Don't be afraid to pop! Silver stackable bangles add to my artistic and casual vibe. 
The bigger the earring the bigger the impact. But what I love about these babies is that they're super duper light. A heavy earring weighing down my lobe? No thank you! 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Ann Taylor (similar here), skirt: Classiques Entrier (similar here), heels: Ivanka Trump (similar here), necklace: Ann Taylor, earrings: Francesca's (more expensive option here), bangles: Alex & Ani, silver spike bracelet: Stella & Dot, watch: Fossil (similar here), heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.]

I love how our style choices can speak to who we are and how fashion can be our silent way of speaking to the world. I think we all have some pretty cool things to say and fashion can help us! By making your look pop you're making yourself pop, and thus, in a small way, your voice is being heard. Fashion's pretty rad, huh? 
SHOP ::


50 comments:

  1. Yes to making statements when dressing up; I wish I had bold prints and colors to wear, but my wardrobe is seriously lacking in that department right now, so I usually opt to make my statement with the shoes I wear (I wear 5 inch platform heels a LOT) and I find that that adds a bit of my style to the mission of making a statement quite well.

    I love styling dressy pieces with casual ones too, and I think you've down a lovely job here! Your accessories, too, are gorgeous! I'm not much of a hand accessory girl, but I definitely think I should stock up there. Also, HOW do you find large earrings that aren't heavy?! My ones just tug at my lobe all day!

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  2. Beautiful <3<3 Love the skirt, so pretty! Kisses, Lucy
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  3. beauty look love skirt and silver shoes<3<3
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  4. so lovely
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  5. Wow one of my favorite looks so far. Love the skirt and the cute metallic heels!

    xx

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  6. Love ur makeup and hair! This skirt is quite a statement!
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  7. love the print of your skirt. and your hair omg so gorgeous its so long and looking really really fine!

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  8. this outfit definitely pops! I'm loving the fun print on your skirt and those heels are killer! :)

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  9. That skirt looks so amazing on you. The print is gorgeous as well. Enjoy your week ahead!

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  10. Totally in love with the print of that skirt!

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  11. I adore that skirt and statement necklace Kathleen. Cute!
    Rachel xo

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  12. The skirt surely has stolen my heart! It is so elegant and stylish! I love the bold print and lovely length, haha, well basically I love everything about it! :D
    I love how you styled the skirt together with those heels, both of them compliment each other so nicely!

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  13. Love this… beautiful heels
    Have a rocking week!
    Borka
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  14. that skirt and those shoes are just amazing!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  15. You look really pretty! I love how you style your hair! And the clothes are so cool!

    Natalia
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  16. This skirt is gorgeous and also I love your hair dear!:)
    xxM
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  17. This skirt is amazing! It has such a great vintage vibe.

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  18. First of all your hair is sooo pretty! I love your skirt and how yiu styled it with the sweater! Very casual chic! X

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  19. I love all your metal accessories! The shoes and necklace especially.

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    Sabrina

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  20. Love the vintage vibes of this skirt! such a cute combo!


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  21. Wow, what a great outfit! The lip-color is perfect.

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  22. Seriously, you are stunning! Love the skirt and the color of your lipstick, too!
    ;)
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  23. What a cute midi skirt! I can't get enough of that pattern!
    xx
    Laura
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  24. Pretty look. The heels are so unique and the whole look ties together effortlessly!

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  25. Love the skirt :) Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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  26. Great ensemble, i love this pleated skirt!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  27. I LOVE this skirt and those heels are fab too!

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  28. Gorgeous skirt & pumps!

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  29. Amazing photos :)
    Love that combination!
    xx Katha
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  30. Loving the bold print on this midi skirt. So fun and fresh!
    xL

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  31. Love the pattern of the skirt! You look amazing!

    xx,
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  32. Love that patterned skirt, and your accessories! I love how you always find the best accessories for all your outfits. That necklace is beautiful.

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  33. That skirt is adorable and I love the accessories! You must have quite the collection!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  34. You look beautiful and I`m in love with your shoes <3
    xoxo,
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  35. You look so charming Kathleen! Love your skirt so much, very summery and the pattern is gorgeous :)

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  36. cute outfit! I really love your skirt, it i so pretty!

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  37. Hi Kat this outfit is chic and sophisticated, the accesories give a special touch, love it!

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  38. That brightly printed skirt is so chic!!

    xx freshfizzle

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  39. Yes this is so true, I wish I could do more things with my hair, but I just can not seem to style well in a pony tail or bun or braid it just always looks bad on me. Ugh. But LOVE the print on that skirt, what a stand out!

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  40. the midi skirt looks so chic! and you look gorgeous on this outfit sweetie! ❤️❤️❤️

    xoxo,
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  41. This skirt is to die for! You look gorgeous! <3

    Bethany
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  42. Lovely print and cute detailing on your shoes!

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