Hi guys! Have you noticed this blogs beautiful new home? Last weekend I decided to make the transfer from Wix to WordPress and to use Pipdig to build my site. Websites for code-illiterate people like me have definitely come a long way since the first time I started a blog on Blogger. So when I decided to start up my blog this time, I choose to use Wix to host and build my site because I initially liked the beautiful designs and the ease in customizing the site. But as the weeks went by I was coming across glitches and other issues that almost made me throw my laptop out the window. While I think Wix is a great platform for small businesses or portfolios, it just wasn’t built for blogging. I mean, you guys couldn’t even click on my recent posts! So after copious research I migrated all my data from Wix to WordPress and I am so happy with the decision! After all, WordPress was the OG platform for blogging so you really can’t go wrong with that. Oh and this is by no means a sponsored post. I am not important enough for that. I just wanted to share my experience in case some new blogger out there was deciding which platform to use. 😁
Now onto the fashion portion of this post 😊 Last week I shared two different outfits styled around one thrifted sweater. I really enjoyed showing you different options around one piece so I’m continuing that idea throughout the month. For the next few weeks, I’m going to style some of my favorite thrifted pieces 2 different ways and post them on Tuesday & Wednesday. Are you excited??? Cuz I am!
This week I really wanted to style up this adorable plaid skirt I found a few weeks back. Without sounding like a broken record, plaid is really trending this Fall season. The trend holds true for this pleated plaid skirt – schoolgirl style. I’m sure you’ve seen this amazing plaid-mixing skirt from Zara on many influencers recently. I was tempted to buy one myself because it is so. darn. cute. I’m so glad I didn’t succumb to that temptation because I found an original! This is what I love so much about thrift and vintage shopping; it is incredibly thrilling to find an authentic piece that is also on trend.. Even better, I’m re-purposing a beautifully crafted garment, while keeping it from being dumped into a landfill.
For today’s look, I played around with print mixing by pairing this striped shirt with my plaid skirt. Stripes and plaid go so well together because they’re both geometric patterns and they both originated from more masculine fashion. The key to mixing these two patterns (as with all pattern mixing), is to keep them within the same color family. While the skirt reads primarily as green, there is cobalt blue, black and white running through the plaid which complements the blue striped shirt nicely. There’s also something really cool about the slouchy, oversized fit of the shirt. It’s that imperfect quality that gives the quintessential preppy skirt some edge.
For my shoes and bag, I decided to further evoke the school-girl vibe by wearing penny loafers and a mini backpack. As I’ve mentioned time and time again, using black helps to ground a rather “wild” outfit. I’ve also fully embraced the scrunchie since I bought this 8 pack from Urban Outfitters. They look really great as an accessory for a pop of color and you will never be without a hair tie. That’s a win-win in my book! 🙌
Photograpy by Jacob Baccus