lessons in dressing

shirt | skirt | shoes J.Crew old similar in orange or same in pink | bag Felix Rey for Target old similar

Honestly? I am like 50/50 on outfit pictures. I love getting dressed up and sharing things with you, but I feel SUPER awkward taking and posting them. 

The good thing about attempting this a few times though is that when you start taking pictures of yourself you notice what you look good in and what you don't. My lesson: 

dresses + skirts = yes 

skinny jeans = no

I mean, don't get me wrong I still wear skinny jeans, but I know for a fact that my body looks better in a dress. My torso is long and the dress/skirt situation just does me more favors because it allows me to create a higher waist. 

skinny jeans = low waist 

skirt + dress = higher waist

Do you follow? 

So, with that knowledge, I have started to focus more on buying and wearing skirts and dresses. The bonus? Skirts are approximately 1,000 times more comfortable than jeans, and dresses are an outfit in and of themselves. It's one-stop dressing my friends. Plus, with the heat of summer around the corner dresses and skirts are much *ahem* breezier.

I especially like this skirt because it has a drawstring waist and pockets. It's basically mesh shorts. 

Here are a few more of my favorites...

Finally, don't miss out! Today is the last day to get 25% off at J.Crew with the code SUMMER (or 30% off if you use your J.Crew card). Plus, all skirts and dresses are 30-40% off J.Crew Factory today. Go nuts.