Thursday, October 30, 2014

Favorite Fall Skirt

Hey y'all! Ah, just realized only 3 posts ago was a church outfit... welp, this is what I have to share so this is what'll be shared today. :D I hate to admit it, but most of my outfits lately have been very non-blogable. Jeans and track jackets with 3-day messy buns and flipflops has been my uniform the last two weeks. I'm getting so much done! Just not looking very fabulous while I do it... :P

I reached for my favorite skirt on Sunday when I realized I had slept in. This is seriously the most amazing skirt from Sweet Salt Clothing. It fits me and my sisters all SO well (we're planning on buying another because we don't want to be without it) and works for so many occasions. It's warm, flattering, easy-to-match, can be dressed up or down, and doesn't need a ton of layering underneath. 

I'm also loving this shirt from Outback Red. It's just so easy and pretty. 
Shirt: ThredUP: Outback Red brand
Earrings: Droplette
Shoes: Walmart (I could have worn flats and just pulled my skirt up higher, but I decided to make it dressier and wore gray pumps)
I wore a great big black floppy hat with this outfit, but my sister said I didn't need to take pictures with it. :P

I've been busy sewing (if you follow me on Instagram you may have a clue as to what it was I was working on) and cleaning out our basement. You know how every family has a junk drawer that has thousands of super random, seemingly could-be-useful-someday items? Well, that's what our 900 square foot basement is like. We haven't been able to be good stewards of what's there because there's just so much stuff, so I made it my mission this week to make a significant dent in clearing it out and purging. It's going so well! 

I was planning on blogging last night, but my Daddy came home from a 3-week trip and brought three of the final Errand #17 skirts from the factory home with him (how convenient that the factory was on his way!) so we had a great family evening being excited together! 

How is your week going? What things are you accomplishing? Any excitements in your life? 

P.S. As much as I'd like to take the time to reply to y'alls great comments on the last post, I'm not going to be able to do that due to really wanting to finish the basement. Thanks for understanding. :)


37 comments :

  1. What a nice skirt! You always make such lovely and inspiring posts. :)

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  2. Super cute outfit!! I LOVE that skirt! I will definitely get me one in the near future! Thank you for being such an amazing and inspirational blogger! :)

    Love,
    Maria Kate

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  3. Adorable skirt!
    Week is going well... minus the cold. Tends to slow productivity down... ;)

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  4. Beautiful! You're right, that skirts lovely.
    I might have to get me one!
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  5. I love that skirt! My fave fall skirt is a burnt orange coloured one that was actually a dress. The top part fit really badly so I cut it off and now I can wear just the bottom skirt part:)

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  6. Super cute skirt and shirt! Did I ,miss something, or did you get a haircut? it looks cute either way!-Abi

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  7. I totally love your skirt! Its fabulous! It looks really lovely on you! You always have lovely and such inspiring posts :)

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  8. The outfit is beautiful! I'm going to have to look into Sweet Salt Clothing. And your haircut reminds me of Elizabeth Henstridge! :)

    dance a real

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  9. Love, love, love your skirt! I also love your haircut! I have been trying to get some watercolor cards made for an event that I'm going to sell them at to support my sister's 2014 Samaritan's Purse project... I just hope i can make enough in the few weeks that I have! :)
    -Marianne

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  10. Your hair!! Very cute. =) The last photo looks kinda retro! -- Anna

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  11. That top is SO classy! And the skirt too!!

    That is so true about a junk drawer! We don't have a basement, but our family has a junk room (spare room), and kind of a junk garage as well! I know how that goes...

    Could you possibly show us what the final Errand #17 skirt looks like? Just wondering; I don't mind being surprised when mine arrives, either! :D

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  12. Lovely outfit! That skirt is beautiful!

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  13. That is beautiful. I've never heard of Sweet Salt clothing and really enjoyed perusing their website.

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  14. you are so beautiful Olivia!
    ~Lulu

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  15. I love that outfit, Olivia :)! This week has been great for me :). I got together with a friend for some sewing yesterday, and have got several organizing projects done this week in between all of my regular duties, which has been such a blessing!

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  16. So, I know you generally post what your various articles of clothing cost, and I know you're busy and may not be able to respond, but I've noticed that a fair number of your outfits tend to be more on the expensive side. You say things like "revamping your wardrobe for under $300", but that isn't cheap for some of us. What do you normally spend on clothing in a month, and what do you tell people who ask you for advice on getting good clothes without paying that much?
    Just because I'm curious, and because I'm sure there are others here who feel that spending $300 revamping one's wardrobe is not only impossible given circumstances but also slightly ludicrous.

    ~Sheridan, www.beautyeternal.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm in a weird season right now of wearing the more expensive clothes that I've gotten for free through blogging reviews and not having time to do the thrifting/ sale shopping I used to. And, I get items like this skirt and think, "WOW, I love this so much I would totally have spent money on it" so I feel comfortable raving about it to y'all. I also now understand just how expensive it is to have clothing manufactured so I am more encouraging of smaller companies that may have a little bit higher pricetag.
      To clarify, the post was "Building a Wardrobe for under $300"-- meaning buying everything from slips to layering pieces to church dresses. I should do one on "revamping your wardrobe for under $50"... ;)
      Hope that helps a little bit. It really is my desire to show girls that you CAN dress well AND frugally. I did it for many years so I know some tips and tricks. :)

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  17. Love comfy, long skirts! You are glowing :) You are so pretty!

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  18. Olivia, did you get your hair cut? I love your style by the way...
    - Hannah

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  19. Congrats on your productivity! In some twisted way, it makes me glad to know that you aren't ALWAYS so beautifully perfect as you are most of the time. :)
    That skirt is so pretty! Sweet Salt is out of my price range right now, but I love their stuff on you just the same!
    So excited for my shirt and skirt! Don't work yourself to hard!
    Blessings!
    ~Abby

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  20. Hey sorry this is random but one of your ads down at the bottom was for a gay community or something so does that mean you support them?

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    1. That's probably the automatically generated Google ad. I have very little control over that as google uses your history/cookies to determine which ad is there. I'll see if there's a way to get that one down.

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  21. I'm loving your style more and more, Olivia! gorgeous!

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  22. You're gorgeous, and your hair looks so amazing and healthy! I so love the second picture; you look so happy in it! I also love your top; it's classy, feminine, interesting with the detail at the top, and flatters you so well.
    Good for your for purging your basement! Yes, pretty much all my family members (except my mom) have a junk drawer. :P I guess it's just one of those things almost everyone does.
    This week I've been accomplishing memorizing my lines and blocking for the play I'm in, getting the boots I need for it, completing all my schoolwork, folding laundry load upon laundry load, and finding ballet shoes my size for the ballet lessons I'll be starting next week! It'll be interesting going to back to something I haven't done in four years, but I am very much looking forward to it, and filling up my life with learning an art better that I enjoy: dancing! :) My week has been insanely busy, and I just cannot believe it's already November! But I'm loving it and somehow have been able to keep things semi-under-control.

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  23. Ohhhh I like it! I also love your hair! :)))))

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  24. Wow, I'll have to check out Sweet salt clothing!

    ~Esther of Oz

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  25. That skirt is so lovely, Olivia! Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. This isnt related to this post but I'm asking y'all to pray for my 10 year 2nd cousin. In wood spliter his right hand was cut off on saturday. The Doctors were able to put it back on. We're hoping he regain full movement. Thanks! ~Mariah

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  27. I've been having fun poking around Sweet Salt's website. I don't know why, but those Mormons sure can make some pretty, modest dresses.

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  28. I want to start wearing more skirts for a more modest wardrobe, but every time I wear them I feel way to fancy for an everyday look-any suggestions on what kind of skirts to wear?

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    1. Completely understand this sentiment. :) Denim skirts, linen skirts, and knit maxi skirts are all pretty easy to keep casual. Here's a link to the posts where I've been taking a dressy skirt and pairing it with casual accessories to make it more "everyday". :) http://freshmodesty.blogspot.com/search/label/Dressing%20Down

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  29. So cute! I really love that skirt!!

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  30. Olivia- How tall are you? I love the skirt but at 42" length, that's super long for someone who is 5'3". I don't sew and hemming a skirt is super pricey to pay for. Do you have any suggestions?
    -E

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    1. I'm 5'2"! I love this skirt because depending on my shoe height I can have it sit higher or lower on my waist. The waistband itself is almost 8 or 9" so when you fold that down it takes off some of the length. :) Hope that answers your question! My sister is 5'3" and it fits her even better than me. :) Blessings!

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  31. Pretty outfit!
    See me at www.myblue-stripedumbrella.blogspot.com

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  32. You look like Rose from Doctor Who!

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