Tuesday, July 30, 2013

outfit schmoutfit ((a dressed up concert t-shirt edition))

These days, I tend to gravitate towards my go-to skinnies and a flowy blouse or tank with sandals. To get more wear out of the rest of my wardrobe, in this case maxi skirts and fitted tees that are not flattering to my post-partum belly, I've just been pairing them together and tying the top at the waist. I also wear my bumped by blanqi for target tank underneath to smooth everything out, for good measure. 

((one from blooper reel, ha!))

We were driving to Denver for the day and I wanted something casual, yet exciting for this outfit -- I'm kind of obsessed with the way it turned out. It felt comfortable, but was much less frumpy than jeans, keds, and a tee ((which is pretty much what I wore all weekend haha)). This will be my go-to combination any time I'm wanting to wear a t-shirt, but also wanting to feel put together. Also, this skirt might seem a bit short for a maxi, but y'all...any shorter and I'm constantly tripping. 


Tee - Mumford & Sons Concert at Red Rocks ((best ever))
Maxi Skirt - I made it
((similar one found here, also styled here))
Necklace - Anthropologie
((also styled here & here -- and tons of others because it's my favorite))
((also styled here))

love.



34 comments:

  1. Such a cute way to style that maxi!

    xo,
    -Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  2. Love this!!! You always look so cute Kim! I love the way you tied the top + all the colors in this outfit!!

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  3. adorable! Love that blue in the skirt and you look great in a top knot!

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  4. I love this look! Such a fun and feminine way to wear a tee!
    http://janelleinreallife.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it!! I wear skirts all the time! People probably think it's a religious thing, but it's just because they are so pretty and comfortable -- especially maxis! That is such a cute one too! Make me one?? ;-)

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  6. Can you post a link on how you made your skirt? So cute and I'd love to try it!

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    1. bought yardage of the length I wanted it to be, sewed the selvedges together for one back seam, folded over the top & sewed an elastic band casing, inserted the elastic and left the bottom raw.

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    2. no problem, it's easy peasy!

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  7. I think the skirt is a good length!

    I mean, I like the maxi skirts that lightly skim the floor, but being an actual human being basically means that if I try to wear those, the hems are dirty and gross within ten minutes of me walking downtown with friends. So I'll err on the side of a wee bit short, thanks ;)

    That does look like a ridiculously comfortable traveling outfit. maxi skirts are the best for so many reasons.

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  8. yessssss for maxi skirts & tied t-shirts.
    do you remember when tying shirts with a scrunchie was in? should we bring that back?

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    1. haha i use a fold-over elastic hair-tie for mine!! paying homage to junior high.

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  9. Adorable outfit! I especially like the addition of the big clunky necklace. I always like the way that looks, but I'm afraid I couldn't pull it off.

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  10. I love this look. I've been seeing a couple graphic tee goes glam looks recently that I love, but just haven't found the "right one" to make my own look with. You look fantastic though and who doesn't love Mumford!?

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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    1. ever since this post, i've been trying to find more to recreate it with. it just takes time to find the perfect one, i suppose :)

      ((modcloth has some fun ones))

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  11. I was wondering if you made/sold those maxi skirts? because I'd definitely be interested in buying one!!

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  12. So cute, it's one of my staple looks lately too! I pair a v-neck tee tied at the waist with a maxi and flip flops :)

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  13. PS ~ That necklace. I'm DYING over it! Is it coral chunks?

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    1. thanks! i love it too. i think it's just chunks of rock :)

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  14. I love this outfit!!! And what a great concert t!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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    1. aw, thanks shannon! good to see your pretty face in my comment section :)

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  15. You are the CUTEST, and I love this look!

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  16. Mumford & Sons!!! man, I bet that was amazing. and that shirt is seriously cute for a concert tee.

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    1. it was one of those things that, in the moment, didn't think i should splurge on but knew it was a keepsake i'd treasure ((and wear lots!))

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  17. Darling outfit!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions.

    Lauren xx
    www.stylelixir.com

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  18. new follower! We must be style soul mates friend, because my typical outfit sounds the same as yours (skinnies with flowy tops - yay postpartum bodies!) but today I'm wearing almost the exact same outfit as this post. Just instead of a t-shirt tied in a knot, it's a denim chambray shirt tied in a knot.

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    1. oh you mean like this? ;) http://www.ohsweetjoy.com/2012/07/outfit-schmoutfit-versatile-staples.html

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  19. Saw your link up on the Pleated Poppy. I'm fairly new to WIWW and wondering who takes your awesome pics! I'm tired of taking my own in the mirror! Love the outfit and hair do!

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    1. hey there! thanks so much! i take my own with a tripod and remote... glad you stopped by :D

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  20. I saw the t-shirt and knew it could only be from the concert! I went to one in Boston -- I definitely agree that it was the BEST EVER! Love that you paired a t-shirt with a maxi-skirt too, really cool and unique. I always look forward to your posts! Have a good one!

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    1. thanks amy! it was a night i'll never forget :)

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  21. I LOVE love this look. It's totally my style.
    I have seen the knot with the tee but haven't tried it yet {i mean aside from when my mom did it to us in the 80's. Tell me you did this too. There were even little side holders for your shirts back then, remember those?!}
    Anyway I'm going to give a try. You look adorable Kim!
    xo!

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  22. Girl. I love this! I never thought to pair one of my old tees with a maxi, but it is genius! I'm not really a basic tee kinda gal, because they're boring to me, but you just expanded my horizons. My growing collection of tees in my dresser thank you :)

    Also, I want to thank you again for a fab IN class on fashion blogging. I really enjoyed it and some fun ideas are flowing for some new fashion fun on le blog come fall. I've wanted to do fashion-y features for awhile but I've shied away from them for fear of coming off proud or not life-giving, but you helped me realize that I can celebrate my love of fashion and pretty things in a godly way because He gave me this love. I'm very grateful to you!

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  23. i love this. and red rocks. and mumford! what fun!

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