Puff Sleeve Top + Ruffle Skirt

I’m taking a non traditional approach with this Vday with this puff sleeve top + ruffle skirt look. When I wore the look a few weeks back, I knew I wanted to shoot it for the blog. I wore this skirt a couple of months ago (when I first cut my hair, funny enough). To be honest, I’ve been in somewhat of a funk regarding coming up with style posts. And just blog posts in general. In an effort to remain consistent, I’ve been putting out content at least 3-4 times per week. But doing so has sort of caused me to feel like I am running out ideas, and that makes me nervous AF.

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Also, I am currently in a state where I am trying to be more financially savvy (Another “Journey to Financial Freedom” will be shared this week), so in an effort to be more smarter about how I spend my money, I’ve had to “cut back” on areas where I normally like to spend (clothes and food). And because I am not buying things as frequently, my closet feels stale as heck. I still enjoy shooting style content though so I’ve been forced to rework some of the items in my closet, and that’s where this look came from.

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Because this top wraps around my body, I didn’t think that it would work with this skirt. But after playing around with it, I finally got it to a point where it didn’t look frumpy (win!) and I actually preferred the way it looked tucked in. This look is so fun and frilly and somewhat different than the other looks I’ve shared here in a while. For me, this is A LOT of color. But I’m not mad at it! I finished off the look with platform lace up heels (I think 2008 is calling, but I am answering!), and my new blonde do! I am loving it so far and can’t even remember what I looked like with black hair.

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Here’s to working with and making the most of what we have. Instead of feeling the need to add more.

Until next time…

Missy Empire Puff Sleeve Top | Boohoo Ruffle Skirt | Ego Official Platform Heels (sold out; similar here)

All Photography by Kristen Ashley

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