Friday, November 11, 2011

Skippy Says: Dressing Up For My Man (OOTD)

A couple of weeks ago I was bumming around online and stumbled upon an online personality test. Turns out I'm neurotic and "highly dependent." Um, yes.. Tell me something I didn't know.

Although I love travelling, I really miss my peeps at home while I'm gone. You know, probably because I'm "highly dependent" and all. This trip to Austin was the first time I've been away from Ryan for that long in years, and I really missed the daily squeezes he gives me. Though I do have to say, my friend's "big spoon" during our cuddle time was really comforting. Watch out Ryan, you've got some competition.

Ryan loves seeing me dress up (and I love him for that), but apparently sometimes my fashion choices are a little too out there for his liking. Oh, and too "Anthropologie-y." It's ok, he's just a boy and doesn't know any better. But since I'm still feeling lovey dovey after being away from him for nearly a week, I decided to put together an outfit I thought he would like. A tight little skirt should do the trick, right?








Shop:
- Anthropologie skirt (bought on sale, no longer available. Buy similar on sale here or here)
- Anthropologie top (bought on sale, no longer available)
- Zara belt (buy here)
- Anthropologie shoes (bought on sale, no longer available)
- Earrings borrowed from my mother-in-law

85 comments:

  1. amazing skirt! :) love it!
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  2. It's always pleasure for me to see your wonderful pic with your beautiful smile :)))
    You are amazing :)
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  3. I love the skirt!! Gorgeous shade of blue :)

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  4. the little bow belt is the perfect little detail!

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  5. I'm sure he loved it; you look amazing! I can't get over the color of that skirt!! SO pretty.

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  6. I love dressing up for my hubby sometimes! Love your skirt and that cute bow belt :) Heather

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  7. Hot! Love the blue.

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  8. You look SO cute... one of my favorite outfits from you! That little belt is darling. Love this photo location too! :) Happy Friday!

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  9. I love your outfit! I love the bright blue "tight" skirt hahaha. It's so funny because AP sometimes looks at my outfit and he's like ummm....I'm not sure about that. I just tell him it's awesome. But sometimes I throw him a bone and wear a t-shirt and jeans.

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  10. Beautiful color combination! The belt is too cute - I love dressing up :)

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  11. Aw, you're so sweet- thank you so much!!

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  12. Thanks Hannah! He was pleased :) I wavered on buying that skirt b/c it was so long, but after Anthro gave it a second cut to $30 I bought it and got it tailored and now I love it :)

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  13. Thanks Heather! I do too :) Not all the time, but sometimes :)

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  14. Aw, thanks Megan! I wavered on buying the belt since it wasn't on sale (and I pretty much only ever buy things on sale or thrifted) but it was too darn cute to pass up, and I'm glad I didn't because I get so much use out of it :) Happy Friday!

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  15. Thanks! Lol @ AP (and Ryan and boys in general) not understanding how fabulous we look :) Sometimes it's nice to throw them a bone though :)

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  16. That tight skirt should have done the alright ;-) You look great. That shirt is cute and flatters your skin tone. I think it's sweet you dressed up for your man. Though it may sound like we are still in the 50's I think every woman should dress up once in a while just to please her man and vice versa!
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  17. LMAO! I know precisely what you mean. Mr. CP and I have spent lengthy periods of time apart when he's away on research trips, and whenever he gets home I'm like, "Let us bond! Aren't these 50 new items of clothing I bought to cope with your general away-ness beeeeautiful?" On several occasions, he's told me that they're too, "Anthropologie-y" for his tastes. I typically respond by shrieking, "Fascist!"... or occasionally, "Communist!" It just depends on my mood, really.

    OMG! I almost fell over when I found out Anthro is going to be participating in Black Friday. FTW (but not so much or my bank account).

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  18. Wow, I'm sure he'll love this skirt! :) The top is gorgeous too!

    My Boyfriend likes the most if I wear white - I've been hinting at wedding dresses being white and all for a while. :D

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  19. Thanks Bre!! I actually totally agree :) And he really appreciates it, which makes it that much nicer :)

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  20. LOL- I'm going to go with fascist for Ryan (he's half German half Norwegian, and i'm the russian one, so it only seems to make sense :)) I'll try it out next time and let you know how it goes over :)
    AND I KNOW! I will be there at 6 am when those doors open. I wish we lived closer so we could do Anthro Black Friday together :( That would be so much fun!

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  21. That would be amaaazing! If you ever find yourself in Seattle, we'll just pretend it's Black Friday and stage an invasion of the downtown Anthro. They won't know what hit 'em.

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  22. Thanks! And LOL! Hopefully he'll get the hint soon :)

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  23. And demand an extra 50% off? Yes please. I have a friend that recently moved to Seattle who I hope to visit, so this ream might become a reality :) And if you're ever in San Francisco, I best know about it :)

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  24. oh men, so easy to delight. hahaha. My husband is totally the same, though-- when I dress up for the blog he'll say I'm cute or compare me to an animal. Then when I dress up in something tight and revealing, he'd go gaga over it. tsk tsk. I oh so love this skirt though! the color is super fabulous on you!

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  25. Hehe, your husband sounds like a great guy :) Thanks so much- I absolutely love this skirt too :)

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  26. Hi! Wanted to stop by & say thanks for your comment on my EBEW post. So sweet of you to stop by. I just looove this skirt! Sorta reminds me of my tights! Hehee..I have to admit, I'm pretty jealous you live in the Bay Area (where are you exactly?). I grew up in San Diego but went to college in Monterey & have some family in Half Moon Bay & San Jose (weird how those all end with an "ay" sound). I just looove the city & the whole Bay Area! :o)

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  27. Thanks so much Jen! I live in San Francisco, but I actually went to UCSD from one year before transferring out so I've lived in the San Diego area too :) I love it up here, and am glad to hear you feel the same :)

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  28. I absolutely love that skirt. It fits you perfectly. Thanks for the close up, because the texture of the skirt is really wonderful. Oh, and the color. I think I might be coveting your skirt. Sorry. But we live so close, can't we just borrow each other's clothes? Hmm?

    So, I've missed like a trillion of your posts. Sorry for being a crappy blogfriend. To recap, I loved each and every look. So happy you had fun in my favorite town in Texas. And that whole foods looked amazing. The ice cream looked yummy too.

    I will be less neglectful now. To make sure of it, I'm putting your blog in my sidebar! I hope that's ok.

    xo,
    Tracy

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  29. Um... pretty sure he's gonna like this outfit!! You look great!! And that pencil skirt ... wowza!!

    Have a fab weekend! :)

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  30. Cute. Cute. Cute.

    Lovely skirt.

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  31. Thanks Tracy!! We can absolutely borrow each other's clothes! In fact, I'll be in Oakland tomorrow, and definitely get over to the East Bay often enough to arrange a swap :)

    Don't apologize at all! Sometimes "real life" is more important than blogging life! Thank you for your sweet words :) The whole foods and ice cream were definitely both amazing :)

    And of course that's ok- it's more than ok- I'm super flattered. Thank you!!

    xoxo

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  32. Lol, thanks Samantha :) I think he was a fan :) Although he did make fun of me for my outfit being pretty much all Anthropologie pieces anyway :)

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  33. Gorgeous. Love the color of that skirt.

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  34. Love your skirt dear !!<3

    xx
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    Keep in touch!!<3

    kisses*
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  35. What a pretty location. Is this Nappa? I absolutely love this skirt on you!!

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  36. The top and skirt are pretty on their own, but awesome when put together! You can't go wrong with a shapely skirt when dressing up for a guy ... :)

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  37. Cool outfit! I love that top :)

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  38. beautiful skirt,and that belt is too lovely! xx

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  39. I am such a skirt person! I love how you've matched it with the top!

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  40. Thanks! Sonoma actually, but close enough :)

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  41. Thanks Carrie! That's what I figured too :)

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  42. Thank you so much! I really ended up liking this combination too :)

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  43. I've been seeing blue skirts everywhere this season; am I missing on a trend here? I love how you paired it with a floral blouse - way to liven it up! Is it still summer in November for you?

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  44. Thank you! If it's a trend, I didn't know about it...I just thought it was a gorgeous color :) And it's actually still fairly warm- we had a few cold (read: 60 degrees) says but ot many- mostly mid 60s, so I was totally comfortable in this

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  45. this outfit is gorgeous- LOVE the blue skirt- what a happy hue!!!
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  46. Thanks, I really love the color of it too :)

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  47. That skirt is an amazing colour, love it with the slightly darker belt too!!

    xxx
    stylemefreddie.blogspot.com

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  48. Oooh where can I find this test?? Although I know what I am I would love to get confirmation. :) Great belt btw!!!

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  49. Ahh yes sometimes there is definitely a distinct difference in style differences of men and women! Love that belt and hope you had a good weekend!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  50. Skippy!!! I love the skirt and yes it is another Anthro find, I think you need to start sending your outfit post pictures to them! The vineyard is beautiful!

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  51. oooh i love your top!! totally cute! :)
    XOXO Kasia
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  52. Thanks for the comment on my Wishful Wednesday post :)

    I love that skirt and belt, so very much....what a great outfit!

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  53. Aww, what a sweet post! I love dressing up for Kyle too :)

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  54. Thanks so much! I honestly can't remember- I think I just clicked on a link I saw somewhere to an online personality test but I bet if you just google it one will come up :)

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  55. Thanks!! There definitely is for us- I prefer cute and quirky and he prefers a little more sexy

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  56. Thanks! As much as I love wearing what I love, dressing up for Ryan once in a while is fun too :)

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  57. Lol, thanks Bessie! Not sure what they'd do with my photos though :)

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  58. Your skirt is such a pretty color.

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  59. That shade of blue is awesome Skippy. Adoring that bow belt too! :)
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  60. lovely combo! I work at anthro and have had my eye on that top for quite some time...I never would have thought to pair it with that bright blue! looks great.

    -Melina
    thecaffeinatedcloset.blogspot.com

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  61. You work at anthro?! Jealous! Majorly jealous :) Thank you so much- I love it with the blue too :)
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  62. yes I love working there! and you are welcome :)

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  63. I loooooove this..... ☺

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