Piperlime Striped Skirt

Pim & Larkin Striped Skirt Piperlime

Pim & Larkin Striped Skirt

George Gina & Lucy Bag

Tailor & Stylist Bow Patent Heels

I’ve been wanting a striped “skater skirt” (full skirt?) like this for a very long time. But every one I tried on just flared out too much. After buying this one and then exchanging it for a smaller size (runs big), I’m still not sure it is the most flattering cut for me. But it sure is comfy. I decided to stick with the black & white theme by wearing my pasadena pumps and adding in pops of color with my belt and bag. You guys know how I love my matchy-matchy.

And a little update on the photography saga: I still can not get my pics to look the way I want so I am going to go back into the camera store I bought my lens from and hopefully be able to get a little help. I’m sure no one else noticed it but in yesterday’s post (and the day before), there is now a really weird shadow on on all of my pics. I have always used a flash so the shadows must have something to do with this new lens. I’ve played with the flash settings and still get the same results. Also, I have tried on numerous occasions to take pics in the shade without a flash as many have suggested and I just get harsh shadows and have to do too much post editing?!? What am I doing wrong here??? I would just rather be able to shoot straight out of the camera (with a flash) and only have to edit blemishes/wrinkles and not have to worry about lighting. Sorry about the vent sesh. Hoping to be back tomorrow with some answers. =)

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor top
Pim & Larkin striped skirt
Pasadena Pumps c/o Tailor & Stylist
Belt actually came with this dress
Coupertina Bag (available in black, beige or mint here) c/o George, Gina & Lucy
Michael Kors Runway Watch

25 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Penny Pincher Fashion
    May 16, 2013 @ 3:00 am

    I love the skirt on you – and think it’s totally flattering & adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Did you try using the settings I sent to you from our pictures? I will say that with the 50mm lens, you have to adjust the settings more often because you aren’t using the flash. So, since you take your own pictures, it may not be worth it to you because it will take you longer. ๐Ÿ™

  2. Tara
    May 16, 2013 @ 3:36 am

    Love that you added a pop of green to the black and white looks…so pretty!

  3. Dale Janee @Savvy_Spice
    May 16, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    I love this post and I know what you mean about skirts that seem too flared but I think the way you styled this is perfect and very flattering on you!


  4. Annette
    May 16, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    Fabulous look! The striped skirt is so flattering and feminine. Love the green colour dash!

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  5. alyson
    May 16, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    didnt’ realize you took your own pics or used flash… i do neither. ๐Ÿ™ find the flash distorts colors. I just switched to a 50 mm lenses and have been really happy. did you simply try putting it on AP setting? I know that’s the auto sell out way but it’s all we have time for, and if you check out monday’s photos I already see an improvement!

    pS: skirt is totally flattering and adorable on you!


  6. Amy
    May 16, 2013 @ 5:56 am

    Love the skirt! Looks great with the pumps! Sorry to hear about the camera issues! Good luck!

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

  7. Dina Karivalis (@DKarivalis)
    May 16, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    Such a cute look. I love how you matched everything from the skirt to the shoes. Good luck with your lens, getting the right lighting can be so hard. I have yet to master it!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

  8. Kayla
    May 16, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    You look so pretty Jenn! I love that skirt! : )


  9. Sherry
    May 16, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    Fabulous! I love that skirt and the belt is such a fun accessory to brighten up the look!

  10. anngelik
    May 16, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Love the white and black and also the touch of green with your belt and handbag.


  11. Terry
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I really love this outfit, Jenn. That is such an amazing dress, and love the pop of color with the belt and purse. Of course, LOVE those shoes.

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.



  12. Britt Whit
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    love the b&w skirt! i love the bit of color you added with the belt! you look great!

    love from San Francisco,

  13. Emma Finlayson
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    Totally fantastic skirt! I know what you mean about flaring out too much!!

    xo Emma

  14. Danielle
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    Really loving the green detail! That skirt is SO versatile, you will get tons of wear out of it this summer!


  15. megan, the frugalista diaries
    May 16, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    skirt and shoes, yes!
    Xo, Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  16. Renita @ My Life While Shopping
    May 16, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    You look so cute in this dress, and I’m a matchy, matchy person and I LOVE the cute black and white pumps with the dress. Spring of photography, I am always in awe of your photography. Lighting is such a HUGE issue for me living in Chicago, especially in the dead of winter when we have such low natural light. Thank goodness spring has sprung and we’re seeing the sun. That said, I try not to shoot in full sun, but I I would love some of the tricks you use to get such great lighting. I would also love to know what photo editing software you use. I’ve looked in to Photoshop, but get overwhelmed by it. Right now I’m just using iPhoto on my Mac, but it’s so limiting with what I can do. Thanks! Love your blog!!


  17. Agi
    May 16, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Great outfit. Love the black and white.



  18. Jenna
    May 17, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I think the pictures you’ve been taking with your new lens look great! I can definitely tell the difference… Maybe you’re just not used to the new look of the photos? Do whatever works for you tho… If you don’t like the 50mm, switch back!

  19. lisacng @ expandng.com
    May 17, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    I like that you added some pops of green in the black/white outfit. Hope the camera store guys can help you!

  20. navy & orange
    May 19, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    love black and white

    xoxo navy & orange

  21. Morgann
    May 20, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    Hi darling pop with the green belt! Adorbs!
    Wanted to let you know I’m giving away a super cute necklace right now! Would love for you all to enter the giveaway!

  22. Ashley
    May 22, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    I think this skirt looks super cute on you! As for the photography advice…I have none…I’m so terrible when it comes to figuring out my camera…BUT I am taking a class tomorrow, so I’m pretty excited about that.

  23. Ashley McNeese
    May 22, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    Black and white is a always a good choice ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE this skirt and I really love your pops of turquoise.

  24. Taylor
    May 22, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Love the back & white striped skirt. And, I am pretty sure I need that bag + belt!

    xoxo, Taylor


  25. Lindsay
    May 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Love that skirt. Trust me. It IS flattering on you! So cute! Found you through WIWW. Cute blog!