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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pleated Pink


Last weekend we took a family stroll down South Congress (one of my favorite spots in Austin) for my daughter's birthday. I mentioned on Instagram how glorious the weather was and that we planned to spend most of the day outdoors. I wanted my chosen outfit to match my mood; bright, airy and full of spring colors.

JcPenney Denim Jacket (option here and here + a coupon code) // Love Shopping Miami Maxi Skirt c/o // Target Leopard Sandals (option here and here) // Forever 21 Tote // Sira & Mara Necklace c/o (sold out. similar here) // Nashelle Ring c/o // Ettika Bracelet c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Forever 21 Mirror Glasses (optional colors)

Even though there isn't anything earth shattering about the style I put together, it's one of those looks that just works time and time again. It's casual, comfortable and sings a springtime melody.

Sometimes I forget that it's okay to throw on a white tee, solid skirt and denim jacket to keep things simple. By adding a few accessories that compliment the colors in your outfit, you can really finish off a look and make things come together in an effortless fashion.

I have to mention this pleated maxi skirt that Love Shopping Miami sent to me. I predict this little number will get lots of love attention over the next few months. The best thing about it besides it's length and color? It is fully lined. It is a pet peeve of mine when the lining in maxi dresses or skirts stop at the knees and the rest of the bottom is see through. This one got triple points for being the opposite. It is on sale now, but there is only one size left and the size I am wearing. It's the perfect piece for both spring and summer and I highly recommend it. I opted not to wear the belt this go around, but plan to wear a tank tucked in next time. 

In other news, I am heading back to L.A. tomorrow for LuckyFABB. To be honest, I haven't planned a single outfit and didn't really go shopping for the two day conference. I just can't get it together, but know that procrastination works in my favor and it will all come together in the end. I can't wait to see my two roomies Jenn and Stesha and hug so many ladies that I feel like I have known for years because of blogging. Let me know if you plan on attending so we can meet up! I haven't been before, but hear it's an amazing time and a great networking experience. Plus, Nicole Richie is going to be one of the speakers. I cannot wait to see and hear what advice she has for all of us. 

After the conference I am staying with one of my best friends in the entire world and plan to decompress with a little girl time and a late night chat session. Make sure to follow me on Instagram if you are interested. I will do my best to not be "that" girl and post ten times a day, but I can't make any promises.


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Shanna

74 comments:

Alice Warren said...

What a great skirt! Enjoy your time at the conference. One of these days, I would love to attend especially and enjoy CA!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Chelsea Oliver said...

I love this outfit! Sometimes it it good to just be "casual" and make your outfit simple. But this skirt is too perfect for words....I need it lol Have fun at the conference!!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

That skirt is everything, I am planning on going to Luckyfabb in september. Have fun and cannot for your ig post.

xo
​PinkSole​

Nina Piccini said...

LOVE this skirt! I image it's quite versatile even with it's bold color!

xo, NIna
afterthe40barfinish

TaraMixandMatch said...

LOVE this skirt on you!

Inge Jane said...

Great skirt! I've never felt like I could pull off a maxi skirt or dress, but I would definitely give this one a try. It's beautiful and I love how you've styled it.

Savvy Southern Chic said...

Beautiful skirt. Love that you dressed it down with the jacket and tshirt. And I'm totally with you on the lining- it needs to go all the way down!

Victoria Mason said...

I LOVE that color of that skirt. That shade always looks fantastic on you too! Have so much fun at LuckyFabb!!

L,
Vicky
themummychronicles.com
Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

Ashley said...

I agree...this is an outfit you can wear over and over again. I LOVE this skirt!!!

Have the best time in LA...I can't wait to hear all about it!

Charnele Michel said...

Love that maxi and color! Have fun in LA!

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

myrosecoloredshades.com said...

The pink skirt is stunning! Just love the simplicity of this outfit with an eye catching pop of color.

Cynthia
http://myrosecoloredshades.com

Kimberly said...

You can't go wrong with a combination like this - easy but gorgeous...love the turquoise necklace with the bright pink skirt! :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Susan Liberatore said...

So pretty. And sounds like a blast. Have fun and be safe. xo

Rebecca Lately said...

Ooh, it is sooo tempting to get that last skirt on their site. I love Love Shopping Miami!

Have fun at LuckyFABB. It sounds like so much fun!!!

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

I too can't stand the skirts that are see through! Such a bummer when they turn out to be only half lined! You'll have a great time at Lucky FABB! Great learning and networking experience!! Have fun!!

Erica Zar said...

This is one of my favorite outfits! Simple, but still well put together and I love the accessories!! Can't wait to meet you at Lucky Fabb!! I am so excited!!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

Whitney and Blaire said...

I'm so jealous! I would have loved to have gone this go round. Fingers crossed I can go to the next one in NYC! Have fun!
xo, Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I won a giftcard to Love Shopping Miami and this skirt has been in my cart since I won it! I keep waiting to see what they have for spring before cashing in on my prize. You make it look good!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I won a giftcard to Love Shopping Miami and this skirt has been in my cart since I won it! I keep waiting to see what they have for spring before cashing in on my prize. You make it look good!

Nicki Parrish said...

That outfit is killer! Love the pink skirt with the sunglasses!

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I really love your pleated maxi! Such a vibrant color! And I can't wait to hear more about your adventures at LuckyFABB!

Ashley said...

You look gorgeous and styled this look perfectly!!! That skirt is so pretty..

Xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Daily Express said...

Aw, I was so close to going to Lucky Fabb. It sounds like a great conference so I can't wait to hear your experience. Love this color combination and I think I'll be wearing it soon with hot pink shorts I just ordered. I haven't taken the maxi plunge yet! -Gina
On the Daily Express

Annie said...

Ooooh sounds like it will be an AWESOME conference...have so much fun!! Love the pink maxi skirt...so fab :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rebecca said...

Truly one cheery Spring look Shanna....welcome to LA!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Carly said...

That skirt??? LOVE!!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I so wish I could rock a maxi. You look fabulous.

Safe travels! Enjoy!

Gentri said...

Oh, I so agree with maxi skirt lining! Just make them match! haha I really love this look, I know it's simple, but it's classic and beautiful!

Setarra said...

I personally love the laid back look. It's the less is more approach. And look at you and your Cali travels! I hope you have an awesome time and I would love to know how you prep to go to LuckyFabb! Like what do you always bring to blog networking events and how do you get over the initial awkwardness of meeting new people? I would love to hear your tips!

Sarah said...

That skirt!! I used to have one similar but it took a trip to the consignment shop and I have been on the lookout for a new one!

Have SO much fun!!!

Simone Howell said...

LOVE the skirt, you look fabulous! And that redic half lining is my pet peeve too! Can't stand it! Have fun in LA!

Helene in Between said...

but see i LOVE this look, casual and beautiful. the colors are gorgeous! so to me it's perfect :)

Alyssa said...

I've always loved bright pink and teal together–the combo is just so fun! Have a blast at the conference! I can't wait to see what you wear :)

Nikki said...

I love this outfit! It is simple, but so so cute. I love the pleated maxi. And I am super jealous you are going to LuckyFABB! I really wanted to go, but I wish they would announce them earlier so I can try to save my $! Maybe in the fall :) Have so much fun!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Julie said...

Perfect Spring outfit! The bright colors are so cute. I can't wait for warmer weather

Michael said...

I still need to get my hands on a great denim jacket. Maybe this year. That skirt isn't my color but I like the way the outfit goes together. I'd probably go with an orange. :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I love how you paired the pink and turquoise together! I'll have to try this with my pink maxi when it's warm enough here :) Have an awesome time at Lucky FABB!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Cookbook Giveaway!

unraveledthreads said...

Absolutely love that skirt! Wonder if it comes in long...

Melanie | UnraveledThreads

Ginnie said...

I love the gorgeous bright colors in your outfit! So pretty and springy:)

Ladies in Navy said...

this skirt is so lovely on you!
ladies in navy

Because of Jackie said...

You look so happy and fresh and pretty in this, love! Hope you have the best time at Lucky Fabb! I wish I could have gone and met you in person, maybe next time;)

Rachel said...

You have the prettiest jewelry!
Love your nails as well!
Thanks for the coupon code--seriously considering the distressed denim jacket. :)
www.floralandfudge.blogspot.com

Stephanie @ Vain and Simple said...

I went to UT for college and miss Austin! Cute outfit! I like the mix of pink with turquoise.

Stephanie
http://www.vainandsimple.com/

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is a great look! I have a similar F21 tote and I love it. Have a great time. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Sarah said...

Great skirt! Love it, especially since it's fully lined!

Lindsay @ la vita dolce said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit!!! This is something I could wear every day!

Cece said...

Loving the pink maxi!! I am so into maxi skirts it's not funny. I have a few that I'm waiting for in the mail as we speak.

V @ X-tremely V said...

I am usuually not a fan of anything pink, but I love this whole outfit! Even the bright pink skirt :)

E Mamakli said...

There is such a nice, laid-back boho chic coolness to this outfit that it makes me want to take my maxi's out and my sandals and just go stroll around, antique shopping and stopping by a cute little coffee shop. <3<3 There is nothing wrong with effortless chic especially when it is done so tastefully like this outfit! I LOVE that skirt, accessories, and how at ease you look. Greatly done Shanna! XOXO, Elif @theboxqueen

Corinne said...

It's such a simple and stylish outfit! The pink skirt is lovely.

Corinne x
www.skinnedcartree.com

Caroline said...

You've been such a busy little blogger bee! :)

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love this look on you.

Love,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Everday Fashion said...

Love this outfit! The skirt is a perfect shade of pink and a white tee is perfection!
xo, Lee

Rachel Lynne said...

You look gorgeous and I'm excited to follow along on your adventures to LuckyFABB. And no worries, I will be the girl posting 10 times a day about the conference in Kansas City lol!

Kreyola said...

I love the whole look. Very pretty skirt.

http://www.kreyolasjourneys.com

Jodi said...

To me this is just a perfect spring look. LOVE the pink maxi skirt!

courtney parker said...

Loving your maxi and necklace!

www.loveandclothing.com

Nicole Layne said...

That skirt is so pretty! I love it!

Nicole
www.nicoletothenines.blogspot.com

Whitney James said...

Very pretty! Have fun at in Cali!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Tammy Hiveley said...

Yep, you're right... that skirt forces second glances! I wish I had it! Also, props to your bracelet and watch. so cute! ~Tammy

http://wildruffle.com

OccasionallyAJ said...

South Congress is so fun! Love this look, easy breezy! Have fun in LA again!!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Samantha Curtis said...

Loveeee this look! So jelly you're going to Luck Fabb! I've been dying to go :( maybe next time when I don't have little ones attached to me!

Amy said...

Such a beautiful skirt.

Jealous you are going to Lucky Fabb! I thought about it but couldn't make it work this year. Maybe next time!!

xo Amy
www.urbanfrill.com

Kathy Olson said...

I love the skirt. You look so fresh and pretty!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love your aviators and your beautiful ring!

Kayla MKOY said...

Okay I know I said yesterday your outfit was perfect for a vacation, but really THIS is. How do you do this!?! So adorable, miss Shanna!!

Shira said...

this is such a fun look Shanna! I love it!

www.asequinloveaffair.com

Kelsey Long said...

Love Love LOVE that skirt! Such a fun color. Thanks so much for sharing!

xo

Kelsey
www.excusemyblog.com

Adri Lately said...

A pleated skirt is just too fun! So glad to hear you're going to Lucky Fabb! I hope to meet you!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

This has given me an idea for what to wear this weekend. I just got a coral maxi and already have the rest. Perfect combo!

Carylee said...

Man, I was THISCLOSE to going to Lucky Fabb. had my plane ticket and everything! But then cancelled because it was so last minute for me and I wanted a roomie to go with! Living vicariously through all you gals via Instagram! And I agree - this simple outfit is great! Thanks so much for hosting! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! I'm glad you are having beautiful weather! It's finally starting to get there for us here in Boston! And I love everything about this outfit!

Janna Renee said...

This is such a great look! I couldn't do the pink (we all know I'm not a pink girl), but it looks perfect on you!

Ashleigh said...

So peaved that this is sold out, I love the pleats and the bright color!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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