Ten Great Transitional Spring Pieces to wear now!

Spring—the season of change and transition. It’s also the season where you can get frost and even snow one day and warm temperature the next. And when it feels like spring or even summer in some parts of the country and winter in others. My mom recently got snow, while it was almost 80 here in Georgia. It’s that time of the year when we transition from our winter wardrobe to spring. We all want to be wearing the spring colors, cuts, and prints, even if the weather won’t let us. It’s a hard time to figure out what to wear. Luckily, the Spring cabi clothing collection has the perfect pieces to take ups from snow to flowers! Here are ten pieces you can rock now, even if there is snow on the ground, and later when it gets warm(er)!

Some of these are perfect for play too. My son is showing off his own styling flair! My outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Some of these are perfect for play too. My son is showing off his own styling flair! My outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Pocket Cardigan ,  Flirt Cami , and  Zip Skinny  from cabi Spring 2017 with the  Tarynn  bootie from JustFab and the  Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet    by eSBe .    

Pocket CardiganFlirt Cami, and Zip Skinny from cabi Spring 2017 with the Tarynn bootie from JustFab and the Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet by eSBe.

 

Pocket Cardigan ,  Flirt Cami , and  Zip Skinny  from cabi Spring 2017 with the  Tarynn  bootie from JustFab and the  Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet    by eSBe .

Pocket CardiganFlirt Cami, and Zip Skinny from cabi Spring 2017 with the Tarynn bootie from JustFab and the Eve Gray Agate Stretch Bracelet by eSBe.

Flirt Cami: I was not sure when I first saw it. But then I fell in love when I tried it on. This has become my go-to for a touch of spring. I love how it features the vintage floral trend but with a modern feel. It has an easy fit and is lined with jersey for comfort. It is a bit longer, so it can cover a bit more. I love it with… well… anything. I am showing with two other favorites, the Pocket Cardigan and Zip Skinny jeans. Another favorite outfit is the Flirt with the Zip Skinny and the amazing Gossamer Pullover. The semi-sheer of the pullover shows off some of the print of the cami. Plus, the longer cami length provides a cute layer under the pullover. Want a dress? Go with the Flirt Skirt, which is made from the same fabric. For work, consider the Grand Slam Blazer. Or for a casual look, wear it with the Easy Topper or Classic Cardigan and M’Leggings. The Flirt Cami would also be cute with the on-trend bomber jacket (like the blush JustFab Classic Bomber Jacket), the in flair crop (such as the High Waisted Frayed Crop Flare also by JustFab), and would be lovely with one of the trendy chokers (consider the Plain and Simple duo by JustFab)

Zip Skinny jeans: These jeans are AMAZING. They are so sexy on, without being obvious. They do wonderful things to your booty and the fading is flattering to your legs. The grey is a wonderful year-round color. The weight is perfect for now. Of course I love them with the Flirt Cami and Pocket Cardigan, or, as mentioned above, with the Gossamer Pullover. As jeans, they go with anything! Consider the Terrace Cami for a monochrome look, or the Cold Shoulder Cami for a hot date night look. For a sexy boho chic, thrown on a peasant top, like the JustFab Peasant Top, as I did.  Roll them to show off some of the cute on-trend booties or sandals, like the floral embroidered Loreida Bootie or the Payton lace up sandal (both from JustFab).

Pocket Cardigan: The easy sage and tan cardigan has unique flare with a single pocket, draped front, and low-high styling. It works as a perfect neural to throw on when chilly. Of course, I love it as shown with the Zip Skinny jeans and Flirt Cami. For an office look, consider the Matinee Top. Wear it with the Laid Back Tee for soft take on a monochromic look. I love it with the M’Leggings and the Flirt Cami again. For a pretty, feminine look, consider the JustFab lace Cold Shoulder Top or either the cabi Lace Cami or the Prudence Top.

 
Outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

M’Leggings: These skirted leggings are always a favorite of time, and this season they are navy! I love the skirt, because it means I don’t have to worry about a longer tunic to cover my booty and front when wearing comfortable leggings. It’s also a sexier look that still allows one to play on the floor with their kid and not flash anyone! I adore them! Of course, they are great as shown with the Classic Cardigan and Parlor Top. Or the cardigan and the Flirt Cami. For an athleisure look, try the Cross-strap Tank. For a patriotic look, consider the Carousel Tank. For a boho look, consider a peasant top, such as JustFab’s Crochet Peasant Blouse. These are so versatile, comfortable, and practical.

My outfit:  M’Leggings,   Classic Cardigan ,  Parlor Top,   Sea Knot Necklace , and the  Seahorse Cuff  from cabi Spring 2017, with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

My outfit: M’Leggings, Classic Cardigan, Parlor Top, Sea Knot Necklace, and the Seahorse Cuff from cabi Spring 2017, with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Classic Cardigan: This lovely light-weight knit cardigan is perfect for days that start out cold and get warmer. I love that is its navy—giving you a spring color even on colder days. It’s longer, so you can wear it with leggings, but the fit is still flattering. This has become a go-to piece for me. I love it as shown, with the Parlor Top and M’Leggings. Or switching out the Parlor Top for the Flirt Cami. It’s great with the Dame Skirt, Flirt Skirt, or a trouser (like the Skipper) for work. It’s lovely over the Veranda Top. As a new neutral, this cardigan can go with anything and it dresses down or up easy!

Parlor Top: This is a gorgeous top with a small split back. It has fading vintage floral print, with butterflies adding a pretty pops of color.  It is a layered chiffon for a flowy look. It’s feminine and flattering. Of course, I recommend it with the Classic Cardigan and M’Leggings. It is also great with the Tidal Skinny (regular or curvy). I love it with the green Banner Sweater. For a date night look, consider the Dame Skirt. Then add the Grand Slam Blazer for a work look and a day-to-night outfit! Consider some destructed jean for a bit of an edge, like the Mojave Slim Boyfriend. This will bring some spring to you, even if you have to wear it under a heavy cardigan!

 
Grand Slam Blazer ,  Mojave Slim Boyfriend  jean,  Sea Knot Necklace , and the  New Stevie Top  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer, Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean, Sea Knot Necklace, and the New Stevie Top from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer ,  Mojave Slim Boyfriend  jean,  Sea Knot Necklace , and the  New Stevie Top  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer, Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean, Sea Knot Necklace, and the New Stevie Top from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Grand Slam Blazer: This nod to nautical double breasted blazer has a flattering tailored fit, gold anchor buttons, and removable striped knit cuffs. It is a timeless piece that has an edge of trendy with the cuffs and shorter sleeves (sans cuffs). The classic navy color is always in, and, as a new neutral, it goes with everything. It can be easily dressed up, or as shown here, down. I love it with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean and the New Stevie Top (as shown). For a suiting look, consider the Top-Notch Trousers or the Dame Skirt. I keep wearing mine with the Mixed Plaid Blouse by Two by Vince from Le Tote (use my referral link for a free Tote!). Rock it with white jeans for a preppy look, such as the Slim Boyfriend jean, or wear it over a dress for a sharp layer (consider the Knot Dress or the Everyday Dress). For a mix of girl-meets-boy, wear it with the Flirt Cami and the Flirt Skirt.

New Stevie Top: This is a spring version of the great Stevie Top from the fall. It has a relaxed but flattering fit, an open neckline, and a longer length. The bright yellow is a fun spring addition, and it pairs wonderfully with all the on trend spring navy, including the Grand Slam Blazer, as shown here with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend jean. I love it with a cropped, destructed skinny, like the Distressed Rollup Slim Crop from JustFab. It is great too with the M’Leggings for a cute and casual look. It plays beautifully with white jeans, like the Slim Boyfriend jean. Thrown on the Maritime Trench or the Victory Sweater for a striking look.

 
Beachcomber Hoodie,   Mojave Slim Boyfriend ,   Flirt Cami , and the  Sea Knot Necklace  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie, Mojave Slim BoyfriendFlirt Cami, and the Sea Knot Necklace from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie,   Mojave Slim Boyfriend ,   Flirt Cami , and the  Sea Knot Necklace  from cabi Spring 2017 and the with  Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats  from Canvas by Lands' End.

Beachcomber Hoodie, Mojave Slim BoyfriendFlirt Cami, and the Sea Knot Necklace from cabi Spring 2017 and the with Pointed Mary Jane Velvet Flats from Canvas by Lands' End.

Mojave Slim Boyfriend: These comfortable, more relaxed jeans are in the on-trend mid-tone blue with light destruction, for a stylish lighter look with an edge. They are comfortable and great rolled or not. While they do great with the Beachcomber Hoodie and Flirt Cami, these jeans will rock with nearly everything. Dress them up with the Grand Slam Blazer and the New Stevie Top (as also shown). Pair them with the Cold Shoulder Cami for a great date night look. For a fun, casual look consider the Carousel Tank. Consider the amazing Gossamer Pullover with a cami (maybe the Flirt Cami) for a casual, pretty, and edgy look. Or add a peasant top for some boho chic edge (such as JustFab’s Peasant Top).

Beachcomber Hoodie: This piece I was not thrilled with, until I tried it on! Then I fell in love. It’s a sweater knit hoodie, and now available in white or this great, bright Heather Rose. I love it as shown with the Mojave Slim Boyfriend and Flirt Cami. For a monotone red look, consider the Crush Top, for a causal patriotic vibe, go with the Carousel Tank and the M’Leggings.

Bonus:

Sea Knot Necklace: This gold and silver necklace with sea knots is a perfect for early spring. The nautical theme is on-trend and it goes just s well with a hoodie as a tank! It cane be worn as two strands, as I am here, or as one longer single-strand necklace that is half silver and half gold. The two metals make it work with anything and is quiet in right now. his really goes with anything, so wear it with any of these pieces or other other favorite spring transitional looks!

 

There are eleven great transitional pieces perfect for this time of year. There any many more in the collection, but these are my favorites. Which are yours?

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What is holding you back from being the stylish fashionista you know you are? My Personal December Style Challenge

We all have things we could work on with our style. Maybe we have safe outfits we default to. Maybe we are a leggings and tees person. Maybe there are some colors we avoid. Maybe we don’t mix metals or mix patterns. Or we don’t know how to. We all have our own personal style challenges—things that we feel are limiting our ability to be the stylish fashionistas we really are. Whatever your challenge, and whatever your reason, here in as opportunity to grow.

background image credit: James Mann " Winter Fog From the River " on FLickr.

background image credit: James Mann "Winter Fog From the River" on FLickr.

Take part in my Personal Style Challenge for December. Think about how you want to grow and evolve your style. Think about what is holding you back and Work It! Choose to work on that one area for the month of December. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit. So, you can change this style challenge into a style strength, in just one month. And even win some Jamberry!

I tried this idea before, in February, and have made it a monthly challenge starting in December. I have many personal style challenges to work on. This way I can master one, two, or more a month!

 My challenges:

Since December is the last month of the year, I’m going to try three challenges, one of which is an ongoing challenge that I have been working on this year (maybe I can kick it before 2017!), one of which is more fundamental, and the last is necessary:

  • Fewer ponytails: I have done this one before, but I need to work on it some more. Ponytails are my default hairstyle, and more so as a toddler mom. So, I challenge myself to wear fewer ponytails in December!
  • Expanding my style: I wouldn’t say I am stuck in a rut, because ruts are small and I have a fairly diverse style. But, I’d like to broaden my style in a few ways. I’d like more truly casual pieces and outfits. This includes wearing more leggings and tunic or long shirts. I’d like to have more cozy fun with my style. In many ways this works with my third challenge.
  • Wardrobe revamp with closet clean out: I have a lot of clothes. Many of them are from before having a baby. My body has changed.  I’ve been waiting until I got back to my pre pregnancy weight, but that has been complicated by health issues that have prevented me from running and medicines that have put on weight. I’m actually now close to my pre pregnancy weight, but my shape is different. I need to go through all of my clothes and get rid of stuff that no longer fits my body, my lifestyle, or my evolving style.

My plan:

Fun and cozy, right? Wearing my newbeloved  Wellie Rain Boots  from LL Bean and their  Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater .  Pleated Star Skirt    from Canvas by Lands' End.

Fun and cozy, right? Wearing my newbeloved Wellie Rain Boots from LL Bean and their Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater. Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands' End.

  • Fewer ponytails: I’m saving some ideas for other ways to wear my hair on Pinterest. I also recently purchased some Lila Rose hair accessories from Abby Harding McEllroy for some hair clips that will increase the different ways I can wear my hair.
  • Expanding my style: I am trying out some new brands (posts forthcoming) including Lula Roe, which focuses on cozy fun. I also recently ordered from this small little shop I discovered through mutual fashion interests on Facebook: Little Raven Clothing. She had a wonderful cyber Monday sale and I am getting some fun and cozy pieces from her.
  • Wardrobe revamp with closet clean out: I am ready to go for this. I bought some hangers and organization stuff. I just need to find the time and be well enough to have the energy. I have a day off planned later this month which would be perfect for tackling this. I will do some sort of closet clean out sale, so stay tuned for that. Most of what I own is cabi and in the medium size range with some small. Plus, I recently bought some Jamberry, and funky nails will help!

I may report back and post pictures (probably less of wardrobe revamp). I’ll certainly be talking about this on Instagram, so follow me there for more!

So, what about you? Do you have any personal style challenges you want to conquer? If so, join me! Select a challenge for you to work on, develop a plan, and let’s kick those style challenges to the curb! Use the tag #WorkingMyPersonalStylechallenge to show us how you are doing on Instagram. Or, leave a note for me in the comments here.

This month, there will be a prize! I will randomly select one winner from the December Instagram and blog #WorkingMyPersonalStylechallenge posts for a $25 Jamberry gift certificate! One of my good friends, Jenny, just started selling. So we can help launch her business and work our own style challenges at the same time!

Pleated Star Week in Review

Our eleventh POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, a pretty pleated skirt with a descending star print. This skirt is perfect for summer, but can be rocked in fall too. With its soft femininity, we tended to mix it with tough contrasts, for fun and pretty, strong and feminine style. We learned how to style it for a geek chic look, a special occasion with a walk on the beach, with a crisp white blouse for work, nautical business casual, and more. We focused on some great transitional summer-to-fall tips and easy changes. We even highlighted some versatile piece s to style it with like the It’s a Wrap Shirt and the Recess Tank and Recess Topper. What a versatile skirt! Plus, many of these styles and tips can be applied to another pleated or fancy skirt.

 

Let’s dive in to reviewing the seven looks. Which is your favorite?

Nautical On-trend Librarian Manic Monday: Mix a casual, graphic tank with a pretty skirt and classic cardigan for Manic Monday outfit.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, 3/4 Sleeve Favorite Cardigan by Merona from Target, Ahoy Tank from cabi spring 2012, Older Aerosoles, Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures, Citrine Crystal Wire Wrapped Pendant on Vintage Brass Chain by Shine Chaser Jewelry, Mermaid Earrings by Kelly Annie,  No Slip Grip Skinny Headbands by SCUNCI from Target.

Posted: October 03, 2016

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Cozy Layers Four Ways and a Mom Bun Tuesday: Dress down your pretty skirt with casual, comfortable layers and a mom bun.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, along with the Recess TankRecess Topper, Chelsea Charm Necklace from cabi Fall 2016. Accessories are the Silver ball studs from Target, similar to the ones in this set,Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures, and older Aerosoles

Posted: September 27, 2016

For four ways to style the tops, read the post.

Working It Printed, Pleated & Classy Wednesday: When you start with a dressy skirt, you don’t need to add a jacket to be profession, just a crisp blouse and sophisticated accessories.

Outfit:  Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, It’s a Wrap Shirt from cabi Fall 2066, Kipling Belt from cabi Fall 2015, nude suede pumps from Target last year, and the  Contessa Necklace & Vintage Stud earrings from Fall 2014 cabi.

Posted: October 12, 2016

For the full wrap, make your way to the post!

Pretty Terrific Geek Chic Thursday: Mix a pretty skirt with geek pieces for and edgy, feminine geek chic look!

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Kate McKinnon Simple Portrait Sleeveless Tank Top by Kazzar on Amazon, Periodic Table Cuff  by ZAD from Zulily, Holtzmann’s ScrewU Necklace by inspiredbyfandom on Etsy, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers by SeaVees from Stitch Fix,  Shimmer Hoop Earrings from Vera Bradly.

Posted: September 29, 2016

For more geek styling, advance to the post!

Beachy Warrior Goddess Date Night: Mix tough with feminine and goddess accessories for a beachy warrior goddess date night look

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Muscle Tee from cabi Spring 2016, Yet Another by AerosolesMermaid Earrings & Athena Necklace by Kelly Annie, along with the Sandstone cuff & Sandstone ring custom order with Solid Treasures.

Posted: October 07, 2016

For more Goddess style and beach pictures, see the full post!

Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Cable Cowl from cabi Fall 2016, Chelsea Charm Necklace from cabi Fall 2016, Hammered Crescent Moon Gold earrings from Fab’rik, Older L.L. Bean blue suede ballet flats Wonderful boots by Aerosoles.

Posted: October 01, 2016

Snuggle into the whole post for more cozy styling tips.

Beach Easy Elegant Sunday Best: Mix up your dress up by pairing a feminine, elegant skirt with a high end tee, easy beach hair, and pearls for the perfect look for a special occasion and a stroll on the beach after

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Kris Top from cabi Spring 2016, pearls were a wedding gift from my husband and they are from Robert Lance Jewelers,Unisa Eavvi Sandalsold at DSW.

Posted: September 25, 2016

For tips on a beachy, casual elegance, do read the full post!

 

 

Don't forget the other Week in Review posts, for a quick look at past POW and styling inspiration.

And that’s a wrap on our starry, geeky, pretty, transitional, tough, and versatile POW 11. What do you want to see for POW 12?

 

Pleated Star POW: Working It Printed, Pleated & Classy Wednesday

Outfit Mission Statement:  When you start with a dressy skirt, you don’t need to add a jacket to be profession, just a crisp blouse and sophisticated accessories

Working it Wednesday outfits are professional career clothes, often a step or two above Manic Monday outfits. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. A pleated skirt can be a great formal office look with a jacket. But you do not need a jacket for a dressier office look. Instead, add classic and classy pieces, such as a white blouse, statement pearl necklace, sophisticated leopard print belt, and a nude suede pump for a professional take on the pleated skirt with panache.  

You’ll notice I added some extra flair with the on-trend wrapping of the button down top. Unlike what I had previously, this shirt, the cabi Fall 2106 It’s a Wrap Shirt, is designed so you can wrap it. There are some buttons that help and the shirt has a trapeze shape to accommodate his. You can also wear the top without wrapping it, for a looser trapeze style. It’s a fun, yet professional top that can easily be worn two very different, on-trend ways.

This star pleated skirt has a lot of office possibilities and can provide a fun career look that still remains professional. It also could be a fun wardrobe staple for a woman in politics.  She could rock the vote by wearing the skirt with a cardigan in more casual settings, a nice white shirt (like this), is more formal settings, a navy jacket in a debate, and a campaign tee shirt for fun. I’d vote for her (at last her wardrobe)!

 

Tips:

  • When starting with a dressy skirt, consider adding a crisp white blouse, and sophisticated accessories for a polished, profession look without a jacket
  • Look for versatile pieces that literally transform for an easier budget and time packing, such as this workhorse white blouse that can be a flowing trapeze style or chic wrapped blouse
  • With a standout print skirt and bold print belt, consider a nude pump to not distract
  • Add a bold belt to draw attention to and narrow the waist, especially when combining a white shirt and a white backed print
  • A crisp white wrap blouse will extenuate curves, giving you a more hourglass shape, while still looking professional
  • Remember what I said about leopard print (go for fine quality, not trashy)

 

Outfit Breakdown:

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Related Posts:

  1. Bardot POW: Working It Wrapped, Classy Linen & Denim Wednesday posted June 08, 2016: Make your denim shirt work for work by pairing it with a classic neutral linen trouser and sophisticated accessories.
  2. Plume POW: Working It Classic & Modern Coco Wednesday posted April 06, 2016: Create a career outfit with the same put-together professionalism as a suit with a few modern interpretations of classic pieces.
  3. Go-To POW: Working It Classic Nautical Wednesday posted March 23, 2016: Combine the perfect black work trousers with a classic nautical jacket for chic, preppy, and professional look that implies success.

 

Or, learn how to work It in the other Working It Wednesday posts!

 

 

Pleated Star POW: Beachy Warrior Goddess Date Night

Outfit Mission Statement: Mix tough with feminine and goddess accessories for a beachy warrior goddess date night look

Friday Night Drinks POW outfits are for going out on a date, getting drinks, seeing a band play, going to dinner and a movie—something where you want to look good and may wear some sexier clothes and statement pieces. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. This is a fun way to dress down the skirt, for a funky date night look. Instead of taking the pretty, feminine flow of the skirt, and adding to it with other pretty and feminine things, I add strong, dark pieces for a bold, edgier look.  While this is a more summery outfit, you can get the same tough feel by adding a moto jacket over the muscle tee, which will also show off some crazy curves, and maybe switching out the sandals for some boots. Like some other date night outfits, this one is a fun mix of contrasts, while maintaining a feminine feel. This one is great for a seaside date of casual fine dining and a walk or the beach. But could work for anything where you want to be comfortable, and don’t need t be too casual or too dressy. I love the added touch of feminine strength with the Athena necklace. Not only does it go nicely with the gladiator-style sandals, but it adds to the tough and feminine feel of the outfit—perhaps Athena would wear this for a date?

 

Tips:

  • Dress down a pretty, feminine skirt with strong, dark pieces like a muscle tee and gladiator sandal for a warrior goddess tough & feminine date night look
  • Black adds sex appeal generally (thus the LBD), and especially in this outfit
  • Add toughness to an outfit with a muscle tee or other edgy tee or tank and gladiator-style sandals for warm weather or a moto jacket and moto boots for cooler weather (or some mix for fall!)
  • Tie longer tees/tanks at the waist to create more of an hourglass shape by emphasize the waist; it can also add flair and hide the belly
  • Accessorize with handmade jewelry for a one-of-a-kind look that likely supports small business or individuals
  • Wear a striking ring on your index or middle finger for a more striking and eye-catching look with attitude

Outfit Breakdown:

Interested in purchasing? If my post inspired you to buy the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End or other items from Lands’ End, please consider using my referral link. I’ll get 25% off my next order and be very grateful! Let me know you used my referral link, and give you a shout out including links to your social media.

Photos taken by Bill Ruhsam Jr. at the King and Prince Resort.

 

Related Posts:

  1. Destructed White POW: Bare Shoulders, Strong & Sexy Date Night posted August 12, 2016: For an ageless, sexy date night look, bare your shoulders (but feel free to keep everything else covered).
  2. Plaid POW: Date Night Flannel Heat posted February 26, 2016: Don’t rule out a flannel shirt for a sexy date outfit—just add other pieces with plenty of sex appeal.
  3. Love POW: Spicy Sweet Friday Night Drinks posted February 05, 2016: Mix romantic pretty items with ripped denim and black leather for a look that is both sugar and spice and certainly nice.

 

Pleated Star POW: Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, talking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, traveling, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. This outfit, especially with the boots, makes me feel like I should be walking along the costs of Maine in the fall—warm cable sweater over a pretty skirt with some (more or less) practical boots. I can see it in my head. A gray day, with some fog, crashing surf, rocky shores, a crisp feel to the air, and some color in the trees. Why this picture? Partially because this sweater seems like an updated and stylish fisherman’s sweater. Partially because I’d often throw a cozy sweater on for warmth over a pretty outfit, when doing something like walking in cold weather; and often it didn’t matter if the sweater, flannel, or whatever went with what I was wearing. I just was adding warm. Of course, in this case, the sweater goes quite well, and the combined outfit is cozy, and pretty, and as good for walking a museum as walking a rocky coast.

I do show two versions of this—one with flats and one with boots. This is to show the transitional versatility of the skirt and sweater. You can wear flats if it is still warm or transition to boots if it is colder. And feel free to go more practically with the boot. I’d be wearing some wellies if I had them for this outfit, but I didn’t at the time (I do now, expect to see them soon1).

Tips:

  • Don’t rule out some of your childhood clothing practices, like throwing a big sweater on over a pretty outfit for warmth, but do consider ways you can make this work into a cute outfit
  • A big cozy sweater will add a casual, comfortable feel to a fancy pleated skirt
  • Don’t be afraid to throw on casual boots, wellies, or rain boots with a pretty pleated skirt for a casual and practical look
  • Have a favorite outfit? You can make it work in another season, or transitioning between seasons, by switching out the shoes (swap flats for boots and vice versa)
  • For a more casual, walking-the-rugged-Maine-coast look, keep to a neutral color palette, such as white, navy, and gray
  • If you live anywhere that has some cold winter days, make sure you have a wardrobe staple cozy cable sweater, such as the one here, in a neutral color—it will become a go-to piece and can easily be dressed up or down!
  • With a mixed metal necklace, you can accessorizes in any of the metals in the necklace for a put-together look

 

Outfit Breakdown:

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Related Posts:

  1. Plume POW: The Stylish Safari Princess Thursday Posted April 14, 2016: For a trendy outfit with masculine and feminist touches, mix tulle and military/safari style
  2. Love POW: Sweater Saturdays are Pretty Cozy! Posted February 13, 2016: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look
  3. POW Tuesday Edition Week 1b: No place like Tuesday in a Jacket Posted January 26, 2016: Integrate dressy jackets into your casual style, by keeping the other elements casual

Pleated Star POW: Cozy Layers Four Ways and a Mom Bun Tuesday

Outfit Mission Statement: Dress down your pretty skirt with casual, comfortable layers and a mom bun

No place like Tuesday outfits are casual, comfy clothes for working from home, working at home, parenting (at home), and anything else where comfort is key and you are home. Although they will work for errands and anything else casual. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. Yes, even a pretty pleated skirt can work for a casual, easy outfit! Just add easy pieces in comfortable knits, practical shoes, and a mom bun and you have a twist on the jeans and tee you may often wear at home or running errands.

As the seasons change, it is especially important to think of layers and versatility in any of our outfits, but especially those for busy days. I love the Recess Tank and Recess Topper as an easy way to layer with style and flair. Both pieces are soft French Terry, making them perfect for casual wear. The Recess Tank is a longer, tunic-length, providing even more versatility (and you can wear it with leggings). You can easily wear them as a set—a modern take on the cami and cardigan combo—or separately. Here I illustrate several ways you can wear the two pieces with this skirt:

  1. Just the Recess Tank worn long
  2. Recess Tank only, tied at the waist to add flair and emphasize the waist (which is also good at hiding the belly)
  3. Recess Topper over the Recess Tank, with the Topper tied and hood down
  4. The Recess Topper with hood up over the Recess Tank
Just the  Recess Tank  worn long

Just the Recess Tank worn long

Recess Tank  only, tied at the waist

Recess Tank only, tied at the waist

Recess Topper  with hood up over the  Recess Tank

Recess Topper with hood up over the Recess Tank

You can also play even more with the two together or separately, such as pairing the Recess Topper with another tank, tunic, or top under it. I adore the thumb holes, but you do not have to wear them; you can just push the sleeves back a bit for a more traditional sleeve look.

 

Tips:

  • Transform your pretty pleated skirt into a perfect casual outfit by mixing it with casual tops and accessories
  • Look for versatile tops combinations, such as the Recess Topper and Recess Tank, for an easy way to layer and be ready for changes temperatures
  • Rethink the classic cardigan and cami with a cropped pullover and a tunic-length top for a casual, cozy take on traditional layers
  • A heather gray knit adds a casual feel to any outfit
  • With a pretty skirt and fun topper(s), no one will notice the messy mom bun
  • A bra-friendly tunic length tank, give you extra ease and versatility—allowing you to wear your favorite comfy bra and decide if you want the tunic down or tied at your waist

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

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Related Posts:

  1. Margherita POW: Easy, Breezy Contrasts Tuesday Posted May 10, 2016: For coverage and/or added casualness, wear a contrasting tied tee shirt over your favorite sundress
  2. Run Around POW: Muted, Playful Contrasts at Home Tuesday Posted April 26, 2016: Dress down your black skirt in muted tones, with pops of fun and sunshine
  3. Go-To POW: No Place Like Tuesday for Sky & Earth Explorers Posted: March 29, 2016: Dress down those work-appropriate black pants with a boxy tee, explore vest, and handmade jewelry

 

And check out the other No Place like Home Tuesday POW posts!

POW 11: Pleated Star Skirt

Stars. Stars are my thing.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End.  cabi  Spring 2016 Muscle Tee.  Athena Necklace  and Mermaid Earrings  by Kelly Annie. Yet Another sandals from  Aerosoles .

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. cabi Spring 2016 Muscle Tee. Athena Necklace andMermaid Earrings by Kelly Annie. Yet Another sandals from Aerosoles.

I used to have glow-in-the-dark stars on my bedroom ceiling growing up. I would stargaze in the crisp, clean Maine nights. I accessorize with stars. I love stars. When I saw this Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End I was smitten. Not only were there stars, and in a lovely blue, but it was also a pleated skirt! I adore the fancy skirt trend—from tulle to pleats. This skirt is a great mix of two loves! The cascading star print is fun, but also something that can read professional or dressy, more so than an all-over star print with all the stars the same size. It does read as fairly feminine, which is why I considered it for a Piece of the Week (POW). I like to take garments that have obvious stylings and find some that are less so, while playing with feel of the garment. So, thus, the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End became my eleventh POW.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End paired with the cabi Fall 2016  Cable Cowl  sweater and  Chelsea Charm Necklace . Boots are  Wonderful  by Aerosoles.

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End paired with the cabi Fall 2016 Cable Cowl sweater and Chelsea Charm Necklace. Boots are Wonderful by Aerosoles.

The skirt may also read as summery too you—white, airy, with patriotic stars. While it is great for summer, and a festive Fourth of July, it can totally rock in the fall or winter too. Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day.  In fact, you can even wear this in winter—imagine a cozy, soft sweater for a Christmas or Hanukah look or with a glitzy top for New Years. I’m using this POW as a summer to fall transitions; showing looks that may feel more summer-like or more autumn-like (and possible even variations of both). Stars can rock year round, and you can work this skirt year round too!

If you love the looks but maybe not this particular skirt, feel free to take another pleated skirt or other type of fancier skirt and style with it instead. Much of these outfits and inspirations can easily be restyled with a tulle skirt, a solid color pleated skirt, a lace skirt, or a lovely satin midi skirt. Have fun with it and work it!

Join us in the 11th POW as we rock these stars and pleats at work, on the beach, on a date,  and in warm sunny days and crisp falls days!

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End with  cabi  Spring 2016 Kris Top,  Unisa Eavvi Sanda l sold at DSW, and classic pearls from  Robert Lance  Jewelers.

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End with cabi Spring 2016 Kris Top, Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW, and classic pearls from Robert Lance Jewelers.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End with the cabi Fall 2016  Recess Tank  and  Recess Topper , and  Chelsea Charm Necklace . Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by  Solid Treasures . Shoes are older  Aerosoles .

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End with the cabi Fall 2016 Recess Tank and Recess Topper, and Chelsea Charm Necklace. Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures. Shoes are older Aerosoles.

Interested in purchasing? If my post inspired you to buy the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End or other items from Lands’ End, please consider using my referral link. I’ll get 25% off my next order and be very grateful! Let me know you used my referral link, and give you a shout out including links to your social media.

 

Other Fancy Skirt Inspirations

Use these as additional ways to style your Pleated Star Skirt or as inspiration of other types of fancy skirts you could style along with.

  1. Plume POW: The Stylish Safari Princess Thursday posted April 14, 2016:  For a trendy outfit with masculine and feminist touches, mix tulle and military/safari style.
  2. Plaid POW: Sparkling & Flannel Sunday Best posted February 28, 2016: Turn flannel elegant by adding a dressy skirt and accessories.
  3. Bardot POW: Boho Southwestern Sparkly Princess Sunday Best posted May 29, 2016: To dress denim up for a special occasion look, throw on the fancy—think tulle, sparkly gems, embroidered velvet, statement pieces, and amazing shoes

 

Stitch Fix Review: Diamonds, Sailboats, and Sneakers Fix Three

As discussed in my last (and first) Stitch Fix review, I joined Stitch Fix recently, thanks to an Instagram friend and fellow cabi addict, Jenni. Stitch Fix is a subscription-based  personal styling service.  For more on how Stitch Fix works, do check out my first review. After two good Fixes, I decided to keep on going with my subscription. I continue to love Stitch Fix and look forward to the delivery of each box!

Keeping with “tradition,” I figured I would review for you my third Fix! My style profile and requests stayed nearly the same, although I did make two requests unique to the fix:

  1. I asked for comfortable shoes to run around in
  2. I asked for bra-friendly sleeveless tops

The first, because I did not have decent options and had been looking for a while. I want cute and comfy. The second because I have a lot of sleeveless tops that do not have bra-friendly straps and I can only wear a strapless bra so many days week before we all suffer (me and anyone around me). I need more I can wear a normal bra with!

Let’s see how my stylist did!

Unboxing

Interested in my initial reactions? I made a video of the unboxing (disclaimer: I’ve only ever done two other videos before—including one for my second Fix--and I used my laptop, so it is not high quality). It’s casual and you get to hear my voice and learn more about me.

 

The Five Items

I received two tops, one pair of shoes, one skirt, and a dress. Since I am posting this after I decided, you get my final decisions.

Kedavra Colorblock Cami Blouse, Leena Printed Skirt, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older  Stella & Dot  earrings.

Kedavra Colorblock Cami Blouse, Leena Printed Skirt, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older Stella & Dot earrings.

1. Kedavra Colorblock Cami Blouse by 41Hawthron: First, is this bra-friendly? No. I’d need to wear a strapless or have the strap show. I love the soft black (or navy?) mixed with lavender and light pink—it gives it a vintage feel. The waist and draping are flattering, covering my tummy and complimenting my chest. It’s a light cool fabric and would be good for work under a jacket or cardigan or for a date with a cute pair of jeans or pencil skirt. The problem is, I have a lot of tops that fill this niche in my closet. This is the type of top cabi specializes in. I like it, but don’t love it, and I don’t need it. Especially not for near sixty dollars. Now, if it had wider straps and I could have worn a bra with it, I would have probably gotten it. Honestly, asking for bra-friendly and getting this was enough of a disappointment that I was less inclined to purchase it.

Cost: $58.00

Verdict: Did not purchase

 
Tammi Print Dress from Stitch Fix along with  along with older  Stella & Dot  earrings and  Bow Ballet Flats  from Canvas by Land's End.

Tammi Print Dress from Stitch Fix along with along with older Stella & Dot earrings and Bow Ballet Flats from Canvas by Land's End.

2. Tammi Print Dress by 41Hawthron: Better, but still not bra-friendly (I might be able to wear a racer-back, but highly bra dependent). So, disappointment there. This dress was a bit of a surprise on. The print was not really me—nautical I love, but often less literally. And the orange made it seem… cutesy rather than cute. But I did like the dress on. The cut was fairly flattering, and the fabric soft. I loved the side waist tie—fun and different. But, I’m not sure where I would wear this. My sundresses don’t get worn enough. I have other dresses that work better for work. And, while I liked it, I didn’t love it. Even my husband thought it cute, but limited in use.

Cost: $68.00

Verdict: Did not purchase

 
Visperas Crochet Back Top,   Leena Printed Skirt, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older  Stella & Dot  earrings.

Visperas Crochet Back Top, Leena Printed Skirt, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older Stella & Dot earrings.

Visperas Crochet Back Top (back) and   Leena Printed Skirt from my Stitch Fix, along with older  Stella & Dot  earrings.

Visperas Crochet Back Top (back) and Leena Printed Skirt from my Stitch Fix, along with older Stella & Dot earrings.

3. Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C: This was an instant love! My concern unboxing it was fit. Pencil skirts and my hips do not always agree (but when they do! Bliss!). But it fit! The fabric is a very stretchy knit. I love the below-knee length—it looks a bit classier and sleeker this way. I love the diamond print. It looks 60s to me, without going overboard. This skirt easily dresses up or down (as you will see later). It’s perfect for work or a date. It’s also great with some sneakers and a fun tee. My wardrobe needed this skirt and I didn’t even know it! (I wore this in all pictures except the dress one)

Cost: $54.00

Verdict: Purchased!

4.  Visperas Crochet Back Top by Skies are Blue: The back of this top is fabulous! The crochet is so pretty and flattering. But look! It’s not bra-friendly! This is three for three. Such a disappointment. I loved the pretty crochet with the small triangle print—nice contract. But the fit of the top was not great. My chest was too big and pulling to top oddly. Plus it did not flow over the belly as much as I would like. And this has the same problem as Kedavra top. My closet is full of these types of top (not with the crochet back, of course). I will buy more, but they have to fit well and be special enough to kick some of the others out of my closet. (top in both pictures in this group)

Cost: $48.00

Verdict: Did not purchase

 
Leena Printed Skirt and Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older  Stella & Dot  earrings, the  cabi Spring 2016  Sleeveless Swing Tee, and  Pendant Necklace with Teardrop Stone  from Target.

Leena Printed Skirt and Monterey Lace-up Sneakers all from my Stitch Fix, along with older Stella & Dot earrings, the cabi Spring 2016 Sleeveless Swing Tee, and Pendant Necklace with Teardrop Stone from Target.

5. Monterey Lace-up Sneakers by SeaVees: These are just what I asked for—practical comfy shoes I can run around in. And I love the “light purple” color (what they called it; I might go for “dusky lavender”). It’s a kick of fun, but in a near neutral that will go with so much. I adore them with the Leena skirt to dress it down. I actually had ordered some Converse in a similar, but less neutral, lavender, but they did not fit. It’s like the stylist knew just what I wanted here! Perfect for me and my wardrobe! You can see these also in some of the other pictures--I wore them with each outfit, except the dress.

Cost: $68.00

Verdict: Kept (although I exchanged them for a size up)

 

So what do you think? Did I choose wisely?

I loved the Leena skirt and sneakers so much, I modeled another fun look with a Spring 2016 cabi top. See how versatile the shoes and skirt are? How fun are they with the Sleeveless Swing Tee from cabi?

If you are interested in Stitch Fix and want to try it out, please consider using my Referral link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/3492600. I’ll get a $25 credit and you’ll get my gratitude here and elsewhere (which can include links to your social media, if you would like). I highly recommend Stitch Fix for an easy and fun way to get styled! Even when I get pieces that are not keepers, I get some I adore!

 

 

 

Check out my other Stitch Fix Reviews for more!

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Three Tips for Fabulous Fourth Style: Tip One--Wear Two & Pop One

For a classier, and more subtle take on  patriotic style , choose two of the three flag colors, such as blue and white, and base your outfit around them. Then choose one or two key elements (probably accessories) to pop the third color—red (or whatever is left).

 

Tips for making it work:

Gotta love the pop of a red shoe!  Outfit:  PLEATED STAR SKIRT,   SLEEVELESS DOUBLE DRAPE TEE,   AND   BOW BALLET FLATS.

Gotta love the pop of a red shoe!

Outfit: PLEATED STAR SKIRT, SLEEVELESS DOUBLE DRAPE TEE, AND BOW BALLET FLATS.

  • Think scarves, shoes, bags, and statement jewelry to pop your third color or wear a print that has some of that third color in it
  • Limit the amount of the pop color to one or two pieces to make it really work
  • Consider mixing prints in the two main colors of your outfit for added fun
  • Take it even further and wear a dress, jumpsuit, or outfit in one color and then accessories in the other two
  • Don’t be afraid of having blue and red as your two main colors—if you can do it more power to you!
  • Have fun—it’s the Fourth you can go a bit wild and not be the most crazily dressed person

 

 

 

 

 

The red here is very subtle--in the stripes. I could also add a red shoe for added fun.  Outfit:  CRUISE JACKET  ,   Destructed Slim Boyfriend    jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Fifth Avenue Tee past season cabi, Older Target shoes, Michael Kors,  Selma Medium Satchel,  Stella & Dot necklace, Sloan Ranger Knot Earrings.

The red here is very subtle--in the stripes. I could also add a red shoe for added fun.

Outfit: CRUISE JACKET, Destructed Slim Boyfriend jeans from cabi Spring 2016, Fifth Avenue Tee past season cabi, Older Target shoes, Michael Kors, Selma Medium Satchel, Stella & Dot necklace, Sloan Ranger Knot Earrings.

More red shoe pop!  Outfit:  PLEATED STAR SKIRT , Kate Spade handbag,    older cabi Drape Tee and older Aerosoles shoes.

More red shoe pop!

Outfit: PLEATED STAR SKIRT, Kate Spade handbag,  older cabi Drape Tee and older Aerosoles shoes.

Not just for fireworks: Nine Versatile Pieces for your Fourth of July and Patriotic Wardrobe

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching and many of us may be thinking about what we are going to wear.  Here are nine pieces you can buy now for a great Fourth of July look that will also work in your general wardrobe. A few of these I regularly wear to work!

 

1.  Kris Top: This cabi spring 2016 on-trend cropped (but not too short) top, has a crossover asymmetrical hem. It is a light navy knit—perfect for hot summer celebrations. Consider rocking it with some red shorts (such as the Picnic Short) and patriotic accessories (such as this Star Print Scarf!).  Or pair it with a pretty skirt!

2. Star Print Scarf: This festive and fun scarf has blue stars with pops of red ones. It works wonderfully for the Fourth, but can add a fun touch to any outfit year round. It pairs wonderfully with the picnic shorts and either the Kris Top or Striped Favorite Tank. It would also be fabulous over a red dress, blue dress, or white dress for a pop of patriotic.

 

 

 

 

3. Picnic Short: These cute cabi spring 2016 shorts have red, purple, and pink in them. With some blue or white they are perfect for the Fourth or other patriotic holidays, but always work perfectly with summer tops and tees. The subtle print mixes easily with stripes and other patterns.

4.  Striped Favorite Tank: This easy, casual tank by Merona at Target, is a great piece for a casual Fourth of July look. I love it with the patterns for the Picnic Short and Star Print Scarf for fun,  patriotic pattern play. You could also wear with white, denim blue, or red shorts. Or dress it ups with a fun skirt for the Fourth.

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Pleated Star Skirt: I love this skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End! It is so pretty, fun, and feminine. I also love stars and am delighted to find them on a work-friendly skirt! This skirt is perfect for a dressier Fourth of July celebration. It works well with the Sleeveless Double Drape Tee for this. Or dress it down with a tee and some causal shoes.  This is even on sale right now. Stay tuned for more on this skirt.

6.  Sleeveless Double Drape Tee: This is another cabi spring 2016 garment. It is an incredibly flattering tee that will add some “va va voom” to your fireworks. It dress up nicely, as shown with the Pleated Star Skirt. But you can rock with jeans, shorts, or whatever. It’s cute with the Picnic Short too!

7. Bow Ballet Flats: These timeless flats can add a pop of red (or blue) to your patriotic outfit, and also work every day. They are cute and comfortable. They work well with shorts, jeans, or a skirt. I love them with a mostly blue and white outfit, for a burst of red. I do suggest sizing up a half a size.

 

8. Butterfly Print Scarf: This pretty summery scarf by ITB Design can add blue and flow to your Fourth of July outfit. It’s large and works well as a warp when the temperature drop as you wait for fireworks. It can also be worn around the neck during the day, as I have shown with the Star Print Scarf. The butterfly deign works wonderfully for spring and summer. Consider wearing it over a red dress for a fun and unexpected Fourth look.

 

 

 

 

 
Cruise Jacket  with older cabi tee, Target short, and Aerosoles shoes. Boston Red Sox hat.

Cruise Jacket with older cabi tee, Target short, and Aerosoles shoes. Boston Red Sox hat.

9. Cruise Jacket: This classic, high-end styled jacket is also one of my favorite cabi pieces of the Spring 2016 season. It easily works for a dressy Fourth of July look, but can also be a fun addition to a casual outfit, as I style it here. Consider rocking it with ripped jeans; linen pants in your favorite patriotic color; a navy pencil skirt; a red dress; or with a casual tee shirt, cut-off shorts, and a ball cap! I love rocking it casually. This nautical piece works wonderfully for the office or special occasion too—not just for fireworks!

 

 

 

 

 

If you want of these cabi pieces, contact your cabi stylist ASAP! I believe the season ends June 30th. If you do not have a stylist, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you. If you miss out, try contacting your stylist to see if she has samples or access to the retired season pieces.