Monday, 7 July 2014

OOTD - Black Maxi Skirt


Oh Monday, why must you sneak up on us so soon?  Coming off of a busy but incredible weekend, Monday is a tough pill to swallow.  The weather has been amazing lately, and this weekend I took full advantage by spending the vast majority of my time outside.  By the time Sunday evening had rolled around, I was feeling a little drained from spending so much time in the sun and needed a no-brain outfit to get me through the evening.  Enter my trusty black maxi skirt, which I've worn before here during the winter, a simple white bustier-tank and some Ray Ban wayfarers that I borrowed from my husband's sunglasses collection.  Finish off with a simple red lip and a messy low-bun - Sunday evening spent in simple style.  Read on for additional photos and outfit details.






Black Maxi Skirt - Asos, White Bustier - Aritzia, Leopard Clutch - Clare V
Sunglasses -  Ray Ban, Lip - MAC's Ruby Woo + Cherry lip liner


I really like this Clare V leopard fold over clutch.  Like really, really like it.  I had no idea that I would have gotten so much use out of it, but it seems to come with me anytime I need to add a little pizzaz to a simple outfit.  Judging by how much I have enjoyed this clutch, I'm now on the hunt for another statement clutch - does anyone have any recommendations?

Not the most flattering of photos, but you get the idea.
How was your weekend?  Did you get out in the sun?  Let me know!

-Joëlle

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  1. Lovely! Perfectly combined with that little pizzaz from the leo clutch :)

    xo Sabrina

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    1. Thanks Sabrina! I love this clutch for just that reason - adding a little something to an otherwise very modest outfit :)

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  2. I love the simplicity of this outfit. I'm also quite jealous at the way you can wear your hair in a messy bun and it looks like a nice updo. I still haven't mastered the nice/messy hairstyle yet.

    Happy Monday :)

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    1. HAHA - thats so nice of you to say! I usually just throw it up and don't even bother looking in the mirror (more for fear of the reflection than anything ;)

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  3. Lovely outfit! I felt totally drained because of the sun too, but all the time spent outside was worth it.
    Color-blocked clutches are great statement pieces. I especially like the ones where one side is one color, and the other a different color. That way when you fold over, you get both!
    -Kris

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    1. Sometimes, it's like you're reading my mind. I'm on the lookout for a clutch JUST like that! Incredible!

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  4. You look so elegant in this outfit! Those red lips just perfect the look.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Lena, I do love a good red lip

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  5. Red, black and white are always classics in my book! What I love about this outfit is that it is an easy way to look dressy but be casual, and it's SUCH an easy look to pull together. And of course, I can't say no to any Clare V clutch.

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    1. I agree, simplicity is key for me! Clare V clutches are my vice, and I already have my eye on another one ;)

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