What I Bought! B44 Skirt

... well the Aussie version!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend:)

Found this today when I was returning something else. It's black and cream, fits like a glove and I just love the layering on this skirt. The dress just didn't work for me but I think this is ok?

My styling attempts are basic (its 5pm Sunday and I should be getting organised for the week), but I do think keeping it simple lets the skirt "shine".

Tried two different booties and high low top and also a longer knit jacket.

Do I keep this?

And any styling suggestions welcome:)

xxx Deborah

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  • Kari replied 8 years ago

    Yes! That skirt has everything that I love in my own B44 dress. I'm so glad that you found it in black and cream. It really looks like you and fits like a dream.

  • Kari replied 8 years ago

    (Also, you make me want to try layering an asymmetrical hemmed, floaty top over my dress. Lovely!)

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Kari you should try that! I sometimes wear drapey tops over dresses for a bit if variety :)

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    This looks lovely and I'm bookmarking this thread--I will have to try a drapey top sometime with my B44 dress. You look so chic! I love the black and white striped B44 skirt on you! I like version #2 best.

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    I love this skirt with the drapey top! Gorgeous. I think I prefer the black boots in this case. Definitely keep!

  • Jjsloane replied 8 years ago

    This looks so great and I can see it working so well in your wardrobe. KEEP

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Are you joking?


    You will wear this to death. It looks fantastic on you. Love the new booties, by the way. It's nice to wear lighter footwear for a change, isn't it? :-)

  • replied 8 years ago

    I absolutely love this skirt on you. You look incredible. I did not like the black booties with this skirt because it seemed to me they fought for attention. Give all the attention to the skirt.

  • marianna replied 8 years ago

    Love! Great find!

  • jayne replied 8 years ago

    It is perfect, keep!. Liked without the extra draping and scarf best. All that seemed overwhelming

  • anne replied 8 years ago

    It look great! Where did you get it?

    I liked the top in 1 and 2, and the booties in 2 the best

  • Tanya replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous skirt and I love all the ways you have styled it. Please keep!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    WOW! Everything about this outfit is WOW! The skirt is gorgeous on you Deborah.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous! I prefer the light booties with this outfit.

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  • replied 8 years ago

    Great score on the skirt! I love it. I prefer the black booties for their shape, not necessarily the black color. Have a great week!

  • cobaltblue replied 8 years ago

    Lovely! I much prefer the light footwear here.

  • rute replied 8 years ago

    LOVE! I'm in love with the way you styled it! The long cardi, the boots and the scarf.. perfect!

  • Scarlet replied 8 years ago

    Definitely keep! I love the asymmetrical top paired with the skirt--simple and interesting at the same time.

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    This skirt looks amazing on you! And so your style. Without question, I'd keep it as it will go with so much of your wardrobe.

    I like all of your options. The black booties are dressier, and look fabulous. With the grey booties, the large laces distract a bit (or maybe I'm alone with this?). Could you try tucking them or wrapping them around the ankle so they don't interrupt the line? With the lace issue corrected, I like both booties equally. (Hope my comments aren't coming off as too critical.)

    Your black hi-lo top is so amazing, where did you get it?

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Ladies! Glad it's a keeper :) I spent a good amount of time last night perusing everyone's posts on styling the dress to get some ideas for the skirt.

    Angie, I also prefer the lighter boot, the black just looked to heavy to my eye.

    Suz, yes I am enjoying wearing lighter, and colored footwear, so much so that my black shoes are not getting much of a look in at the moment.

    Anne, I found the skirt at Target! It was $35.00 and the fabric is excellent, good quality overall. They only had a couple and were hanging in a seemingly random spot in the store. I just happened to spot the stripe and dug deep and pulled out the skirt... I was quite pleased.

    Rute, thank you. I like the idea of an alternate styling with layering something longer over the skirt.

    Denise, I would never percieve your comments as critical. I always appreciate your considered responses. It seems any pair of lace up shoes I buy, have ENORMOUS laces :) I totally agree and I would do as you suggest with them to minimise the look of them.

    The top was from Cotton On and was about $25.00 last year. It was longer with the back coming down to my knee. The front probably to mid thigh length. I found I wasn't wearing it so I took to it with the scissors two weeks ago and cut it shorter (it's that jersey type fabric that is not hemmed) and I have already worn it about three times

    I am wearing the skirt to work today and have styled it differently to the photos and am in fact wearing long, fitted black boots with it. Unfortunately I overslept and had no time for photos but will try tonight when I get home and post. I am finding, due to the fit, that it's a very 'lady like' skirt.... small steps... no "striding" around the office for me today.

  • anne replied 8 years ago

    I thought I recognized it! I tried on same skirt in April. Shop had only one and it was too small for me (plus I wasn't too keen on hobbling effect that you mentioned).

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Anne I am doing my very best to avoid the hobble and attempt a very lady like poise lol. Initially I found a random size 10 and I could not have walked in that but the 12 is more comfortable.

  • christy replied 8 years ago

    Fabulous skirt! Love it on you. I also like it best with the lighter boots. All of the layers in #3 seems overwhelming on you, but I think you are going to get a ton of use out of this skirt! Can't wait to see how you styled it today. I have the same issue with my long skirt - definitely forces me to shorten my stride! :)

  • Kiwichik replied 8 years ago

    You totally rock that skirt. I like it with the darker booties balancing up the darker top. Great buy!

  • ManidipaM replied 8 years ago

    Now that's a fabulous buy for your style, Deborah!

    I prefer the grey booties with this for their slight heft counterpointing the femininity of the skirt and the lighter colour that leavens the dramatic black-and-white on top.

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    Now, I want this skirt, too! Maybe we'll have it in the EU for fall, too? Love all your stylings, but the black booties are surely a bit more dressed up to my eyes. Gorgeous all together:-)

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