Paper Doll Project: Summer Wind

It’s time for the July edition of the Paper Doll Project! I first participated in May, when I was paired up with Cathy. I had so much fun with it, I decided to join in again. This go around, I was paired with Ellen from The Socialite’s Closet. You can see how I styled her here.

I asked Ellen to help me style a brown, embroidered midi skirt I’ve had for years now. I bought it for Easter my freshman year of high school (!) and have only worn it a handful of times since. It’s a beautiful skirt though, and deserves to be seen! This is what Ellen’s inspiration for me was:

Paper Doll Project July
And then using the pieces I had in my own closet, I came up with this:
Tank – JcPenney; Skirt – Target; Charm Necklace – gift; Wedges – Payless.
What do you all think? It’s a simple outfit, and that’s what I love about it. It lets the skirt take center stage, but still keeps it youthful and fun. (One of the reasons I shy away from this skirt is because it makes me feel matronly sometimes.) Ellen suggested I wear a white tee, but it was way too hot in New York to wear anything with sleeves right now. This heat is so unbearable that it has me nostalgic for summers in Florida, even though my mom says it’s just as sweltering down South. Climate change isn’t something to joke about, kids.Can we discuss these wedges? When I came home for Easter, I found these sitting in my closet, waiting for me. My momma’s amazing like that. Even better, they’re comfy! I walked over two miles in them today (yay commuting!), and no blisters. You don’t always have to sacrifice comfort for style. I didn’t have a chance to pick up a clutch (how cute is the one Ellen picked out?) but I’ve been itching for one for awhile now. Someone needs to do a little shopping.What do you think of the end result? I think I’ll definitely be wearing this again soon! And stop by all the participants of the Paper Doll Project: