earrings - handmade by Carie, won in Pretty Little Mountains giveaway / striped dress (worn as a top) - Old Navy / belt - vintage, thrifted / maxi skirt - Target / sandals -Target, thrifted
I have always had this odd habit of 'saving' my favorite clothes and oufits for social occasions. I used to hoard all my favorite pieces for weekday wear, feeling like wearing them when no one else would see them was a waste. Now that I'm getting ready to go back overseas (and back to a seriously reduced wardrobe), I again feel that weird instinct to avoid wearing things that I'm planning to pack for our next round of traveling. I know that after the first month I'll be sick of everything I've packed, so I've been doing my best to save up outfit ideas but yesterday I just couldn't hold out on this comfy maxi skirt any longer! I don't know what it is about soft black jersey paired with stripes, but this felt like outfit magic to me. I'm glad I didn't save it for the next leg of our trip, although we'll be traveling again so soon - we're leaving next week!
I feel like I have really let answering comments get away from me since we've been back in the States, and I'm going to go back through my recent posts and get those all answered tonight - so if you've been waiting for a reply from me (sorry!), you should have one very soon!