Versatile Fashion Pt. 1: 1 Skirt 5 Ways

1 skirt 5 ways: If you are anything like me, versatile pieces take up a large part of your wardrobe! I need my clothes to take me through each season if possible, so I can mix and match to create new looks all the time! I tend to hold onto my clothes for years so I really look for items that can work hard for me and that flatter my petite 5’2 figure.

When I found this rust colored corduroy skirt with buttons, I knew I had to have it! There is just something about this color that calls my name! This length of skirt really helps me feel as tall as possible and this one especially feels sophisticated, fun, and is SO versatile! I could have done 10, 15, 25 looks or MORE, honestly! I am really looking forward to styling this skirt a TON this fall! I’m not a celebrity, so there’s no “one and done” around here when it comes to fashion! 😉 When I love something, I wear it like crazy!

SO, here it is: 1 skirt, 5 ways.

DAY: BRUNCH//ERRANDS//SCHOOL FUNCTIONS//The sky is the limit! And this would also be adorable with a black bag and a pair of kicks like these

Shirt ,  Skirt & more options: here and here , Denim Jacket (Jcrew old) Similar here ,  Sandals ,  Bag & more option here & black option here , Sunglasses (old) similar options here

DAY TO NIGHT: LUNCH W/HUBBY//DINNER W/THE GIRLS…….Where would YOU wear this look?

Shirt , Skirt & more options: here and here , Jacket (old) Similar here and here and here and here , Booties (old) Similar here and here , Sunglasses (old) Similar here , Necklace , Wood Bracelet: Boxx Jewelry (code thefamilyof3) for a large discount off your first box!

PARTY or NIGHT: PARTY//SHOWER//HAPPY HOUR//DATE NIGHT…… In fact, I wore this to Girls Night last Thursday at The Statler!

Shirt (old) Similar here and here , Skirt & more options: here and here , Shoes (old) Similar here and here and here and here and here , Earrings (old) Similar here and here and here and here

LISA’S FALL DAILY UNIFORM: That’s right. THIS was the first thing I put together when I got this skirt and as soon as I put it on, I fell madly in love! This is so me, and something I will wear OFTEN, with MANY variations! I just ordered 4 new tops ( here and here and here and here ) and I am super excited to pair at least a few of them with this versatile skirt!

Shirt (old) Similar here and here , Skirt & more options: here and here , Booties( sold out – 1 pair size 8 here ) Similar here and here , Sunglasses (Adrienne Vittadini Old) Similar here and here , Earrings

 

NIGHT: DATE NIGHT//GIRLS NIGHT…… Full disclosure, I put this together in a pinch after scrapping my first idea and while it isn’t my favorite (due to me not thinking it through enough, and forgetting that I was going to slide the skirt over to make the buttons be on the side (SUPER CUTE by the way), I love how easy it pairs with black and of course I am obsessed with my earrings and bracelet from one of my very favorite local small businesses, BOXX JEWELRY. I can envision SO many date night variations with this skirt and intend to try them out for sure! Just imagine…….black booties like these: here and here , with a cute black bodysuit like one of these: here and here and here , and a black leather jacket: here and here …………Y E S!!!!!!

Shirt (old) Similar here and here and here , Skirt & more options: here and here , Bag & more options: here and here , Shoes (old) Similar here and here and here , Ear cuff , Black & Gold flower earrings and black bead & tassel bracelet: Boxx Jewelry (code thefamilyof3) for a large discount off your first box!

CHALLENGE:

SO, go and grab this skirt or a similar one and put your spin on it! If you post a picture to Instagram, use the hashtag #thefamilyof3styleinspo and @thefamilyof3 in your caption for a chance to win a little Fall gift! 😉
Thanks for hanging out today! I can’t wait to see what you put together!

xoLisa
As always, you can shop my looks here!

*And thanks to my awesome hubby for taking these pictures for me! <3

Fashion – Gingham Obsession and a HUGE sale

While I have always liked gingham…. I didn’t know I was obsessed until I spotted this skirt. You may have heard me talk about my love for SIC Couture in Dallas, but did you know that SIC Couture is a brand made in NYC, not just a boutique? I always count myself extra lucky when I can nab one of her pieces and this skirt was a huge score for my wardrobe! I already have a million ideas of what I want to pair it with and I know it’s going to get a ton of wear!

If you’re into sales…. (who isn’t) 😉 and are scoping out Black Friday sales, you won’t want to miss hers! 50% OFF REGULAR PRICED ITEMS!!! Wed-Fri until 2pm, using code THANKYOU and 3 steals and deals sections featuring items marked down to: $15, $25, $35

That means this gingham beauty will only cost you: $53.58 with tax! I bought it for more and don’t even feel sad about this! I’m just glad I have one! (Wearing a small, for reference).

Jacket (similar): Fleet Jacket, Military Jacket  Shirt: Denim Shirt   Skirt: Milli Skirt  Bag: Frye Melissa Satchel  Booties (similar): 1, 2, 3, 4  Jewelry: necklace 1, 2, ear cuff, earrings, ring

 

Jacket (similar): Fleet Jacket, Military Jacket  Shirt: Denim Shirt   Skirt: Milli Skirt  Bag: *I am OBSESSED with this thing! Frye Melissa Satchel  Booties (similar): 1, 2, 3, 4  Jewelry: necklace 1, 2, ear cuff, earrings, ring

***And while browsing the website this morning to see all of the goodies on sale, I saw that this dress is also 50% off with code THANKYOU!!! (Wearing a medium) *Booties: Lucky, Target

So happy shopping everyone, and a VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxox

Around Town – An Interview with Very Betty in Prosper

Around Town – An Interview with Very Betty in Prosper

Walking into this lovely boutique, you’ll immediately feel welcomed. Every nook and cranny carries items that entice. From the beautiful clothing in the front, to the great bags and jewelry created by local designers that is perfectly showcased. You walk through and find the fragrance you’ve been enjoying in the form of bath salts, lotions and candles. Gifts that would make anyone gleam. Then comes housewares, with texture and style, and even gifts for men! It’s the quintessential one stop shop! I had the pleasure of interviewing Very Bettys’ owner Evelyn, and it was so great to get an inside look into what makes Very Betty so special!

 And GUESS WHAT?? Today, (Tuesday 9/29) they are having an incredible 75% off sidewalk sale!! GO!! RUN!!! I promise you’ll fall in love and find so much to bring home with you. 😉

 

When did you become interested in fashion? And what inspired you to open Very Betty?

As long as I can remember I liked fashion and I was always willing to take fashion risks and be different. I had a shop in Dallas and I wanted to open a store where one was needed and where I could inspire people to look and feel great.

 

Take us through a day in your life as a fashion entrepreneur….

A retail store is a business that requires a lot of creativity and hard work. I spend most of my days thinking about how to mix fashion, with quality, uniqueness and value while trying to provide great customer service in a comfortable atmosphere. There is a lot planning, inventory, bookkeeping and marketing to keep up with as well.

 

The boutique is based in Prosper, TX. What are some of the fashion trends you’ve taken note of in this town?

I have noticed that women dress casually while running around town but want to look fashionable when they are at work and socializing.

 

What are your three favorite things in Very Betty right now?

I love our local jewelry designer. She makes beautiful and unique pieces that can be worn casually and dressy. We have a T-shirt line that is comfortable to run around in but still has you looking dressed, stylish and ready to run into anyone. We have a washable silk line from Italy that can go from the office to a night out. It’s comfortable beautiful and great for travel!

 

What are some of the things you’re looking for when choosing a brand or collection to carry in the store?

I look for quality, versatility and affordability. Today a lot of fashion is inexpensive but I do not think that our target clientele should be wearing the same things that kids are wearing. I believe that one can still be appropriate and fashionable however better quality merchandise looks better and lasts longer. I love to keep my eye on the trends but I think you can add in trendy accessories that coordinate with more classic pieces.

 

Are there certain items that are always in demand at Very Betty?

We have a great collection of gifts and accessories that will fit any budget. Our customers know they can come by and we will have something that works for them. At Very Betty we always want our customers leaving with a cutely wrapped gift. They can also go home with a new outfit for their night out.

 

What are some of your goals for the future of Very Betty?

We are launching a Facebook Shop and working on pop up shops. I would like to get into home decor. Having pretty and comfortable surroundings makes for a better quality of life. I love looking for unusual and fun furnishings.

 

What are some trends we can expect to see in Very Betty this Fall and Winter?

This fall there is a lot of embellished clothing and red tones. There will be some of that however I like to use accessories for embellishment that way clothing is more timeless.

 

Evelyn Silverman/owner

Nancy Harty/manager

 

Very Betty

@shopverybetty

1170 N. Preston Road

Suite 110

Prosper, TX 75078

Ph: 469-906-2040

Shopverybetty.com

So you’re going to Egypt. What to pack, a conservative adventure in the summer.

What to pack for Egypt in the Summer? I’ve got you covered…….. LITERALLY! 😉

My very dear friend and most trusted makeup artist, Meagan is an avid traveler and adventurer. To say her passport gives me travel envy would be an understatement! She recently booked an August trip to Egypt and asked me to help her build a very conservative capsule wardrobe to pack for her trip. Not much skin can show, so I had to be very aware of lengths and necklines. Not to mention having to be smart about fabrics, for breathability in the very high heat!

Her palette is Olive, Black, Khaki, and White with pops of color through accessories for some flare! SO, here we go…..

This pair of olive harems is HER first find, and we are building from here… love these!!

Aerie Harem Pant

Taupe Maxi Skirt, Hi Lo Pattern Skirt

 

Signature Engravable Delicate Gold Necklace, Antonia Tassel Necklace – Blush

 

Shark Bite Maxi, Flounce Maxi

Free People High Rise Crop, Joe Fresh Drawstring

 

Taj Clutch, The Covet Waverly Stone Leather

 

 

Linen Blend Drawstring Pant, Allen Allen Linen Pant

 

Foxcroft White Linen Shirt, Vince Camuto Linen Shirt

 

O’Neill Blouse, Two by Vince Camuto Stripe Top

 

Cay Tote, The Covet Sloane Bag – Saddle Leather

 

Linen Boyfriend Shirt, Button Down Blouse

 

Samar Fringe Necklace, Luna Pendant Necklace

 

Linen Crop Pant, Stripe Crop Sailor Pants

 

Versatile Poncho Scarf 2 in 1 Blue Ikat

 

Tie Waist Pants, O’Neill Crop Pants

 

Embarcadero Infinity Scarf

 

Twist Front Tee, Madewell Cotton Crewneck Tee

 

Reina Necklace Multi 2 in 1

 

Bridge Bracelet

 

Stretch Crepe Top, Madewell Tie Front Shirt

 

Chevron Leather Wrap Bracelet, Cady Wrap Bracelet Gold

 

Tie Waist Trousers, Smocked Drawstring Pants

 

Contemporary Maxi Skirt, Woven Maxi Skirt

 

Mondrian Ear Jacket 4 in 1

Rosalind Chandeliers 4 in 1, Gita Tassel Earrings White

 

High Low Split Neck Blouse, Utility Button Down Shirt

 

Lilah Rolled Pant, Linen Tie-Waist Joggers

 

Pave’ Triangle Path Ear Climber Gold

 

I had so much fun putting these options together for her nine day trip to Egypt this August! Take some, leave some, and build your own collection from these options. This wardrobe could truly work for any trip, or general day to day! I love the muted neutral tones and pops of color throughout the accessories! Speaking of accessories, you’ll notice all of these beauties are from Stella & Dot which has been my very favorite one stop for jewelry and accessories for quite some time! I just decided to be a stylist so if you need anything, just ask! I won’t usually be solely pushing one brand as I love so many, but I knew these pieces would be great for this collection!

Are YOU going anywhere fun this summer??? I’d love to hear about your trip in the comments below! <3, Lisa

TheFamilyof3

 

 

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