Gilding the Lily

I often think that clothes are the icing on the cake. 

Our bodies are beautiful without any adornment, but, in addition to the legal issues that full-time nudity would present, clothes are just so fun!

Skirt:  New York & Company (Available here)

Clothes can enhance what nature gave us or they can disguise our natural beauty.  I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing clothes that do either.  It is after all about our personal preferences and our own perception of what looks good or what appeals to us.

Tank:  LOFT Petites

Earrings:  Torrid
Clutch:  The Limited
Blazer:  eloquii (Available here)

I love dressing for myself, which means sometimes enhancing, sometimes covering, but always trying to feel comfortable and stylish (by my own standards) in what I’m wearing.

For today’s look, I took the metaphor of gilding of the lily (the lily being our bodies, in this case) literally, opting for this gold pleated maxi skirt.  I just love maxi skirts, and spotting this one in a gorgeous metallic knit and on serious sale felt like a real find.

Ring:  LOFT

An ivory camisole and long black blazer complete the look. 

I’m really loving this long blazer from eloquii.  For quite some time, I avoided longer-length blazers.  As someone who’s so petite, I figured long blazers weren’t very flattering, but I think pairing a longer length blazer with a tucked in blouse helps balance the proportions.

I also really love the style of the longer blazer with this look.  It’s kind of the feminine version of the so-called “boyfriend” blazer – a little bit over-sized feeling, which I really like with the more formal skirt.

While pink and red get a lot of love on Valentine’s Day, and lately quite a bit on my blog, I would definitely wear this look for a more formal V-Day date or event.

Are you a fan of wearing metallics?  Do you like longer blazers, or do you prefer to keep them more proportioned?

For this blazer in another look, see here.
For this tank in other looks, see here, here, and here.

Author: Cassie

I'm the owner/publisher of Style Cassentials, a curvy and petite gal OBSESSED with fashion and strong believer in making clothes work for YOU! I love sharing advice on all things fashion, especially shopping and fit tips!

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  1. I love maxi skirts & dresses too! That gold just pops and I think the blazer and top works well with it. It looks soooo chic!

    I prefer longer blazers because they hide my apple shape but lately I've been taking to the shorter ones but it depends on which bottom I wear.

    Anyway, you look gorgeous! And the kid is toooo cute!

    XO |EESH

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