That 70’s Vibe – Denim Skirts Making a Comeback

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I know just about everyone is feeling this way but where did this Summer go?  I seriously cannot believe it is the end of August already.  This past weekend my in laws were in town and between looking at houses, going out to dinner, and catching up…..it was Sunday night at 9pm and I was zapped of creative energy.  House hunting in the market we live in right now is pretty tough.  There is such a small area that everyone wants to live in and it has really driven the market to unrealistic price points.  I go back and forth between pining away for a new space to relishing in our condo and the fact I can save like crazy.  I’m not going to lie though……when I see his and her closets it almost makes me want to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the rest of my life just to be able to afford the mortgage.  When the right one comes along it will all work out for now, I am utilizing the space underneath our dining room table for storage.

 

Chad Mize Wall

Let’s talk about my new brand love.  If you remember from this post last week, I highlighted some new brands on my horizon.  I am extremely fortunate to live near a city that has really embraced the arts and wall mural movement.  I spend a lot of time researching the newest works.  Drive a trial run so I know where it is therefore Mark doesn’t lose his mind when I’m driving around for an hour trying to find it.  Then, coordinating my looks to them.  Someone on my Instagram last week commented that my pictures look like art and that was the biggest compliment.  A lot of planning does go into it (in between you know like everything else I do on a daily basis).  When I saw this latest piece by Chad Mize and with my new pieces from Moon River, it was a perfect 70’s match.

Moon river falldenim skirt straight onButton up denim skirtMoon River Crop top 2

Moon RIver Crop topForever 21 denim skirtchade mize and moon riverMoon River Vest

 

This crop sweater seriously goes with everything.  I ordered it in a small and it fits perfectly.  It has an elastic band around the bottom to help keep it in place.  Whenever I see denim skirts it makes me think of the tiny micro mini skirts I used to wear in college and it makes me shudder.  However, this longer button up version is something I can totally get behind.  The best part it is under $25!

 

Outfit Details

Crop Sweater ||| c/o Moon River find here

Denim Skirt ||| Forever 21 find here (runs small, size up, I ordered a 28)

Espadrilles ||| Marc Fisher find here and here

Bucket Bag ||| Madewell find here save version under $25 find here

Long Vest ||| c/o Moon River find here

Fall hat ||| Topshop find similar here

 

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I hope everyone is having a fabulous end to their Summer.  Are you back to full time mode yet or still holding onto the last few days of care free Summertime vibes?

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26 Comments

  1. August 23, 2016 / 7:56 AM

    I always did love a good jean skirt! This outfit is so cute and perfect for that fall look with the summer weather that wont go away until November! I had to laugh when you said you were utilizing the space under your table! Sometimes you just gotta get creative. Sort of like Carrie and her shoes in the oven. Hahaha! Best wishes on the house hunting. It can be both fun and frustrating all at the same time but I just know the right one will come along for you guys!!! Then I hope you have all kinds of posts on how you are decorating it :)

  2. Biana
    August 23, 2016 / 8:45 AM

    I haven’t found a great denim skirt in a long time, BUT i did just get a faux suede one from the NSALE so I might have to try to find a denim one like this! Still really loving those wedges!!

  3. August 23, 2016 / 9:52 AM

    I love that little cropped sweater and you are totally rocking that 70’s look! And I’m so jealous of all your fun walls- there are like 2 here in Charlotte. Meh! BUT I’m heading to Miami for Labor Day and we’re definitely going to the Wynwood Walls. Can’t wait!

    xo, Kristina

  4. August 23, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    WHOOO HOOO -I finally may be in trend with something – I just found my denim skirt a few weeks ago that is similar to yours :)

  5. August 23, 2016 / 11:31 AM

    yes yes yes! I am loving this look so much. I need the exact one you are wearing. So cute!

  6. August 23, 2016 / 12:45 PM

    YES!! I was just talking about denim skirts with a friend a few weeks ago. I was like “remember when those were in? I miss when they were in. Do you think they’ll make a comeback?” She just stared at me lol. Great outfit.

  7. August 23, 2016 / 1:00 PM

    This look is so great on you! I don’t have a denim skirt in my closet but thinking I should probably snag one. And I keep resisting the urge to buy those shoes!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

  8. August 23, 2016 / 2:53 PM

    Gorgeous pictures, girl! I love the outfit paired with the long vest – great transition to fall.

  9. August 23, 2016 / 9:59 PM

    That person who commented that your photos are like art was so right. I know how much work goes into them. This look is totally you.

  10. August 24, 2016 / 8:15 AM

    House hunting can be such a long process! Don’t worry, you will be able to find what you want and just thing until then you can save more money! Love your skirt, it’s so cute and I love the outfit with the vest!!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  11. August 24, 2016 / 8:20 AM

    I love the button up front jean skirts! SO cute! And the long vest with it is perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  12. August 24, 2016 / 8:24 AM

    Yay for denim skirts coming back! I need to get my hands on one of these button-up the front skirts. They are so cute! And how fabulous is this wall?! It’s a blogger’s dream!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  13. Amy Arnold
    August 24, 2016 / 9:44 AM

    Good luck with the house hunt! Thankfully housing in Oklahoma is affordable. I imagine it is much more difficult where you live. Let’s talk about this denim skirt on you. BABE! It’s the perfect fit and length (not too long or too short).

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. August 24, 2016 / 10:26 AM

    I need a list of all your art wall finds in St Pete- you find the best ones!! That comment was right- your pictures do look like art! Good luck on the house hunt- this market is crazy!

  15. August 24, 2016 / 12:14 PM

    I’m digging the jean skirt trend and love that this one is a little longer!

  16. August 24, 2016 / 1:48 PM

    Love this! You are rocking that skirt and I always love the murals you find, they seriously give your pictures such an edge!

  17. August 24, 2016 / 11:15 PM

    Your photos really DO look like art Amanda, that’s such a great analogy. You clearly put so much time and thought into your posts, I’m always greatly impressed by what you put together. I am definitely feeling this 70s vibes, not to mention that fabulous mural. GORGEOUS!

  18. August 25, 2016 / 7:24 AM

    Diggin’ that 70s vibe with this cute denim skirt, Amanda!

  19. August 25, 2016 / 8:54 AM

    I’m not sure how I feel about this skirt trend, because I def wore that exact same skirt in the 5th grade! But I’m not a trendy person, so there ya go. I do love that long vest though! That will go with everything!

  20. August 25, 2016 / 10:21 AM

    I have had some hideous denim skirts in my days- remember when it was cool to have mini denim skirts with whiskered bleach marks and frayed hemlines? This denim is so retro classy.

  21. August 26, 2016 / 6:26 AM

    you are rocking the denim skirt girl. i am definitely far too scarred from years and years of denim skirts, it will be another 10 years at least until i’m ready to wear another one. haha.

  22. August 27, 2016 / 10:41 AM

    Love love!!! I really love this outfit with the long vest too. I haven’t worn a denim skirt in years, but this post makes me want to wear one again! :-)

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