If you follow my #OOTDs on Instagram Stories, you know that I wear this Skirt all the time. I have narrow hips and never thought bias-cut skirts hung well on me, but this one miraculously does, and I think it’s because the (polyester) fabric has a nice weight to it, plus the waistband has a bit more structure, so it doesn’t get all stretched out. You saw this skirt in a monochromatic look for fall, and while I wore it with sweaters and boots in the winter, I’m all about sandals and light layers for spring and summer. Free People keeps bringing it back in a bunch of colors, because it’s just so good; I’m tempted to get it in black as well. One thing to note: this skirt runs very small, which is an anomaly for Free People; I’m in an 8 and the waistband is still rather snug, so consider going up a size or two.
A white button-down shirt is that classic pieces that’s always on those “wardrobe essential” lists, and I’ve almost always had a hard time finding the perfect one. I snapped up this Madewell shirt during an insider promo last month, and while I like it overall, it’s not perfect. The cut is very relaxed, which I like—I can wear it with slimmer-fitting bottoms without worrying about butt coverage, but it’s also roomy enough that I can knot it if I’m wearing it with higher-waisted things. My one issue is that it still has a little bit of boob gape, an issue that would be solved if I could unbutton one more button, however that would then show too much bra. (An even better solution would be higher, tighter armholes, which seems counter-intuitive, but I had to take two semesters of patternmaking at Parsons and, trust me, I know what I’m talking about). Anyway, I will continue my search for the perfect white button-down shirt, but in the meantime, this one will do. I’m in a size small, for reference, which is what I usually wear at Madewell.
As I mentioned earlier, I was freezing my buns off during this shoot, so I layered on my favorite Denim Jacket (last seen with a ballgown), which I’m sure my regular readers are tired of hearing about by now, but if you’re new to Cheryl Shops, it’s Gap’s Icon jacket and I’ve had it for years, because it’s the best denim jacket ever, full stop. And you might also be tired of my Staud bag as well, but I promise, I’ll have a different bag in next week’s post.