Fashion Over Reason: Développé Relevé

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Développé Relevé

Ballerina inspired outfit, Ann Taylor soft pink midi flowy skirt, New York City ballet t-shirt

There's nothing more glorious in the summer than to escape the hustle and the bustle of the big city on big weekends. Bonus points if your little getaway gets delivered perfect weather, as was the case with this Upstate jaunt during the Memorial Day break. Upon said excursions, I trust that, like me, you are probably most likely to reach for your faithful cutoffs as your bottom of choice (weather permitting)?

I kind of threw myself a curveball when I fell for this Ann Taylor skirt back when it was still too cold to wear it. Having never been one to veer too far from the mini and the minier, ever so often, a different length comes along and tickles my style tendencies. Exhibit A: who thought, myself included, that my instincts would guide me toward an über-feminine, flowing midi skirt? Well, ever since that first encounter, I've fantasized about both gallivanting about at the cottage in a super easy breezy look (the subject at hand) and pounding the pavement in a girly, city slicker getup.

While I was sadly never a ballerina, I don't see anything wrong with fancying myself one -- my ballet vibe extends beyond this skirt, as it is also facilitated by my New York City Ballet t-shirt. So, there you have it: sometimes it can be good not to lock your lady propensities and throw away the key. Just swap your cutoffs for a fluttery skirt and see what happens.

Flowy Ann Taylor maple pink midi skirt, Topshop ballerina flats, New York City Ballet terms tee t-shirt, heather grey, Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, gold metal Zara choker, leisure wear
Details:

Tee - New York City Ballet (similar)
Skirt - Ann Taylor
Flats - Topshop
Choker - Zara (similar)
Bracelets - Jenny Bird (similar) & Coordinates (similar)
Rings - Chic Peek & vintage (similar)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

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22 comments:

deltreylicious said...

Très joli look!
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Sam said...

You look so effortlessly chic, love the savvy styling. Thanks for your kind visit!

Sam said...

You look so effortlessly chic, love the savvy styling. Thanks for your kind visit!

Sam said...

You look so effortlessly chic, love the savvy styling. Thanks for your kind visit!

GlamCicci said...

You look super cute in this outfit dear, love this skirt, amazing!

Chiara
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Allison Weeks said...

Such a beautiful look! <3

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Alicia Mackin said...

Yeah I am really liking that NY Ballet tee! I need more graphical tees in my life.

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Coco said...

This laidback look is super cute!
Baci,
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Kim Alston said...

It's an awesome skirt and I love your tee!

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Signe Savant said...

As an ex-ballerina cum dance teacher, I highly approve of this look! I need to track down that t-shirt for my staff!
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StyleByDeb said...

Perfect outfit! I'd wear it in a second, I really like it!
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taislany said...

aww, love your look! Very serene!

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Oh Helene, You look divine!
This skirt looks amazing on you.
Kisses and have a nive day babe
Maggie D.
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful and very relaxed outfit! x

Ines RdP said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING, LOVE YOUR T-SHIRT ,3

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Samantha Mariko said...

I really like this Ann Taylor skirt! the printed tee goes so well with it! I really need to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo soon.. haha! I feel ya!
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Alexis Grace of North On Harper said...

I think taking steps outside one's fashion comfort zone is so important--- even if the result is to solidify what you already knew you loved. As for this jaunt into the unknown, I think you've managed to capture a wonderfully feminine aesthetic.

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Amazing look! :)

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Melissa said...

Wow, your look, it's beautiful! It looks so pretty on you! I really love the colors too!

xxx

Natalia Bosch said...

Great Outfit,

lots of love.
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