Because I work from home, I generally don’t have to worry about what I wear during the day. (It’s the best.) I still go into the city a couple of times a week for meetings. I also try to cut down on the number of times I have to take the train, so I pack my city days with back-to-back meetings and try to squeeze in a dinner or lunch with a friend too. Finding something to wear that can take me through the whole day all over the city can be a tiny bit of a challenge, especially when I would prefer just to wear a sweater and jeans on a cold day.
As the weather started to get a warmer prematurely, I was thrilled to pull out my skirts again and bare my skin a bit. (Don’t be fooled by those snow piles, it was a warmer day!)
If you find yourself in the city, you have to pop into the flagship Club Monaco store on Fifth Ave. It’s absolute perfection. Be warned, though: with a coffee shop, a flower shop, a bookstore, and the most beautiful selection of clothing; you won’t leave empty-handed. I made the “mistake” of taking a spin through the store and found this perfect charcoal skirt. And it’s on sale right now!
I can’t bring myself to wear a denim skirt because they remind me too much of the early 2000s, but I do love the denim skirts with the buttons up the front. I love that this skirt has that style without being a denim skirt. You know? It’s also a gorgeous charcoal color, which is dark but not quite black and more flattering against my very, very fair winter white skin.
I’ve worn the skirt a few times already and had mostly been wearing a tight long-sleeve t-shirt or a striped turtleneck, but I paired it with this contrast blouse (it’s old, but here’s a similar option) that I had in my closet and I just loved the look. Felt a little chicer than the tees I had been wearing.
Photos by Courtney Ann Photography
Quick note: I’m trying to wear the clothes I already have instead of buying new things just for the sake of them being available for purchase… I’m going to do my best to find similar or close options instead! Hopefully, it’s not too annoying if you can’t find the exact thing I’m wearing!!