Skirting the Rules

This skirt might be my favorite item from J. Crew this year. They nailed absolutely everything about it. It’s truly a closet staple for summertime and can be dressed up and dressed down. Wear it to work or over a bathing suit at the beach. I really, really hope they bring it back in solids and more prints throughout the year. Tweeds in the fall, plaid in the winter!!! Seriously, I’d buy it in every print/color they brought it back in.

Striped Wrap Mini Skirt

The fit is perfection! It zips in the back so you don’t have to worry about the wrap undoing while you’re out and about. I found it to fit true to size– I usually wear a 0 in J. Crew skirts and got the 0 in this one. The length is also just right. I don’t have the figure (or height) to really pull off a pencil skirt or midi skirt and J. Crew hasn’t been doing too many at this length. Was super excited to try it on and was even more excited when it fit perfectly and looked great.

Seersucker Skirt

Seriously, if you buy one skirt this summer, make it this one!

Carly Heitlinger

I also used to wear button downs all the time, but I’ve been a little neglectful of them lately. I was going to style the skirt in a casual manner for the blog (aka a t-shirt and Jack Rogers) and at the last minute, I decided to pull out one of my favorite button ups! I’m so glad I did– I love the way this outfit looks.

(Note to self- don’t neglect my button ups anymore!)

women's textured wrap mini skirt in stripe

Margaux Shoe Review

Button Up (similar) // Skirt // Shoes (c/o) // Earrings (c/o) // Handbag (c/o) // Similar Bracelet

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Hey Carly! I like that you said you can wear this skirt to work. Do you have any suggestions on recommendations for work skirts that are business professional (or more formal than casual) but don’t look too “blah” but more feminine?


I almost bought this skirt in navy!! Currently regretting not grabbing it.

Can you tell me more about the Margaux heels? I know you’ve talked about how great the flats are, but would love to hear if you love the heel! Basically I already purchased a pair and they’re on back order for a month and I am just trying to validate such a big spend on a pair of shoes! 🙂


You always look perfect I’m any outfit! Love the skirt and buttondown together, that is my go to work uniform! Are the Margaux heels comfortable?

Danielle Green

I’ve been looking at this skirt forever! And it’s been sold out in my size like…forever. It’s so upsetting. I so hope they come out with it in tweed and a plaid, that would be PERFECTION. And perfect for the fall and winter “seasons” in Florida (aka I could wear the prints and not die of heat stroke).


I just ordered this skirt! I also saw that they have this skirt in a solid navy (no-brainer to order that one too) and solid pink.