The Midi Skirt

Shoe:Occasion Ratio

There’s so much to be said about the perfect midi skirt. The versatility is matchless as a different shoe can change the trajectory of your look. My current favorites to pair with my midi skirts consist of a closed toe pump for work, an open toe sandal for date night/evening, slides for brunch, and tennis for Saturday errands. 

Designer vs Standard

Through my shopping conquests both in store and online I have noticed the difference in midi skirt length given price point, designer, etc. I prefer a midi skirt that hits right below the knee to the shin area and it seems that only designer or higher priced skirts fit that description. A standard  (non designer) midi at best will come directly below the knee. Am I the only one who’s noticed this? For example, here is a standard JCrew midi skirt…notice length

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…now observe this midi skirt from JCrew Collection, a higher end designer-like sector of the brand…

Skirt: JCrew

Do you see my plight!? I don’t know why this is but it seems that the standard midi skirts I purchase rarely come in the correct “midi” length (that perfect below knee to shin range) 

Current Selections

As frustrating as this can be fortunately this seasons fashion has taken a slight shift. I have discovered several purse-friendly “perfect length” midis that I wanted to share!

Nordstrom: Chelsea28




And finally, the perfect designer midis that are currently out of my price range but won’t be for long ๐Ÿ˜ Gucci everything

NOTICE THE LENGTHS! I’m just sayin…lol

How are you styling your midi skirts this season? Let me know in the comments!

JCrew Girls

Me: Dress: JCrew| Shoes: Zara similar here| Bag: YSL| Bandana: Madewell| Earrings: JCrew

Ma: Dress: JCrew| Shoes: Vince Camuto| Sunglasses: Kate Spade

Hey Ma! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! It’s a special day so I had to get my mom right. We are both garbed in cotton JCrew dresses that are light and perfect for spring/summer weather. We aren’t into matchy matchy styles so we decided on similar color and material. We are enjoying brunch at a Baltimore favorite, Bond Street Social today. Both of our dresses are 25% off today so happy shopping! What are you doing special for your mom? 

Trending: Gingham

Shirt: Madewell| Skirt: Topshop| Shoes: Steve Madden| Bandana: Madewell| Bag: YSL

Gingham is everywhere right now! As we all know fashion is often recycled and what goes around always comes back. I recall wearing seersucker gingham as a child but the updates like this ruffle skirt are too good to pass up. Pretty much any store you go into today will have a taste of this trend. The light, airy weight of the fabric makes gingham perfect for spring/summer. What are your thoughts on this trend? Do you think the popularity will last? Let me know in the comments.

Canadian Tuxedo ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Overalls: Zara similar here|Shirt: Free People|Shoes: Steve Madden| Sunnies: Urban Outfitters| Bag: YSL
By now you all should understand my love for denim on denim, also known as the “Canadian Tuxedo.” I’ve really been feeling this trend lately because it’s such an easy way to look incredibly put together whilst being incredibly comfortable. How do you feel about the trend? Let me know in the comments and post your favorite denim look with the hashtag #expertamateur 

Shout out to these iPhone 7 Plus photographs! Better than my Cannon quality ๐Ÿ™„. And shoutout to my photographer ๐Ÿ˜

Preppy Denim


Dress: Asos similar here| Jacket: JCrew| Shoes: Converse| Glasses: Firmoo

Today’s look features a few year old western denim dress I caught on super sale at Asos. In college I was a faithful Asos shopper but since have fallen off, I have recently rediscovered the gem because you really can’t beat the prices AND free shipping…Topped the look off with my denim JCrew jacket because the weather is a little more chilly than it has been and my grungy old converse. It seems the older they get, the more I love them.

Printed Tunic x Thigh Highs


Tunic: Free People similar here| Shoes: Steve Madden| Belt: Gucci| Bag: Zara sold out| Jacket: JCrew| Sunnies: Ray-Ban

I know it has been a while but this Baltimore weather has me so confused. I don’t know whether to wear flowy printed spring tops or to keep out my suede thigh highs…so I did both. As you (should) know I am trying to go a few months without putting heat on my air hence the 70s puff balls. The Gucci belt has been on my wish list for months so I decided to treat myself for my birthday. The hair and belt tie this look together perfectly!

Shout out to today’s photographer and creative director #inspire


10 Things to Buy Before AA Goes Out of Business

Emergency Post!! Okay so I just found out that our beloved American Apparel is closing down due to apparent bankruptcy! What the heck! This store’s price point was much too high for a struggling college student budget but I somehow managed to pull my coins together for the perfect club attire…you remember the cotton halter top bodysuit with the v-neck and cut out back? Every college girls favorite (most anyway). The best part of shopping at AA is the versatility of their items. So this post is dedicated to American Apparel, the basics Mecca. I have selected 10 of my favorite items that you may want to purchase before the deed is done. The store is offering 40% off of everything site-wide and in-store.

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Cotton Spandex Halter Bodysuit

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Cotton Spandex Off-Shoulder Top

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Cotton Spandex Cross V Bodysuit

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Pencil Jean

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Julliard Top

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Bixel Dress

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Nylon High-Waist Leggings

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Denim Circle Skirt

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French Terry Sweatsuit Top and Bottom

More like 11 things but the sweatsuit counts as 1! Enjoy the 40% off while it lasts as we mourn the loss of a great retailer. Happy Shopping!