Time and space: gingham skirt with a wide belt and biker tank top

We had made plans with our friends to meet them for brunch this morning to celebrate our upcoming move, and wouldn’t you know it…I overslept!!  Talk about needing to throw together an outfit totally “on the fly!!”  :-0

styling a black-and-white gingham skirt with a Dayton tank, extra-wide belt, and cut-out booties

I’d brought home this cute little black-and-white gingham skirt from Forever 21 about a month ago, but I hadn’t found the perfect occasion for its debut…until today!!  That’s really not too surprising – I don’t always wear brand new pieces right away – but what is surprising is that it’s one of the very last clothing purchases that I’ve made!!  This diehard shopper, who’s such a regular at the local mall that she’s on a first name basis with most of the Starbucks baristas there, hasn’t been to any of her favourite haunts in almost four whole weeks!!

styling a black-and-white gingham skirt with a Dayton tank, extra-wide belt, and cut-out booties

styling a black-and-white gingham skirt with a Dayton tank, extra-wide belt, and accessories

Saying there’s been absolutely no shopping whatsoever would be a lie, of course; my hubby and I have visited Ikea and Bed Bath & Beyond more than once or twice recently…after all, we have his new office space to plan for and furnish!!

styling a black-and-white gingham skirt with a Dayton tank, extra-wide belt, and accessories

Dayton "OK Oil" tank and Betsey Johnson earrings

But it’s not a bad thing that I’m already practicing for a life without quite as many regular shopping excursions as I’ve been used to; we’re giving up some “wiggle room” in the budget for some actual wiggle room…and we’re quite all right with that!!

styling a black-and-white gingham skirt with a Dayton tank, extra-wide belt, and cut-out booties

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  1. August 15, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Thanks so the shoutout, Beautiful! You look so cute and chic in this. And my hubby and I traded our budget wiggle room for literal wiggle room as well. The closet space alone is worth it! 😉 Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  2. August 17, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I am in love with this look! I love that big belt it gives this outfit a nice feel! 🙂

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