One skirt, three life stages.

June 13, 2012

Filed Under: Staples, Style

I recently recieved this skirt in the mail from Corilynn and have been so excited to share it with all of you! Like the Clementine Dress, I think sometimes people have a hard time being creative when it comes to styling knee length, high waisted skirts. I have put together a few options demonstrating different ways that several women might wear this kind of skirt. If you are a student, a young working woman, or a mother, I hope this inspires you! For those of you that don’t fit any of those catagories, I hope you’re still inspired. :)

Before I get to the looks, I would like to point out that the only pieces in these outfits that are changing are the tops and shoes. It’s amazing how much a look can change by simply swapping out a couple of items. Here are the accessories:

Accessory Breakdown:
Earrings: Little Bohemia (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Watch: Skagen (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Purse: Nine West via Filene’s Basement (Save. Spend. Splurge.)

The Other Constant:
Skirt: c/o Corilynn (Same.)


Alright, now to the looks.

1. The Collegiate. 

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: c/o Daisy Rae Boutique (Same.)
* Enter the Daisy Rae Boutique giveaway – and use the code “Kayley” for free shipping on their website!
Shoes: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)


2. The Young Worker (on her day off).

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shoes: Charlotte Russe (Save. Spend. Splurge.)


3. The Mommy. 

Outfit Breakdown:
Top: Gap (Similar.)
Shoes: Banana Republic (Save. Spend. Splurge.)

I hope that if you fall into any of these categories you find these outfits practical! Truth be told, I think they are practical for most women no matter where they are in their life – so if you don’t yet own a knee length, A-line skirt, it’s time to add one to your closet! I really believe that are a versatile piece and are also extremely flattering.

– Kayls.

39 Responses to “One skirt, three life stages.”

  1. kw says:

    just beautiful! adore your shoes and the stripes on that pleated skirt. so beautiful.

  2. Emily says:

    Love all of these looks! Great ideas!! :)

  3. Erin Andreani says:

    My favorites are the first and third, even though I fall into the second category! Thanks for the inspiration, as always! I’m always looking for ways to wear fuller, longer skirts since I do speech therapy with toddlers on the floor all day!

    PS I won my first blog give-a-way with ink-pink! THANKS!!! Can’t wait to pick out my newest piece of jewelry!

  4. Christina says:

    Three great looks. I especially love the chevron skirt paired with the blush tie-neck blouse and the white tee. So lovely!

  5. Kimberly says:

    I just LOVE it with the pink blouse! I would totally wear that in the office :)

  6. Katrina says:

    Cute skirt! I just bought a knee length A-line skirt today, so I appreciate the outfit ideas. How do you get your t-shirt to stay in a knot? Whenever I try to knot my shirt, the knot falls out!

    • admin says:

      I think it depends on the fabric. The tee is 100% percent cotton so it stretches a bit and holds as well. My best suggestion would be to tie it really tight, or use a clear hairband to tie it off first and then maybe it’ll hold better.

  7. Jacquie says:

    I love how all three of these looks are pretty easy to replicate or imitate! Each are very classic, but distinct at the same time. Love this! Can’t wait to try it out with a similar kind of skirt. :)

  8. Jessica says:

    oh my word im in love with that skirt!!!!

  9. That pink blouse is SO CUTE! I love how your collegiate look is way fancier than the working girl look. But anything would be fancier than the sweat pants I wore 24/7 in college!

    • admin says:

      hahaha! yes, that’s why I specified the working girl as being a day off look. Funny, since I work that exact outfit to work. So glad I can wear sandals at the salon!

  10. Kelsey says:

    I love all of these looks and think they apply to almost any woman out there!! I really like your styling posts. I love seeing different ways to wear the same item, because I feel like that is where I get in fashion ruts.

  11. Ashley says:

    I love that skirt. I especially like the collegiate look because that Daisy Rae top is to die! Love Kacie’s blog too…


  12. vanessa rae says:

    By the third, does that mean you’re pregnant?!

    • admin says:

      oh my gosh, no! I’m sorry if it seemed that way! I am just demonstrating how a mommy might wear it. don’t be looking for any pregnancy announcements from me anytime soon. we still have several years before it’s baby time in the heeringa house. :)

  13. Robin says:

    Every SINGLE time I see this skirt (on Cori and otherwise), I fall more and more in love with it. She is so talented and between the both of you’s good looks, great photography and amazing fashion sense I am sure she will really go places with her new line. I really appreciate how you took the time and effort to take photos of the three looks. It really captures the versatility of the skirt. Sigh. I wish I had one . . .

  14. Love this skirt. And the three ways you did it up. Perfect for any day.

  15. Sarah says:

    Love those Charlotte Russe sandals – so pretty with that skirt!


  16. absolutely adore that skirt and all the looks that go with it! i think the one w/ the sweater is my fave!

  17. love how you styled this skirt 3 ways! such a pretty skirt!

  18. Emily says:

    love the skirt, especially look number three! so cute ;)

  19. Love all the styles; that skirt is adorable!

  20. Joy says:

    You did a great job in styling the skirt all 3 days! I think the outfits all turned out great!

  21. Love these looks — very inspiring!

  22. Jennifer says:

    I love her skirts and this is some great styling! My only issue would be that as a mom of a 19 month old, I don’t wear white shirts and I don’t know many moms who do — that’s just asking for them to dump food on you ha. But I do love the look/feel of a simple coton shirt paired with a structured shirt.

  23. Anja says:

    this skirt combines my current favorite pattern and color mix – white and mint. Awesome and I love your outfits, especially the collegiate one, so pretty on you!

  24. Jane says:

    The outfits look great, but I would find it difficult being the mommy in heels (or platforms) of little kids. :)

    • admin says:

      I definitely thought of that and I agree! it might not work all the time but I thought maybe it would be okay for an afternoon of window shopping with the kiddos in a stroller. :)

      • Krista says:

        As a mommy myself, my initial reaction to the third look was that it was impractical. Then I realized that I myself wore an A-line skirt with a cotton tee today. My only difference was the shoes, however, I have been known to wear kitten heels or wedges while being an active mommy as long as they are comfortable to walk a lot in. I suppose the key is what you are doing that day. Not for the playground, but for a picnic or errands it would be fine.

        Even though I am a Mommy, I like number 2 the best, it is more like me, and the shoes look cute yet practical.

        • admin says:

          I actually was trying to decide if I wanted to switch looks two and three but ultimately decided that a sparkly sweater was probably a younger, more flashy look. I was definitely picturing the mommy look to be more for running errands and shopping, rather than chasing kids around.

  25. Kacie says:

    I love how you styled the Daisy Rae top! All the outfits look great!

  26. Erin S says:

    I was literally just at Corilynn’s website before I came to your blog. I am swooning over this skirt. Also, you put the outfits together so well!

  27. Diana says:

    I saw another blogger wearing that skirt and am absolutely in love!!!! I love their skirts!!!!!


  28. Norma says:

    You have that skirt look wonderful and you did it 3 times! I especially like the sexy (IMO) look that this mom will be trying!

  29. Franziska says:

    I have seen her skirts several times now, and if it weren’t for the price tag, I would have made one mine. I love the first way you styled it – its so cute.

  30. This is fantastic. I always find your blog so inspiring.

    Happy Weekend.

    Dream in Fashion

  31. Jessica says:

    Adore the mommy look – maybe because I am one. I love them all, really. But I love the little knotted tee. So cute. Keeps us moms from feeling frumpytown
    I love this! Hope you do it again sometime!

  32. Jas says:

    you look amazing!

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