Monday, May 18, 2015

1 Maxi Skirt = Many Looks

goodness, Tish has been having quite a conversation about dressy vs. casual
 going on over at her place...

in my professional opinion, a woman can look wonderful both ways,
& I give you this creation made in Polyvore as an example.

on the left is the dressy way, with 2 beautiful jacket options,
a silk blazer, and an Oscar sweater jacket which stops at the waist.
either can be worn over the peplum blouse.
add the long long silk scarf for more drama, or for a little wrap.
gladiator sandals, the pink/turquoise earrings are perfect.
the draw-string bag & the bag which you've seen many times here at Splenderosa.

Everyday Anywhere by splenderosa on Polyvore featuring Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste, River Island, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Dolce Vita, Converse, Yves Saint Laurent and Chloƃ©

on the right, you will see 2 different cotton sweaters 1 cropped and 1 a long pull-over with polka dots, the casual big straw bag, high-top tennies, 
and a multi-colored sandal which would make the outfit pop. 
 I love high=top tennies, my favs being white with rhinestones, of course.

now, tell me, would you wear this?

it could go from grocery, to doctor appointments, to lunch, errands, to dinner,

please let me know what you think,
(& if you're petite & don't think you can wear maxi's, please think again.
take them up from the waist, leaving the hem undisturbed, it's easy.


below is an email I just received from one of the lovely ladies who purchased
the BLACK handbag like the turquoise one above:

Good afternoon from Paris, Marsha!

Just a quick note to let you know that my black cross-body bag arrived about a week before we left for Paris and I have been using it every day since we arrived.  It is absolutely perfect and I have received several compliments on it from women that I have never met before!  As you know, there are shops and stores with beautiful bags on nearly every block of this magnificent city and I feel like I fit right in!  So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Have a wonderful Monday.




Babycakes said...

I love the way you styled the outfits above. You should write a book about how to do this.

Nelson Bartley said...

That maxi skirt is gorgeous. Name? Source?

helen tilston said...

Hello Marsha,
I love the skirt. Who is the designer? I am a jacket person and would definitely wear it with the white jacket.

Hope you are feeling better.

Helen x

Marsha Splenderosa said...

You are wonderful to say this !!!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

The skirt is Roberto Cavalli crepe de chine. I think it's sold out, but Kay Unger has a similar one at Neiman Marcus. This is the type of skirt I will wear forever, blue/white never goes out of style, and it looks like perfection always. Thank you !!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Helen, see reply above. As an artist I can see you loving this look.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

The white jacket is Ralph Lauren Blue Label.

therelishedroost said...

I love maxi skirts they are cool and yet fun to wear, great picks here!

La Contessa said...

YOU answered my question who makes the skirt!THAT IS ME TO A TEE.................BUT I would never wear the short sweaters with it for myself.It is a grand look and I agree can go from casual to eve.I adore the long skirts............could live in them!

designchic said...

I love it, Marsha and it's perfect dressed up or down…great style!!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

OMG, I forgot to add a HAT for you !!!
I adore the Oscar sweater & I think it would be pretty with the little peplum on the blouse to hang below the sweater. The pieces on the right are supposed to "read" long, but I didn't say that did I? Sorry about that.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Kristi, for us girls in the South these skirts are just so much cooler than slacks aren't they? I by "cool" I mean because of the temps, not because they're "in."

La Petite Gallery said...

Glad to see wide belts again,
if I didn't have foot problems I'd be wearing those sandals.
Hope you a feeling better.