cute without the "e"

sweater: vintage from my mom's closet, skirt: h&m (similar from topshop), booties: zara, lips: nyc retro red (super, super cheap), glasses: ray-ban

Remember when I went on and on about really wanting a princess-worthy, flouncy midi skirt? Preferably in the $50 and under range. Well, if you don't, I don't blame you for not remembering the ramblings of a random girl on the internet. Naturally I was elated when I came across this skirt mid-November on the H&M site, so much that I went ahead and purchased it in both colors during their pre-Thanksgiving sale. Even with my enthusiasm, the skirts were pushed to the back of my closet for a good month and a half. Finally last week, I told myself, "screw suburbia!" and marched out, decked out in my poofy skirt.

To not half-ass the whole girly-girl look, I swiped some of this super cheap, yet super moisturizing lipstick. I forgot my makeup bag at school, so this was recent drugstore purchase made while I was hunting for some peppermint bark (it's all sold out, boo.) I was pleasantly surprised at the abilities of this $1 baby!


  1. love your look, cute skirt ;)

  2. That lipstick color is so gorgeous, it looks great on you. Loving the skirt too!

  3. This look is so cool- no other way to describe it. Work, baby! :)


  4. I can't believe I say it but snow does make a perfect background and of course I'm noticing it now when we don't have any here in my country. anyway, I think this skirt and your gorgeous booties make a wonderful match as well and the lippie looks outstanding!! the first photo could be a lipstick ad, believe me ;)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  5. gorgeous!!!

  6. Good that you finally wore this skirt because this is such a stylish look and I love really the contrast with the snow in the background! I have also some wide mide skirts, but to be honest I wear them much to seldom :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  7. Oooh, I do remember that post - and way to find your midi skirt! It's perfect, especially with your red lips. Gorgeous girly glam look. Haha, stick it to suburbia! :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. I absolutely love that midi skirt on you, it looks so elegant! I have so many that I never wear but now I definitely think it's time to drag them out, haha :)

  9. Love the texture of the skirt :) I actually do remember the post in which you mentioned it!


  10. I totally remember that post of you wanting a midi skirt! I love the texture of yours it is perfect! And I love a good lipstick that only costs $1.

    Neon Fox

  11. Such a wonderful skirt, love the volume and texture on it! Love the color of the lips, it give it a great touch, and just one buck? that's fab!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  12. omg!!! i love that skirt!!! you look incredibly good in it!!! love the styling in this outfit!!

    Animated Confessions

  13. GAH how did i miss this beauty in H&M?! what other color did you get? and go you for not caring in suburbia, this outfit is so fab!!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  14. OMG I think I need that skirt in my life! I think I've overextended my friendship with my girlfriend in SF though, she's been my H&M mule! And bravo for wearing a skirt in what we're hearing over here as an "insane apocalyptic polar winter" in the US!

    steph /

  15. I love the skirt! You are totally rocking the midi-length.

  16. Wooowwww, you look stunning, this look needs to be placed on the hip streets of fashion week. Love your skirt, what a fabulous buy!!!

  17. Wooww love ur style n you look amazing!! Great styling

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  18. Such a great skirt and nice H&M find. I love the quilting!
    Chic on the Cheap

  19. you look so classic and chic! love the skirt, it suits you real well x

    Katrina Sophia Blog

  20. You look gorgeous! The skirt suits you very well!

    XO Imke

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  21. I love the silhouette of the skirt, but to be honest, you are rocking the punk vibe here more than the girly one. Your expression is so editorial-worthy in that first picture that I thought the title of this post was "cute withOUT the e." You're too fashion-forward for suburbia!


    Another Beautiful Thing

    1. Damn, that was a total type on my part. The post title was supposed to be cute without the E lol

  22. Loved the skirt! I love its shape, it's actually my favorite shape of skirt (or dress)! You look gorgeous and wow, I was going to comment about the lipstick - I found it amazing, I love that color! And then you said it's new and for that price? Impressive! As I always tell a friend of mine who insists, only "Moschino and etc" will make her look good - I say no, it's the attitude. :) You have it AND you look beautiful! denisesplanet com

  23. I love it.


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