Summer Brights: $2 Linen Skirt + Scarf Print Blouse


Zara blouse from Khatu, thrifted skirt (similar in warm jade) & bracelet, Ann Taylor perfect pointy pumps, Hermes belt sz 70, BR bag

Just a quick post today sharing this summer work outfit. As mentioned in my video, I have been loving saturated, jewel-toned colors this summer. As soon as I got my paws on Khatu‘s slinky scarf-print blouse, I knew it’d be the perfect complement for this vibrant skirt.


This skirt was yet another happy find from Savers thrift store…
I had been wanting a garment in linen, the ultimate casual fabric for summer, but didn’t want to shell out too much for something so wrinkle-prone.


c/o Modcloth Brandi sheer bow blouse in sz S (restocked!)

Crazy enough, this skirt is a size 7 and fit me almost perfectly at the waist. The hips were noticeably too wide, so I slimmed them down from the inside and tapered the bottom. After wearing this a few times, I realize it needs a little more DIY work at the waist and/or hem to achieve the perfect fit.


bracelet also from Savers…love the marbled blue stones & delicate gold. Fits perfectly after removing a link.


As some of you may know, I switched jobs earlier this year in the midst of a stressful time. Since then, I have been so much happier career-wise, but have found much less time to write posts, answer reader questions, and read my favorite blogs. Thank you to both loyal and new readers for stopping by every so often, and for keeping me abreast of good deals and finds!


66 thoughts on “Summer Brights: $2 Linen Skirt + Scarf Print Blouse

  • Reply Rachel August 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

    glad to know you're enjoying your new job! i know how much your every day job can affect how you feel every day when you roll out of bed… 🙂 love your classy outfit as always, i wish i was as good a seamstress as you are!

  • Reply phiphis blog August 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    you look wonderful in these colours!! i'm so happy you are enjoying your new job! what a great job on the skirt. you're such a wiz. *goes to look for the scarf print* you and khatu!!! xox P

  • Reply sophié August 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    lovely fresh colours! thank you for the inspirational photos.

  • Reply Plami August 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    what a perfect outfit! I love the color scheme and the polished look <3

    I am giving away three unique pairs of handmade earrings on my blog and I'll be so glad if you join!


  • Reply Cassie August 5, 2012 at 1:28 am

    This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! It's so bright, happy and summery. I'd wear this without hesitation!

  • Reply Marissa Joy August 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Such a cute look! That skirt just goes to show that no matter what size, if you know how to get your clothes tailored, you can always find/make something fit you!

  • Reply Anonymous August 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Love your purse.. Where did you pick it up from? Thanks

  • Reply Glamour Noodle August 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    LOVE LOVE the Hermes belt paired with skirt color combo! You look so sophisticated and classy!


    Glamour Noodle

  • Reply Anonymous August 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I love the nail color, what is it?

  • Reply Rosie August 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I hear CFA 3 results are out today. Hoping good news comes your way!

  • Reply Cassidy Short August 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    This outfit is darling! Love the belt and your nail polish, too!


  • Reply Bromeliad August 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I am so impressed with your linen skirt. I altered a linen cobalt blue skirt this summer. It was a size 16. (I'm a 10.) Now I want a scarf blouse.

  • Reply what.jess.wore August 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I hope you're enjoying your new job (and I feel behind on your updates since I've been busy with work myself).

    The silk print blouse is gorgeous and I love all the jewel tone colors in this outfit.

    May I ask how you stay as neat as possible when wearing linen? I hate how wrinkled I always look by the end of the day whenever I wear linen no matter how carefully I sit. lol

  • Reply Kelly August 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Great outfit! Everything pairs together so well : ) And who doesn't love a good thrift store find?!

  • Reply Anonymous September 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    could I know how much is the belt?? Thanks

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