Convertible pearl earrings + white lace skirt

white lace pencil skirt petite fashion

Banana Republic lace skirt 00 petite c/o (2 colors; runs big), drop earrings (these convert into simple pearl studs!), merino sweater shell xs c/o, Quay sunglasses

Banana Republic is having a great sale right now with 40% off your purchase, and free expedited 3-5 day shipping on orders over $100! Use code BRSHIP. While visiting friends in Houston a while back, I shot this look for BR’s summer collection (hence just an early stage bump) and am sharing it now that the pieces are available!

I know a lot of petite ladies are afraid of midi lengths, but in certain silhouettes it can be so elegant and elongating. The midi style works here on a pencil skirt worn high at the natural waist, with a sultry side slit to break things up. This is one of those pieces that can take you from a summer office look straight to date night / drinks with friends. For work, I’d add a coordinating cardigan and swap in closed-toe shoes – these block-heel pumps are very comfy (see on me here, here & here), and also come in a chic two-toned color!

I’m about four months pregnant in these photos and fit in my pre-pregnancy size, so I would suggest sizing down if you want to wear this at your natural waist. Skirt in size 00 petite measures 13″ across the waist, 17″ across the hips, and 26″ long. The beautiful eyelet lace is lightweight but not too delicate, and the skirt is lined, with a zipper entry.

elegant pearl cluster drop earrings
Yes, you read the title of the post right – these earrings are convertible! I looked online and there’s nothing in the description that indicates this, but the 5 little pearl drops slide off the post as one “cluster,” so you can also wear these simply as pearl studs.

Thank you Banana Republic for partnering on this post.


15 thoughts on “Convertible pearl earrings + white lace skirt

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 23, 2018 at 5:56 am

    I love your petite recommendations, Jean! This skirt is super cute and it fits you super well! I find that tight, body-hugging dresses tend to fit our small frames better! 🙂

  • Reply Beatriz May 23, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Love this pencil skirt!!! It fit perfect to your new shape!!! As always you look stunning!!!


    • Reply ayumi May 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm


  • Reply Rena May 23, 2018 at 7:10 am

    You look so wonderful elegant in the white pencil skirt!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Valeri Pighini May 23, 2018 at 9:28 am

    This lace skirt reminds me of the lace pattern in the dress you bought from Asos for a wedding-related celebration. I bought that dress too (from your post recommendation) and love it.

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia May 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Such a simple and classy look! Love 💗the lace touch! 🌷👍🏼🌷

  • Reply Aimee May 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    The skirt is pretty, but I don’t get putting that top with it.

  • Reply May May 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I’m in love with those earrings! So classy. Beautiful white skirt as well.

    May ||

  • Reply Alexa Johnson May 23, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I love this outfit! It’s perfect for a night out with friends!

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses May 23, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Your lace skirt is beautiful Jean! Also, loving the earrings! They look gorgeous!

    I hope you’ve had a lovely Wednesday!

  • Reply Jandrew May 23, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I love this skirt ! It is very versatile and has a great look for those warm summer evenings I always love a drop earring. Thanks Jean happy hump day !
    Dress The Part

  • Reply Elizabeth T. May 24, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Really like the idea of convertible earrings <3 🙂 And that skirt is gorgeous! I love the lace – it makes it look so elegant!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Reply Linda May 24, 2018 at 3:45 am


  • Reply Petite Teacher May 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Jean. Pearl earrings are such a great asset to many outfits, be it chic or casual. I have got quite some different pairs, so there is nearly always one that works! Love the ones you are showing here a lot too! Love, Lieske

  • Reply Vastra C May 25, 2018 at 8:17 am

    The photos are amazing and photography is done amazing..

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