The Replacements

Emily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jackets

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she has to say sayonara to the clothes she bought in her broke college student days because they thought they made her look like a classy grown up and embrace the wardrobe her still-kinda-broke-but-at-least-she-has-a-full-time-job-with-benefits butt can afford. Oh, don’t act like you don’t remember those “special” outfits you trotted out whenever you and your fave gal pals would go out. Let’s face it, we all had a few of them. And if I’m being totally honest, one of my favorite “fancy” dresses was not at all unlike this skirt and top combo! …Except that not only was it about a foot shorter and quite a bit tighter, that dress was from a weird and unfortunate era when everything had a sash that tied in the back and dressmakers seemed to believe a woman’s natural waist fell directly beneath her underboob (Ahhhh, remember the days we all ran around with our waistbands hitched up like fancy Steve Urkels? Yes, we DID do thaaaaaat.). While I loved that dress to pieces, I found myself wearing it less and less as time went by (probably because I could never do much more than stand still in it lest the world see London, France, and my underpants), but I never forgot how effortlessly cool that black skirt and gingham top made me feel. So when I saw this gingham top in the Who What Wear section at Target, I knew it was time to give a favorite old look a much needed update.

Emily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jacketsEmily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jacketsEmily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jacketsEmily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jacketsEmily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jacketsEmily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jackets

Gingham top: Target

Skirt: Express (similar)

Belt: Old Navy (similar)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Wedges: Target (similar)

Emily from Fashion by Committee- What What Wear For Target gingham top, black Express circle midi skirt, Target cork wedges, green Kendra Scott ear jackets

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