Thursday, January 17, 2013

K.I.S.S.

Plus Size blog, nautical trend, eShakti, Landsend

I had a high school basketball coach yell K.I.S.S. at us all the time.  The concept of Keep it simple, Stupid!" I'm not really sure if that was proper encouragement for developing teenage girls, but it worked.  It's something I can repeatedly hear sounding off in my head when I'm about to make something complicated that doesn't have to be.  I was putting something together for some errand running and I just got all over complicated with the look.  You can check the previous look on Instagram (garnerstyle).  I felt like an overstuffed cupcake.  It was bulky and just didn't come off  polished.  My initial thought was to work this skirt as it is shown.  This leads me to another conclusion, my first instinct is usually my best one...in life and when getting dressed.   

As a blogger, I know what it is to get caught up and go one step too far.  Yes, I go too far on occasion.   You have to reel yourself back in.   I've also gotten a few questions on how to develop personal style.  A lot of you girls have that on your New Year's resolution lists. which is awesome. I'm always an advocate for looking your best.  The K.I.S.S. concept is a great way to start to develop that.  Simple looks are always fabulous!  Start off simple and then add pieces or accessories that are more reflective of your personality.  

Plus Size blog, nautical trend, eShakti, Landsend

Plus Size blog, nautical trend, eShakti, Landsend
Top:  LandsEnd, Skirt - eShakti, Belt - Ann Taylor (old), Shoes - Nordstrom (similar), Necklace - Asos $26 - Skirt was sponsored by eShakti

33 comments:

  1. I love this outfit. It's simple, yet super chic. That skirt is freakin' awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely love this super simple, but totally chic, look!

    xo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. You look lovely! Dig that skirt.

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cute skirt!! I loved it with the pink top from earlier on IG as well =D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Simple is always a classic look.....

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that eshakti has pockets in their skirts and dresses!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just love that skirt!!! You look lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOL at what K.I.S.S stands for. So funny. You did a great job keeping it simple though! So cute.
    Myah
    thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com
    identifemi.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great advice! I adore this look on you. I literally squealed when I saw the skirt. I have a slight love for stripes. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do too!!! I kind of want to decorate my house in it!

      Delete
  10. Love this article! great outfit!!!! I like the KISS concept, it fits with my Mantra for this year : " less is more" so thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Cute skirt!!! You look great!! I too like the KISS method...makes things a lot easier ;-)

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. such a wonderful look! i love the skirt! reminds much of the 50s, beautiful!
    cookieschaosncestlavie.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. So Chic and sophisticated! I especially love the mirrored pic. GORGEOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Really enjoyed this post, Thanks Chastity : )

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very elegant look, the curvy Audrey Hepburn :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love black and White together, this is very cute. I might try something similar.
    Thanks for inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  17. I adore that skirt. Great outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Now I will thinking KISS every time I get dressed! LOL You look really cute in that skirt too ~wink wink~

    www.goodlooknout.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love your style, so classy... :)

    www.marlaswindow.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love this classic yet classy outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  21. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So glad you showed this skirt, viewed it on eShakti and was unsure and seeing how cute you are am now sold on it :)

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  23. You look so pretty in these pictures!
    Love the outfit! :)

    http://shinebrightx18.blogspot.co.uk/

    Abbie xx

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

My Current Favorites