Tuesday, December 1, 2015

When Happy Hour Meets Magic Hour

When I purchased this skirt last month at Anthropologie, the sales associate asked me if I was going to wear it to a party. "Sure," I answered, having no specific party or event in mind to which I would wear the skirt.  When I tried on the skirt in the fitting room, I didn't really think about it being all that dressy, although once I started looking at the colorful silky material and poofy shape, I did realize that she had a point. This really is more of a "special occasion party skirt" than a "going out to the grocery store" kind of skirt. The truth is, I don't really go to that many formal parties or events, but I really love getting dressed up, which leaves me getting dressed up for no reason at all.

I actually wore this skirt on the first day of our trip to Paso Robles in full realization that it was a little too dressy for the occasion, but on the other hand I was okay with this. It's fun to get dressed up and why not celebrate the start of a one week vacation? Plus, drinking wine is always a celebration, in my opinion.

These photos were taken in the parking lot of the first vineyard we stopped at. The timing was just perfect as the light was just reaching its magic hour state. What could be better than spending happy hour tasting some wines and enjoying beautiful scenery? Now that's something worthy of a party skirt!

Skirt: Anthropologie "Marigot" pleated skirt here
Sweater: J. Crew Factory
Shoes: BCBG similar here
Belt: Anthropologie
Bag: J. Crew "Edie" in Hyacinth
Watch: Tissot
Sunglasses: Prada  here


  1. Katie, I love the fact that you wear skirts like this on a daily basis, party or not! I often wish I could pull the look off but walking around with my hubby with his basketball shorts on and me in full regal attire just looks too disjointed. I am loving everything about this skirt and I feel like you paired it perfectly with the shirt and flats - definitely perfect for wine tasting! Hope your week is going good so far, halfway through! XO -Kim

  2. I agree, wine and beautiful scenery like that are definitely worthy of a party skirt! That skirt is too fun not to wear, anyway. I love that you paired it with that jeweled belt and ball/dot sweater--such a great mix of textures here!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  3. This is such a gorgeous skirt! Beautiful background as well :)

  4. This is such an adorable outfit! And your skirt is incredible! I think beautiful views and wine tasting is the perfect occasion for a cute skirt. :)


  5. You are so brave with color and bold prints and you always 100% pull it off! As always you look amazing!

    xx, EE


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