How perfectly feminine is this crop top and high waist skirt combo? It’s modest yet flirty, and I love the silhouette it creates when walking down the street…or as you can see in the last photo, when the wind is blowing! The boxy top complements the airy linen skirt so beautifully, cutting off at the mid-section so that a peek of the cinched waist is still displayed. I love clothing brands that truly understand and appreciate showcasing the gorgeous aspects of a woman’s figure, and EILEEN FISHER just gets women! Honestly, every piece is not only stunning quality, but each item is truly designed with women in mind.
So two major exciting things happened last weekend – 1. I got engaged (eek! you can read that story in the post below this one) and 2. I had a speaking engagement with the incredible EILEEN FISHER team and Nordstrom Austin. I suppose I should let you all in on a little secret of mine, I am fairly terrified of public speaking! It’s weird because I was in theater and french club president in high school and could easily get up in front of my journalism peers in college…but sometime in the past three years this fear just crept up on me. However, when the EF team reached out to speak on their behalf at the EILEEN FISHER spring collection and style panel Tipster Event at Nordstrom, I knew it was time to conquer that fear! Truth be told, this is a brand I really stand behind and I really wanted to the opportunity to speak about a clothing designer I admire so greatly….and I wasn’t about to let 10 frogs in my throat or sweaty palms get in my way! 😉 Thus, I accepted and had a complete BLAST!
^^ 1. That’s Deandra and Cory next to me, they’re the fab EILEEN FISHER duo all the way from NYC to host the event! 2. Me and Cory (the EF events manager), he was too much fun! 3. Great minds think alike! 😉 Me with one of the EF runway models. 4. Snapping pictures with attendees after the event – I was tagged on Instagram with this fab guest a few hours after the showcase.
The event showcased numerous looks from their spring collection and ended with a style panel discussing how to wear a few of the looks in “real life,” along with how to wear the pieces in other ways so as to get more than just one outfit out of an item. (For example, we chatted about this amazing dress and how I could put a chic leather jacket over it for work, then nix the jacket and pair it with fun wedges and a long necklace, then wear it again for an engagement party 😉 ). After the event wrapped up, it was clear that EILEEN FISHER has a few style tips to live by – and I couldn’t agree more! See below:
1. Mix textures that complement each other: (as I showcase above) – the knit top with the linen skirt. It’s an unexpected combination that just works, and the rest of the spring collection also showcases mixing textures in a classic, chic way.
2. Think comfort! What do you feel best in when it comes to fashion? When you’re comfortable and feel good in your clothes, you’re more confident (not to mention happier because you simply feel more you!). Authenticity in life…and in your fashion choices is a definite do! As my mom always told me, wear your clothes – don’t let your clothes wear you. Pick items that speak to your personal taste and style.
3. Pick what you want to showcase – when it comes to EILEEN FISHER, a styling aspect is to show pops of skin, but never too much. If your arms are out in the open, wear a pair of fabulous harem pants that show of a touch of ankle skin. Add allure to your look without showing too much at one time. Classy is always in style! 😉
4. Layer up! The crop top I am wearing above can be worn in so many ways! Over the weekend, I layered it over a maxi dress (see here), and above I layered it over a tank top with a skirt. It would also be adorable with high waist jeans, or skinny jeans and over a free flowing tank top. Think: one piece, how many ways? Choose items you can continue to layer into your wardrobe – that way your shopping money is very well spent!
Above all, have fun with your style and wear clothes that make you feel good. EILEEN FISHER envelops quality pieces, notable brand values and amazing styling possibilities – definitely take a look at their latest (and beautiful) collection at Nordstrom and shop what I am wearing from this post below.
A HUGE thank you to the EILEEN FISHER team – they were a joy to have in our beloved city, offered some incredible fashion tips AND helped me conquer my public speaking fear – with flying colors!
top – eileen fisher / skirt – eileen fisher / shoes – fortress of inca / short necklace – anna beck / long necklace – rifle + radford / sunglasses – toms / bracelet – giles & brother / nail polish – essie
How perfectly feminine is this crop top and high waist skirt combo? It’s modest yet flirty, and I love the silhouette it creates when walking down the street…or as you can see in the last photo, when the wind is blowing! The boxy top complements the airy linen skirt so beautifully, cutting off at the mid-section so […]