Coincidental coordination

I just happen to be wearing a version of today's blog post outfit for my work from home day!

My top is not exactly "cropped" but it is on the shorter side, especially in the front, and swingy. (Very hot and humid here today so I need something cool!) Top on its 3rd season. For those who count, at least 30 wears. ;)  The contrast level is mixed because of the pattern. The dark blue relates to the skirt and the white and light blue offer more contrast. 

My skirt is a below the knee tube skirt, ancient. Well over 100 wears at this point. I am a bit bored of these tube skirts but can't get rid of them because they are such closet essentials for me -- nothing entirely takes their place. (Find is charcoal but my skirt is navy.) 

Flatform Fitflops in a low contrast silver. Because, heat, and I'm home doing chores. 

I wouldn't say the proportions are leg lengthening at all but I think it is JFE, even with my relatively shorter legs and shorter than average calves. I'll probably switch out to my EF sandals when I go out for lunch. A different flatform. 

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  • Laurie replied 2 years ago

    You look so amazing, most especially since you are working from home today!   I have yet to get out of my yoga gear from 6:30 a.m. class, as I sit on my 3rd conference call of the morning!  That skirt probably is as comfortable as yoga pants.

    Always lovely, Suz!

  • Becky replied 2 years ago

    Great pulled-together look for the heat as you work from home.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Laurie, that's it! As comfy as yoga pants! That's why I can't let go of the darn things. Also, they travel really well, another need of mine. 

  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit as usual Suz, you look great.

  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    This look is EFI - Extremely Flattering Indeed! Angies post is timely because I have been struggling to style a maxi (worn for coolness and sun coverage) and petite and so shortwaisted, cropped isn't ideal and semi- tucking doesn't look right with the skirt waistband. Maybe just shorter tops that aren't exactly cropped like you show here are something to try.

    I think the patterned sleeveless top elevates this - lots of skin and flashes of the lighter tones picking up the hair and shoes. Studying and taking notes!

  • lisa p replied 2 years ago

    Looks great - and I admire you for getting *this*dressed up for a work at home day!  I'm in shorts and a t shirt myself .  I love how you are still wearing the tube skirts - I think I still own a black one but honestly haven't worn it in a few years. It was a one-season wonder for me - but not sure why.......*runs off to find it and see if I can still wear it* .

    That 1State label from the Bay was good, wasn't it? I had a few pieces from that collection and miss it.The Bay is so horrible now I don't think I've bought any actual clothing there in quite some time.

  • Marilyn replied 2 years ago

    Lovely, Suz!

    Tube skirts are a summer essential for me as well....even though I'm not always in the mood for body con.  They're just so comfortable for at home wear and a looser top balances out the slim bottom.

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    Wow, this is a work from home outfit?!  You look great!  I usually bum around in cutoff shorts (that are two sizes too big so they're comfy although DH complains they give me a saggy butt) and tanks.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    FABULOUS as always, Suz. Such an easy and elegant casual look. 

    Those tube skirts are sooooo handy. I know they're not as exciting as they used to be, but hard to replace unless it's a casual dress, I guess - but that's not a separate, and shorts aren't as elegant. 

  • Elizabeth P replied 2 years ago

    YLF!  I love that top....

    I still have a couple of those skirts as well.  The striped one still gets worn, the marbley one not so much. 

  • abc replied 2 years ago

    You look great!  I can't bring myself to get rid of those skirts either, and was just thinking of pulling one out to wear (it's been ages).  I think this was the little nudge I needed to pull one out today. Thanks!

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    My tube skirts are in the back of my closet --- they don't work for, well, "work," since I'm moving about so much in people's homes, but they are too much a staple for me to part with them!

    You look is far more stylish than the average "at home" outfit.  Love the porportions, and the addition of the casual sandal!

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    You look so nice, especially for working from home. This time of year I wear shorts and a sleeveless top nearly every day.

  • Karie replied 2 years ago

    Super gorgeous as always! I admire your work at home attire. My at home attire (not work at home, just at home) is shorts and a tee shirt.

  • abc replied 2 years ago

    Update: once I finally got dressed today, I *did* wear my b&w striped tube skirt. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • gryffin replied 2 years ago

    Suz - chicest hot weather outfit ever!!  You look incredible!!  Love the tube skirt.  Wish I had bought one.  I may have to search something out, it looks so elegant, comfortable and practical.

  • Carol replied 2 years ago

    You look great! I would love to get a tube skirt. 

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Thank you all for the kind words. Gryffin, I think you'd like a tube skirt (in black! Or maybe the charcoal...) abc, happy to be of service! Karie, JAileen, Sara, Lisa, Angie -- the Boden casual dresses have spoiled me for shorts. I used to wear them constantly in summer and this year I think I have worn them only about 10 or 12 times. It's dresses all the way and when all my dresses are in the laundry (which happened today) I default to skirts.  Marilyn, Angie, Elizabeth -- you are so right that the skirts just fill a niche for easy elegance.

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    You look great as always,not boring at all!l have a tube skirt and they are very useful if you want practicality and comfort us don’t want to wear trousers.

  • Aquamarine replied 2 years ago

    I still have my VC striped one, and wish I could find others. I’ll likely wear it tonight out to dinner. Sometimes it’s the comfiest thing when it’s hot and I don’t want anything digging into my belly :-)

    YLF Suz, in yours, and way nicer than I do when I work from home.

  • Adriana replied 2 years ago

    You look fab. I never saw those tubeskirts in real live. Is it the tapering why they look so good?

  • Style Fan replied 2 years ago

    You look very fab, Suz.  Those tube skirts are fantastic.  I missed the boat on that one.  I was afraid I was too curvy.  Great summer outfit.

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Tube skirts can be easy to wear and style with their slender silhouette.  I have a black one on today for home and outdoor theatre performance this evening.  Wearing flats but not leg-lengthening.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Adriana, YES, it is the taper that makes it magic. I actually look very blah in a traditional straight pencil skirt. The only type I can wear is the type that tapers. But with taper and midi length, you either have to have stretch, a slit, or both. These are very stretchy but lined so they do not show too many lumps and bumps. They were a genius design (thanks, Vince Camuto!) and I am so grateful for the functionality they have leant my wardrobe for the past....7 years! 

  • Colette replied 2 years ago

    Suz you look great! I am ashamed to say that I do not dress up when I’m not going anywhere. You motivated me and I’m going to make more of an effort so tomorrow I’m trying an orphaned skirt.

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    Your legs look good! Lol ;)

  • Sal replied 2 years ago

    Really great look..

    These skirts never featured strongly here so they always still look like a fresh look to me.  I am considering getting one for the reasons that you mention!!

    Perfect smart comfortable and flattering casual look!!

  • replied 2 years ago

    Too nice for just working at home, but "they" say if you're dressed the part youre more productive! Also, i need a tube skirt for weekends:) i did discover the magic of the tapered skirt this year for work, much better than straight.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    You look great! Yes the magic of a basic, neutral bottom that falls at the right point on your leg, is super comfortable and makes everything else look just so!

  • Jessikams replied 2 years ago

    Looks great! I have a stretchy midi dress whose skirt is like that, and like you I am a bit tired of it after...5 years, maybe? But it travels soooo well and always gets compliments because it’s body-con and black so it looks fancier than it is. It lives in my suitcase and gets used only for travel.

  • jussie replied 2 years ago

    Looking good! That’s a great top. I have 2 tube skirts... they sure are comfy and I still think they’re pretty cute.... you’re rather lucky to have a lined one.
    I think it looks sweetly elegant not to lengthen the leg line sometimes :).

  • Bijou replied 2 years ago

    I agree with Karen13 - definitely EFI!

  • kkards replied 2 years ago

    wow....and this is why i dont work from home....i'd be wearing a stained tee shirt and baggy shorts! you, on the other hand, look like you could take a meeting with the CEO....FAB

  • unfrumped replied 2 years ago

    Super cute!
    I agree you should keep the tube skirts til they fall apart or you find a fun replacement, because you rock them!
    I wish some would come back online, as I’d try again.
    Blue is you!

  • Katerina replied 2 years ago

    Beautiful outfit, Suz! Everything works together perfectly and I like the sandals you’re wearing, too.
    The tube skirt is fabulous, no wonder it is your essential and a work horse.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    And MORE BODEN FTW in future - now that you've experienced the magic :)

  • Christina F. replied 2 years ago

    Fabulous!!! That’s your look for hanging out at home?! (Even though you were eventually going out, my comment stands.)

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