I'm feeling luxe today. Textured or lazer-cut skirts have been catching my eye lately. I really like the "tough-lovely" look of them. My instinct for Spring is a tobacco color; black just seems a little too nightclubby. But the Rag & Bone splurge-a-rific mini shown here has such beautiful detail that -- if you have the gams (and the budget) to pull it off -- I might be persuaded otherwise.
A skirt like this needs no embellishment; the simple white top with higher neckline keep a black leather mini from veering into "lady of the evening" territory. Shoes are similarly demure(ish), if not practical. A cocktail ring (am I getting predictable with the cocktail rings? obsessed...) does the trick, and you'll need a killer clutch (that can hold your iPad, natch). Dinner and dancing, anyone?
For daytime, a slightly longer length and understated color and texture make for a more wearable option. I personally think a little color on top livens this up, and the stripes mirror the pleating in the skirt. Because I see this as more of a work-to-drinks kind of look, a watch and simple necklace, a more practical bag and lightweight jacket for that early-morning commute finish it off. I won't lie; I am jonesing for these t-straps...They will likely make an appearance in future Stylin' Mamma posts (and in my closet, too)!