creative office style Apr 10, 2018

The Most Versatile Midi Skirt + The Best White Button-Downs On The Planet

Mary Orton wears floral skirt and white button down with manolo blahnik hangisi pumpslong midi floral embroidered black skirt with black satin manolo blahnik hangisi pumps and saint laurent bag

SKIRT: Maje (also available HERE)  |  SHIRT: Uniqlo  |  PUMPS: Manolo Blahnik (similar affordable alternative HERE and HERE)  |  LEATHER JACKET: Old, similar HERE  |  BAG: Saint Laurent (sold out, similar HERE and affordable alternative HERE)


I wore this look last week on one of those weird overcast spring days where your hair takes on that unmistakable lifeless-yet-frizzy phenomenon that we all know and love so well.  Bad hair day aside, this embroidered midi skirt by Maje is a new favorite addition to my closet and has proven to be an amazingly versatile piece in the short weeks since emerging from the box.  As evidenced by today’s photos, it can by styled with a classic white button down for daytime or a black silk cami for a special occasion.  The black background not only makes the embroidered floral pattern pop, but it also gives the skirt a much longer lifespan.  I’ll be pairing it with booties, tights and off-the shoulder sweaters (much like this look!) through fall and winter.


Of course, the white button down I’m wearing is none other than one of the $29 Uniqlo masterpieces that I was raving about in this recent Monday Memo.  They’re men’s shirts, so I’m wearing a size XS and the fit is absolutely perfect.  I’m telling you, if you don’t have a non-iron shirt like this in your closet, it will be the best $29 you’ve ever spent.  In the words of Tina Turner, they’re simply. the. best.


NYC fashion blogger wears black midi skirt with floral embroidery and white button downMary Orton of Fashion blog Memorandum shows her classic style in a long embroidered floral skirt and white button down Midi black floral embroidered skirt and black satin manolo blahnik hangisi pumpsMary Orton of Fashion blog Memorandum shows her classic style in a long embroidered floral skirt and white button down Classic black leather jacket and white button down with a floral skirtFashion blogger wears black floral midi skirt and white button down Floral skirt, white button down, oversized cat eye sunglasses and black leather jacket Classic style worn by new york city fashion blogger

SKIRT: Maje (also available HERE)  |  SHIRT: Uniqlo  |  PUMPS: Manolo Blahnik (similar affordable alternative HERE and HERE)  |  LEATHER JACKET: Old, similar HERE  |  BAG: Saint Laurent (sold out, similar HERE and affordable alternative HERE)


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12 Responses to The Most Versatile Midi Skirt + The Best White Button-Downs On The Planet

  1. Natali says:

    Looking so elegant, feminine and absolutely gorgeous! I love your floral skirt, it’s majestic. 🙂

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  2. Ah absolutely adore Maje! Such a gorgeous skirt xx

    chevrons & éclairs

  3. Rach says:

    That midi skirt is so beautiful!

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  4. Talk about great minds think alike. The three of us just took photos for 2 blog posts about the white button down shirt!
    Gotta love them…
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  5. Patricia says:

    Really cute!

  6. Camila says:

    I think I’m absolutely in love with this entire look.

  7. Lisa Rønning says:

    I was a tiny bit sceptical at first as I am only 1.59 cm tall and use E/F in cup size, and it’s a mens shirt. Bought two slim fit shirts in size SX and I love them and just ordered some more! They’re a little bit wide in the shoulders when buttoned (why buttons the top two buttons anyway?), and somewhat longer than I wish (everything looks long on me – nobody sees it when it’s tucked away), but so far the best shirts I’ve ever had! I am very positively surpriced with the super nice quality – you don’t get that for 29€ in Denmark! Plus they don’t wrinkle during the day. Yay Uniqlo!!!

    Thanks for sharing this great advice!

  8. Josephina says:

    very nice skirt…

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