With this upcoming Sunday being Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do a special post showing a fun way to style the tulle skirt I got over the most recent holiday season during all the sales. And when Liz of With Wonder & Whimsy got the same exact skirt from Charlotte Russe+, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to join up and show how to style this blush pink beauty two ways for this day of love.
Liz is wonderful at putting together feminine looks that are very wearable. She was the one that put the idea in my head of wearing a tulle skirt in the first place. Her blog has a way of transporting you to another place, be through her fashions, travel, or around her local town of Nashville with her eloquent and detailed writing style. Romance oozes from each and every one of her images that her husband takes. If you are not following her already, I would highly recommend it. She also has wonderful social media feeds that keep things going beyond the blog on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Last time I styled this skirt was for New Year’s combined with an ivory knit top and faux leather jacket for a mix of edgy meets girly in my post “Happy New Year with Charlotte Russe Plus” where I reviewed the piece too. It took me a great deal of thought and several months to decide if I wanted to add a tulle skirt to my wardrobe. When I finally purchased this skirt, I vowed that it would not be banished to only being shown on the blog and ultra fancy events.
Valentine’s Day is a great time for this skirt to make another appearance. Floaty, feminine layers of soft tulle are not always meant for evening time either. Liz and I had no idea what the other was putting together beyond the skirt and I was pleased to see we both took a more “day date” approach. The biggest reason I selected to wear this skirt on this day is because it is so unbelievably comfortable. This particular piece has a covered elastic waistband that makes it very easy to move in.
This look I put together is for a special lunch with my sweet hubby of 20 years at a cafe in the park. Relaxed outdoor seating where dogs are always welcome and cool breezes are all a part of the ambiance while getting to enjoy home style cuisine like grilled cheese sandwiches and chili. We love being outdoors and this day date has us eating and then strolling through the park all while enjoying each others company without the distraction of modern media. I really could not ask for more.
I took a more tongue-in-cheek approach to styling this flouncy skirt and paired it with a fox sweater layered over a chambray shirt. Yes, I am a foxy lady! Hehe! This preppy feeling top provides a fun twist and gives this outfit a more day appropriate vibe. I love how the breeze catches on the tulle layers and makes me look like I am floating.
All of my accessories stayed within the same cognac family to coordinate with the light knit of my top. A chunky acrylic chain bracelet, mini satchel, and simple flats are all easy and light for the days activities. The long strap on my handbag can act as a cross body while taking our walk, keeping my hands free to hold my loves hand. And because it might get a little chilly, an ivory knit scarf is on hand to wrap around my neck.
Since the light weight sweater is a bit on the longer side with a ribbed hem, I played around with different options of how to finish it off. Left untucked it came in at the hips and the skirt billowed out. Tucked in left me feeling like it was unfinished and it cut off part of my beloved fox. I finally tried to knot it (something I had never done with a sweater before) and knew it was the way to go.
What I especially like about this tulle skirt from Charlotte Russe is that is comes in several more colors as well as plus and straight sizes. See all the colors and sizes available HERE.
Now that I have mastered two holidays with styling this blush tulle skirt, I have a couple more ideas up my sleeve. First I want to pair it with a pink plaid button down and a faux ostrich belt for a creative office outfit. Next, for a more edgy evening dinner out look, with a dark gray v-neck tee and cognac faux leather jacket with buckles. In fact, I am already planning on doing a full tulle skirt Lookbook with all of these looks I am talking about so you can get ideas with them all together. The biggest piece of advise I have for styling this “tutu” is to view it as any other full skirt. If you remove the idea of it being a ballerina only piece, all kinds of options start to come to my mind. As soon as that thought process came to me, outfits began to pop up in my head left and right.
See the last time I wore this skirt: (click on image below to go over to that post)
Ok, you have seen how I am wearing this tulle skirt, now it’s time to hop on over to With Wonder & Whimsy to see how Liz is spending her Valentine’s Day in it. I know I want to find out more details about this short sleeved shirt and denim sleeveless jacket + hear about her ideas of how to wear it beyond this day.
- Fox Sweater: Old Navy via Poshmark
- Chambray Shirt: Lane Bryant via Poshmark
- Pink Tulle Skirt: Charlotte Russe+
- Ivory Knitted Scarf: Gift
- Zippered Mini Satchel: Forever 21 via Poshmark
- Acrylic Chain Bracelet: Handmade (see how I DIY’ed it here)
- Chelsea Flat: Payless Shoe Source
Today’s Postivity Note
We are all different, but there’s something kind of fantastic about that, isn’t there?