A Picture-Perfect Day

A preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaThe weather in Winter Park has been picture-perfect over the past few weeks. I’ve been abandoning my office to work at outdoor cafes, and I even managed to get my dearest Canadian cousin to grab brunch with me on Park Avenue. I’d been looking for an excuse to break out my favorite Lilly Pulitzer Kylie Skirt ever since I wore it to The Blog Societies conference earlier this year, and it dazzled in the 75-degree, sunshine-y with a breeze, perfect fall weather. While I may  have looked like I was dressed for afternoon tea in my golden striped skirt, white Oxford shirt, and nude pumps, I skipped the fancy food in favor of a giant burger and truffle fries at Boca. Let me tell you, bright lipstick and hamburgers aren’t a good combination, but it was so worth it.

A preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaThankfully Michelle was gracious enough to help me snap a few pics of this adorable outfit before I smeared lipstick all over my face (oops!). I just moved back to Winter Park a few weeks ago, so I was eager to check out my old stomping grounds. I went to school at Winter Park High School followed by the University of Central Florida, so my friends and I spent countless hours walking up and down Park Avenue. The sunny weather made every inch of the area look as show-stopping as ever, and I’m thrilled to get the chance to visit the new stores and restaurants over the next few weeks. If you have a favorite spot in the area, please let me know!

And now onto the clothes! While I love Lilly’s signature prints, I’m completely smitten with the gold and white stripes on this skirt. In fact, it might be my favorite Lilly Pulitzer skirt of all time. If you’re planning to wear it high on your natural waist, I’d size down. If you’re hoping to wear it closer to your hips, I’d pick your normal size. While I love this skirt paired with this Abercrombie & Fitch White Oxford Shirt (best plain white button-down ever), I’m so excited to wear this skirt with embellished sweater and cardigans for the holidays.

A preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaThis skirt is totally a classic in the making, but the other items in this look are also must-haves. Every woman should own a solid white button-down shirt, and this version from Abercrombie is everything I wanted and more. I love it tucked into a skirt, but I’ve also been wearing it with jeans, heels, and a t-shirt for a relaxed chic look on the weekend. It fits true to size, and it comes in three colors. My nude pumps from Banana Republic are equally delightful, and they’re currently 50% off! I’d recommend grabbing a pair quickly before they sell out! This style is absolutely timeless, and the block heel makes me surprisingly comfortable. 

I also added two recent purchases to this outfit, and they are both destined to earn a place on my list of favorites. The
 Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen is quite possibly the world’s most beautiful lipstick shade. I saw Charlotte use it in her royal makeup look tutorial, and I immediately rushed to her website to buy it. The cream eye shadow and Legendary Brows gel that she used are next on my beauty shopping list! I’m also loving these Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings. They add just the right amount of sparkle to to any outfit, and they don’t irritate my ears at all.
  A preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, Florida A preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, FloridaA preppy outfit idea featuring Lilly Pulitzer Kylie skirt in gold and white stripes, Abercrombie classic white button-down Oxford shirt, Charlotte Tilbury The Queen lipstick, Kate Spade clear stud earrings, Tory Burch Perry Tote in cognac, Banana Republic nude pink block heel pumps, Kate Spade pave bow bangle bracelet, and Taudrey engraved gold bracelet styled by fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas in Orlando, Florida
Outfit Details: Lilly Pulitzer Kylie SkirtAbercrombie & Fitch White Oxford Shirt | Tory Burch Perry Tote c/o | Banana Republic Tanie Strappy Block Heel (currently 50% off!) | Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings c/o | Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Bangle Bracelet (similar bow bracelet is on sale for 50% off here) | Taudrey Gold Engraved Bracelet c/o | Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in The Queen

If the weather stays this nice, I might abandon my office all together for an outdoor workshop. I know that the weather will eventually return to triple digits, so I’m going to enjoy this idyllic weather while it lasts! How is the weather where you live right now? Have you purchased anything lately that’s become a must-have?


Items marked c/o were provided by PR for review consideration. Affiliate links are used in this post. 

4 Comments

    • November 10, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks Michelle! BTW, thanks for the gorgeous photos!