WIW The day YLF girlfriends crowded into my closet in the morning

Waves to MaryK's fever pink skirt, Anna's DV sandals, Angie's cropped jean jackets!!

I may have jumped the shark with this one - it was a little too bombshell in action for work even for me!!

Photos show the debut of my new Cole Haan soft gold tote. I ordered it in optic white but it arrived in gold instead. I really like it, it's soft and slightly distressed, not shiny, so I will be using it as a neutral. I'm keeping it and plan to search for a white bag next summer. DV for Target 4" sandals were surprisingly comfortable all day.

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  • Erin replied 8 years ago

    Yowza! You look great. That skirt is amazing on you. I think that it is fun that you are pushing your limits! Great mistake on the bag. Bravo.

  • Jjsloane replied 8 years ago

    I think you look amazing! Love the bag and shoes with everything! No shark jumping here.

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look fantastic! The bag was meant to be.

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous bag! I think you look amazing - way to step out of the comfort zone. :)

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    Cute look! From what I can see of your new bag it looks great, I love that soft gold color. I have a bag in a similar color that I've been enjoying wearing this summer, it really goes with everything. Nicely done out-of-your-comfort-zone look; I think you could tone the bombshell down a bit if you wanted with a different/darker skirt, but really it looks super like this.

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    Love! I'll have to try my sandals with my hot pink skinnies.

  • Jonesy replied 8 years ago

    You look great! Love the happy accident gold bag!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    What a serendipitous mistake! The bag's lovely, and the whole outfit is wow! I also like Aida's idea for toning it down slightly by switching out the skirt. But it is nice to have this possibility!

  • Sona replied 8 years ago

    Love. Love. Love. everything about it.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Wonderful! A very clean and crisp outfit. Loving your short hair :)

  • Isabel replied 8 years ago

    You look all fabulously you !

  • replied 8 years ago

    So nicely put together! Very "office-appropriate bombshell". The pink is so unexpected, fresh and very pretty on you. :)

  • AJ replied 8 years ago

    The pink skirt with the gold sandals are FAB!! More pics of new bag, please. : )

  • AJ replied 8 years ago

    Is the skirt too bright to go with this PB blouse?

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Not seeing anything OTT here - just a totally fun and gorgeous outfit!

  • san replied 8 years ago

    You look beautiful. You have such a sass look about you! Killer.

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  • Aunty replied 8 years ago

    I think you look gorgeous!!! The bag had your name on it :)

  • Rachel replied 8 years ago

    You look gorgeous!

  • rute replied 8 years ago

    The sandals are fabulous, the pink skirt a dream!

  • Vildy replied 8 years ago

    Agree with the sassy look comment. You look so alert, aware, energetic, fun to be around.....

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    You look great...very sassy:). Those shoes are insane (in a good way). It's fun stepping out of our comfort zone.

  • nancylee replied 8 years ago

    You look fabulous....another big thumbs up for your short haircut!!

  • modgrl replied 8 years ago

    AJ, I'd love to be able to wear the polka dot blouse with this skirt but it would be too much betty boop for me.

    Thanks everybody for the feedback, it was a fun clothes day!

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  • mrseccentric replied 8 years ago

    hmmm, modgrl: "AJ, I'd love to be able to wear the polka dot blouse with this skirt but it would be too much betty boop for me."

    put in some rag curls, toss on some false eyelashes, find some motorcycle/granny boots and you have one helluva halloween costume!!! :)

    really great look you have today, and can you believe the kismet on that bag! woohooo!!! steph

  • DressLover replied 8 years ago

    This is one of my favorite looks I have seen on you! I know you feel a little self-conscious, but you totally own this look.

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Love this! No shark jumping here! But another way to tone it down would be to switch out the gold shoes for nude.

    Let's see a close-up of that fantastic bag!!

  • celia replied 8 years ago

    Love this. I think YLF girlfriends are going to have a major copycat in my closet :)

  • taylor replied 8 years ago

    You may have been inspired but...you own this!! All you and quite FAB!!

  • Heather replied 8 years ago

    Rita, you look incredible!!! One of my favorites!!! :D

  • Shauntelle replied 8 years ago

    Very cute, doesn't seem too bombshell for work to me! :)

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