Boho Print Skirt & Graphic Tee: A Sense Of Accomplishment

Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.

There are certain things that we do because we have to; finishing our tax returns, doing laundry, shaving our legs…

THE STORY

…you get the idea. Mundane, everyday chores that are quite simply no fun. Once we’re finished there may be a sense of relief (or stubble free legs), but there isn’t necessarily a feeling that we’ve accomplished something earth shattering.

Then there are the things, that while not necessarily more fun than shaving our legs, leave us with a sense of accomplishment. Like we actually did something productive. For me one of those things is getting our outside habitat back up to par after a Winter of neglect. It’s true, at this point there’s still much to be done (and yes, I’m still in panic mode because 3 weeks from tonight I’ll be getting ready for my surgery), but this weekend I busted out some serious work.

This year we decided to cover all of our old mulch with pea gravel. It’s easier to maintain, better for the dogs and I just think it looks nice with all of the natural rock action we already have going on. In any case I spent all day Sunday, and by all day I mean all day shoveling wheel barrows full of pea gravel, then dumping and spreading it out just so. I admit, I’m more than just a little OCD when it comes to things like that. The gravel level had to be uniform everywhere, the plastic had to be thoroughly tucked and hidden, the lights had to be perfectly realigned…you get the idea. You’d think I was crafting a fine piece of artwork for God’s sake. And now? All I do is stare at it. I stare at it out the back door. I go outside and stare at it. Yep, I’m pretty damn proud of myself. Truth be told, all I can do is stare at it because my back and hammies are so tight and sore all I can manage is to stand in one place and move by eyeballs.

THE OUTFIT

This is one of those outfits that is just kind of a mish mash of pieces that seemingly have nothing in common yet somehow it works. When I first received this boho print skirt from Shein, I knew that for it’s initial run I wanted to go with a graphic tee. An odd choice perhaps since the skirt has  mix of prints built into it, but I felt like a graphic tee would work well with the free spirited vibe of the skirt. The nice thing about the skirt is it will work just as well more dressed up. I’m thinking it will be fabulous paired with my pink off the shoulder top and nude block heel sandals.

I think what really makes this outfit special is the belt and the statement necklace. A black belt would have also worked, but would have maybe been more expected, hence the reason that I went with brown; it gives a little more pop. And the necklace? It pretty much speaks for itself don’t you think?

THE TIP

Try combining items that you might not think would work together like I did here. An eclectic print combo, an unexpected pairing of colors or casual daytime pieces with nighttime pieces…think sequins and denim perhaps.

THE LINK UPS

Check out the weekly link ups I participate in for even more fashion and style ideas…Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse. Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse. Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse. Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse. Boho print skirt, graphic tee and Converse.

Skirt: c/o Shein;  Tee shirt: Target (Similar);  Sneakers: Nordstrom

**Skirt provided c/o Shein. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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11 Comments

  1. 04.25.2017 / 7:27 am

    Wonderful combination of texture and print – and yes you do have that “free spirit” vibe! I ‘retired” from yard work when we moved from a cottage to a condo – although I do remember the pleasure of “having done it.” xox

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  2. connie
    04.25.2017 / 12:04 pm

    Does the skirt have an elastic band waist? I looked at the Shein website size chart and it shows a 10 inch variance.
    Thanks!

    • debbies
      04.26.2017 / 5:42 am

      Yes, the back of the waistband is elastic. Mine is a size medium .

  3. 04.25.2017 / 4:49 pm

    Dang, beautiful! You nailed it! Love this look. Kudos to you for getting on the job of making your yard look nice. I like to think about it, but rarely do I do much about it! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  4. 04.27.2017 / 4:40 am

    You have just reminded me I house work jobs that need doing and I can not put them off anymore 🙁

    Great look Debbie. Love your skirt.

    I have had my white Converse years and years and I popped them in the charity bin the other day as they have gone all mucky and old. I wish I could go fetch them out now as I am missing them so much, ha!!I do have 3 more pairs but all bright colours, I must bed then in now my comfy ones have gone. Thanks for linking up.
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  5. 05.3.2017 / 4:02 pm

    I have been all about yard work lately, and goodness can it make you sore in ways you never knew possible. I keep staring at this beautiful skirt and cannot believe I have missed this on their site. Great choice, girl. I would have never imagined it with this tee, but it really works. Yep, I need to try different things more often just to see how it goes. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Also, I am currently looking for co-hosts, so I hope you will consider the opportunity.
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