Ruffle Blouse, Leather Skirt and a Life Update

So far 2017 has been a whirlwind! I have said goodbye to my husband who deployed to IraqI started a new job, which is an amazing career move, and I am currently at home sick from work with step throat! Seriously?! I thought this infection died out in 2007… Anyways I am doing just fine, just tired and pissed – sounds about normal? Oh and my tonsils are flared up like two male elephant seals fighting for the patriarchy on a hot summer day. Yeah that may be TMI.

This weekend I was able to shoot one of my favorite looks to date – this super cute ruffle top, a faux leather mini skirt and some quintessential winter booties. The weather has been really forgiving here in North Carolina, it’s ranging from 45-60 degrees on any given day. Bare legs for this shoot were no issue. I contemplated styling tights with this look, but they were not needed. If I had some of these polka dot tights I would have totally rocked them! Either way, this outfit is chic and easy. I love that you can style the blouse with a skirt or pants, with tights or without. It’s such a versatile piece for being so unique.

You can shop my entire look by scrolling to the bottom of this post! I hope your week is off to a better start than mine 😛
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  1. January 18, 2017 / 9:13 AM

    I love this outfit, so pretty and chic! That skirt is perfect! I really enjoy seeing your blog posts and your style throughout the seasons, you are such a stylish and fun person to follow!

    xo Kelsey | http://www.chasingcinderellablog.com

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:12 PM

      Thank you so much Kelsey, you are so kind!

  2. Nataly
    January 18, 2017 / 9:19 AM

    You crack me up Taylor! But, I hope you are feeling better!! I am loving this look on you too! xo, Nataly

  3. January 18, 2017 / 9:34 AM

    I love how real you are 💁🏻. I hope you start feeling better soon. But you look freaking stunning in the outfit. I’m obsessed with the skirt!!

  4. January 18, 2017 / 9:49 AM

    This is such a cute look- yes the NC weather has been SO mild this year… which has made me sick countless times too haha Feel better soon!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:10 PM

      Thank you Emily, I feel like it’s spring already – it’s making a lot of people sick!

  5. January 18, 2017 / 10:02 AM

    OMG J got strep over the weekend and we had to put him on amoxicillin!! He was out of it with fevers poor guy! Hope you feel better soon!! I love that top so much and the skirt you paired it with is perfect! Love the sunnies as well!!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:10 PM

      Oh no! I hope he’s doing well. I got these sunglasses for less than $70 and they are Valentino!! Such a steal 😉

  6. Nicole
    January 18, 2017 / 10:02 AM

    You are seriously such a girl boss. I love how honest you always are! I hope you’re feeling better! xo

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:09 PM

      Thank you Nicole, I am VERY honest haha – I try to hold nothing back 😛

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:09 PM

      These boots are my favorites! I think they compliment the skirt so well.

  7. January 18, 2017 / 10:14 AM

    This look is so darling! I love that ruffled top! Hope you feel better soon!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:08 PM

      Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

  8. January 18, 2017 / 10:22 AM

    What a cute look, love the top and skirt combo!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:08 PM

      Thanks Desi, you are so sweet!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:08 PM

      It’s a favorite of mine too! I love styling it with different looks. And it has a longs trap to turn it into a cross body 🙂

  9. January 18, 2017 / 11:30 AM

    You look amazing in this ruffle top and skirt! Hope you’re feeling better 🙂

    ~Jessica

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:07 PM

      Thanks Jessica, thankfully the antibiotics kicked in really quick and saved me! Woohoo!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:07 PM

      Thanks Nina, I already feel so much better!

  10. January 18, 2017 / 4:24 PM

    I hope you are feeling better and that you are adjusting to your husband being away. I hope you’re enjoying the new job though! This outfit is adorable and I especially love the mini bag you have!

    Cheers, J
    http://www.cheersj.com

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:07 PM

      I can’t wait to officially start my new job at the end of January. I’m very excited for this new opportunity!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:06 PM

      Hey Kayleigh! Thanks so much 🙂

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:06 PM

      It’s hard but thankfully he has wifi set up now, we talk about every other day for a few minutes. It’s better than nothing!

  11. January 18, 2017 / 7:21 PM

    Oh my goodness, love you are a superstar, so many new changes in your life and you still look fabulous!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:05 PM

      Aww thanks Sydney, it will sure be an interesting 2017! That’s for sure!

  12. ifeoluwa
    January 18, 2017 / 11:38 PM

    This outfit is so perfect from head to toe! The blouse and mini purse are my favorite.

    Xoxo
    Ifeoluwa
    http://www.ifesstyleroom.com

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:05 PM

      Thanks so much girlie, I really appreciate it

  13. January 19, 2017 / 9:55 AM

    Feel better girl! I really am loving this top and skirt combo- so chic! The top is especially cute and I agree with what you said about it being versatile. It’s such a perfect top for winter for spring!

    XO,
    Kim

    http://www.simpleyetchic.com

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:05 PM

      After being on antibiotics for a few days I feel SO much better! Thanks so much for your comment 🙂

  14. leah
    January 19, 2017 / 11:24 AM

    That ruffle top is amazing! Perfect styling. Also, Hang it there!

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 1:04 PM

      Thank you so much!

  15. Amanda
    January 19, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    Hope you’re feeling better! Love your top with the ruffle!

    xo Amanda John
    v

    • tayloraube
      January 19, 2017 / 7:08 PM

      Thank you so much sweetie!

    • tayloraube
      January 20, 2017 / 11:53 AM

      Thanks Kait – I can totally see you rocking this look!

  16. January 24, 2017 / 12:23 AM

    You look so pretty in this ruffle blouse and skirt and those booties are gorgeous! That sucks about the strep throat. I hope you’re feeling 100% now. Xoxo

  17. January 24, 2017 / 12:36 AM

    You have so much going on me! I hope you feel better soon. In the mean time, you styled this outfit perfectly.

    • tayloraube
      January 24, 2017 / 8:10 AM

      I feel SO much better now, thank you!

    • tayloraube
      January 24, 2017 / 8:10 AM

      Thank you! Isn’t it the perfect mini a-line?!

  18. January 25, 2017 / 8:57 AM

    Wow – you’ve had some major changes in your life recently with your husband being deployed and starting a new job. Might explain the getting sick 🙁 Hope you feel better soon!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  19. January 25, 2017 / 11:14 AM

    i am obsessed with this ruffle blouse and i might actually have to buy it!! stay beautiful!

  20. January 25, 2017 / 6:37 PM

    A. I hope you feel better!!! B. if you are heading to NYFW, this needs to be one of your outfits…you are KILLING it in this look!! The blouse with the ruffles and the polka dots isn’t allowed to be too girly paired with that leather skirt. SO PERFECT!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

  21. Ashley
    January 25, 2017 / 9:50 PM

    I am officially obsessed with this outfit!! I love the mix of edgy and flirty! That shirt is too cute.

  22. January 25, 2017 / 11:50 PM

    Love the ruffles on your blouse! And I hope you’re adjusting well (as much as possible…) during this season of transition and long distance. My husband is in the military too!
    Xx, K

  23. Diana
    February 7, 2017 / 12:23 PM

    Wow. This outfit is so playful and fun. You are stunning as always. Love the blouse, it is so versatile.

    • tayloraube
      February 9, 2017 / 10:40 AM

      Thank you so much Diana!

    • tayloraube
      February 10, 2017 / 9:10 AM

      Thank you so much love!

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