Blue is my color

Blue striped cotton-linen midi skirt outfit with navy silk shell — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy silk shell spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
J.Crew Factory blue striped cotton-linen midi skirt work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy silk shell and blue striped linen skirt spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Work outfit with navy silk shell and striped midi skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It comes as no surprise that blue is one of my favorite colors to wear. After black and white, the majority of the items in my closet are blue. It’s been a favorite color of mine ever since I was little. I love the sky…and the ocean…and my birthstone is blue sapphire, which is lucky since I think it’s the prettiest of the birthstones. ;) I just love blue—and in all shades, though I have a soft spot for deep blues like the one that makes up this silk shell. When it comes to adding new items to my closet, I’m typically drawn to blue colors first and tend to keep the blue item if I’m deciding between colors (see: this skirt here, which I also tried in red when I ordered it a year ago!).

Speaking of the skirt, the cotton-linen fabric is a dream in the is-it-spring-or-summer heat and perfect for those with a more conservative workplace or those that prefer to dress modestly. These photos were taken after a day of wearing it to work (lots of sitting involved), and it’s not noticeably wrinkly, which is amazing for a cotton-linen blend. Plus, pockets! J.Crew Factory brought it back this year if you’re in the market. I purchased a size down from my usual after reading reviews, but the elastic waistband makes me think that if I had taken my true size, it still would have fit fine.

I haven’t worn this silk shell in a while. Even though I love the feeling of silk on my skin, I’ve found myself gravitating away from silk garments since it is such a high maintenance fabric for me…but does it have to be? I’ve been too scared to hand wash my silks, but I know a dry cleaner washed my red silk dress in water to remove the pit stains (bleh) and it turned out just fine. Of course, this outfit was the first time wearing this shell after getting it dry cleaned, and I, of course, got an oil stain on it. (Plus, it wrinkles when it’s tucked.) I’m annoyed that I have to taken it back to the dry cleaner so soon, unless I become brave enough to wash it by hand, but I’m worried that it may change the feel of the fabric... Have you washed silk before?


Grana top / old; similar from Nordstrom or by Eileen Fisher (last seen here)
J.Crew Factory skirt / exact (last seen here)
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
Gorjana necklace / exact (also available from Shopbop)
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact