Easy Spring Outfit | Closet Staples Always Win

14 May 2017

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Top: Target (shop here) // Skirt: J. Crew (shop similar here + super cute one here) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin (shop here)

Hey there!  These days, I've been hitting my snooze button a few too many times which only means one thing: 25 minutes to get ready.  Getting ready this fast was never something my mom would ever imagine for a non-morning person like myself.  Believe me when I say I love my sleep and I'm a super cranky bear in the morning (it lasts for about two minutes while I actually get out of bed).  In middle school, I was forced to learn how to change out of my clothes and into my P.E. clothing in about 7 minutes and that turned out to be such a valuable lesson for a slow poke like myself haha.  Flash forward 10+ years, I feel like I've nailed the art of getting ready in the speed of time.  The key? Closet staples.  

There's a story behind the outfit I'm wearing in this post and it includes me being super late to church and promising my boyfriend I'd get there on time.  Martin is a hospitality minister at our church so he has to show up about a half an hour prior to mass.  Our church is about 25 minutes away from where I live (Martin and I don't live in the same city) so I have to leave at least a half an hour prior to mass time.  On this day, I spent a lot of time in the morning browsing Pinterest that I seriously just lost track of time.  Before I knew it, it was 10:30 AM, I had dirty hair and had to be on the road to church by 11 AM.  The reason why I just had to hurry up was because: 
  1. Martin's hospitality friends always save me a seat with them. They're SO sweet!
  2. Martin closes the church doors right at 11:30 AM so he would absolutely know if I'm late lol.
  3. Church gets really packed and it's not fun to stand.
  4. I like to sit and watch Martin pass out his basket and do his church things. It's cute haha.
So I jumped in the shower and took a super quick body shower, ran out and thought about what I was going to wear.  I knew I had just bought a new skirt I hadn't worn and I knew I had a t-shirt or something I could wear it with you can imagine, I was really rushing to get my stuff together.  I jumped back into my pajama pants, tossed on a sports bra and sprayed all the dry shampoo in my hair.  As I quickly curled my hair, I opened up my closet doors and immediately grabbed my skirt and chambray top.  It made sense to me so I just tossed it all on and voila, I was ready.  This chambray top has been worn multiple times in several different ways because it's such a go-to top.  Whether it's tucked into a skirt, worn over jeans of every color or tossed over a pair of shorts, it's simply such a staple everyone needs in their closet. Same with this skirt.  Even if you're not jumping to your nearest mall to purchase a purple skirt, a pencil skirt of any color is something us ladies always need in the occasion where a business suit is required, want to toss a sweater over or even just wear casually with a crop and sneakers.  Moral of the story, pay attention to the items you wear consistently and in various ways!  They will never fail you in the times when you have to be ready in under an hour - I am a testament to that.  

Talk to you guys later,

Xo..Melissa Victoria

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