I couldn't help myself. One look at that quilted J. Crew denim skirt and I was a goner...despite my vow to Sveta and Angie that I wouldn't buy any more skirts because I just don't wear them.

What can I say? It went on final sale.

After some hemming and hawing I bought my regular size. It's quite body con in the hips but still a bit loose in the waist so I pull it down a bit closer to my hips. Super stretchy, and I'll "de-bombshell" anyway with my tops.

We are having unbelievable weather for this time of year. Still very warm during the day. So my first outfit is what I'm wearing around the house and if I have to pop out while it is still sunny. October 2 and I am still wearing sandals. Wow!

The second version is what I will wear tonight. My daughter made the honour roll at her school and there will be a small ceremony early this evening. The nights really cool down, so I will trade my sandals for booties, add a merino cardigan (it is navy, not black, as are the booties) and a scarf for extra warmth. Presto chango.

This outfit feels very "me." I guess I need to admit it. I'm a modern classic, through and through.

Skirt: J. Crew
Cardigan: J. Crew (this is my replacement for the sweater I sent to LisaP. For me, its straight lines are more "me."
Cream silk shell: Ann Taylor
Booties: Zara
Scarf: Old Navy
Belt: consignment

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