Work wear / Summer flare

As long as it can be done without any possibility of midriff baring, I love knotting my button down shirts and pairing them with pencil skirts for work.

Of course I could just tuck it, and it would still look good, but there is something about that little knot that feels like summer, and just a little more carefree.

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The Rundown
Paisley Shirt J.Crew similar
Berry Pencil Skirt Talbots similar
Sandals Frye similar
Tote London Fog c/o Linger Rose
Hoop Earrings Amazon
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Twisted Glamor Bracelet c/o Swarovski Elements
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Pave Link Bracelet c/o LydellNYC
Bracelet TJMaxx similar
Green Onyx Ring c/o RedEnvelope
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx


  1. Knotting is something that just does not look right. Maybe it's all in my head? This is super cute, I adore the knot and think it adds so much!

  2. I adore this color combo and think your styling of the skirt and shirt are terrific

  3. OK - that blouse and that skirt were made for each other - love the colors together!

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  4. Loooove the color of that skirt (obviously) and I always love that blouse on you, such a fun print!

  5. loooove this!! Such a good color on you!

  6. The print on that blouse is so pretty! I've been knotting tops lately too. :)

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  7. Love this outfit! Tying your button up blouse at the bottom is currently a super cute trend. Love the color of your skirt.

  8. Oooh, I've got to try this with my work wear - it's a fun twist but still keeps things professional. Great idea!

    Courtney ~

  9. You're so right, knots are so sassy and fun, especially during the summer. Kisses, darling

  10. I've never been a knotter, but will consider it again after seeing your shots - it is pretty easy and put together!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  11. That's a gorgeous shirt Lydia. The colors and print of it look great on you. I sometimes knot my lightweight cardigans. It's a nice touch.

  12. love this whole outfit! i'm totally on the hunt for pencil skirts in anything other than black/gray/brown!

  13. It also looks very cute, whenever I wear my shirt tied to work I usually wear a camp underneath just because I bend and move a lot and I have little children's hands around me. You look very summery. Hope you have a great day!

  14. I ADORE that shirt, not sure if you know but Sophia Vergaras line at Kmart has a shit like this that knots in the front as well, it's Cheap and Chic!I'm not usually into buying from kmart just never liked thier stuff, but everything in her line fits me beautifullY!

  15. I love your work outfit. The color of your skirt is beautiful. I also love knotting button-ups. It just always gives the outfit a little extra touch.

    Tracy @

  16. I never understand how the knot works!? I should look up a youtube video on how to do it, haha. And I love the combination of turquoise and purple you wore here :) x

  17. this color combination! Jewel tones look so great together! You look amazing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  18. I love it knotted. It just gives the outfit a whole different feel. Love this!


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  19. This look is beautiful dear!!!!

  20. You're right I love how the knot adds a relaxed, summery touch! You're making me miss my bright pencil skirts, haha!

  21. It feels like summer and looks so effortlessly stylish.Wonderful color combo. You look gorgeous.

    xoxo Ra

  22. Tutorial please - my knots are always too bulky and how do you stop it riding up?

  23. I totally agree, that little knot does scream summer !

  24. I love this color combination! It instantly reminded me of the dress and turquoise earring combo that Cameron Diaz wore to an awards show like 4 years ago! Love it on you, lady.

    The Fashionable ESQ

  25. Love the outfit and that Purple shade is GORGEOUS on you!

    -Chrissy of

  26. The knot is definitely more fun! Love the color combo!
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  27. I feel like you can always see my stomach when I knot my shirts... still working on a good way to get around it. Tape is just annoying, and safety pins never seem to work either!

  28. I really love your top! it goes so well with that plum skirt

  29. the colors on this outfit are so gorgeous! i just love that rich purple color! :D

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  30. i could totally see myself wearing an outfit like this to work!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  31. Fabulous color combo :) I love the kelly green with this magenta purple!!

    Veloria in Velvet

  32. You look beautiful in these rich jewel tones. I'm on a mission to find a pencil skirt that can accommodate my hide hips, pancake flat butt and chicken legs. So far no luck. But you make me want to get on it asap.

    Style of One's Own

  33. Super cute, and I love this color combo!

  34. I love this combo! What a pretty top, and you look so pretty. :)

  35. Love your bracelets. Super pretty

  36. I totally agree that knotting your top can be more fun than just tucking it in- it adds a whole new take to the outfit! :)
    Olive & Ivy

  37. I love this color combo, and these color look amazing on you!

    Rachel Ashley

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