Monochromatic outfit with blue midi skirt at the pink wall in los angeles - downtown demure

Photos: My Monochromatic ‘First Day of Spring’ Outfit

Monochromatic outfit with blue midi skirt at the pink wall in los angeles - downtown demure

Covet and Adorn necklace + blue midi skirt at the pink wall in los angeles - downtown demure

wearing my blue midi skirt at the pink wall in los angeles - downtown demure

Top: Banana Republic l Skirt: Asos (similar) l Shoes: Reed Krakoff

Sunnies: Celine l Belt: Ann Taylor l Necklace: c/o Covet and Adorn

Bag: c/o Jordana Paige (Use code DD515 for 10% OFF – expires May 15)

Guess what, guys. As of tomorrow, it’s FINALLY and officially Spring. (Although if you live in Southern California like me, you’re probably wondering if it’s actually the first day of summer). The most exciting part about spring, aside from the gorgeous flowers blooming, is that we can ditch our heavy winter clothes and break out our spring wardrobes. For me that means LOTS of midi skirts.

chilling at the pink wall with my blue midi skirt and jordana paige bag - downtown demure

I couldn’t wait to break out my favorite midi skirt from Asos. The electric blue color is so rich and appropriate for spring, and the scuba material is lightweight and flouncy. I feel like such a lady in this ensemble, so I had to throw in the classy pearl lariat from Covet and Adorn and my favorite new bag: The Cora from Jordana Paige.

dove gray Cora bag from Jordana Paige - downtown demure

I can’t gush enough about this versatile bag. It is very cleverly designed with multiple pockets on the inside, including a separate pocket just for your tablet. Best part: the clutch on the front of the bag can be detached and worn separately as a clutch or wristlet. Now I wish ALL my bags had a datachable clutch.

You can nab your own Cora bag (or any other Jordana Paige bag) at 10% off using code DD515 (code expires on May 15, so don’t wait too long!)

pearls and celine sunglasses at the pink wall in los angeles - downtown demure

Midi skirts are an absolute staple for any woman. You can wear them year round and they are super easy to style. If you’re hesitant to try this skirt silhouette, don’t be. The secret to making a midi skirt work is in the length. If you’re a shorty like me, you should get a midi skirt that hits just under the knee (tailor it for the most flattering fit). If you’re over 5’6, lucky you. Just about any midi skirts will look good on you. Just make sure the hem of the skirt falls above your ankles.  Quick tip: If you have a midi skirt in a bold color (like my electric blue skirt), balance it with a neutral or muted top.

If you’re ready to take the midi skirt plunge, here are a few of my affordable favorites:

 

What are you lovely ladies wearing for the first day of spring? Are you as big a fan of midi skirts as me?

Linking up with these lovely blogs: Happiness at Mid-Life // Rhea Et Cetera // The Style Files // The Pleated Poppy // Shopping My Closet // Stylish Housewife // Sydney Fashion Hunter // More Pieces of Me

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    lanae bond
    03/19

    I will not be wearing typical spring like on Friday because in North Carolina it is still kind of cold outside! I believe I picked a army green long sleeve floral embroidered top ,a brown skirt, and timberlands. I love midi skirts and that is what I am wearing Friday but with tights!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > lanae bond
      03/19

      Sounds like a cute transitional outfit! Sorry you’re still in cold temps, though.

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    Morgan
    03/19

    Ooooh I am completely obsessing over this skirt! You look gorgeous (as always)!! Very “Downtown Demure” and ladylike. 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Morgan
      03/19

      Haha! You’re hilarious. Thank you, Morgan!

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    Elizabeth
    03/19

    I’m gonna miss sweater weather but I’m so excited about all the pretty spring colors and styles! I love midi skirts. They are so feminine and modest. I don’t like when they hit mid-calf length, I like them right below the knee. Mikarose has like, the best skirts ever lol You look so feminine and graceful in these pics! Yes, definitely like a lady 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth
      03/19

      Oh, I need to check out Mikarose’s skirts! I agree. Right below the knee is the perfect length. I’m always impressed with ladies who can pull off longer midis and not look foolish. Haha. You’re so sweet! Thank you for the kind words, Elizabeth!

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    Ashley Collins
    03/19

    Oh my goodness you are so cute! I love love love this outfit! Where in Sunny California are you?

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Ashley Collins
      03/19

      Awww, you’re making me blush! Thanks, Ashley! I live in the Baldwin Hills area. You’re in SoCal too, right?!

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    Summer
    03/19

    You’re seriously fabulous and flawless! You look so stunning in those colors and I adore that pink wall. So fun!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Summer
      03/20

      Summer, you’re too sweet! Thanks, girl. Btw, I also consider you fabulous and flawless 😉

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    Rachel G
    03/20

    What a gorgeous, classy outfit! I love the color of your skirt!

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    03/20

    I maybe biased but I love this skirt!! (I have it too) but I am in love with it paired with the blue. I am going to copy your outfit – thank you for the inspiration.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Happiness at Mid Life
      03/20

      Thank you, Alice! So glad I could inspire you, as I love your creative outfits/outfit remixes. I will see you next week for TBT 😉

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    rhea
    03/21

    such a cute outfit! midi skirts are the best and love how you styled this!

    <3 rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > rhea
      03/22

      Thank you, Rhea!! I agree, midi skirts are the best. So classy and easy to style.

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    Courtney Kincaid
    03/22

    This outfit is adorable. I’ve been looking for some great midi skirts for this spring/summer. I found a pleated one at H&M that I think I’m going to try, but I haven’t looked at Asos yet!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Courtney Kincaid
      03/22

      Thank you, Courtney! 🙂 H&M has some really cute midi skirts (and maxi dresses!). I’m a creature of habit, so I almost exclusively get my midis from Asos. I know the quality will be great and they will last (that skirt is over 2 years old and has been worn MANY times).

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses
    03/22

    I absolutely love everything about this outfit. It’s trendy but polished and professional without being stuffy, it’s colorful but has some wardrobe staples so nicely incorporated – I LOVE.

    cominguprosestheblog.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Erica @ Coming Up Roses
      03/22

      Thank you so much Erica! I think you just summed up my sense of style better than I could!

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    Abby
    03/23

    So loving your skirt 🙂 I also have a cobalt midi and it’s a fave! Thanks for the style tip, I’ll keep that in mind 😉

    By the way, I have a new post on the blog. I would love to hear what you think 😉

    xo,
    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Abby
      03/23

      Thank you, Abby! You look gorgeous in your teal maxi, btw 🙂

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    Blaze Ann
    03/23

    I lalalove this!! It’s très chic! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I cannot wait for your future posts. You have an AMAZING blog 😀

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Blaze Ann
      03/23

      You are so welcome, Blaze Ann! I’m greatly encouraged by what your spiritual fervor and beautiful sense of style! And thank you for the sweet words!

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    Natasha Atkerson
    03/25

    Absolutely stunning!
    I’m apparently one of the “lucky” ones ( I’m 5″8)
    Although I have to say there’s two sides to that coin. Such as, 4″ heels make me look like Gargantua 😉
    I’m excited for Spring! It’s crazy where I live though! It snowed yesterday, yet the day before I was out sun bathing. Friday is supposed to be 68! Such is life in Montana. Wouldn’t trade it for the world!
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: http://www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Natasha Atkerson
      03/25

      Aww! Thank you Natasha! You’re so sweet. I hope you get real spring weather in Montana this Friday so you can wear your pretty spring skirts. Although it’s kinda cool that you can experience multiple seasons in one week!

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    Julie @ Artwork by JM
    03/25

    that skirt is so adorable! I love the shade of blue too!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Julie @ Artwork by JM
      03/25

      Thank you Julie! It’s my favorite Asos skirt so far. 🙂

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    Lisa @ Fun Money Finds
    03/25

    That is a fabulous outfit and you wear it beautiful! I really want that skirt!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Lisa @ Fun Money Finds
      03/25

      Thank you so much, Lisa!

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    Charlotte Boyer
    03/26

    Oh!! You don’t know HOW EXCITED I was to find your blog via the Modest Fashion Network! 🙂 It’s been so long since I’ve found a modest fashion blog that was Christian, and so beautifully put together like yours. Yay! I can’t wait to follow along more 🙂 I absolutely adore your outfit in every way, though that skirt & shirt combo really makes it for me. So ladylike!

    xo,
    -Charlotte

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Charlotte Boyer
      03/26

      Hi Charlotte! You are so kind! Thank you for those sweet words of encouragement. I’m very familiar with you and your talented sisters (and your lovely blog!), so I’m quite happy you stumbled upon my little corner of the internet. I do hope we keep in touch!

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    Lisa
    03/28

    Such a great outfit!! You look beautiful XO
    #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/03/linkupwithlisa-10-layered-peplum.html

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Lisa
      03/29

      Thank you Lisa! Btw, I’m following you on IG. You are GORGEOUS!

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    Elizabeth
    03/28

    YES YES YES! This is perfect!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth
      03/29

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m totally blushing right now 🙂

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    Alecz
    04/01

    This outfit is absolutely stunning! It has a lovely vintage vibe, and is so classic looking. I love the blue on blue and the simple necklace is a perfect finishing touch.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    Trish Richmond
    04/09

    I love the blue-on-blue! I am inspired. Great post!

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    Jess
    06/17

    You look lovely! I need more blue hues, love the flowy skirt and I am a bag girl, so that one is perfect too!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Jess
      06/17

      Thank you so much, Jess! I love your link up!