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how to wear a denim mini, denim skirt trend 2015, vera bradley cheetah natalie satchel, dc blogger, arlington fashion blog

Shirt: LOFT // Skirt: LOFT
Bag: ℅ Vera Bradley // Sunglasses: ℅ zeroUV
Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Kendra Scott
Necklace: Taudrey // Shoes: Shoemint (similar)
Lip: Custom Makeup Meltdown Shade

I know, I know, it is not Thursday nor are these “throwback” photos, so why the heck did I title this post #TBT? Guys, I am serving some serious 2004 vibes right now. Two things I never thought I would rock again somehow magically made it onto my blog. Let me explain.

Exhibit A: the denim mini skirt. I’m kind of slow to this trend, and when I saw some of my favorite bloggers rock the sleek, updated denim mini back in spring, I thought to myself, they look amazing in them but I will probably look like I’m 12 if I put one on. That is, until I stumbled into my nearest LOFT and found the perfect denim mini, smack dab in front of the store. I thought why not, let me just try this on and hate it. And folks? I loved it. So much that I may or may not have just kept it on for a solid 15 minutes while Snapchatting myself to everyone I knew. I love that the new denim mini is a bit longer and fits like a pencil skirt, rather than the tragic A-Line shape we were used to last decade.

Exhibit B: that super chic bag you see here? Folks, it’s Vera Bradley. I kid you not. I love it when I can “grow up” with a brand, and Vera is no exception. I rocked her wristlets and duffel bags like it was my job back in middle/high school, but once I hit college I abandoned the once beloved brand for more grown up, leather pieces. I was super surprised to learn all about Vera Bradley’s new line of sleek new leather handbags. This is not your middle school Vera, friends. This new line is perfect for your new fabulous adult life.

Photos by Lindsay

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  1. Casey wrote:

    I’ve been avoiding embracing the denim skirt trend but I loooove the way you styled this one. And can we talk about how amazing your legs look here!? Girl. Killing it.

    Xx Casey

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  2. I got rid of all of my denim skirts and I am SO sad about it! And that bag??? When did they start with those patterns????


    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  3. I love this post! Haha I’m so happy you found a denim skirt you liked- because it looks amazing on you!

    XO Corbin Tate
    Classy South Blog

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  4. Love the simplicity of this look! Can’t go wrong with a good pair of denim (or denim skirt) and a white tee.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  5. I cannot wait to try the destroyed denim skirts. I also cannot believe they are back in style! You look amazing, as always. Freakin’ love that bag!!
    – Natalie | natalieinthecity.com

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  6. Ashley Vickney wrote:

    Vera is seriously killing it, I love that purse! Also the simplicity of this 90’s look is awesome! I love the denim skirt, brings me back!

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  7. Haha – I love the title of this post! I still haven’t jumped back on the denim skirt trend but you are starting to convince me. Also, VB bags are my old/new thing! .. I still have so many printed cosmetic case and duffels, but loving the new leather for handbags!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  8. Jenny wrote:

    I love Vera’s new line.
    The cheetah is perfect!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  9. Your bag is something I have been eyeing for sooo long!! I am dying to have it!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  10. Jordyn wrote:

    I’m SO afraid to try a denim mini (total flashbacks of middle school) but this one looks so chic on you I’m feeling braver!

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  11. Nicole Leigh wrote:

    Giving me all the minimalism feels with this look gf! Seriously loving that structured bag too – perfect for fall! x Nicole | http://www.changeanddress.com

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  12. Savannah Ward wrote:

    Holy geez, this outfit is AWESOME. Im sorta scared to try a denim skirt, but you’ve totally inspired me. I’ve had some kind of Vera Bradley purse for as long as I can remember, and no matter how old I was when I bought it, I can still reuse it today!


    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  13. Lauren Ashley wrote:

    This is the best title for a blog post, ever! I absolutely LOVE that bag! You look gorgeous as always!


    The Fashionista’s Diary

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  14. Courtney Dunsmore wrote:

    Love love love! Vera Bradley also always has been and always will be my life. Yes.


    As We Stumble Along

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  15. I’ve been a little skeptical of the denim skirt coming back but you pulled it off so perfectly I actually think I need one in my collection now! I promise to never wear it with Uggs every again though!! haha

    Annie // Annie N Belle

    Posted 8.19.15 Reply
  16. Ashley wrote:

    I’ve been wanting a new denim mini!! This option is so cute! I am also a huge fan of the longer hemline! Andd is it embarrassing that I still use my Vera duffles for travel?! They are just the perfect size!

    xo Ashley

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  17. Miss ALK wrote:

    I’ve been a bit critical of the denim skirt’s return (it definitely takes me back to middle school haha)- but you’re DEFINITELY my favorite blogger so far wearing one!! This is so chic! And love that new VB bag too- I also loved Vera in high school!

    xoxo A

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  18. May wrote:

    Alicia, I love this look! If I were to buy a denim mini (which I honestly probably will ASAP) it would be this exact wash. Animal print accessories are a must and the easiest way to transition your outfit to fall!


    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  19. Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutan wrote:

    Looking gorgeous! You’ve inspired me to buy a denim skirt… I haven’t worn one in forever, but I’m obsessed with this one!

    Diary of a Debutante

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  20. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    YES throwback! I had so many tragic denim skirts in middle school, but this one is sophisticated and grown up! I may have to try this + I love LOFT!

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  21. So much yes! That bag, those shoes, so inspired! xx

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  22. You totally rocked this denim skirt! I used to wear them all the time when I was little!

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  23. Wow that bag!! I’m dying to have that bag too for my self!!!

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  24. I haven’t worn a denim skirt in years but this looks absolutely fabulous on you – I might have to try one on again!

    Pick Your Beau

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  25. I am really loving your accessories – and what a throwback to the jean skirts!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

    Posted 8.20.15 Reply
  26. I’ve always loved denim and you’re rocking it girl! Plus I love that bag.

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  27. Erica wrote:

    I am OB-SESSED with the new Vera. It’s literally perfect. Looking gorgeous and radiant, per usual!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 8.21.15 Reply
  28. Elana wrote:

    You always have the best outfits! I love this look!

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  29. Robin G. wrote:

    Whaaaat?! I would have never guessed that was a Vera Bradley bag! So cute!!!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

    Posted 8.22.15 Reply
  30. Courtney Inkpen wrote:

    Love how you spiced up this cute n casual look with the VB satchel! Cuuuuute!

    Posted 8.23.15 Reply