Remember in last Friday’s post when I promised to share a second way to style this skirt? Well, I didn’t forget I just got a little held up. I do have a very very good excuse as to why it’s coming to you on a Saturday and not Friday, however. First, let’s talk about styling this pink velvet skirt for a casual winter day then I’ll tell you my saga of a day yesterday. Keep reading if you want to learn more about both!
Because I love this pink velvet fskirt so much I wanted to figure out multiple ways I could wear it. From dressed up, to party ready, to more casual this skirt really can do it all. I know at first glance you might think styling a velvet midi skirt for every day wear may be impractical but hear me out. By adding a warm chunky sweater and knee high boots, this skirt is actually the perfect winter look. It’s comfortable – who wouldn’t want to wear an elastic waistband skirt versus fitted jeans?! It’s chic, and it’s so fun to twirl in! I’d wear this to church, to dinner, or even to the office.
If you haven’t been able to tell, I love combining pink and green. Earlier in the week, I shared this green Loft dress and pink coat combo. I recently shared a pink sweatshirt and green chino look and last fall, I loved pairing my green chinos with this pink blouse. This might just be my unofficial signature color combo. Have you ever paired pink and green together? What do you think of it? This green sweater is from H&M for just $25 and I’ve gotten so much wear out of it this fall already. See here and here for how I wore it last. I love how it looks with this pink velvet skirt – what do you think?
Styling skirts and dresses with a pair of over the knee boots is an easy way to stay warm and avoid wearing tights. I last wore these with my black shirt dress here. I also have a flat, grey pair of otk boots that I styled with a dress here and a skirt here.
Okay now for my Friday… On Wednesday Andrew and I drove to Knoxville to celebrate my grandpa’s wedding. My plan was to drive home early Friday morning while Andrew was still sleeping. However I overslept because I was sick and hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep. Andrew and I hit the road at 9:30 am instead of 6.
I had heard rumors of snow coming to Atlanta on Friday but had thought it wasn’t coming until Friday afternoon. Well once we got through Chattanooga about halfway through our trip the snow was coming down hard and fast. It was sticking to the grass and road signs but thankfully not to the highway since there was so many people on the road.
I kept driving since the roads were okay Andrew was sleeping. Twenty miles away from home traffic started backing up and Andrew began to scream, ready for lunch. I checked the GPS and it said the last twenty miles would take us 1.5 hours so I knew I would have to pull over and feed him. As soon as I got off the interstate, the roads were 10x worse. Cars were sliding, backed up, and driving at a snails pace. It took us another thirty minutes to get to the Panera off the interstate. I was just thankful we made it there without wrecking.
While we were there I kept checking the GPS to see how long it would take to get home. Every time I checked, the arrival time kept increasing 🙁 I started to panic a little thinking it would be like the snowpocalypse a few years ago where people didn’t even make it home in a day. After spending two hours at Panera, the snow had slowed down and the roads appeared to be clearer. The GPS said it would take 1 hour and 15 minutes to get home so I decided to start making the trek. Patrick was at home at the ready to meet us in the middle if need be. However, coming north traffic was even worse. It was time for Andrew’s second nap so now was also the perfect time to get back on the road.
It took 1.5 hours to go the last twenty miles but we made it safe and sound at 3:30 pm, six hours after we left Knoxville. This is typically less than a three hour trip! Exhausted and sick I was so thankful to be home. But the day wasn’t over yet. At 5:30 we lost power which also meant no heat and I about lost it! Since the car was still packed, I was ready to take the family over to our friends’ house who had power. But, as luck would have it, our power returned a little after 7 right when we were walking out the door! I was so happy for yesterday to be over and would be happy if Atlanta never got snow again. It wasn’t a happy Friday but it’s been a very relaxing Saturday so I’m grateful for that. Hopefully, you’re having a good weekend and staying warm!