Personal Style | Black Skirt and Black Blouse + a Linkup

Hey, friends! I’ll be switching  things up a bit today as I co-host the Bloggers Who’ve Inspired Me Linkup with Rachel. But first, let’s get into todays outfit…

Last week, I was able to wear my first short skirt of the season! I was thrilled the temperature was warm enough to show a little leg, so didn’t hesitate to style this black skirt and black blouse for a dinner date. Of course hubs was pleased, as he is anytime I show off my legs. So needless to say, the outfit was a hit!

Black skirt and Black Blouse

Black Skirt and Black Blouse - OOTD

Blouse: Nordstrom Rack (Similar) // Skirt: Style & Co, Macy’s (Another Option)

All Black OOTD

At first I thought wearing the sheer blouse would be enough, but I was going for the sexy-chic look. Therefore, I pushed the envelope a bit and added the shorter skirt as well. If an outfit is styled correctly, it’s OK to go for it and show off more than one “asset”.

The black skirt, an item I’ve had for years, is a perfect item to have in my minimal wardrobe. It can easily be re-styled time and time again, and so can the sheer top! After all, think about how think about many times I’ve styled the blouse here on the blog. A LOT.

* See Also: Black and White Minimalism

Black Outfit - Details

Clutch: Purchase Here // Flats: Tesori, Nordstrom Rack (Another Option)

OOTD - Black Skirt and Black Blouse

Now for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:


Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children.

You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your co-host Whitney of Whitney Nic James Blog:


Whitney is a purpose driven wife and lifestyle blogger behind She is passionate about teaching women how to fearlessly live a stylish, affordable & uplifting lifestyle. You can follow Whitney via the following social medias: Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

Now on to the featured 5 bloggers from last week, this time I selected 5 of the most clicked posts starting with the highest clicked on,but this won’t happen often:


Sherry looks so lovely in her watercolor dress and was the most clicked on from last week. See post here.


I love reading Stitch Fix box reviews, so this is one more to share and hopefully you will find something you like for your next fix.



Marta shares her life lately story and the fun stuff she has encountered lately, here.


Candace looks fantastic in this dressed up shift dress look. See post here.


How adorable is Katies paint splatted skirt and denim top look. I love Katie’s colorful and bright feminine outfits, see this one here.

Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures