Velvet Midi Skirt & Random Facts About Me

This velvet midi skirt is one of my favorite finds this season. You might have noticed that I have fallen hard for velvet this fall/winter (exhibit A – my velvet gown & exhibit B – my velvet blazer). This velvet midi skirt though really stole my heart though because it is so affordable. This skirt comes in at under $50!

short sleeve button down // velvet midi skirt // belt // Gucci bag // Green suede heels c/o

I was getting  major 1920’s vibes from this velvet midi skirt, so I wanted to steal another trend from that era and have my shoes match my skirt. These green suede T-strap heels were the perfect compliment! Besides, I think this shade of green – a mix between forest green and dark emerald green – might be my favorite color of all time; so I might as well stock up on pieces in this shade!

I wanted to make this outfit something you could wear in a business causal environment, so I went with one of my go-to styles for work -a button down with a scarf tied at the collar. A white button down with a tie-neck scarf can make most outfits look work day appropriate; so it is a great style tip to have on hand for those days when you just cannot bring yourself to wear your classic black pencil skirt for the fourteenth day in a row lol. Bust out your more fun pants & skirts! Even for casual Friday, a tie-neck blouse tucked into jeans looks casual but still polished. #Winning.

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This post may be about my velvet midi skirt; but don’t think I would leave you without talking about my bag! I’ve already styled it on the blog twice in the past few weeks, because I cannot get enough of it. The Gucci Marmont is always going to be a classic bag and I love the luxe look and feel of the Marmont in velvet.

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Last thing before I end this velvet midi skirt post; it’s day 12 of “12 Days of Giveaways!” Ahhh! It’s been a whirlwind doing 12 posts and organizing a giveaway a day for the last 12 days but it has also been a lot of fun. I really do want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog.

You (my fantastical, wonderful, kick-ass readers) are why I do what I do- blogging even though I am busy with my legal practice. It is also not lost on me that the income I am able to make from my blog, through sponsored posts, etc. is directly because of all of you coming here and spending time here on LLB. I hope you enjoyed the giveaways as my little way of saying thank you.

Before I talk about the last giveaway, since there are some new readers here (hey girl heyyyyy) I wanted to share a bit about myself so you can get to know me. For my long-time readers, maybe some of these will surprise you!? Actually, I think they all might! Here we go:

5 Random Facts About Lee


1. I am (very) single, but was in a decade long relationship:
It’s funny, because most people think of me as a total independent woman / bachlorette. I live on my own, I run my own legal practice, and if you followed my instastories in the summer you’ll know that I dated a lot. … a lot, a lot. …. Tay Swift levels of dating, some may say. Lol. However, what most people don’t know (even some of my friends!) is that I was in a relationship from age 14 – age 24. It was an interesting experience going through everything one goes through when you’re just growing up and learning who you are while having a constant partner by your side. I sometimes feel like I lived life backwards, timing wise, but it definitely made me who I am today. … That said, ya girl is still v. single so lemme know if you’ve got any eligible bachelor friends I should be meeting lol.

2. I’m not a big animal lover:
… Okay, before you freak out, bear with me on this one. My dad is a veterinarian, so I grew up surrounded by animals. It was an absolutely amazing experience. I had cats, dogs, horses, & a turtle. We would even have random animal guests in our home on occasion; like the one time we had a baby deer with broken back legs live in our living room for 2 weeks, or the time we had a snake in the mudroom. I actually grew up learning how to help deliver foals, & how to help clear puppies’ noses/throats when they’re delivered via C-section. I can also pull out porcupine quills from a dog’s mouth like a friggin’ boss. Lol. All that said; I spent so much time with animals as a kid that I think they lost their ‘wow’ factor. I don’t dislike animals, I just don’t get all excited about them the way most people do.

3. I can only eat multi-color foods one color at a time:
Fruit loops, skittles, sour patch kids, you name it. If it’s got a slew of colors, I can only eat it one color at a time – ie. all the reds, then all the oranges, etc. I’ve been like this since I was little, no idea where it comes from!

4. I love working with kids:
It’s probably not a shock that I love kids (you only need to watch my instastories on any given weekend to see my obsession with my nieces), but what you probably don’t know is that I spent my youth working with kids. I taught dance and art classes and during the summers was a camp counselor. I actually really miss working with kiddos, and am hoping to work that back into my ‘choose your own adventure’ style / multi-prong career that I’ve got going on.

5. I am the worst driver:
No, but really. I’ve totaled two cars; and once in high school I drove into a portable. I am sooooo ready for these self-driving cars to become an actual (affordable) option.

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Day 12: 12 Days of Giveaways

Alright, on to today’s giveaway! For Day 12, I am actually going to have the giveaway be on my instagram. It will be live on Sunday December 16th around 4pm PST/ 7pm EST! Stay tuned!

And in the meantime; don’t forget about the other giveaways that are still open & accepting entries!

Day 5: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card
Day 6: $25 Amazon Gift Card
Day 7: $100 Shopbop Gift Card
Day 8: $25 Starbucks Gift Card
Day 9: $50 Soma Intimates Gift Card
Day 10: $100 Purpose Jewelry Gift Card

Day 11: Kendra Scott Earrings

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26 Comments

  1. Kim Henrichs December 12, 2018 / 5:22 am

    I love those shoes!!!

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Thank you!! They come in navy as well, but the green just stole my heart!

  2. ashley hargrove December 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

    This entire outfit is beyond fabulous for the holidays!! And I love these facts about you!! I’m with you on the wrecking cars issue… I was a horrible driver but I’ve actually realized I drive better in a manual than an automatic! haha

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks girl! and haha no way, that is so random! I may need to start learning to drive stick then!

  3. Cathy December 12, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I’m in love with your beautiful skirt and how you styled it! I too eat one color at a time. haha, no clue why! I’m not a great driver either-I have driven into a bush, and I rear ended my mom in high school-I still hear about that one anytime she drinks wine. Ugh!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Hahaha you rear-ended your mom!!! haha oh my gosh, poor teenage you must have been freaking out!!

  4. Rach December 12, 2018 / 9:43 am

    ok that velvet skirt is gorgeous! It does have a vintage feel to it, but I think that’s what gives it a chic look! And it was fun learning about you! I don’t think I know anyone who knows how to get take out porcupine quills from a dog’s mouth haha!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much! and haha yep, it is definitely a random skill!

  5. tanviidotcom December 12, 2018 / 11:52 am

    I am totally with you on #2 I am not a big animal lover either. I don’t hate them, but I’d rather now have them around me.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      I’m so glad i’m not the only one!

  6. Alina Conn December 12, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    You look absolutely stunning!

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  7. Mollie December 12, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    OBSESSED with this skirt and shoe combo would be an understatement!! So chic for holiday parties!!

    xx Mollie

    • Lee December 12, 2018 / 5:53 pm

      Thank you Mollie!

  8. kileen December 12, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    This velvet midi skirt is so gorgeous! I love the color and loved reading more about you! So interesting that you eat one color at a time!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Lee December 13, 2018 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks Kileen! And thanks for reading about me! <3

  9. Kelsey December 13, 2018 / 6:30 am

    First of all, I am in love with that skirt!! Huge fan of velvet over here!!! Second, I loved learning those fun facts about you!!! Jealous you go to live with a baby deer lol

    • Lee December 13, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      Thanks girl, I can’t stop wearing it!! And haha ya the lil guy was SO cute; I made him sit and watch full house with me in our living room lol.

    • Lee December 13, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      Aren’t they gorgeous?! The retro vibes really caught my eye and the dark green is so pretty!

  10. Morgan December 13, 2018 / 7:21 am

    That is too funny about the colored food things!! I feel like we all have some sort of quirky eating habits (mine is that my food cannot touch!) but I haven’t heard that one before

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

    • Lee December 13, 2018 / 4:54 pm

      I totally agree; and haha ya I feel ya, I also don’t like it when my food touches. Flavors aren’t meant to mix if they’re not intended to!

  11. Anna English December 14, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I hate when my food touches, so I feel you on the same colored things! I love the skirt, it’s such a gorgeous color!

    • Lee December 15, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      Right! It’s weird when food touches; I totally feel ya. And thank you so much re. the skirt!

    • Lee December 15, 2018 / 6:05 pm

      Thanks Greta!

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