The Perfect Little Black Skirt and WUW.

Hey y’all! Well today I’m traveling back to California after a fun filled week with my people in Nashville. I had the best time staying in Katie’s apartment. She’s a wonderful little hostess. Today I’ve got some more great pieces from XCVI (and a code) to share with you. Let me introduce the perfect little black skirt, and WUW. An abbreviated version of What’s Up Wednesday and our Style Six link up.

Just like a LBD, every woman’s closet should probably have a black skirt. How about the perfect little black skirt? I think I’ve found it. This one is the perfect length. Not too long, not too short. It has ruching all the way around that adds not only visual interest, but hides wrinkles and any unsightly bumps. #youknowwhatimtalkinabout It has about a 3 inch wide stretchy waist band, so it’s a pull on style and absolutely so comfortable. It’s going to be perfect for seasonal changes as well as all summer long. If you wanted to carry it into winter, you could easily add black tights and boots or booties, to make it a year round piece. For size reference I’m wearing a medium….I could possibly have gone with a small, but was afraid it would be too tight.

To go with it, I chose this darling mixed media shell. The front is 100% linen and the back is 100% jersey cotton. It’s absolutely as cute as can be. It has an almost peplum in the back made of the same linen. I love a v-neck and this one has one. Not only does it look so cute with this skirt, but it will look super cute with white jeans, lots of shorts or blue jeans. I think it will also look cute with my first pair of pants I got from XCVI. You can see those here. This one is a small, but it’s pretty big under the arms, so I’m exchanging it for an XS.

Both of these pieces are great stand alone pieces that can be worn multiple ways, and I’m all about adding those kinds of items to my closet. They are also the kinds of things you want to have when you start thinking about summer vacations and packing. You can use the code Coast2Coast20 for 20% off your purchase on the XCVI website.


I’ve been eating at a lot of restaurants since I was out of town, so I’ll need to make a major grocery haul when I get home.

That I’ve been spending time with the kids and friends. I am the worst about taking pictures when I’m with them, but here are 2 I did snap.

In just 2 short weeks Katie will be home for spring break!!!!


This season of all out crazy. I hate to say it, because I was Team Peter all the way last season, but this has been the worst season of the Bachelor I can recall. Peter should have had me as an advisor and I could have told him what to do. LOL


Okay guys, that’s it’s for todays perfect little black skirt and WUW. Today is also our Style Six linkup, so let’s get to linking up.

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  1. Kellyann
    February 26, 2020 / 2:14 am

    Super cute! Love the ruching on the skirt. I was eyeing their camo skirt with the same detail. Happy and safe travels today my friend!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      I’m eyeing a camo one too. So cute. We’ll all be sporting one I bet. Sounds like a group post in the making. XO

  2. February 26, 2020 / 3:17 am

    I love that you’re getting to spend time with your kiddos this week. And I’m jealous cuz of the town you’re getting to hang around in. 😉 And you look adorable in the skirt!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Chrissy! Now I’m just counting the weeks until I go back next month. XO

  3. February 26, 2020 / 3:57 am

    I love that skirt! Sounds like you had a great time in Nashville.

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks and I absolutely did. Can’t wait to go back at the end of next month. YAY!!! XO

  4. February 26, 2020 / 4:18 am

    That tank looks so lovely and the skirt is a great basic! 🙂

    Glad you are having a fun week with family!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Away From Blue

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Mica. I just ordered the tank in white too. YAY! XO

  5. February 26, 2020 / 4:18 am

    That skirt is such a great staple! Love the mixed media detail on your tank!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      It sure is. So versatile. I’m loving the clothes we’re getting. XO

  6. Living on Cloud Nine
    February 26, 2020 / 5:21 am

    For sure gonna need that skirt! So cute, fun and repeat wear piece definitely. Yay Nash and sweet kiddos! Safe trip home to ya my gorgeous friend! xo

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Can’t wait to see you in your skirt. I need a camo one soon. XO

  7. Heather Bramlett
    February 26, 2020 / 5:54 am

    I love that cute skirt and shoes!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Heather. The skirt comes in a ton of colors and camo prints. I’ll likely get more. XO

  8. Mireille
    February 26, 2020 / 6:41 am

    Sounds like a great time with your daughter! I have been loving all the clothes you all have been featuring from XCVI but have to stick to my list… Thinking birthday treat to myself for my birthday is September!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      YES, they are really nice clothes. Make sure you use on of our discount codes! XO

  9. February 26, 2020 / 7:30 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t think to take photos when hanging with the fam! The yellow tank top looks like the perfect, cool layering piece!

  10. February 26, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    Pretty and cozy! I love the soft yellow top on you that will be great leading into Spring. THis line looks fab for everyday wear, I have checkout some of their jogger pants and am tempted! Love the new black skirt! I have a chiffon A-line one and one I completely forgot about that is simialr to yours! Love it with the cute sandals. Hubby and I want to go to Nashville sometime, so I will hit you up for some suggestions! Great pic of you two eating ice cream. yummmm
    jess xx

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Definitely happy to recommend places in Nashville. So incredibly sad about the tornado. The XCVI clothes are really nice, well made and comfy. XO

  11. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    February 26, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    So glad you enjoyed your time with your son and daughter so much. It looks like you indulged in some yummy food, too! YUM! I love that black skirt, I think a black skirt is such a staple item in the closet, too. It is so cute with yellow and your military jacket. And, gosh! I just love all of your cozy outfits.


    • March 5, 2020 / 7:35 pm

      Oh my, too much good food and I’ve been trying to reign it back in ever since. HA! Oh well, you only live once.?Hope Aut is feeling better. XO

  12. February 26, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    I love your plaid fleece pullover! So cute! That XCVI skirt is adorable on you too!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:25 pm

      That pullover is the warmest one I own. I love your camo skirt too and just might have to get it eventually! XO

  13. February 29, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Jealous that you’re out here in a skirt in February! You look so cute! And ugh, isn’t this season of The Bachelor maddening?! I can’t believe I’m still watching!

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:25 pm

      Only two more episodes of this insanity. Hallelujah!!! XO

  14. March 2, 2020 / 3:34 am

    You know this totally had me wishing for some Jeni’s ice cream! Glad you had such a great trip with your kidos.

    • March 5, 2020 / 7:25 pm

      It was so yummy (but the dude gave me the tiniest scoops…mama wasn’t happy…LOL)

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