Today's Everyday Fashion: Commonalities

I'm kicking off today's post with some deep thoughts. You guys see maybe 3% of who I am through this blog, and I rarely if ever get into deep stuff, because I'm a strong believer that over sharing is not cute. ;-) But I spent today mulling over some tough questions about J's Everyday Fashion, and wanted to share them with you. I have always felt that the fashion industry is a very dark place, and I started this website as one small step towards being the change I want to see (more on my goals here, but you can think of it as someone who dislikes current politics becoming a politician - the best work, I think, can be done in the trenches). What I'm praying about: am I doing a good job of being that change, or am I just the same as the things I'm trying to change? How can I do better at shining a light? How can I be a good steward of the responsibilities I've been blessed with? What's the next step? I don't have answers and don't know when I will, but the wheels are turning.

Now, lets talk about girlie stuff, aka today's look. My outfit is very different from Miranda Kerr's outfit but we have three things in common - the same color scheme, the colorblocking trend, and we are both wearing silk camp shirts. I'm a huge fan of this look because it provides a fun alternate to a plain top and skirt for work, while still remaining appropriate for the office. (Simple pumps could be subbed in if your work place is conservative.) Would you wear these looks to work?

Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Shirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales, $28 (same shirt)
Skirt: Limited, $39
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $25
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $69
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $34 and $32 and $59 and $59 and $39

1. Forever 21 skirt, $14.80
2. Calvin Klein skirt, $79.50
3. White House Black Market skirt, $88
4. LOFT skirt, $49.50