What did you do this weekend? Oh. Well. I started mine at a Cincy Chic fashion show Friday night, where myself & fellow Cincinnati Style Bloggers Katie at Out + Outfit, Carrington at Fashion with Carrington, Tamia with The Style Sample, Natalie at CincinNatalie & Olivia at Baubles to Bubbles were on the search for "The Chic-est Shoes of All." There were a lot of local boutiques and businesses donating their time & samples, a fun photo booth & TONS (tons!) of great shoes. After much debate, we chose a teal pair from Zara as our winner. 

Then on Saturday I spent an hour or so with Courtney PeGan & her team at Curate Boutique. Tucked away at a Hyde Park side street [map], Curate is such a gem. The clothes are staple pieces, yet also trendy. & the staff makes you feel like you're shopping with friends. Why was I there, you ask?Becauseeee... I was looking for something to wear for thisThe first Magical Simplicity article at Cincy Chic! So fun, right?!

Anyway, I went to a super quick photo shoot on Sunday. These aren't the photos we took (though I do LOVE the awesome head shots by Belle & Blanc Photography for Cincy Chic!!). But I wanted to show you guys this amazing midi skirt so I recruited an extra photographer for a few full length shots (thanks, mom!). 

By the way, let's talk about midi skirts (As the girls at Curate described it: in between the mini & the maxi is the perfect midi!) (Also known as tea-length?) (I think, yes... but only based on many tea-length dresses from my days at St. Ursula..). I love this trend so much. It is such a high waist, which perfectly accentuates a lady's natural curves, hitting at our slimmest feature. Who doesn't love feeling itty-bitty at their natural waist? No better way to start a week than an amazing article & an amazing skirt, don't you think? I love you all!

Skirt: Joa Midi Skirt in Black & Plaid via Curate Boutique
Jacket: FindersKeepers Moonlight Moto via Curate Boutique
Shirt: Brunch?  Graphic Tee via Banana Republic [similar]
Shoes: Tassel Tie Bootie via Coach [thrifted]
Earrings: Mint Lilly Brass Crescent Earrings via Curate Boutique 
Photography: Jackie Butler