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Closet Confection: Après Midi

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 {Guess Coat  (similar), H&M Scarf, Uniqlo ‘Heattech Turtleneck, Cos Skirt (similar here and here), Fendi Sunglasses, Vintage Bally Handbag via eBay, Tabitha Simmons Shoes (also love this print for spring)}

So you guys know I didn’t go all the way to Italy without doing a bit of shopping… right?

Of course not!

We spent the last night of our journey in Milan – just a few hours for dinner and a bit of power-shopping.  I’d heard great things about Cos and had been silently sulking for ages that their good aren’t yet  available in the US.  Wondering what all the fuss was about, I wandered in and was immediately smitten.  The vibe was sort of like a more minimalist and sophisticated Zara, with higher quality fabric and construction (but still ultra-reasonable prices).  After trying on a million things in the fitting room and unsuccessfully convincing Eric to let me buy them all, I decided on the skirt I’m wearing above and another dress (which I promise to show you guys soon).

After swooning over Tibi’s silk faille midi skirt (and dying a little inside over the $500+ price tag), I was ever so happy to have found this little number for a fraction of the price.  For this outfit, I tried to go with a work-appropriate styling.  But honestly, I can’t wait to go all out and style it up for a fancy occasion.

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  • elle January 28, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I, too, am swooning over this skirt: the cut and the color are superb. I adore those sweet shoes as well. power shopping in Milan, double swoon. Am following you now .
    XX, Elle

  • Frannie Pantz January 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Shopping in Milan is FOR SURE on my bucket list. I absolutely love your new skirt. It looks great with the scarf as well!

  • torontoShopoholic January 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Loving this skirt! A great find for sure.

  • Carrie January 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    great midi skirt – you totally rock it and i love the color!


  • Maghan Goodsell January 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Great color blocking. I’ve been nervous to try midi skirts, but you may have just nudged me in the right direction!


  • Jane Fitfabfun January 29, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Gorgeous skirt!! Absolutely love it~~! xo

  • Ayb January 29, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Clicked on the Cos link in your post and was greeted with a little pop up that said Cos is coming to the U.S. this spring. You can sign up for a newsletter.

    • ClosetConfections January 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Oh, thanks. I found out they’re opening up a store in SoHo some time this year. Can’t wait!

  • Britt+Whit February 1, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    love this midi skirt! so pretty!

    love from San Francisco, Britt+Whit