second thoughts

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Aritzia skirt (similar), leather jacket | Zara sweater | Isabel Marant boots | Alexander Wang bag via Shopbop | RayBan sunnies
photo via Instagram

I recently bought a skirt I had fallen in love with at the store. And then I got home and totally started second guessing myself. Is it flattering? Will I wear it enough? Do I have anything to actually wear it with? 

When you find yourself in a situation like this, do 3 things:
1. Pick out 3 pieces ALREADY in your wardrobe that you can pair with your new item
2. Take a photo. It will help you get some perspective and see what you actually look like in the new piece
3. Wait a day or two before you wear it. If you’re still thinking about it, you’re set

I took some time, put together a few outfits with the skirt and fell in love with it all over again. And then promptly spilled sauce on it. #klutz

 I will be in Seattle showing the boy around the city! Follow along for updates and have a wonderful weekend. HAPPY FRIDAY!!



  1. 02.21.2015 / 9:19 am

    I love this outfit! That skirt looks so great on you I can’t imagine you thinking it wasn’t flattering! I do question my purchases often though so these are great tips 🙂

    Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!


  2. 02.23.2015 / 12:19 am

    Those are good tips! Lol and I always spill something in brand new items too :p

  3. 02.24.2015 / 3:59 pm

    love love this whole outfit. i have a similar sweater and i wear it all the time, perfect neutral piece, xx!

    • 02.26.2015 / 4:06 pm

      Love a great grey sweater.. thanks!

  4. Gabriella Settino
    03.10.2015 / 10:05 am

    Love this outfit! I’m considering buying the Mackage Rumer jacket, and was wondering if you had any comments about the quality and size. Have you found it to fit true to size, or did you size up/down? Your blog is amazing, by the way! xx

    • 03.11.2015 / 8:54 am

      thank you! yes I sized down on the Rumer as I wanted it to be fitted and had heard they stretch out almost a full size… it’s soft like butta and one of my favourites jackets!

      • Sofiak
        11.29.2015 / 12:14 pm

        Hi, are you still happy with sizing down? I’m trying to decide between xs and xxs.. thanks!

        • August Diaries
          08.15.2016 / 11:19 am

          Yep, still love the XXS!

  5. jen
    05.22.2015 / 10:21 pm

    Has your rumer jacket stretched out yet?/Are you still happy with sizing down? I have an xxs and its quite snug, and just wondering if I made the right choice, and what size exactly did you get? LOVE your style!

    • Sofiak
      11.29.2015 / 12:48 pm

      Hi Jen, I’m in the same situation. Did your jacket stretch? Are you happy with the xxs? Thanks!

    • Maia
      08.14.2016 / 8:16 pm

      Has your xxs since stretched out a full size? I have the same dilemma. I also have an xxs but I have yet to wear it for more than a month. Still fitting snug

      • August Diaries
        08.15.2016 / 11:20 am

        Hi ladies, sorry the delayed reply! My jacket definitely stretched and I love the sizing. That being said, I don’t really do it up and if I did it would be quite snug.

        Hope that’s helpful!

        xx Jill

  6. Taylor McCuaig
    06.25.2015 / 7:22 am

    About the jacket, I have one that looks almost identical from Joe Fresh and I got it on sale for $30 just in case anyone is looking for a cheaper option!

  7. Melissa
    05.05.2016 / 7:51 am

    Jill! I adore your style. Effortless and chic! I have the same skirt as you, and plan on taking it to Europe this Spring/Summer along with the black one — would you style it with black booties as well?

    • August Diaries
      05.05.2016 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks Melissa! Definitely, I think black booties would look great. Just make sure that you can still see some of your ankle (preferably the skinniest part, about an inch above your ankle bone) so the skirt and boots don’t swallow you up. I’m not sure how tall you are, but because I’m short, I have to be careful of that! Have fun in Europe! xx

      • Melissa
        05.06.2016 / 4:16 pm

        Thanks so much!!

  8. Shauna
    10.24.2016 / 5:40 pm

    Hi Jill. I’m just curious what height and size you usually are? I’m trying to figure out what size Mackage rumer jacket to get…

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