Can you tell I'm loving this skirt?!  It's back for the second part of my closet challenge.  Yesterday I shared a casual styled post featuring this striped pencil skirt (if you missed it, you can view it here.)  It is such a versatile piece that can definitely be dressed up or down!  

Peplum top, old (love this and this) | Striped Pencil Skirt, old (love this and this | Nude wedges old | Rings, Lauren Conrad, Nikki Stark Jewellery and New York & Company

I love mixing prints, and it's no surprise that florals and stripes are one of my favorite combos.  But keeping the whole outfit to a black and white color scheme was so refreshing and modern, and so unlike me since I live for color.  I loved this look for work.  I paired it with nude wedges, but I can see looking great with black pumps as well.

Again, I kept my accessories pretty tame in this look.  But I just had to show off my fun summery mani and the rings I styled with this look!

A lot of us get bored with the same untouched clothes in our closets, so it was fun to pick something that I haven't worn in a while and see it in a different light.  Now I'm not sure which outfit I like better so I guess I'll have to wear both again!