Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Lil' Lou Lou

the soubrette brunette: lil' lou lou

Who says that red + green are only for the holidays? While this outfit from Lil' Lou Lou would have been a great Christmastime option, I think it totally works for any time of year. I'm trying to add more separates to my wardrobe, and this skirt and peasant-style top are such versatile pieces that I can use to make countless outfits. 

lil' lou lou jivin' skirt
lil' lou lou mary top
peasant top

For those unfamiliar with Lil' Lou Lou, owner/designer Lily is a one-woman operation (and an absolute joy to work with). Her Jivin' skirts come in numerous colors, are 100% cotton (with pockets!), and run true to the size chart she provides. I also really love the wide waistband with large belt loops; her skirts don't come with belts, but since I have a pretty extensive collection, this wasn't a problem at all. I was a little worried about the fit of the Mary top (since button-down fronts and I don't always get along), but the size large was absolutely perfect, had absolutely no gaping in the front, and instead of being too billowy like many tops in similar styles, it's tailored in such a way that it looks equally great with pants. Although the fabric is a bit thin for our frigid New York winters, I know I'll get a ton of wear out of these pieces, and I can't wait to style them in different ways.

lil' lou lou
retro peasant top
lil' lou lou clothing
Outfit Details
Mary Top in Triangle Pink: c/o Lil' Lou Lou
Jivin' Skirt in Red: c/o Lil' Lou Lou
Shoes: B.A.I.T. Footwear (similar)
Belt: from another dress

peasant top and circle skirt

I love being able to work with smaller businesses (especially ones that are owned by women!), and I like the fact that many of the pieces at Lil' Lou Lou are available in sizes up to 3X (and all are made in the USA). In addition to women's clothes and accessories, Lily also makes the cutest children's matching pieces! (You can check out Ashley's "Mommy & Me" posts featuring Lil' Lou Lou here and here.) For now, I'll just be matchy-matchy all by myself... but if I ever have a daughter, she'll be in trouble... :)

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. Ummm this is adorable! I can totally see this as a Valentine's Day outfit too! I love the top of you, it's so awesome!

  2. Wow, This is such a great outfit! I noticed you started exploring the world of wearing more separates, you seem like you've been doing it for ages the way you pair pieces so well!

  3. Super, super love. What a vibrant, eye-catchingly cool blouse. I'm smitten with this whole awesome outfit.

    ♥ Jessica


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