I've noticed recently that I do this thing that you're not really supposed to do. I'm not a "basics" kind of gal, so I'll buy a great piece that I love, then realize that nothing in my wardrobe really goes with it. So, of course, I have to buy a new skirt/top/whatever to go with this great piece that I love. It's pretty much the exact opposite of how things are supposed to work, according to fashion magazines, where you only buy a new skirt if it goes with three tops that you already own.

This skirt is one of those pieces that has proved exceedingly difficult to match. I usually just wear it with a white blouse, which isn't exactly an exciting choice, but at least it goes; this purple top was the result of a couple of weeks of checking various stores for a top that worked with one of the secondary colors in this skirt - lavender or hot pink or olive green. 

That's all to say that I bought this top because it goes with this skirt; it doesn't really go with anything else in my wardrobe, so there may be a day not to long from now where I'm hunting down bottoms that go with it!

It's sort of funny that this is the top that I ended up with, because I'd basically been over off the shoulder tops recently, but between this cute little top and my off the shoulder dress from last week, I might have to declare myself a fan once again!

Skirt, Bracelets: Vintage
Top: Zara
Shoes: Franco Sarto

What kind of shopper are you? Do you try to buy pieces that go with the things you already have, or do you tend to buy more randomly?