I am tickled pink with Julie Brown Designs – the designer of this top. Every time I walk into The Grove, I am drawn to the Julie Brown pieces. Probably because her styles remind me of one of my favorite designers – Milly. The ruffle with black trim down the center of the top adds great dimension. I paired it with one of my favorite pieces, the black pencil skirt. Every woman should own a black pencil skirt. It is slimming, looks great on all shapes and sizes, and is incredibly versatile. This one is from The Loft. I really like this skirt, in particular, because the material has a little bit of stretch, so it hugs you in all of the right places. After the Thanksgiving holiday, a little stretch is much needed.