I actually got both pieces at two different times. I have had the skirt for over a year and only wore it twice. I got the shirt when there was a huge clearance sale and I decided to couple them together for a hip casual look for work. I'm happy it all came together. Normally, I wake up, and think of an outfit within 15 minutes. I never pick out my clothes the night before. I take risks and gratefully they come out great, hence this outfit.