I prefer the top tucked in the skirt with the blazer, but that’s just my opinion. I showed it to my mother-in-law, who is way more into clothes than I am, and she agrees with you.
I do agree the shorter skirt makes your legs look longer. Being a shorter person, I learned this trick long ago! I love it.
These colors look fantastic on you. That gold would make me look sickly if I wore it, but it looks fabulous on you.
I’m really enjoying going through this journey with you. It’s making me want to care more about how I dress ❤