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Color Crush: Grey and Cognac Outfit

Hello friend! With winter in full force (well as “winter” as it gets here in Los Angeles), I like to change my wardrobe colors to reflect the season (check out winter transition post for more details). What can I say, I like to be seasonal! Therefore, I turn to muted colors like grey and mauve. I recently got an inspiration to pair grey and cognac together. So I gave it a try and loved it. Therefore, I am here to report about my success to you and encourage you to also try a grey and cognac outfit.

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Try This: Sweater Dress and Booties

Hello friend! I hope you are having a great 2018 so far. I’ve been busy at home decorating my bedroom (I’ll share some photos when I’m done). I’m also leisurely putting together some winter outfits for when I go back to work (currently on a stay-cation, yay!). One of my favorite winter looks is a sweater dress and booties outfit. So let me share my current one with you.

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Skirtmas: Plaid Midi Skirt {Day 10}

Hello friend! It’s the tenth day of Skirtmas and so I give to thee a plaid midi skirt outfit. Now I know I’ve done many plaid outfits, including the Modcloth prim class hero on Skirtmas day 7. But what can I say, I love plaid, especially this time of year. So please indulge me a while longer while I showcase this pretty plaid skirt.

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Tracy Reese Asymmetric Plaid Midi Skirt Review

The Tracy Reese asymmetric plaid midi skirt is made of a medium thick polyester blend that is dry clean only. As the name states, it has a beautiful asymmetric cut. It also has some fun details such as an unfinished hem at the bottom of the skirt and down the center seam. This helps to add texture and interest to the skirt.

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The fit of the skirt is lovely. It drapes smoothly over the hips. I do think it runs a tad large though, so keep that in mind!

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Tracy Reese Asymmetric Plaid Midi Skirt Outfit

Because of the details of this skirt, particularly the raw hems, I wanted to pair it with a smooth and neutral top. Therefore I chose one of my new sweaters, the side slit button crew sweater from Target’s Who What Wear line. I love the buttons on the side. Details like that get me every time!

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The gray color blended well with the skirt, allowing the blue in the plaid to pop.

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I chose to wear red pumps with this look to add some more color. Since there is a light stripe of red in the skirt, I knew it would make a great accent color.

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Using the same line of thinking, I chose another color in the plaid, mustard yellow, for my second accent color. If you recall my mustard yellow and red color crush post, I am already fond of this color combination. Therefore I confidently paired my mustard yellow purse with this plaid midi skirt outfit.

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For earrings, I popped on a pair of beaded tassel earrings, also in red. I felt it balanced out the shoes. I then completed the look with my favorite gold layered necklace.

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While I may be pushing it on the plaid skirts, I hope you recognize how singular and beautiful each one is. I sure do! Stay tuned for Skirtmas day 11!

Skirtmas: Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt {Day 9}

Hello friend! Today’s Skirtmas post is centered around an eyecatching floral skirt, the Modcloth Ikebana midi skirt. I have a long history with this skirt, I’ll explain it later. But needless to say, I love it. Therefore I styled it to the best of my abilities. I hope I do it justice!

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Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt: The Backstory

As I alluded to above, I didn’t just discover the Modcloth Ikebana midi skirt. In fact, one of my girlfriends had sent me a link to it years ago. Back then, it was a yellow skirt with mint and purple flowers. It was gorgeous;  you know how much I love that color combination (check out mustard and mint post). Unfortunately by the time I got around to purchasing it, my size was sold out.

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I did periodic checks on the Modcloth website, but I never found my size. Well what do you know, years later, they brought back the skirt. It’s in another colorway, this time mustard with pink. But it is still beautiful. Furthermore, it allows me to play with a new color combination I had never before considered: mustard and pink. This may have to go into a color crush post, don’t you think?

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Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt: Fit Review

The Modcloth ikebana midi skirt is a full-cut A-line skirt. There is quite a lot of fabric, so it is definitely twirl worthy! It is made out of thin polyester (mimicking silk-like fabric), with a thin lining underneath. Unfortunately, the fabric tends to wrinkle. However, those wrinkles smooth out easily (unlike the fan skirt).

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The fit of the Modcloth ikebana midi skirt is superb. It fits nicely at the waist and flows beautifully over the hips. It hits me about three inches below the knee.

Modcloth Ikebana Midi Skirt Outfit

When I received this skirt, I knew right away I wanted to pattern mix with it. That’s because the scale of the floral print is perfect to mix with other prints (read more on my pattern mixing 101 post).

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Because I love stripes and floral print together, I decided on a striped top. I chose my J Crew tissue turtleneck because it is in fact winter now, and so I wanted to bring in some elements of cold weather wear.

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Besides playing with pattern, I was also excited to play with this new color combination. Therefore I added a pair of pink pumps. The result is superb if I do say so myself. The pink adds even more femininity to the outfit and allows the yellow of the skirt to pop.

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While I adore all my skirts alike, the Modcloth ikebana midi skirt may be my current favorite due to its beautiful color and print. But stay tuned, Skirtmas may turn up a new favorite soon!

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Skirtmas: Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt {Day 8}

Hello friend and welcome back to Skirtmas. For day 8, I am shifting gears away from work looks and towards a fun party look. With New Year’s Eve under 2 weeks away, we need to plan our party outfits. The winter holidays often call for sequins. Now who am I to ignore that call? So I say, bust out the sequins. The skirt I got is the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt. Let me show you how I’m wearing it.

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Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt Review

The Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt is a well made, fun party skirt. It has a lining with a medium thick fabric, preventing the sequins from poking you. Thus making the skirt comfortable to wear. The design of the skirt is just beautiful: horizontal colorful stripes made of sequins! It’s a color and pattern lover’s delight!

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The fit of the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt is spot on. It is a classic A-line shape that is cut perfectly. Furthermore, it’s a fun length for evenings out, just a few inches above the knee.

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Anthropologie Sequined Soiree Skirt Outfit

Because the skirt is such a statement piece, I chose to wear an understated top. Therefore I chose my fitted sweater (read more about it in the perfect layering sweater post). That way the skirt could play the starring role, while the top supported it! I could have worn a black sweater, but I chose a light blue. That’s because I felt the skirt already had a lot of black in it. However, if you will be wearing this for a major bash, a sleek black top will work beautifully!

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Although I kept my top fairly simple, I did want to add some more fun to the outfit. Therefore I chose to wear patterned tights. This fits into the season as it functions to keep us warm. But it also adds another layer of interest to the outfit.

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I completed my look with lace up booties.

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I hope you enjoyed my styling of the Anthropologie sequined soiree skirt. Every girl should have a fun party skirt like this in her closet. Check out some of my picks below! See you tomorrow for day 9 of Skirtmas!

12 Days of Skirtmas: B Jones Style Midi Skirt {Day 3}

Hello friend and welcome to day three of Skirtmas! I’ve been having a great time styling multiple gorgeous skirts for this little holiday celebration. Check out Skirtmas day one and Skirtmas day two if you need to catch up! For day three, I am styling the beautiful B Jones Style Midi Skirt from Modcloth.

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The History Behind the B Jones Style Midi Skirt

Before I owned this skirt, I had seen it on one of my favorite bloggers, Jean. I had always assumed it was an older style and had sold out. Well lo and behold, one day as I was perusing the modcloth website, I saw that same skirt, the B Jones style midi skirt right there, available for sale! So, I quickly snatched it up. I decided to debut it in my Skirtmas series because its festive green color is perfect for this time of year.

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B Jones Style Midi Skirt Review

When the skirt arrived, I examined it right away. The material is a medium-thick polyester blend. It drapes nicely on the body without any risk of transparency. One negative I found is that it does not have a lining. I also found it particularly prone to stubborn wrinkles. But besides that, the print is amazing. They are large fans made of velvet. Such a lovely way to bring in print and texture.

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The cut of the skirt is a classic A-line with some box pleats right at the waist-line. While it flowed and draped beautifully, I would have preferred a bit of a fuller skirt. But, that’s just my taste! Overall, the cut makes it a versatile piece to wear to school, work and out!

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B Jones Style Midi Skirt Outfit

For my look, I paired it with a streamlined mock-turtleneck bodysuit. This allowed the skirt to be the focus of attention. But I did want to add some more fun, so I threw on a faux fur stole. The fur brings in a strong winter vibe. I finished off the look with my Brielle pendant necklace and classic black pumps.

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I’m so pleased to have the chance to own and wear the B Jones style midi skirt. It has certainly added to the fun and whimsy of Skirtmas. Stay tuned to tomorrow’s post for another great skirt!

12 Days of Skirtmas: Blush Tulle Skirt {Day 2}

Hello friend and welcome back to Skirtmas, my little celebration here on the blog. The fun started yesterday with my velvet midi skirt post, but will continue for another 10 days! Today I am featuring a favorite (and fairly versatile item), a blush tulle skirt.

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Blush Tulle Skirt Versatility

I have to say, a blush tulle skirt is much more versatile than one would think. First, it is a neutral color. While pink is definitely not a neutral, blush pink, bordering on beige, can seriously be viewed as a neutral. Thus you can pair it with almost anything!

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Blush Tulle Skirt Oufit

I’ve worn  blush tulle skirts often, one of my favorites being this Valentine’s Day look. As you know from reading my color crush series, I also enjoy pairing blush pink and olive green. Therefore when I was styling this skirt, I naturally turned to my olive green faux leather jacket. I love how the colors created a mellow palette.

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Furthermore, I love how the delicate tulle plays off of the tough leather. I often pair items like these together for a unique outfit.

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Under the jacket, I wore my trusty perfect layering sweater (it’s perfect trust me, or read about it in the perfect layering sweater post).

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As for accessories, I just had to pop in my Chateau feather earrings. They are my most recent acquisition and oh so lovely! What I love best about them is how light they are (duh, they’re feathers, I know!). Get ready for the drama they bring. You’ll get lots of compliments for sure!

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And finally for my shoes, I relied on my ever-faithful silver metallic pumps. These babies are my go-to evening out shoes in the winter.

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I hoped you enjoyed day 2 of Skirtmas! Stay tuned for ten more days of skirt fun!

12 Days of Skirtmas: Halogen Velvet Pleated Midi Skirt {Day 1}

Hello friend! And a very big welcome to the inaugural 12 Days of Skirtmas post! I am excited to start this holiday tradition on my blog. Starting today until Christmas Eve, I will be posting and styling a new skirt every day! You can follow along here, or on Instagram. Or better yet, play along and wear a skirt for the next 12 days! I further challenge you to wear your skirts a different way than you’ve worn them before! Today’s post features the beautiful Halogen velvet pleated midi skirt.

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When I first saw this skirt, I was drawn to the velvet. I’ve worn a similar one before in gray (see winter florals post), but the black was calling me! Black velvet looks so rich and opulent. I knew it would make a perfect holiday skirt. Therefore I got one and quickly thought up some outfits.

Halogen Velvet Pleated Midi Skirt Goes Preppy

For my first pairing of the skirt, I wore it with my J Crew Stewart plaid button-down. I had worn a similar look last year for Christmas (with a black tulle skirt). Therefore this outfit was a natural one to re-create. I like how the velvet skirt elevates the plaid shirt to a more elegant style.

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I chose to wear a yellow shoe to echo the color in the shirt and also to allow the skirt to pop.

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Halogen Velvet Pleated Midi Skirt Goes Casual

For my second styling of the Halogen velvet pleated midi skirt, I decided to try a more casual look. I paired it with this bow tee to bring in a fun print. It also serves to show how fun and versatile this skirt can be.

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I chose to wear silver pumps to mark for a holiday occasion. But you can also wear it with kicks and pull off a more casual and fun vibe.

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I hope you enjoyed the first Skirtmas post! Stay tuned for many more!

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