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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!

Pattern Primer: Fall Floral Skirt with Ciana Printed Skirt

Hello friend! I have discussed the virtues of fall florals before, so I will spare you the reprise. But I will not pass on the chance to share this particular fall floral skirt with you. Meet the Ciana printed skirt from Anthropologie. This skirt is the epitome of an Elsie skirt: bold print, pretty colors and pleated full silhouette. Let me show you how I styled her.

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Ciana Printed Skirt: Review

First let me review the fit of this skirt. As I mentioned above, it is a full skirt. I adore a full skirt. I think it looks good on everyone because it accentuates the waist. It always makes for a feminine look. The Ciana printed skirt is made well, with lots of individual panels sewn together. It is however, 100% polyester, which isn’t my favorite of fabrics. Also, it does not have a lining.

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As far as fit goes, the Ciana printed skirt comes through. I purchased a size small and it fits me perfectly. It creates a pretty silhouette and falls very elegantly over the hips. One of the details I especially love is the rose gold zipper in the back. It just adds a stylish touch.

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Fall Florals Outfit with the Ciana Printed Skirt

When I first saw the Ciana printed skirt, I was drawn to the pretty floral print and the muted fall colors. Therefore when I went to wear it, I decided to keep the skirt as the focus point of the outfit. Thus I paired it with a simple gray shell and a burgundy Jackie cardigan.

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However, because I do adore my colors, I needed another pop of it. Therefore I added some punch to the outfit with a pair of mustard heels. As you know, I have a thing for mustard and burgundy so I just couldn’t resist it here.

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For accessories I chose a short but intricate necklace. I think it echos the femininity of the skirt perfectly

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I hope you enjoyed another example of a fall florals outfit. I truly find it is so easy and beautiful to wear florals in the fall. Are you on the fall florals bandwagon?

My 2017 Thanksgiving Outfit

Hello friend! My Thanksgiving outfit has been planned for a while now and I’ve been itching to share it with you. So I am glad I get to do so today. I had purchased this sequin polka dot cardigan on one of my midnight online shopping sprees (blame it on the prosecco!) almost two months ago. I loved the details on the polka dots (they have sequins on them!). Then I was waiting for the perfect skirt to come my way… enter the Banana Republic ombre lace midi pencil skirt.

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Ombre Lace Midi Pencil Skirt Review

Because I purchase most of my clothes online, sizing is often a concern. For this skirt I was especially cautious because it is called a midi skirt. Because I am 5’4, I have to be careful of skirts that may be too long. They tend to make me look short. Therefore for this skirt I chose to order the 2p. I went up a size as you customarily should when going from standard sizes to petite.

The fit is overall good. It is just a tad large on the waist. But I worry that a full size down would be too snug. As for the length, I am surprised it is classified as a midi. The 2p fell right at my knees. To be honest, I was hoping for a longer length, to get more of that 1940’s vibe. However, the fit was good overall, so I will be wearing it!

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J Crew Sequin Polka Dot Cardigan Review

Now time to discuss the cardi! I simply adore it. The bold cranberry polka dot is just perfect for the holidays. The fit is fairly true to the Jackie cardigans overall, but may run a tad small on the shoulders. I don’t mind this as I like a snug cardigan, but if you are planning on wearing it buttoned up, keep that in mind!

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The Final Thanksgiving Outfit

When I put the pieces together, I loved how they complemented each other while still standing out on their own. The variated colors of the skirt add almost a hint of stripes. Furthermore, the lace brings in another element of texture.

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I love that the skirt has multiple shades of red in it. Luckily it complements the polka dots of the cardigan well.

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For shoes I was torn between my blue velvet booties (to make a baby blue and burgundy color combination) or my mustard heels (for a mustard and burgundy color combination). In the end I chose the mustard as it popped more against the outfit.

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For accessories I chose to keep it minimal with my delicate Brielle statement necklace. I chose to pair the necklace with a small pair of ear jackets from this Sugarfix trio. The combination works because they are all subtle pieces. The jewelry allows the details of the sweater to be the focus.

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I hope you enjoyed this year’s Thanksgiving outfit. What are you wearing for the holiday?

 

Color Crush: Mustard and Burgundy

Hello friend! As we near the end of fall, I would like one last homage to my favorite color of the season: burgundy.  I adored pairing burgundy and blush as well as burgundy and pink. And let’s not forget baby blue and burgundy. Needless to say, I think burgundy pairs well with many other colors. So today, let me introduce you to one last pairing: mustard and burgundy.

Mustard and Burgundy for Work

For a simple work outfit, pair a mustard plaid (or other print) with a burgundy skirt. The vibrant colors complement each other perfectly. Because I adore pattern mixing, I chose to add leopard print pumps. However, if that is too much for you, simply pair it with a cognac shoe instead.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

For my accessories, I decided to wear an eye-catching necklace with the Araksi from Baublebar. I also doubled up on the burgundy by wearing a burgundy leather strap watch.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy outfit and baublebar araksi necklace

A second work outfit is with this multi color striped top. Because the shirt has both mustard and burgundy in it, I decided to make that the focus of my color palette.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

Once again I brought in some leopard print because I enjoy mixing prints, but of course that is completely optional. In this outfit, I am also wearing some of the same pieces of jewelry as the last outfit. However, I’ve changed it up a bit in the styling. I am wearing the necklace backwards so that it is a simple circular  strand of crystal goodness right at the neckline. Don’t you just love versatile pieces like this?

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy and baublebar araksi necklace

Casual Mustard and Burgundy

For a casual look, simply pair a burgundy top with a mustard colorway scarf. Here I am wearing a mustard plaid blanket scarf. I paired it all with neutral grey jeans and black over the knee boots.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

Dressy Mustard and Burgundy

To achieve a more dressy look, I chose one of my all time favorite Anthropologie skirts. It is long since sold out, so I’m sorry for making you fall in love with it. But she really is a beauty! Ironically, the skirt has a burgundy underlay and a mustard waist line. It’s as if it was meant for this post! For this look, I paired the skirt with a burgundy cardigan and my favorite mustard heels.

Polished whimsy in mustard and burgundy

For my accessories, I added my Baublebar twisted pearl necklace and a statement belt.

Mustard and Burgundy Accessories

The color fun doesn’t have to stop with your clothes. You can also bring in the mustard and burgundy into your accessories. It’s not only a fun way to break up your routine of neutral accessories, but also a creative way of bringing in color into your outfit.

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As the fall season comes to an end, make it a point to celebrate the season of color by pairing your mustard and burgundy pieces together.

Try This: Cold Shoulder Sweater

Hello friend!

We all have enjoyed many months of bare shoulders in the summer, with both off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops. But with colder weather arriving, I thought the cold shoulder trend was over. I was happily proven wrong by the cold shoulder sweater. Let me show you two ways to wear it now.

cold shoulder sweater for work

For work, I suggest pairing the sweater with more classic work apparel so that it’s not too trendy looking. Here I paired it with a favorite floral print skirt.

Shein ruffle cold shoulder sweater with floral print skirt

To contrast the femininity of the ruffle in the top, I added an edgy warrior necklace. I feel it balanced out the look.

Shein ruffle cold shoulder sweater with baublebar warrior necklace

I wanted a pop of color, so I turned to my most recent shoe purchase, these mustard yellow pumps. As you know, I have done a full blog post on pairing mustard and mint (if you missed it, go see it here). Therefore, the pairing was a natural mix for me.

Mustard and mint outfit palette

To ground the look, I chose a neutral gray purse, also a recent purchase and new favorite!

Shein cold shoulder sweater with mint green floral skirt and mustard yellow pumps

All in all, it was a perfect way to incorporate the cold shoulder trend into a work outfit.

cold shoulder sweater for fun

In contrast to the work outfit, wearing a cold shoulder sweater for fun was a much easier pairing. A jeans look was a must! I wore this outfit on a recent trip to San Francisco. Because of the cooler temps in San Francisco (compared to Los Angeles), I added a scarf to the top.

Shein ruffle cold shoulder sweater with jeans and scarf

For this look, since the outfit was so casual, I chose to add some sparkle in my accessories. Therefore, I added a fun pair of earrings. Because they were in neutral tones, this recently purchased pair from Baublebar was the perfect addition to the outfit. They added some oomph but did not take away from the beauty of the sweater.

Cold shoulder sweater with baublebar earrings

Overall, it was a perfect look for a day in the city. I felt fashion forward yet comfortable.

What do you think about the cold shoulder sweater? Let me know in the comments. And as always, if you are interested in shopping these items, they are listed below with exception to the sweater, which is linked here.

 

Disclaimer: This sweater was gifted by SheIn. However, my opinions are always my own and are not affected by a collaboration.