Friday, August 26, 2016

Now & Later

I decided to revive an old series today that so many of you mentioned that you loved.  Today I'm showing you two ways to wear this floral pleated skirt for the current weather & for later in the fall.  The rich color mix & pretty pattern caught my eye and I knew it would be a versatile piece for transitioning into the next season.  I love that it's fully lined and that the pleats lay nicely without adding bulk.  In addition to the examples below, I'd also wear it in the winter with a burgundy sweater, ivory wool coat, black tights & heeled booties.  

For the "now" look, I paired the skirt with a ruffled one-shoulder top & lace-up sandals for a flirty date-night feel. Any ivory blouse you already own would work just as well, but make sure you choose a slightly cropped style or tuck in your top to keep proportions in check.  I haven't shopped at Express in a while, but was so impressed with all their new fall arrivals.  Right now you can get $25 off your purchase of $75 or more using code 1604 (through Sunday) - I'm also loving this faux suede skirt, this quilted bag & this cozy knit.

What I'm wearing:
Mango Top (similar here or here), Express Floral Midi Skirt (also in blackivory & red), Dolce Vita Heels
c/o Charming Charlie Clutch, BaubleBar Earrings (similar here or here), 
c/o Charming Charlie Ring, BaubleBar Cuff

I love adding a little modern edge to classic feminine styles & a moto jacket is the perfect counterpoint to flowy pleated skirts.  This suede version is from last year, but I've included similar styles below.  I also can't say enough good things about this sweater - I loved the fit so much that I bought it in two colors.  It's unbelievably flattering and an essential layering piece for fall & winter (plus, it's currently on sale!).  

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 Jacket (similar save or splurge; also love this one), Banana Republic Sweater (comes in 11 colors), 
Express Floral Midi Skirt (wearing an XS), Sole Society Booties (similar here or here), 
Ann Taylor Bag (similar here or here), Stella & Dot Necklace, Gorjana Earrings


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