INTIMIDATED

Ralph Lauren White Button Down & Nike Crewneck Sweatshirt (similar here) –  similar layered button down and crewneck here (it’s on sale too!) / eShakti Grey Floral Skirt c/o (30% off until 10/16) / COACH Cross Body Purse / Target Oversized Watch / Bauble Bar Pearl Drop Earrings / Gold Frame Aviators (similar here) / Steve Madden Quilted Faux Leather Sneakers (on sale!)

Pencil skirts always intimidated me as something you could only wear to work – never on an easy day off. And the longing to create a look that could encompass both simplicity and comfort with a pencil skirt brings me here! I’ve been loving the look of “Peter Pan” collars for years, the femininity yet boy-meets-girl appeal when paired with a looser blouse or sweatshirt over the top is a combination that can’t be beaten in my book. I tried to keep this look on the more put together side of things for brunching and what not, but you could easily make this look even more wearable by switching the top out for a chunky sweater, the sneakers for your favorite gym kicks, and a baseball cap for that laid-back “cool girl” look. It’s crazy to think that a year ago all I thought you could could wear with a pencil skirt was a blazer, boy have I learned!


COLUMBUS DAY SALES

Of course I couldn’t resist dipping my toes into the Columbus Day sales, who do you think I am? Someone with self control?

eShakti is currently having a 30% off site wide sale making it possible to you to shop the custom grey floral skirt I’m wearing above for less than $50!

Madewell is having 30% off select styles with code “OHFALL” and I’m thinking about taking the plunge with this white midi skirt to pair with all of my winter whites and sweaters.

Old Navy is having killer deals this weekend (everything up to 50% off!): I’m definitely considering purchasing this adorable $20 leather pencil skirt, pair it with a floral sweatshirt and you just can’t go wrong.

40% off your purchase at Banana Republic this weekend with code “BRWEEKEND” – I caved early and got these coated green jeans and this striped button down!

At Club Monaco take an extra 30% off sale and 40% off clearance pieces with code “FALLSALE” – I’m loving this adorable printed skirt

Anne Taylor is giving 40% off your entire purchase which means I just can’t say no to this sweater jacket

At J. Crew enjoy 30% off full-price items and an extra 40% off final sale styles with code “WEEKENDPLANS” – loving this printed scarf paired with this striped sweater

At EXPRESS get $25 off of every $75 you spend making these gorgeous pointed toe mules total out to less than $50!

GAP is having a site wide 40% off sale and I can’t help but feel the need to get this gorgeous grey coat for Fall!

P.S. I’ve started using Ebates recently for cash back and exclusive coupons on online purchases and it’s amazing how much I’ve already earned back in one shopping trip, I recommend it to everyone who shops online, especially my lovely readers!


xoxo

GREY DAYS

VS Grey V-Neck Sweater (on sale for less than $15!) / eShakti Grey Floral Print Skirt c/o (get 15% with code “morethanextraordinary“) / Target Ankle Strap Heels (similar here and here) / Double Pearl Drop Earrings / Target Oversized Watch

Happy Saturday! Ending the week on a neutral note with this all grey look. A few weeks ago I mentioned in this post that a prevailing trend for Fall would be Grey. I love my neutral tones and have always loved the simplicity of a monochromatic look, but the floral print and small black details in this customizable eShakti skirt break up the look nicely to keep it from being too boring. What I love especially about this look is that although I took it on a more glam route, it could easily take on an understated appeal with some sneakers, a baseball cap, and a thin cross-body bag. This way, it can take you from day to night and you won’t have to sacrifice comfort to look cute or stylish – talk about a win-win!


xoxo