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!


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

POINTING FINGERS

 

Pilcro Pointing Fingers Graphic Tee (old, similar style on sale here) / Aeropostale White Boyfriend Blazer (similar boyfriend style here and cropped style here) / DIY Boyfriend Shorts (similar under $25 pair here) / Target Oversized Watch / Ombre Mirror Lens Sunglasses / Vintage Red Faux Leather Loafers (similar style here) / Layered Bracelets (under $5!)

While Fall is technically in session right now (and I am not complaining about that one bit, it’s my favorite season from the scent of cinnamon all throughout the halls to the fashion!), our Minnesota weather decided to throw us for a loop and put 70 degree weather back on the table this past weekend. Thus, my closet cleaning was put on hold to go out and about and enjoy the beautiful weather. Usually when wearing a graphic tee or sweatshirt like this one, I like to add structure with light layers. In this case, I chose to wear one of my favorite boyfriend blazers cuffed at the sleeve, but sometimes, if I’m wearing a sweatshirt especially, I’ll wear it layered over a button down shirt that’s buttoned all the way to the top for a more polished look. The truth is, I think Fall is my favorite season simply because of the layers, I just love layers. 




xoxo