From Left, Necklace: Enamel Fringe Collar ($31) Rings: Dean Davidson Plaza Ring ($190) and Bauhaus Knuckle Ring ($125) Bag: Vince Camuto Jace Satchel ($278) Coat: Malene Birger Fiurica Coat ($775) Sweater: Equipment Sloane Satchel ($270) Skirt: Missoni Blend Skirt ($371)
For the Office. I am still loving flounce skirts as an alternative to the classic pencil. They’re a bit more fun, and useful for evening and daytime events. If you’re looking for a printed one for less, Banana Republic has a black and white chain print skirt. If basic black is your poison, this Ann Taylor skirt is a good choice.
I paired the skirt with a simple white sweater and a statement necklace. Need a cheaper sweater? Try this Lord & Taylor cashmere sweater for less than $50. I love the modern look of the necklace. It fits close to the collar to complement the neckline.
Blush and black is one of my favorite combinations. This coat is a bit out of my price range, so I think this Topshop skirted coat is a better choice. I also love this Helene Berman coat that’s a grey and blush melange for under-$125. Want something brighter? J.Crew’s final sale still has a few sizes left in their bright coral coat.
The rest of the accessories include a simple satchel and some interesting rings. I chose a black ring to pair with the necklace, and this cool Elizabeth & James knuckle ring. You can find a similar black ring for less from K. Amato.
For the hair, I’m all about a soft updo, maybe a loose French twist. For the makeup, I would choose a rose blush and a muted mauve lipstick. I like the $8 Ulta lipstick in smoky quartz.
For Casual Days. When you’re a fashion blogger, you must have self-control or else you’ll buy every pretty thing you see. But this dress…this dress fell into the “must buy” category that hits a sweet spot where affordability and style converge. Navy and black stripes with long sleeves? Yes, please. The dress also comes in midnight blue and mushroom stripes.
For the accessories, I chose a black stud earring with a gold setting. I like the peaked edges for a little something extra. The pendant is from Stella & Dot and it’s one of my favorite necklaces. If you’d like a similar look for less, try this $13 Panache Pendulum Necklace.
For the hair, I would wear it down. For the makeup, I would paint the nails black (I like the light shimmer in Jin Soon Obsidian) and I wouldn’t scrimp on the eyeliner.