Stripes and Metallics


Sneakers, tennis shoes, runners- whatever your preferred term, they have been a huge part of fashion lately.  (Want in on a secret- while these Stan Smiths have been all over fashion Instagrams, I hear the Adidas gazelles are the new preferred style!)

Pairing them with one of the “it” pieces of the winter season, the metallic pleated skirt, was a no brainer.

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One thing I’ve learned over the years is a good full midi skirt is great for my figure.  I love the bright color of this particular midi from Eloquii. And pairing it with this mock turtleneck just gives it a bit more class, I think.  If it’s a little chilly I’d add a jean jacket to complete the look.

Skirt here different but lovely







LuLaRoe has been a bit of a phenomenon in my area lately.  I purchased this dress almost a year ago when basically no one I knew had heard of the company.  Now, I couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a person in their leggings.

Anyway, this dress is really comfy and I love the print.  I paired it with a simple black blazer and my Topshop flat dupes.


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Striped Leather


First, let’s address the elephant in the room-no I’m not wearing white tights, my legs are just that pale.  Okay, now that we got that over with, I’m over the moon about this combo of metallic striped sweater and leather (well, fake leather) dress.  I feel so tough but fancy.  I get to be shimmery but with a hard edge.  How would you style this dress?

Dress here here

Sweater here



I purchased this sweater probably a year ago from Eloquii and I had to face facts-I am just not a cropped sweater girl.  However I just loved this print and couldn’t help but keep this and have had an interesting time finding ways to wear it without feeling like I’m completely putting myself out there.  I think this really works with my pleated skirt.  Also, that one piece of my necklace being flipped over will forever haunt me.




I’ve been looking forward to this metallic and velvet combo since I ordered it last month.  I knew this was just what I wanted to wear to Christmas Eve service at church. I love that this skirt is lightweight but not too light that it’s sheer and who doesn’t love a velvet turtleneck?

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