I have been dying for the weather to warm up just a little bit this fall to wear this outfit, and I finally got my chance this past week when the temperature hit the low twenties for probably the last time this year. The sun was out, the leaves were crisp, and during an afternoon coffee run, I convinced my friend David to take a few quick pics on our way to Starbucks. Fortunately, he is a really patient friend, and I am grateful because honestly, it has been so busy for me lately that setting up any kind of real photo shoot has been nearly impossible.
But after waiting for the weather to cooperate and knowing that they were calling for snow by the weekend, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to feature this gorgeous midi skirt and embellished top together before winter hits, even if it meant conning my friend into taking a few quick snaps.
Although I love the way they look on other people, I usually avoid midi skirts – although I have decently long legs, I find that midi skirts usually make my legs look quite a bit shorter than they really are, and they can sometimes look more frumpy than elegant. But when I stumbled upon this one at Forever 21, I couldn’t resist because of all of the gorgeous detail. I wore it previously with a great oxford shirt and my favourite leopard pumps, but I was looking for a more eye-catching top to wear with it, on the recommendation of my friend Natasha. Enter this beautiful ivory top with jeweled embellishments from Maison Simons that was the perfect piece, not only with this skirt, but also with my favourite leather leggings or even a great black pencil skirt for winter.
I love pieces that are versatile and beautiful, and all of the key elements of this look are just that – I can wear them in multiple ways and love coming up with new ideas for how to combine them. While I may not be able to wear this exact look again for a while, this skirt would look also great with tights and a trim sweater in the colder months.
Midi skirts may not always be my thing, but like so many aspects of fashion and style, sometimes you just need to find the right one and for me, this skirt is definitely it.
Enjoy the pretty things in life,
Top – Maison Simons | Skirt – Forever 21 | Bag – Tory Burch | Shoes – Sam Edelman | Watch – Michael Kors | Earrings – Joe Fresh | Sunglasses – Winners