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$240 – monnierfreres.co.uk
I have to make a confession, I am utterly obsessed with gossip girl. I’ve been tearing through episodes on Netflix all winter and I am almost done with season 2. Naturally, I am drawn to Blair’s ultra polished, feminine style. The costume designers on the show are truly incredible.
I’ve always worn ballet flats as my chosen footwear. It’s still too cold/full of puddles out here to wear them if I have to walk anywhere, but I’m counting down the days until I can sport the collection I’ve amassed. These are three of my favorite pairs, but I have about six or seven more. The Madewell calf-hair pair is my newest one and I am in love. Very reminiscent of Paris and effortless femininity.
In tenth grade, I had a love affair with colored tights. I didn’t always style them with grace and tact, and I often ended up looking like I was wearing some awful, 1980: workout costume. However, Gossip Girl has definitely inspired me to give them another go. I adore pairing opaque, colored tights with simple dresses and skirts, giving the entire outfit a color-blocked, mod feel. They can also be used to add some fun and visual interest to a business casual outfit or any form of “conservative” wear. So, here are some of my ideas for styling statement ballet flats and colored tights. Let me know your take on this trend!
I’ve lauded my love for the J.Crew city mini a few posts back, but, as a skirt addict, I am super excited to post about a new favorite of mine.
The Madewell Bistro Mini is absolutely to die for. It has every quality you could want for a solid fall/winter skirt (I also think that you could stretch it into spring/summer too, depending on how you style it.” Madewell clothes definitely live up to their name, and this skirt is no exception. It’s such a nice, sturdy fabric without feeling too bulky. Also, there is an elastic waistband, which can be a welcome change from some of the more constricting A-line styles that I always find myself buying. It fits true to size and comes in navy and dark emerald green! The green version is currently on my person as I type this post and it is without a doubt one of the most comfortable and versatile skirts i’ve ever worn!
I thought i’d put together a little set with some styling tips for you guys! I highly recommend buying this skirt. While $75 can be a little pricey for a separate, it’s more affordable than it’s J.Crew counterpart and is definitely an investment piece! I can’t ever picture it going out of style, which means I’ll definitely be wearing it for years to come. Here is an example of a day look and a night look that both feature the Bistro Mini!
Bow down to your new favorite skirt, everyone.