So Merlot :: maxi skirt + sweater crop

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

This season's wine shades have become my new favorite neutral. Team with black to give this retro hue modern edge and allure. And if you're feeling fancy, throw a hat into the mix ;).
Cropped sweaters were made for skirts. I don't know about you, but when I wear a normal sweater with a maxi I find myself swimming in fabric and looking bulky. A crop hits you at a flattering place and allows your skirt to be the focal point of the ensemble.    
My favorite black booties make yet another appearance on the blog. The strappy leather details leave this shoe irresistible. 
Add some shine to the flick of your wrist with gold and a dash of silver. 
Seductive burgundy and a strategically placed slit elevates this maxi to must-have status. 
How gorgeous and unique is this statement necklace? Not only is it the color-of-the-moment, but the crystal playfully glitters in the light, adding luxe dimension to any look. Pair it with anything from an LBD to a sapphire turtleneck to get that holiday sparkle. 
Sometimes it's all in the wrists (and fingers). Pile on the bling for extra attention and take your look from simple to stylish. 
 Photos by Allegra Berger 
[sweater: H&M, skirt: Loft, booties: Nordstrom, hat: Urban Outfitters, necklace: Jem, knot bracelet: Kate Spade, gold chain bracelet: Stella & Dot, silver bangle: Alex & Ani, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins]

Notice something different about my pictures? The fabulous Allegra Berger of Roses + Things Photography took these photos for me and I'm completely obsessed. She has such an eye for fashion and photography and it was a joy shooting with her. Checkout her Facebook page here to see more samples of her incredible work! 

Speaking of having an eye for fashion, Elli Morrison is a friend of mine and a very talented jewelry designer who started her own line called Jem. I'm wearing one of her original pieces in this post - isn't it stunning? Elli is currently working on an Etsy page, but until that is up and running you can checkout her pieces on her Instagram page: jewelry_by_ellimorrison.

 All of Elli's necklaces and bracelets are carefully handcrafted with unique beads and stones, which makes dressing up ridiculously easy! Email Elli jem.designs@aol.com for a custom-made piece. She can personally design anything you desire in terms of length, colors, stones, tassels, etc. Talk about the perfect holiday gift for the fashionista in your life!  
SHOP :: 


75 comments:

  1. I know it is so true you have to be careful with maxi's and how you style them. You DID a great job with this. I have one crop top and I want to layer it over a longer white shirt and wear it with jeans and boots. And love the mood and feel of the photos. Just wonderful.

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  2. You look amazing :)

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  3. so chic! love all your jewels! specially your necklace!

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  4. This whole outfit... love it! I am also such a fan of this new photography you have going on here! Love maroon. Okay, don't forget- you need to enter the giveaway on my current blog post! :) You can win a $500 giftcard!!! :D

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  5. Perfect look! I love your photos and the outfit is perfect! Your necklace is really nice on you.. You are so pretty! Keep posting more cute looks!

    xoxo,

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  6. Loving this outfit, especially that gorgeous necklace! And I love your blog too - I'm your newest follower :)

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  7. you are so pretty!, love the skirts :)

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  8. Lovee those rings and bracelet omg! Also you outfit makes you looks gorgeous! :)

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  9. you are so pretty :-)
    love the boots and the hat!
    xx inga
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  10. You look great in hat, deffinitelly you should wear it oftener.

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  11. wow honey, i love your look! Its so romantic and your curly hair fits perfectly!
    quite pretty!!!!
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  12. You look gorgeous! And the pictures are dope too x

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  13. perfect edition for your pic
    perfect session

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  14. You look gorgeous!
    I am your new follower too!

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  15. Being petite, I always have to watch which sweaters I wear- some of them are just too bulky! I love color palette of your outfit, you look so effortlessly chic!

    <3

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  16. Love the color of your skirt! That necklace is amazing, and your hair looks extra awesome here!

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  17. Lovely look, stripes and burgundy is a great combo!!!

    Kisses, love Paola.

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  18. Love the feel of these photos. They match the outfit and scenery so well. Love that you paired the maxi with boots.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  19. Really awesome outfit! I love the burgundy maxi. And you're right, the amount of leg it shows if just perfect. Your jewellery is also beautiful.

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  20. Love your skirt and your necklace!! Your hair looks really good too!!

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  21. Such a fabulous look, love. A perfect fall ensemble. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xx

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  22. You look so pretty. I like too much your outfit and style :)
    xoxo

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  23. Your outfit is wonderful! :) I love this maxi skirt as well as this amazing necklace! :)

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  24. Loving the hat, sweater and boots!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  25. I love all the photos, your necklace is amazing!

    xx,
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  26. I love the color combination. And the hat and the booties are so darn cute. Very nice outfit

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  27. so gorgeous!! i love the color of the skirt! so lush!

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  28. Wow! That maxi skirt is gorgeous.. I love the color!!

    Abby of http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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  29. Absolutely love your jewelry and the outfit is so bohemian (: so pretty. x

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  30. Love this! Just bought a hat and pair of shoes very similar so it's good to have an idea of how to wear them!

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  31. You look gorgeous
    Would you like to follow each other ?
    I'll follow back after it

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  32. Ciao bellissima Kat!!!
    Happy friday!!!
    Kisses, love Paola.

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  33. So gorgeous Kathleen! I love that color you, that skirt is so versatile too :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  34. Hello doll!
    I am in love with your blog, so beautiful design and looks and you are very beautiful!
    I am your new follower on GFC and bloglovin and I hope you follow back and we stay in touch!
    Kisses
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  35. Lookin stylish as ever Kat! Love the necklace and the hat on you
    xx

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  36. Amazing look! :)

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  37. loving that hat & that beautiful necklace. gorgeous! :)

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  38. Fantastic autumnal outfit, you look gorgeous! <3

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  39. Amazinng Photos!!Very interesting blog !! I follow you! I'd be happy if you also follow me http://ramforinhgills.blogspot.ru/) thanks in advance)

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  40. Wauw you look so gorgeous! I like your style :) And beautiful jewelry!

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  41. Cool hat!

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  42. Thanks a lot for your nice comment and your follow dear!!!
    I already follow you on bloglovin and now also on twitter, hope you do the same!!!
    Wish you a sweet day!

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  43. have a great week ahead doll <3
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  44. I love the botties above all things!!!!

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  45. fantastic look and photos!!
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  46. Perfect look
    And great pics

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  47. I really love what you did with these pictures Kat! I really like the lighting and purple tint over them- they create such a great and a bit nostalgic feeling to the pictures!
    And I definitely love your outfit, it is a great transitional outfit, the maxi skirt belongs more to warmer weather, but sweaters to colder weather! Therefore, I really like how you mixed them together, very stylish!

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  48. What a gorgeous colour, need to get some myself. Your necklace is such a standout and a beauty

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  49. Yes crop tops and sweaters are good for skirts, I think because they are high waisted which is good in winter when it is cold-no midriff. And the color is gorgeous as his your friends jewelry.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  50. These photos are stunning!! Love the color!

    xo, Katy
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  51. Amazing photos dear, you look great. I love the length of the skirt !
    xoxo

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  52. Nice blog :)
    I'm following you on GFC ;-) Follow back ? ♥
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  53. i am addicted to stripes.
    this is such a cute look.
    i also love the detail and effort that comes with your photos Kat.
    :)


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  54. I love your whole outfit, these details are gorgeous and so are you girl! Keep up the good work :)
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  55. Hi sweetie
    you look amazing (as always)
    I really love your skirt
    you've such elegance
    Kisses
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  56. Love your hair :)
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  57. So beautiful! Love those photos!

    Maria
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  58. Great photos and nice outfit

    Kisses. Andrea.

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  59. I too completely love the wine colors this season! The rich color is so beautiful and your skirt is fantastic! You are so right about cropped sweaters being the perfect length to wear with a skirt! Keeps the whole look perfectly balanced! You look amazing and your hat is the perfect touch! Love your friend's jewelry so fun and unique! I will have to check out the page! Your photos are so gorgeous! I love the finish of them!

    Rebecca
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  60. That first picture btw = stunning! I'm not sure what to focus on, you have so many pretty pieces in the mix! Really like the necklace, sweater and hat!

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  61. The pictures are amazing, you are so lucky to get good photographers but then you are a pretty girl anyway. I adore the merlot color on you, very rich and very great on your skintone and that hat is so fab.

    xo
    Sam
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