Midnight Brights // pleated leather skirt + v-neck

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Midnight-inspired neutrals with a pop of sunshine is the ULTIMATE city-cool combo for late summer. Plus, you can never go wrong with urban-friendly sneaks and a subtle red lip! 
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This navy, pleated skirt is reminiscent of school girl days, but in faux leather, it instantly becomes "adult" and oh so chic. Mix it with black for an even more grownup vibe. 
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Not sure what top to pair with those bottoms? I can assure you a black or white v-neck will do the trick - I reach for mine time and time again. And don't be fooled, black and navy totally DO go together - don't let anyone tell you differently!
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 Black chokers - they've been EVERYWHERE lately. And I am definitely getting tons of use out of mine. I can't get enough of the way they transform any look into something totally modern and sexy. 
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Playing with primary colors (blue skirt, red lips, yellow bag), I thought adding a bold pop of canary in the form of an envelope clutch was a super fun choice - especially for summer. Yellow truly is a neutral, and in a shade this bright, who can resist incorporating it into an everyday/all day look?
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This is an easy yet stylish look that I've actually repeated more than once this summer. I love how it's mostly black, but not ALL black as the navy skirt adds an unexpected twist. And while these Adidas sneakers have become my best friend, I've also become quite dependent on staples such as red lipstick and v-neck tees. Sometimes going back to the basics is quite refreshing! 
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 Photos by Megan Foard 
[tee: Ann Taylor // skirt: Ann Taylor (super similar option here) // sneakers: Adidas // clutch: Rebecca Minkoff // choker: Urban Outfitters // leather cuff: Michael Dawkins (I also like this one) // bangles: Alex & Ani // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: 'Temper' by Urban Decay]

Guess what? I finally invested in my very own DSLR camera! About time, right? Up until now I always relied on my various photographers' cameras but I thought it was definitely time to make the investment for myself - this way I have more independence and I can take even more pics for all of you, yay! 

This is my very first shoot with my new camera and I have to say, I'm pretty much obsessed! My friend and I had a great time shooting around my NYC neighborhood this weekend and I can't wait to experiment with it more! 
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 // SHOP //


  1. Nice look! :)


  2. you are so beautiful and i luv your style
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  3. I love this outfit and the location is so cute! You're definitely right, you can never go wrong with a subtle red lip and yours looks great with this look. Stunning as usual xx

    |Georgia Megan|

  4. The color of your skirt is so rich and gorgeous!


  5. Love this outfit! That skirt is so cool!


  6. Nice outfit!

  7. Cute outfit. Love sneakers with skirts and dresses of late!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  8. Gorgeous skirt, I love it with the yellow clutch!


  9. Your hair is perfect in this post!
    I need this skirt!♥


  10. You look great! I love the skirt! :)
    xx Walli and Kathi || www.everyonestarling.com