I've had this outfit floating around in my head for ages - inspired by the color trends for autumn (teal! orange! so much love!). But life has just been very busy lately, since I was caught up in a flurry of birthday celebrations, long hours at work and, most happily, moving preparations. Everything is finally slowing down again, though, as I'm now settled into my new apartment and have a lot more free time.
But enough about my life - boring, yawn, I know!
Styling this skirt was honestly a challenge for me. As much as I adore this burnt orange color, I find it fairly difficult to find items to pair it with. My go-to neutrals don't seem to work very well - black and orange, while appropriate for October, isn't so appropriate as an outfit! The same goes for brown and orange - the overall effect, which I thankfully didn't photograph, was rather...pumpkinesque. Not appealing!
But I was determined to make this skirt work, since it fits so well. Although H&M is the store I can most often fit into off-the-rack, the bottoms there still tend to gap at my waist. This skirt, since I can wear it lower on the hips, doesn't gap at all! And I love the way it flares, it's such a fun fall piece!
|Shirt, CR Size S (similar here); Skirt, H&M Size 2 (similar here); Shoes, Nine West; Bag, Coach; Watch, Michael Kors Mini-Runway; Jewelry, thrifted, Scarf, no brand.|
So I really had to scour the depths of my closet to find something that would work, but I think this cream lace top truly does! The neutral color helps to ground the brightness of the skirt, and the lace adds a little interest. I kept my bag and shoes neutral as well for this outfit, since in my opinion, the skirt is the main feature: the orange should pop!
I adore these shoes. Even though they're the teensiest bit large on me, they're the most comfortable pair of heels I own. I credit that to the stacked heel, which gives the shoe a really retro look. Although I bought these a while ago, I think they're very appropriate for the season! 60s and 70s inspired items seem to be all over the place.
I love the look of deep turquoise/teal when paired with this orange, too, but I think wearing a shirt in the color would've been a little too much. So I settled for this scarf that I bought at Camden Market in London (and below, for my turquoise statement necklace)!
I want to end by thanking Paige of PetiteJD for featuring me on her blog! Her idea of doing this Q&A feature is such a great way to find new petite bloggers! She's also currently featuring a 50 Classics Challenge, which involves incorporating items from the 50 Classics list into an outfit - I'm horrendously late with mine, but I have so many ideas for it that I'll just have to post about very, very soon.