Today's Everyday Fashion: Brocade and Burgundy

 
Brocade pencil skirt, burgundy cardigan
Brocade pencil skirt, burgundy cardigan
Brocade pencil skirt, burgundy cardigan
 
 
inspiration: Gilt

inspiration: Gilt

 

This catalog photo instantly caught my eye because the brocade pattern is so similar to a nearly-decade-old pencil skirt still in my closet. I loved the idea of mixing brocade and burgundy, two huge trends for fall, so I decided to give pairing the two together a shot. Hot pink didn't look quite right with the more muted tone of my skirt but the blush pink was a nice substitute. I've always believed in hanging onto something if you still like it, because everything comes back into style eventually. And this time it really paid off!

Cardigan: Banana Republic, $22 (similar, similar)
Sweater: J.Crew, $7 (plus, similar, similar)
Skirt: Limited, $50 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (similar)
Shoes: Call It Spring c/o, $26 (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 9 years ago. Purse is 6 years ago. Cardigan is 5 years ago. Shoes are 4 years ago. Sweater is 1 year ago.

 
 

ps. A couple weeks ago I shared photos of this white dress that we shot in Tampa (here). Wanted to also share the video of my Daytime segment about my book - you can watch online! As well as a picture of my feature in this month's Simple Grace magazine (below)!