How To Style Plaid And Leather For Fall

The fall plaid trend is an easy choice for fun with fashion this season. Can you tell I’m a fan? I styled a fabulous plaid topper earlier this week (see that look here). Today, I’m borrowing a plaid shirt from hubby’s closet…again (see the same shirt worn before here). What I’m especially loving about the plaid trend this year is you can make it punk, you can make strong, you can make it edgy.

fall plaid trend

What I’m wearing:

Plaid shirt (similar, similar, similar) | Faux leather mini skirt (similar, similar)

Slouch booties (similar) | Bag | Circle earrings (similar) | 14K gold studs

This particular plaid shirt is such a winner because of its striking red buffalo plaid. This top is quite oversized as well, which gives me lots of freedom for styling. I can leave a few buttons undone and drape it off my shoulders.

fall plaid trend

I can scrunch the sleeves up to create a right-on-trend puff sleeve. Don’t you just love items that give you space to get creative?

I’m wearing the plaid shirt with a leather mini. I got this one from J.Crew Factory last year (remember this look?). And, to complete the look? Slouch booties! Slouch boots are a huge trend this fall. The bootie version of that style is easy to wear because it’s less likely to overwhelm a look or your frame.

fall plaid trend

I love earrings with fun, architectural shapes. My circle earrings are from Diamonds Direct. I’m a huge fan of a similar pair from AUrate though (see them here).

Location: The Last Hotel. St. Louis

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What I Wore To A Lizzo Concert

Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You Too” tour made a stop in St. Louis last night, and I got to go! This concert has been sold out for months, but as an #UrbanDecayPartner, I received 2 tickets to attend. Peep my stories to watch me get ready (with my favorite Urban Decay All Nighter Spray) and for snippets from the Lizzo concert.

Today, I thought I’d share what I wore to the show because I found myself thinking about it a little bit. In the end, I decided on something that made me feel “100% That B&T*H!” So, you already know an asymmetrical top was involved.

Lizzo concert outfit

What I’m wearing:

Asymmetrical top | Faux leather pants (under $40) | Studded mules | Bag

Kendra Scott earrings | Anklet c/o | Watch (similar)

Lizzo concert style

No surprise, one of my favorite fall trends is asymmetrical styles. You’ve seen me rock a couple favorites recently (see here and here). This one is another style from Zara. It’s a tad pricey for Zara at $69.90 just for a top. But, the higher-priced Zara items often reflect a higher quality. That’s definitely the case with this top. For reference, I’m wearing a size small in the top.

how to dress Lizzo concert

I wore the top with some faux leather pants. Y’all, these pants are under $40, but they look and feel so much more expensive. I’m wearing a size 8 for a relaxed fit. I’m usually a 6-8 in bottoms by this brand, so it’ll fit true to your usual size as well.

To complete the look, I’m also wearing some low-heeled mules because comfort. The studs on these mules, and their super sharp silhouette, made them a chic addition to the overall look.

Of course, since I attended the concert on behalf of Urban Decay, I reached for all my favorite Urban Decay goodies to create the beauty look. I’m wearing the Stay Naked Foundation in the color 70WY. I relied solely on the Sephora Color iQ system to get my match, and it came through with the perfect color.

There’s a new Urban Decay eyeshadow palette out, but for the evening, I pulled out my trusty Born to Run palette. I love creating a smoky eye anchored by the charcoal color called “Drift.” As always, I set my makeup with my go-to All Nighter Spray.

I enjoyed people watching at the concert. Everything was in the building, from floor-length wedding gowns to sequins to dressed up denim. Most people seemed comfortable expressing themselves in what made them feel comfortable. So fitting for a Lizzo experience! What would you wear?

Location: Rooftop of The Last Hotel, St. Louis

The Perfect, Cozy Plaid Topper For Fall

No doubt, plaid is a safe and easy choice during the fall. It has fall staple status all over it. But, your plaid style choices don’t have to be ‘safe’ nor boring. This fall, we’re seeing hip variations on the plaid trend, from punk plaid to power plaid. Whichever styling you’re into, I’ve found the plaid topper that’ll help you nail the look every time. Meet the soft, cozy, and versatile Aururo plaid topper.

aurora plaid topper

What I’m wearing:

Sweater jacket c/o | Top (similar) | Jeans (on sale)| Mules c/o | Bag

Earrings (similar, similar) | Necklace (similar) | Anklet c/o

aurora plaid topper

The autumn-hued colors holding down this plaid topper excites all my style sensibilities. They’re especially luxe-looking because this is a sweater knit. By the way, if anyone else has a wool sensitivity, you’d be thrilled to learn that this topper is wool-free and hence itch-free.

aurora plaid topper

I wore it casually last weekend. Do you see how it transforms a white top and straight jeans? Imagine what else it can do! Plaid on plaid. Plaid with leather pants. Plaid over a dress. Get ready to see this topper a lot.

Questions about sizing? I’m wearing the topper in a size XS. It’s from Soft Surroundings, and their XS corresponds to a size 2 to 4. So, it fits true to that.

I’ve been wearing my taupe mules (see them here and here) on repeat, so I decided to bring in some reinforcements. This tan pair is such a beautiful, wear-with-everything nude. It’s 2 inch heel makes it an easy choice for everything from everyday moves to travel.

There have been some mixed reviews about the sizing of these mules. Once I tried them on, I understood what was at the root of that. The length of the shoes is definitely true-to-size, but the opening at the vamp is narrow, which may prevent your foot from getting all the way in the shoe. I wore mine all weekend, and the leather did relax a bit at the opening.

Location: The Last Hotel, St. Louis

How To Wear Your Summer Tube Top In The Fall

Tube tops were trending last summer. As a super fan of the style, I went a little overboard buying them. They’re so affordable, and they served me well (see here and here). I’m not quite ready to pack away the style just because it’s fall. So, I’m finding ways to incorporate them in my outfits. You’ve seen me layer tube tops under jackets for autumn (like this). In today’s post, I’m tube top layering over my shirt for a fun styling option.

tube top layering

What I’m wearing:

Shirt (similar, similar) | Tube top | Pants | Bag | Mules (similar, similar, want these)

tube top layering

I’ve been experimenting with tube top layering as a styling approach, and a couple tricks help me nail the look every time. I’ve found that a textured tube top works best. This particular blue top is smocked, so it adds a striking textural element when worn over a white top.

I’ve also found that a slightly oversized shirt works better as a base than a fitted shirt. The more relaxed shirt creates a beautiful fit and flare silhouette when paired with the tube top.

Once I’ve figured out the top combination, I’ve got options when deciding on a bottom. In today’s look, I’m wearing my new favorite black pants from J.Crew Factory. Their slim cropped fit complements the tops well. The tops would look equally amazing, though, with a pencil skirt, wide leg pants, leggings, and more.

What’s your favorite layering technique for fall?

tube top layering

How To Make The Summer-To-Fall Transition In A Slip Skirt

Happy first day of fall! As I write this post, I’m preparing for a warm week in St. Louis. Deciding on outfits during the first month of fall can be so tricky because the temperatures are all over the place. I’m sure, though, that you’re ready to whip out your new seasonal faves. While it might not be time for our beloved chunky knits, there are other cool, transitional style essentials we can start easing into the rotation. Let’s discuss.

What I’m wearing:

Faux leather jacket c/o Gordmans | Tube top | Slip skirt | Booties (similar) | Fendi Baguette

14K Necklaces (exact/similarsimilar bar necklace) | 14K earrings (similar)

14K ball studs (wearing 3mm) | 14K ear cuff c/o

fall transitional style

Today’s transitional look is anchored by a slip skirt. You’ve seen me rock this particular H&M skirt before (here and here). The slip skirt stormed the fashion scene and refuses to let go of its hold. The style is an ideal option for changing weather conditions because it’s lightweight enough to wear on hot days and can be layered easily to make appropriate for cooler temps. So, grab yourself one. Today, I’m adding a few fall style elements to give my skirt some autumnal flavor.

fall transitional style

For a smart topper, I reached for my faux leather jacket (seen before here). I’ve been wanting the leather jacket look for a minute, but I couldn’t decide on a color. The moment I saw this brownish-cognac number, I knew it was the one for me. I immediately started imagining color combinations like the one I’m wearing today. That’s always a sure sign that you should get something, right?

Next step, the shoes! Booties are a no brainer for fall. This peep-toe pair (see a similar style here) is the perfect option because of its color, texture, silhouette, and open front. This fall, I’m also quite fond of mules (both flat and heeled styles). A mule would be an equally fabulous alternative in this ensemble.

fall transitional style

Location: St. Francis Xavier College Church, St. Louis

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