black (and tweed) friday

skirt: Banana Republic // sweater: Target // hose: H&M // shoes: Lulu*s // coat: old

It's the biggest shopping day of the year, my fashion-loving darlings! Am I shopping today? Nope, I'm at work. Plus, I did my in-store shopping Wednesday morning (and will probably do a little more for Cyber Monday!). I decided to return the items I purchased at H&M a couple of weeks ago, and while I was at the mall, I figured I should probably browse the other lonely stores with their early Black Friday sales. Banana Republic and Loft were both offering 40% off the whole store, and J.Crew was offering 30%, so I picked up a few things I skipped over last time. 

Finally, I am the owner of a tweed mini-skirt! When I left Banana after buying my button down a couple of weeks ago, I saw the employees stocking tweed skirts in bright pink and moss green. Obviously, I had to go back and try one on! I've tried on so many tweed skirts at thrift stores and never have found one in the color and fit that I was looking for. Again, Banana's bringing home the message that it's sometimes worth investing in something that just works.

I immediately knew I wanted to pair it with a cozy black sweater and black tights for Thanksgiving. Do you know what makes me feel so sexy? Sheer black tights. You can really only wear them once or twice because they stretch and snag so easily, but every time I slip them on, I feel like a mysterious film noir vixen. I know opaque and patterned tights are all the rage, but I recommend keeping a pair or two of sheer black tights for a night out (or in--oh la la!).

How else would you style this tweed skirt?

PS. I hope you all had a lovely holiday! Tell me about it (or what you wore!) in the comments, if you'd like!

5 comments

  1. I LOVE that skirt! It looks darling on you! I spent a lazy day with my family yesterday, which was really nice. Today we're all getting together again to celebrate my mom's birthday! Definitely nice to spend some good, quality time with my family.

    I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  2. LURVE that skirt. (Also, HI FRIEND; sorry I keep disappearing -- I've missed you!) How is it possible that your bangs only get better and better? Riddle me that.
    --Lily
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

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  3. love it! I have an outfit fairly similar planned for a future holiday style post! Love that we can match from so far away!

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  4. I would add bright-colored shoes and a bright necklace, but that is just me.

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  5. What an adorable tweed skirt, and a great styling of it! Simple and chic. Also, love your coat!

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