Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Girl & A Plaid Skirt



cropped sweater (wearing medium) // plaid midi skirt (wearing small) // Sole Society sandals (true to size)
 Rebecca Minkoff bag (sold out in exact color), similar version here // Julie Vos coin earrings 

I seriously fell in love with this cropped sweater and midi skirt combo when I spotted it online and knew it would be perfect for NYFW! It's kind of retro but totally fabulous for fall… (and midi skirts are super "trendy" this season). I'm only 5'4 (on a good day), so I typically stray away from midi skirts. However I do think short girls can get away with them, if you know how to make them work for your body type. The trick? Pairing the longer skirts with crop tops... It gives the illusion that your body is taller and doesn't "overpower" petite frames. I ordered a medium in this particular sweater because I wanted it to cover up more of my stomach (the one on the website looks pretty tight!).

A cool front has landed on NC the past couple days and I could not be happier. I've been sippin' marble macchiatos and wearing sweaters/cardigans like it's nobody's business! I've also been really tempted to shop online for fall goodies… these fall booties are in my shopping cart right now, what do y'all think?!

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42 comments:

  1. You look perfect and wonderful in your outfit! I'm totally in love with everything you wearing - not only as I have at the moment a weakness for plaids <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  2. Omg I need that plaid skirt. It's so amazing!!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. Love love love those Nordstrom booties!!!

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  4. Lovely look!
    xx
    Stephanie
    www.stephaniegille.blogspot.com

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  5. Can't go wrong with plaid! You look so cute<3

    www.shallwesasa.com

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  6. Love this preppy-chic look!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  7. Love that skirt! Very Gossip Girl!

    xoxo, Kyla
    www.kymariec.com

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  8. I love this look! That plaid midi skirt is perfect and I love how you styled it with the cropped sweater and gorgeous heels! Such a great NYFW look!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  9. You look amazing! This is by far one of my favorite looks on you! I love how you paired a high waist midi with a crop ... it adds so much height ... I would never have guessed you were 5'4"!
    Cheers, Monique
    Casually Chic by Monique
    Find me on: bloglovin' & facebook

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  10. This might possibly be the perfect outfit. Congratulations.

    Liz
    www.LizTheAustinite.com

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  11. Love that skirt!!

    www.kellieskollection.wix.com/blog

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  12. Wow you're only 5'4"!? I always thought you're super tall, I guess the way you dress makes you seem like you're at least 5'7", haha. It's super encouraging for fellow short girl like me to know that the way you dress really can make a difference! :)

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  13. Such a cute look! It flatters you so well! This post reminded me so much of Carrie Bradshaw! Love it!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  14. You're so incredibly stunning and you have such a tiny little waist! I love wearing high waisted pieces with crop tops since they definitely give me some extra length!

    www.lioninthewild.com

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  15. I just purchased a maroon midi skirt that I can't wait to wear all through full and winter! Love the plaid and pleating!

    http://chelseascollection.com

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  16. Oh my, this plaid midi is amazing! You rocked it at NYFW!!

    Kacie
    RegallySoled.com

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  17. Beautiful outfit! I love that plaid skirt and your pictures are so cute!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  18. These pictures are so insanely gorgeous. You are not real!! ;)

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  19. With every blog post I'm only more convinced that you're perfect! Love love love this look! A marble macchiato sounds delicious right now!

    Constance || Prep Northwest

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  20. Kind of reminds me of Cher from Clueless, such a classic look!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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  21. love the colors and the shape of this skirt. and anything plaid pretty much wins me over! such a great look for nyfw!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  22. Beautiful hair...great shoes and photos....

    http://www.fashionpumpkin.com

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  23. swoon-worthy outfit, caitlin!

    xo, carli
    www.puppiesandpolkadots.com

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  24. Work it, girl! You look great! Love that midi skirt! P.S. what do you use to curl your hair?? xo

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  25. Gorgeous!!! Love your style girl!

    -Lee Anne
    http://lifeinatx.com/

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  26. Really love this look Caitlin, the skirt is just amazing - I've pinned it all over town! : ) xo

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  27. This look is so retro yet so chic! Loving your flirty pairing of a cropped top and high waisted skirt! Might have to try this trend out for myself this fall :)

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  28. Love this look on you! You look so adorbz!

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  29. Love this skirt!!! You look stunning. The pictures are like out of a photoshoot!

    xo
    Kels
    www.excusemyblog.com

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  30. You look amazing! And so skinny! I will have to try out the cropped top and the midi skirt pairing!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  32. I always thought that plaid skirt are a bit too much for me, but after seeing your blog entry I feel so tempted to try and buy one to match it like you did.
    Looks so romantic and retro at the same time!

    Hugs,
    Rose

    http://blushingrose.co/

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  33. This outfit is so pretty! You look lovely :-)

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  34. Love these photos! wonderful!


    http://www.aboutacloset.com/

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  35. Beautiful skirt and heels! Love your outfit!
    XX
    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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  36. Gorgeous!! You look like a regular day Carrie Bradshaw in New York, impeccable style:)

    xo, Taylor

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  37. This outfit makes you look taller than 5'4"! Great job with the pairing, and those super high heels don't hurt ;-)

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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