NYFW – Ruffle Skirt + Striped Tee

8 September |

Hello Friday! We landed in New York City yesterday and have been going, going, going ever since. There is just something about the hustle and bustle of a large city that I love. When I was picking out my looks for NYFW, I wanted pieces that made a statement. I also wanted items that were comfortable and items that could be worn multiple different ways. But most importantly, I wanted items that were affordable. I wanted you guys to be able to see how I was styling outfits and if they are ones you like, I still wanted you to be able to afford them and to turn them in to an everyday option in your closet. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely invested in a few more expensive pieces but for the most part, everything I’m wearing this weekend will come in under $150!

So first up is this amazing orange tiered, ruffle maxi skirt from Red Dress Boutique! Isn’t it a beauty? I saw it a few weeks ago when I went to visit the Red Dress team at their corporate location in Athens, GA. I knew I had to try it on and kept thinking how perfect it would be for my weekend in New York. It runs true to size, I’m wearing a small and it is a little longer than most maxi skirts. Which, honestly is fine by me because I love wearing heels. I was talking with Diana (the owner of Red Dress) about which top to pair with it and we kept saying how so many options would look good with it.

I decided to wear this look for meetings I had on Thursday afternoon in NYC so I went with a more casual approach and added a knotted black and white striped tee. I love this combo together and feel like the stripes make it edgy but the ruffles give it the feminine touch I love. The secret to my knotted tees is to buy a size or two larger in the tee so you have plenty of room to knot the bottom. Thankfully the skirt hits at a higher waist which is perfect for the length of this knotted tee.

We have a jam packed day ahead of us with meetings and shows. I’m so excited because I was able to snag a ticket to the kate spade new york presentation! Going to this show will be a dream come true. Make sure you are following along with me today on my Instagram Stories!

Thank you to Red Dress Boutique for sponsoring today’s blog post. As always, all opinions are my own. Photos by KVC Photography.

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