It doesn't matter what day of the week it is, my brain is constantly in styling mode. When I make plans, my mind scans my wardrobe and builds outfits in my head faster than Cher Horowitz's computer so when my NYE afternoon activity was going to involve NYC landmark and a formal dining room, I was on overdrive and my creativity was short circuiting. The Plaza for lunch with my sister & oldest niece was going to need a great look!

Just as I was staring blankly into my closet thinking to myself, "I have nothing to wear", I spotted this Simply Be PU Box Pleat Skirt that had been hanging in my closet just waiting to be worn.


Inspiration came (unexpectedly, as it always does) in the form of a schoolgirl-inspired clean, ladylike look with my own twist. I built my look around the skirt, paired it with this simple V neck sweater from Forever 21+ , black opaque tights, and Lela Rose for Payless loafer pumps. Accessories? Obviously! I threw on a black cocktail ring & one of my favorite Stella & Dot pieces, the Bahari Necklace.

Accept the inspiration and OWN it.
Decide what piece is the focal point, and build the rest of your look around that.

PU Box Pleated Skirt, Simply Be
Black Opaque Tights, Ashley Stewart
Loafer Pumps, Lela Rose for Payless (no longer availble) Similar HERE
White V Neck Sweater, Forever 21 + (no longer available) Similar HERE
Bahari Neckalce, Stella & Dot
Blue faux fur stole c/o Simply Be