Style It! Burgundy Top with Black Pleated Skirt

Today, we’ll be styling a burgundy top and black pleated skirt.

My Process

I started with a black pleated skirt by DKNY. The skirt is faux leather, knee-length and listed at an affordable price of $195.

It’s autumn and I wanted to reflect seasonal colors. Wine or burgundy is a jewel tone color that’s perfect for fall. It is my go-to color in this set.

Next, I selected a burgundy asymmetric wool-jersey top by Isa Arfen. The soft wool top slips on and has a draped fitting. Asymmetric tops make the upper body appear narrower, elongating the torso. The asymmetric draping creates a flow similar to the black pleated skirt.

Both burgundy and black are deep, rich and strong colors. I spiced things up with a brown-based leopard-print calf hair pump by Gianvito Rossi. It’s a pointed toe, 4-inch heel. Wow!

The bag is a beautiful structured burgundy satchel by Jérôme Dreyfuss. It’s part calfskin and part goatskin. It’s smooth grain texture is a complement to the pleated skirt.

I didn’t want to take away from the beauty of the asymmetric wool top, so I avoided upper body accessories, such as a necklace. Instead, I chose some sweet arm candy by Paige Novick. The black stingray cuff is elegantly layered with gold-toned chains which resonate with the leopard pumps. I grabbed more burgundy with Enamored nail glaze in “Desire Wine” by Marc Jacobs, essentially extending the arm candy right down to the finger tips.

How would you style a burgundy top with a black pleated skirt?




  1. ISA ARFEN Asymmetric wool-jersey top
  2. JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Burgundy Leather & Suede Edouard Satchel
  3. PAIGE NOVICK Black Stingray Cuff with Chain
  4. MARC JACOBS Enamored – Nail Glaze, Desire Wine
  5. DKNY Pleated skirt
  6. GIANVITO ROSSI Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pump, Brown


Sweet & Simple Floral Print Dress

I just wanted to to do a sweet and simple style for this set. The colors in the long sleeved floral print dress by Mango are a perfect fall palette. Do enjoy!
Sweet and Simple Floral Print Dress

Color Combo: Brown with a Hint of Peach

The color combo in this set showcases brown with a hint of peach. How darling! A floral handbag pulls the look together.

Brown with a hint of peach…

Beneath the Surface in Black & Tan

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Beneath the Surface

2 Corin. 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Some girls get lost in the maze of beauty and fashion. Do you know yourself apart from a brand, label or designer? Or is that your identity?

Strip away all the colors and ornaments to discover what is beneath the surface.

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DIY: Leather Bow Cuff Bracelet

Oh The Lovely Things has a great leather bow cuff bracelet tutorial. This cute and simple little bracelet can make a lovely gift for the girls. If you’re looking to refashion, you can use leather from an old handbag.

When Snakeskin Meets Lace


When Snakeskin Meets Lace, you get beige metallic mixed with bronze snakeskin print—married to a latte lace pleated skirt. At least that’s my take on it.

Go ahead and mix and match textures. Snakeskin,  lace, crepe—have a ball!

When Snakeskin Meets Lace

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Feminine Soft Pink & Brown


Ahh…nothing says feminine like soft pink. The Feminine Soft Pink & Brown Collection pairs soft pink or dusty rose with complementary shades of brown.

This collection includes a brown Tuscany lamb Pembroke skirt with attached belt; dusty rose sequin top; light pink drape leather jacket for cover-up; and Calfskin sandals with a rose-gold metallic finish.

A suede trim bag, pink enamel flower ring, and brown, gold-tone and pink jewelry add soft and feminine touches. Add a natural shine for your lips and spritz on some yummy smell good, and you’re ready to go.

Can you model this?

Feminine Soft Pink & Brown

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