NYC in LA :: Balloon skirt & Hermes Kelly Pochette

by wendy

Happy Monday everyone!  A little NYC in LA!  You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl… An all-black look against blue skies and sunny afternoons =)  Even when I was living in LA and now in NYC, I always have a soft spot for all-black outfits.

And within an all-black look, one essential piece is a great mini skirt.  I love love this H&M balloon skirt (and it’s under $20)!  There’s a sense of whimsy and a bit of strangeness about it.  And I love it!  It’s fun and peculiar.  A paperbag waist style coupled with a balloon-shaped silhouette, this skirt flares up and out.  And a plus… it has pockets!  I love styling it with a wide belt (over the waist drawstrings) and turtleneck for LA winters or deep v-neck for NYC summers.

This is another Best of Budget Under $150 post and I hope you’re enjoying the previous posts as well.  I love sharing all of these hero pieces with you.

:: Best of Budget Under $150 posts ::

Classic Plaid Coat – highlighting a closet essential piece and styling it with stripes and patterns.
Master Standout Coats – featuring a fun long ruffle coat and a timeless peacoat.
Menswear for Womenswear – styling a men’s coat and reworking it with a wide belt & statement earrings.
Amazing Miniskirt – styling a balloon skirt with classics.

Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

Top :: Topshop wool turtleneck (under $70)
Bottom :: H&M balloon skirt (under $20)
Bag :: Hermes Kelly pochette
Shoes :: Saint Laurent
Accessories :: YSL belt | Cle de Peau Beaute lip gloss ‘Warm Crystal’