Plaid + Pleats

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Even though a major blizzard is about to rock the east coast, I live in sweet Charleston where the high today is 63 degrees and you can justify wearing a skirt in January (sorry everyone else). This feminine look from one of my favorite boutiques, Tres Carmen, brings a wintry twist to an otherwise warm-weather outfit.

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Although girlie pleated skirts are often best saved for spring, this blush-colored one has a subtle shimmer to it, making it the perfect winter staple. To keep it casual and add to the winter vibes, I paired this pretty midi with a plaid Rails shirt. The deep bordeaux and navy hues both edge up and offset the dainty warmth of the blush skirt, and the plaid makes the outfit feel a little more cozy.

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I accessorized with nude heels, a luxe navy antler box (hey antlers are wintry, right?), and oversized tortoiseshell Karen Walkers. As for my jewelry, I went with my go-to gold bangles and rings, then topped off the ensemble with the oh so sweet gold elephant necklace from Candy Shop Vintage.

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Lastly, I went back to the light hues with a whisper of blush on my lips and a metallic gold mani. Oh, and can’t forget the best accessory of all – this random angelic dog I befriended downtown. Thanks for the cameo, buddy!

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Unfortunately the temperature in Charleston is going to drop 20 degrees tomorrow, but until then, you can find me twirling around downtown in a skirt kissing pups along the way.

Shirt: Rails c/o Tres Carmen | Skirt: c/o Tres Carmen | Clutch: c/o Taxidermy | Necklace: c/o Candy Shop Vintage | Bracelets: c/o Moon & Lola | Rings: Gorjana and H&M | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (use code TOPKNOTS for your first month free!) | Heels: Steve Madden (thanks Southern Meets Chic!) | Lips: NYX Butter Gloss in “Peaches & Cream” | Nails: Essie (“Penny Talk”) + OPI (“Infrared-y To Glow”)

Photos by Smith Photos + Ink

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