creative office style Nov 14, 2017

The One Clothing Item That Will Be Your Holiday Season MVP

NYC fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, strappy Mary Jane pumps and black cat eye sunglasses

MOCK NECK BLOUSE: Aqua  |  METALLIC MIDI SKIRT: Hobbs  |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, also love this similar pair in red and these classic black pumps!)  |  BELT: Gucci (also love this waist belt!)  |  CAT EYE SUNGLASSES: sold out, similar HERE  |  RED LIP: Nars (Fire Down Below)



The only redeeming trade-off for the onslaught of frigid temps is that holiday season is just around the corner.  I know, I know.  I just used the H word and it isn’t even Thanksgiving.  However, I’ve come to accept the fact that my holiday planning has to begin in mid-November if I’m to retain any sanity at all come early December when the onslaught of holiday parties begins and I inevitably am left in the fetal position on the floor of my closet assuring my sweet husband that I really, truly, have nothing to wear.


(His enduring sweetness is worth mentioning because, in moments like these, he graciously refrains from pointing to the walls of overstuffed hangers that surround me in aforementioned closet and the sheer impossibility that none of said hangers contain “something” to wear.)


NYC fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, a black structured M2Malletier handbag and black cat eye sunglasses


With the holidays looming, I immediately snatched up this pleated metallic skirt, knowing that it would be the perfect piece for holiday soirees, cocktails, and gatherings galore—especially when these events call for a little extra sparkle but you don’t want to be the girl that goes overboard.  However, I was also drawn to the versatility of this midi because after the holiday party circuit, this beauty’s wearability will continue throughout the season thanks to how subtle the metallic is.  The skirt could be easily paired with virtually anything on top (chunky sweater, turtleneck, blouse, you name it!) and worn anywhere.  You’ve also probably seen pleated metallic midi skirts like this all over your instagram feed with a white sneaker and graphic tee for some real coolgirl weekend street style.


Mary Orton wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, strappy Mary Jane pumps, a black structured M2Malletier handbag and black cat eye sunglasses


Speaking of versatility, this midi skirt’s subtle sparkle could even fly at the office.  I’ve gotta give a shoutout here to the Metallic Trend from the Fall/Winter Trend Memo, ’cause today’s look is a perfect example of a how to incorporate metallic into your work wardrobe without raising eyebrows.


Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt and black cat eye sunglasses


Aside from the metallic midi, I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to this gorgeous Aqua blouse.  If you’ve been following along over the past few months, then you already know the Aqua brand has been blowing my mind recently.  It’s an in-house exclusive brand at Bloomingdales and all Aqua products are super affordable, without sacrificing quality or style.  In FULL swoon over the Swiss-dot detailing, victorian mock neck, and sheer sleeves.  This elegant blouse screams romance without feeling too girly, which you know, is my sweet spot.  Complete the look with gold and black accessories, like classic black pumps, a black waist belt, and black cat-eye sunnies.


Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, a black structured M2Malletier handbag and black cat eye sunglasses NYC fashion blogger Mary Orton wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt and black cat eye sunglasses


It’s worth noting that both the blouse and skirt I’m wearing today are from Bloomingdale’s 100% Exclusives collection, which as I’ve said before, is INSANELY good.  It’s stuff that is only sold at Bloomingdales (how stunning is this blouse?!), so it’s worth an extra look at items that you won’t come across at any other retailer.


Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, strappy Mary Jane pumps and black cat eye sunglasses Mary Orton wears a Hobbs London metallic pleated midi skirt, a black Aqua mock neck blouse with Swiss-dot detailing, a black leather Gucci waist belt, a structured M2Malletier handbag and black cat eye sunglasses

MOCK NECK BLOUSE: Aqua  |  METALLIC MIDI SKIRT: Hobbs  |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, also love this similar pair in red and these classic black pumps!)  |  BELT: Gucci (also love this waist belt!)  |  CAT EYE SUNGLASSES: sold out, similar HERE  |  RED LIP: Nars (Fire Down Below)



Thanks to Bloomingdale’s for partnering on this post!


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9 Responses to The One Clothing Item That Will Be Your Holiday Season MVP

  1. Natali says:

    Your skirt and bag are fabulous! I love the way you’ve styled this outfit, so elegant and glamorous!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  2. Simply Sory says:

    Me rechifla tu falda, el vuelo, la caída, el color, maravillosa.

    Te dejo mi nuevo post, es tiempo de medias
    http://www.simplysory.com/2017/11/14/its-time-for-pantys/

  3. Rach says:

    That skirt is gorgeous! Totally perfect for the holidays!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  4. Katie C. says:

    Love this skirt. You’re right; there are pleated skirts all over instagram but I love how you’ve given ideas to style this in different ways, including for the office. Always love to reduce the price per wear 😉

    http://www.thepolishedblog.com

  5. Jeany says:

    The pictures are gorgeous and I’m so in love with your beautiful outfit! Love it!
    xx, Jeany from http://vogueetvoyage.com

  6. Diana Lopes says:

    Your posts and style are awesome! I love that skirt too, so beautiful!

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