Sarah Styles: A Corduroy Skirt

Corduroy Skirt Three Ways

Read the posts: Graphic Tee | Winter Stripes | Summer Tank

Now that it’s fall, it’s so easy to fall back on wearing sweaters, pants (okay, leggings) and boots everyday. But if you want to mix thing up, may I recommend a corduroy skirt?

Corduroy skirts are workhorses. They work with bare legs and tights, sneakers or booties, blouses or tees. Plus, these skirts are affordable and come in nearly every color you can think of. My black corduroy skirt is an oldie but goodie from Tobi, but I’ve picked out some other options below:

I’ve styled it with a tee and denim jacket, tights and a patterned top and even a tank and flats in cooler weather. Have you added one to your wardrobe yet?

~ Sarah

Minted Art Prints

Many moons ago, I won a blog giveaway and won a gift code to Minted! (I wish knew from which blogger though, sorry!) Minted is a great website that sells art prints (framed or unframed), as well as customized stationery. Well now I’m running out of time to use my code and need help deciding what print to buy!

Most of my apartment has art on the walls, with the exception of my room. I have a lot of wall space, and a small photo gallery. The color scheme? Blues, pinks and greens, tied together with silver frames. (I bought all of these frames at the dollar store and then spray painted them — I am not a gold foil type of a girl. My prints are a mix of postcards, greeting cards, a flower print from Etsy and a print from Pretty Smitten I won from another blog in like 2013.)

So I would love a print that complimented my gallery wall (which I hope grows!), but isn’t super match-y either. As for the rest of my room, it’s pretty neutral colored (because it’s 2017) with the exception of these purple pillows Arya loves. Also, what my apartment lacks in storage space, it makes up in wall space.)

There are a lot of options on Minted,  but you can search by theme or color, which is awesome! I’m still figuring out my art style, but I know abstract isn’t my favorite and I love different brushstroke techniques  (I mean, I have a Monet reproduction). Minted also sells original photographs, but I would rather frame my own photographs. So with all that in mind, these are some of my favorite prints:

Shop (clockwise): Spring In Purple | Peninsula | Ivy | The Meadow | Flutter Watercolor

I originally thought I wanted something purple next to my bed, but I painted a purple sunrise at a Paint Nite, so now I’m not sure. I really can’t decide, and I haven’t even gotten to the framing options! Any favorites? I’d love to have some more input!

~ Sarah

Gifts For The Trendy, Pop Culture-Obsessed Girl

I know, no one needs another gift guide this holiday season, but some of my favorite PHLbloggers couldn’t resist! I put together a fun gift guide under $40 that’s perfect for the television and book junkie or the casually stylish girl in your life.

Gift Guide Under $40

Shop: Print Cardigan, $37 | Luke’s Coffee Mug, $14 | Stud Earrings, $38 | Book Lovers’ Candle, $18 | e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Lipstick Set, $10 | Dachshund Ring Holder, $14

Print CardiganFashion-y gifts can be kind of tricky, so I recommend cozy accessories or something more over-sized where you have more breathing room (literally).

Luke’s Coffee MugIn case you haven’t heard, but the one, the only Gilmore girls is set to return to Netflix this weekend. And it’s not Gilmore without coffee (or in my case, chai). Another great gift for the Gilmore fan in your life? Lauren Graham’s memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can.

Stud EarringsJewelry follows the same rules as scarves and hats — fit usually doesn’t make or break it. Stud earrings are my favorite wintertime jewelry because it doesn’t get caught in gloves or coats. These rose quartz ones are classy and trendy.

Book Lovers’ CandleWhat’s winter without a good candle? This awesome site has homemade candles inspired by your favorite books. And really, who can resist a butterbeer-scented candle?

Matte Lipstick SetThis set is so affordable and you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect shade. Half the fun is in experimenting!

Dachshund Ring HolderCute and practical, and you don’t have to know your bestie’s ring size. You can find one of these for nearly every animal, but I obviously need the dog one.

Need more gift inspiration? Visit the rest of The Blog Connect team!

Anyone planning on doing some shopping this weekend? Let me know what’s on your list!

~ Sarah