black is the new neon…not quite

Top: H&M (similar here and here)

Skirt: H&M (recent:) (similar here) (LOVE this one)

Shoes: Zara 

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 

Necklace: Forever 21 (2011) (similar here and here)

Watch: MK // Bracelet: J.Crew (similar options for less – here, here and here

When you ladies shop or just randomly come across something amazing, do you ever feel like you need to share it with others?  I totally do. I’m sure many of you understand this. 

Now I need to share something with you. Target has these cord pants in few pretty colors for Fall. I bought a pair in turquoise (it was between turq and purple for me. Love them in red too).  Pretty ya’ll, especially for that price. Also got this sweater which looks absolutely beautiful on and a lot more expensive than it is. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Believe me. 

Now have yourself a Happy Hump Day! 



  1. Tinacious Me
    August 15, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Great outfit! I really like your shoes!~WWW.TINACIOUS.ME~

  2. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    love love your blog. I pin all your outifts on pinterest so when I am in need of some inspiration it's all right there. I also purchased 4 or 5 new pieces from baublebar after discovering them on your page.

  3. Kristen
    August 15, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Great outfit! That skirt is georgeous! I'm going to have to make a trip to target now!! Colored cords will be great for fall!

  4. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 1:55 pm

    Gorgeous Lilly! You have me wishing I had bought that skirt when I was there last week!Lindsay @

  5. Schnelle
    August 15, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    I LOVE this outfit, Lilly! So classic and chic and that skirt looks stunning on you. I'm kicking myself right now because I had a pair of turquoise cords from Abercrombie in high school that I loved and wore all the time. I wish I would've kept them.

  6. Faith
    August 15, 2012 / 2:08 pm


  7. alyssa - fashion fitness foodie
    August 15, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    Always a big fan of lace!! What size do you buy in the juniors dept at Target?

    • Lilly
      August 15, 2012 / 3:57 pm

      I'm usually a size 3 (rarely a 5), it just depends on the fabric and they way they make their pants. But the cord pants I ended up getting in size 1.. I was worried they might stretch too much so I went down a size.

  8. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 2:36 pm

    love the lace skirt and black is always a good way to go!!!Agi:)

  9. Emily
    August 15, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    Love it and thanks for the Target tip!! Gotta check it out.Creamy

  10. Dee Vine
    August 15, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I love this outfit, super cute and classy!

  11. Simply Sarah
    August 15, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    love the skirt – I saw that in H/M but it wasn't in my size. Great Target finds too Lilly!***enter my

  12. Shadowy Lady
    August 15, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    I adore your skirt, but then again I have a weakness for anything lace. I'm glad fall is around the corner and we're all going to move on from brights and neons to sex lace and dark shades 🙂

  13. Michele
    August 15, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    I so LOVE the shoes that I immediately went on the Zara site and ordered myself a pair! Thanks! 🙂

  14. Ilse
    August 15, 2012 / 4:33 pm

    I love finding a great buy! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Katie
    August 15, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    I love all of your outfits! Ps great bag :)

  16. Sara Flynn
    August 15, 2012 / 4:57 pm


  17. Ashley D
    August 15, 2012 / 5:16 pm

    Love the outfit! Thanks for sharing thse great finds! Plase keep sharing. 🙂

  18. pretty little things
    August 15, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    black is always in style!! can't wait for fall to rock all my black again! that skirt is so pretty on you too! xo

  19. Neris / Fashion Fractions
    August 15, 2012 / 5:28 pm

    so pretty and lady like 🙂 i have the same shoes in red :)xoxo, Fashion Fractions

  20. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    Lace and pearls and black-classic combo and I love your modern take of course. The shoes are the perfect finishing touch, just gorgeous as always!

  21. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    Have just bought the same skirt at HM online. Need to introduce more pencil skirts into my wardrobe and this was Need At First Sight.

  22. Perpetuity
    August 15, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Maybe not the new neon but none the less classy! Love it !!

  23. Erin @ Loop Looks
    August 15, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    What a beautiful, classic outfit! Lace and pearls? Totally swoon worthy.

    August 15, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    amazing skirt and bag!!!love it

  25. Kacie
    August 15, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    I saw the cord pants last time I was in there and have been thinking about them since. I need to go back and try them on. Hopefully they have my size 🙂

  26. Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    haha! I just posted neon yesterday.:) I love just black, it's so timeless. You look great!!

  27. A J
    August 15, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    that lace skirt is beautiful! and if its from H&M, I bet its a great price too!! Sometimes its way more fun to dress in a classic outfit than a trendy

  28. Mini Me Style
    August 15, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    LOL – I kinda can't wait until the neon trend dies, although I've had fun wearing a few things. This skirt is just gorgeous and the whole look is so chic!

    • Lilly
      August 16, 2012 / 3:51 pm

      Same here even though I wear it 🙂 The skirt was $40, definitely a great price for such a timeless skirt.

  29. Petite Adventures
    August 15, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Love this look – it's so elegant!

  30. maria@Cardigan_Crew
    August 15, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Very feminine! Love the strap around the ankle!

  31. NAC
    August 16, 2012 / 12:01 am

    Black is classic and this outfit looks great.xoxoNAC

  32. Monica Gava
    August 16, 2012 / 12:34 am

    Made a post couple days ago with the same skirt paired with a black top… I guess I'm in the right path then, I admire you and your style!If you have a chance, stop by at my blog. Thanks!Monica from Fashion Koketi

  33. Isabella Ninette
    August 16, 2012 / 1:47 am

    How do you feel about the fit of the sweater?? I got it over the weekend but feel its a little boxy…I tried belting it but it bunches weird in the back. I am on the fence.

    • Lilly
      August 16, 2012 / 3:50 pm

      It is just a tiny bit boxy I would say but I still love it. I tried it on with dark skinny jeans and a maxi skirt and it looked great with both pieces. Definitely happy with the purchase 🙂

  34. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    August 16, 2012 / 5:17 am

    Love the pencil lace skirt. You look classic.Mom Fitness Journal | Beauty and Fashion in Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  35. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    August 16, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    Love that bag! Wish it weren't so expensive.

  36. Ashley
    August 17, 2012 / 2:17 am

    Hey Lily. Are the Turquoise cords from target more of a mint color? I have a darker aqua color but would love a lighter mint color. I have the red cords from there and I LOVE them! The color you purchased wasn't available when I got these. I can always order online:)

    • Lilly
      August 17, 2012 / 3:35 pm

      I wouldn't say they are a mint color, definitely not light color. The ones I bought are a bit deeper aqua than what they show online.

  37. Jessica
    August 23, 2012 / 1:48 am

    Ordered the Target sweater after reading this post. It arrived today and I just love it! Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds:)

  38. Veronika
    September 1, 2012 / 3:29 am

    i LOVE lace skirts 🙂 I love those shoes and I'm sad they are sold out in my size!

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