Black and White.

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top // skirt // bag // pumps


You guys. First of all thank you so much for all the comments on Wednesday’s Q&A post! I really loved writing it and I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I had secretly worried that if I did a Q&A, no one would ask me any questions… ha! I guess I don’t really find myself to be particularly interesting. Anyway since then, I’ve gotten a ton more questions so you can look out for Q&A #2 next week.

I’m still in shock that Labor Day Weekend is here. Where did summer go? I had a really wonderful summer, but it flew by. Crazy. I’m in the city tonight and then tomorrow my sister and I are going on a little adventure.

As for this outfit, these are two classic pieces that every girl should own. First, a great white crop top with sleeves. I think sleeves make it a little more versatile and age appropriate. I’m in my thirties so if I’m going to show a sliver of skin at my waist, I’m going to cover up my arms. And this skirt. I am so glad I bought it. I’ve worn it a million times (and two other times on the blog – here + here). I bought mine last year and it sold out, but luckily the brand brought it back this year… it’s available in all sizes at Saks. Nordstrom Rack also has it in a few sizes + more colors on sale — if you are an XS, hop to it! (I’m wearing a small, for reference). Initially I wasn’t sure about a black midi-skirt and in hindsight, I really don’t know why – I wear it with absolutely everything… crop tops, a knotted chambray top, a simple tee tucked in, and so on and so forth. Silly Grace. This skirt is pretty old so I linked to several similar options below.

Outfit Details: Crop Top (Similar here + here) // ALC Cook Skirt (also available here and here) // Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps // Vintage Chanel Earrings (similar styles here) // Chloe Medium Faye Bag

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Photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. francesca says 9.2.16
    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Thanks, Francesca!!

  2. Jenn Lake says 9.2.16

    Um, we need to have a major conversation about those vintage earrings! Utterly obsessed! TGIF!

    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Thank you friend! Etsy is the BEST for stalking vintage chanel jewels 🙂 Took me a while to find these but they are my everything. xx

  3. I love this outfit! So classic but modern…and definitely the classiest crop top I’ve seen since the trend began. Also love the look of these pictures…wondering if Lydia is using some kind of different lens from the usual? Sorry photography nerd over here 🙂

    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Thanks Jackie! Actually it was different light. It was a weird day and the light kept changing. I didn’t like these photos as much as my usual ones (also I was really, really sweaty!) but the light kept changing and getting spotty! I’m glad you liked them, though! xx

  4. Annie Reeves says 9.2.16

    Love this top!! Crop top with sleeves sounds like my kind of crop top.

    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Definitely… makes it a little more wearable. Hope you have a great weekend, lady! xo

  5. Thuy says 9.2.16

    I’m a big big fan of the colour palette. I LOVE the bag with the outfit. Great pop and appropriately autumnal. And it gives a warmth to the outfit 🙂 You llook amazing too. Can’t wait for Q&A too. And cool that even at your size you worry that people won’t ask you questions!

    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Haha, thank you Thuy! Have a great weekend! xx

  6. Candace says 9.2.16

    I sure do love that handbag!



    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      Thanks, Candace! Def my new favorite 🙂 xx

  7. So cute girl!

    • graceatwood says 9.2.16

      thank you, Erin!!!

  8. Natali says 9.2.16

    Super simple, but such a gorgeous monochromatic outfit! Well done!

  9. Emily says 9.2.16

    Such a great and classic look! Those earrings though?! Amazing…


  10. Rachel says 9.2.16

    Lovely combination! Pretty!

  11. Lavues says 9.2.16

    Such an elegant style, love it!

    • graceatwood says 9.3.16

      thank you!

  12. Stef says 9.3.16

    Love that lip color, Grace!

  13. Kendra Nash says 9.22.16

    Hi! Found you in People Style and honestly think your style is fab! Plus you have a similar body shape to mine. I can design interiors, but have no idea how to dress my body. Question for you- I love the skirt, but have any idea of one a bit less expensive. I am working with a budget and would like to spend under $150. Thx!