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Class to Night Out: Tweed Mini Skirt

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Tweed skirts from: Forever 21, Missguided

Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

If you love the ’90s vibe that fashion is embracing right now, then you’ll love a good ol’ tweed mini skirt. Tweed that is made out of a wool blend can be especially warm for winter when paired with tights and boots. You may think tweed is strictly for preppies, but this piece can be styled in surprisingly versatile ways due to the multitude of colors and fits available.

In this post, I’ll be showing you how to style an adorable tweed mini skirt for both class and a night out. Read on to learn how to give this classic piece a stylish revival this season.

Tweed Mini Skirt: Class

Tweed skirt and sweater outfit
Product Information: Skirt, Sweater, Boots, Tights, Bag, Bracelet, Hat, Scarf, Nail Polish

A tweed mini skirt looks classic and ladylike for class when paired with a crew-neck sweater that complements the burgundy contrast stitching in the skirt. Make sure to wear burgundy-hued tights and black riding boots to keep warm in the cold.

A black waffle knit beanie and a matching scarf look adorable and add an extra cozy feel to the ensemble. Carry all of your belongings in a ladylike, structured black tote. A pearl and crystal bracelet and cherry red fingernails add ladylike touches to this look.

Tweed Mini Skirt: Night Out

tweed skirt, blouse, and blazer outfit
Product Information: Skirt, Top, Blazer, Heels, Necklace, Bag, Lipstick

This tweed mini skirt is modernized for a night out when paired with a flowy white tank with a black contrast neckline. Tuck the blouse loosely into the skirt, then layer on a drapey burgundy blazer for a classy yet fresh vibe. Pointed-toe pumps with a sleek ankle strap add some much needed edge to the ensemble, while a big crystal statement necklace adds a healthy dose of shine.

Carry a small black crossbody bag, which is the perfect size to hold all of your nighttime essentials. Finish the look with a deep red lip and you’ll be ready to party!

Your thoughts?

Would you ever wear a tweed mini skirt? To class? For a night out? How would you style this tweed mini skirt? Let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, and tell me what other pieces you’d like to see featured on Class to Night Out!

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Decorate Your Dorm for the Season

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Seasonal Dorm Decor
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If you’re (un)lucky enough to live somewhere with full-fledged winter, like me, the first snowfall always makes me simultaneously want to run outside and burrow back into bed. (The second option, lately, has been winning, hands down.)

Transitioning from crisp fall to winter often feels better with a quick sprucing-up of your dorm or apartment. Getting into this season, the one most often associated with joy and family, doesn’t need to come with extravagant decor or covering every available surface with lights and fabric.

In this article, we’ll talk about three quick and easy ways to decorate your dorm for the winter season. Cozy up and put on the aptly named “Swingin’ Thanksgiving” Pandora station!

Arm-Knitting

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It must be confessed that I am the world’s worst knitter. However, after my amazing roommate arm-knitted me a gorgeous crimson scarf in just an afternoon, the whole world of yarn was opened up to me!

  • Learn how to arm-knit a throw blanket in 1 hour. This instantly cozies up your bed and doubles as a great DIY gift for a loved one.
  • Already have a blanket? Arm-knit a scarf and wear it proudly the next time the weather calls for it.

Get Crafty

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Who needs real snow when you can make it yourself out of materials you already have in your dorm or apartment?

  • Get together with your roommates or friends and make snowflakes out of coffee filters! This simple and cheap craft will instantly brighten up any window.
  • Have a bit more time on your hands? Host a gingerbread house competition. Bonus points for creatively using random leftover snacks in the building process.

Light It Up

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It doesn’t matter how old you get – the beautiful dim lighting of Christmas lights is always beautiful, and can be a staple in any room or home. Now’s the time to stock up on inexpensive lights from your local discount store and go to town!

  • Fill a big glass jug or vase with Christmas lights for a unique light fixture.
  • String the lights criss-crossing your ceiling for a canopied effect that looks much better than harsh dorm lighting.
  • Use clothespins to attach photographs of your friends and family to long strings of Christmas lights.

What do you think?

How do you decorate for the winter season and the holidays? What do you think of our tips? Have a favorite decoration that always comes out at this time of the year? Let us know with a comment!

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Runway Looks for Less: Elie Tahari Fall 2014 RTW

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Elie Tahari Fall 2014 RTW | ELLE

The perfect mix of internship-appropriate clothing and street-style vibes, Elie Tahari’s Fall 2014 RTW collection is definitely an enviable one. The color palette was edgy – full of grays, whites, navys, and black with pops of coral, pink, and blue – which made the outfits really stand out. From tailored pieces, such as skirts and shift dresses, to more relaxed ones, like loose knits and beanies, Tahari created a collection that is perfect for autumn layering.

Are you in love with Elie Tahari’s new fall collection but not so willing to cough up the cash? Keep reading for three budget-friendly outfits inspired by Tahari:

1. Sunset Hues

Elie Tahari fall 2014 look 1
Photo: ELLE

While Tahari’s color palette was based on neutrals, this outfit combined red, coral, and pink for an attention-grabbing outfit that stands out amongst the sea of darker hues that are ever-present during fall. Though I personally would have never thought of combining these shades together, Tahari pulled it off and created this lust-worthy look.

Get the Look:

Elie Tahari inspired outfit
Product Info: Top- Uniqlo, Sweater- ASOS, Skirt- ASOS, Shoes- Macy’s, Mascara (in “Very Black”)- Target, Lip Stain (in “Pink”)- Sephora

To recreate the outfit above, pair a deep red, trumpet-style skirt with a pale pink and slightly preppy button-down shirt. Start layering with a loose, coral-hued sweater, then choose neutral suede booties for an urban feel. Get the model’s fresh-faced makeup look with tons of volumizing mascara and a pink-tinted lip.

2. Blue Girl

Elie Tahari fall 2014 look 2
Photo: ELLE

Blue is one of my personal favorite colors to wear: it comes in a variety of shades, so it’s easy to find at least one shade that’ll look amazing on everyone. Here, Tahari used a lot of navy, which is a perfect alternative to black. By applying different shades of navy to smartly tailored pieces, this outfit becomes a stylish example of how to mix professional and fashionable elements.

Get the Look:

Elie Tahari fall 2014 outfit
Product Info: Top- Zara, Pants- Forever 21, Jacket- Missguided, Shoes- ASOS, Beanie- Tilly’s, Rings- Free People

Start with a tailored pair of pants in a navy hue, then choose a dark navy v-neck top in a light fabric. Edge things up with a bomber jacket that’s cut a bit closer to your body for a professional but relaxed vibe. Slip on trendy cut-out oxfords and a knit beanie. Finish the ensemble with a bit of bling in the form of some delicate silver rings. We think this look (minus the beanie) would be perfect for a laid-back internship!

3. Tailored Edge

Elie Tahari fall 2014 look 3
Photo: ELLE

This final Elie Tahari look incorporates the collection’s multiple neutrals and fabulous tailoring to create a sophisticated ensemble. However, the front zipper of the LBD, the fingerless leather gloves, and cut-out booties add a modern, trendy edge. This outfit would be fab for a night out on the town!

Get the Look:

Elie Tahari look for less
Product Info: Dress- New Look, Coat- Macy’s, Socks- Nasty Gal, Shoes- GoJane, Gloves- Forever 21, Clutch- Nordstrom, Earrings- Bloomingdale’s

Choose a black dress with a front zipper, then slip on a perfectly cut navy coat. Add edge to your outfit with toeless socks, peep-toe booties, and faux-leather driving gloves. Accessorize with a snake-print clutch and sparkly earrings to complete the look.

Your Thoughts?

What did you think of this collection? Has Elie Tahari inspired your fall closet? Which one of these outfits is your favorite? Would you wear any of them? Remember to let me know your thoughts in the comments below, along with any designers you’d like to see featured in upcoming weeks!

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